April 2022 / October 2022
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Scenery: Extensive plains in France, pleasant crossing by boat, green hills in England.
N ote: Please remember to have your passport ready, you will need it at the UK border. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes to visit Eperlecqes and warm clothing for the crossing. The time in France is one hour earlier than the UK, so when it is 12 noon in France it will be 11 am in the UK and you should put your watch back one hour. The currency used in the UK is the pound; we recommend changing your currency on the ferry.
07:30 h. – Departure from Paris. –We set out to the north of France.
11:00 h. – Eperlecqes Bunker .- Arrival- Includes admission to this large bunker, set in the woods, where the Germans launched their V1 and V2 missiles towards the UK. It was used for space research. Visit to this site.
12:30 h. - Eperlecques –Departure-. We continue to the nearby city of Calais. Arrival at the port of Calais at approximately 13 h where we take the ferry to the England. Customs and border formalities. Keep your passport at hand!
14:20 h. The ferry leaves at 14:20 h. The crossing takes about an hour and a half. The ferry is modern and has all commodities (restaurants, bars, places to relax in, games rooms, foreign exchange offices, shops...). Passengers with half board included can have lunch on the boat. – Arrival at Dover. Visitors should put their watches back one hour on arrival in the UK.
15:00 h. (local time) - Dover – Arrival, landing and then we continue to London.
17:45 h. London -Arrival. Free time (a trip to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho is sometimes organised at night, which is scheduled in the programme for the following day)-
Our visit begins in the early morning. The contents vary, depending on local guides, traffic and the weather. We will visit Hyde Park, Oxford St, the City, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, the Thames, Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. During the visit we will stop at Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard (it is not always possible to see this ceremony). The visit ends in the central part of the city . Free afternoon. Our guide will offer you an optional outing to Windsor Castle.
18:00 h. Departure from the hotel and transfer to Piccadilly Circu s. Those who wish to meet up with the group directly at Piccadilly Circus can do so. Our guide will accompany you to Leicester Square and give you advice about the most interesting streets with an oriental flair. Visitors with half board included may have supper at a popular local restaurant.
20.30 h. return to the hotel from Piccadilly.
Note: In some cases, this evening event will be organised the previous day, when we arrive in London.
Scenery: Hills, woods, pleasant scenery. Notes: Remember to pack a bag during the crossing, as the suitcases will remain in the coach. Keep your passport at hand, as you will need it to enter France.
Free morning in London.
13:00 h. – From London we travel to the central part of the UK.-
14:30 h. - Oxford –Arrival-. Free time to explore this famous university city. We recommend you visit its impressive student residences. Free time to wander around.
16:30 h. - Oxford –Departure-.
18:30 h. - Portsmouth. We embark on the modern ferry. You should keep your passport at hand. The boat has all the commodities of a liner: games rooms, a discotheque, shops, restaurants and areas for relaxation. Accommodation in double cabins with private bathrooms (bunks beds).
Our boat leaves at 20.30 h. Breakfast on the Thursday morning is not included.
Note: in rare occasions, due to the lack of availability of double cabins, we will take an alternative ferry with a different itinerary.
Scenery: Attractive landscapes with hill, a spectacular arrival at Mont Saint Michel.-
08:00 h. -We land at the port of Caen or Saint Malo and then continue to Mont St Michel.
09:45 h.– Mont St.Michel – We reach this “Marvel”, surrounded by water. Visitors can walk through its streets and visit the Abbey, which is sometimes reduced to an island surrounded by the ocean. Note: Coach traffic is regulated, and the coach park is not in the city centre. We will take a bus to the city from the coach park.
13:00 h.– Mont St. Michel – Departure. We continue to Brittany.
13:45 h.– Saint Malo . A seaside town surrounded by imposing walls, with a busy, attractive port. Time to explore and have lunch.
15:45 h.– Saint Malo – Departure.
16:15 h.– Dinan – Arrival and time to explore this beautiful mediaeval town.
17:30 h. – Dinan –Departure. We set out for the interior of Brittany.
18:30 h.– Rennes –Accommodation and free time in the capital of Brittany. We suggest a visit to its monumental centre.
Paisajes: Hoy nos encontramos con el curso del Río Loira, interesantes pueblos, castillos en ruta.
08.00 hrs. - Rennes –salida-
10.00 hrs.- Angers. - Tiempo en esta ciudad junto al Loira. Si lo desea puede conocer el castillo que guarda un interesantísimo tapiz del Apocalipsis.
11:45 hrs – Angers – Salida, seguimos nuestra ruta entre plácidas campiñas.
13.45 hrs.- Tours –Llegada-. Nos encontramos en la capital regional. Tiempo para almorzar.
14:45 hrs. - Tours –salida-. Viajamos hacia el sur de Francia.
19:00 hrs. - Burdeos –Llegada-. Tiempo libre y alojamiento. Le recomendamos efectuar un paseo por su centro de línea clásica.-
Paisajes: Atractivos paisajes en la frontera en la zona del País Vasco.
08:00 hrs. - Burdeos - Salida. Viaje hacia el sur de Francia. Bosques de las Landas.
11:30 hrs. - San Sebastián -Llegada. Tiempo para pasear por el casco antiguo, conocer su hermosa playa y almorzar. Almuerzo incluido para pasajeros en media pensión.
14:15 hrs. - San Sebastián -Salida.
20:00 hrs. - Llegada a Madrid. Realizará a su llegada una breve visita nocturna de Madrid con salida a las 20:30 hrs de su hotel, con una duración de unos 45 minutos, seguida de un paseo por la Plaza Mayor. Cena incluida a los pasajeros con media pensión.
09:00h. - Start of our tour with a local guide (explanations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than 12 people). We visit traditional neighbourhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the fifteen century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower and to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Belem neighbourhood, we invite all our travelers to try a “ Belem cake”, an exquisite local delicacy.
The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.
18:00h.- We include night transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars, cafes and restaurants from where we suggest you to take the "Elevador da Gloria" that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint.
Return to hotel about 22.00 hrs.