London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022

11 nights from £3629

London to Paris via Channel Islands | BRT
Start:London
Finish:Paris
Duration:11 Nights
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Venture from Great British culture to Gallic charm on this trip from London to Paris, immersing yourself in the Channel Islands' natural beauty and fascinating history along the way. Hear about Guernsey's wartime occupation, uncover Western Europe's best-preserved Neolithic sites in Jersey, enter a bygone world on Sark and admire Saint-Malo's exquisite coastal landscapes. .......read more
Highlights
  • Explore the only part of the British Isles to be occupied during WWII
  • Spend a day on beautiful Sark, the iconic 'Dark Sky Island'
  • Wander the enchanting island village of Mont Saint-Michel

Itinerary

An epicenter of rich history and innovation, London is where we’ll meet for the start of our incredible journey. Tonight, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we'll travel to our first stop: the collegiate city of Winchester. Here, we'll take some time to tour the magnificent Gothic cathedral before exploring the city's old-worldly centre at our own pace. En route to our hotel, we'll visit the sublime Corfe Castle - a site with over 1,000 years of diverse history. Then, a delicious meal awaits us at our Dorset hotel.

Accommodation: Mortons Manor Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

This morning it’s all aboard the ferry for the journey to Guernsey. Depending on our arrival time in St Peter Port, we may have the opportunity to tour the grand Sausmarez Manor and its charming gardens – before enjoying some free time to wander the cobbled streets, marina and stores at your leisure. Tonight, take the leisurely walk into town for dinner at a local restaurant or enjoy a relaxing evening at the hotel.

Accommodation: Duke of Richmond Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

The famous ‘Dark Sky Island’, Sark, will be our next stop – and here the day will be yours to spend as you please. No cars are allowed on the island, giving it a unique ‘olde worlde’ charm. Enjoy a leisurely walk to the various viewpoints around the island including the Lighthouse and Pilcher Monument. Or enjoy the strikingly beautiful walk along La Coupée to Little Sark. There is even the option to admire the island’s captivating landscapes from aboard a horse-drawn carriage, if you’d prefer. After returning to Guernsey on the ferry, we’ll enjoy an included dinner together.

Accommodation: Duke of Richmond Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

First on the agenda today: a stop at the enchanting Little Chapel, a work of art built entirely from seashells. Afterwards, we'll visit the fascinating German Occupation Museum. Beginning as a schoolboy hobby, the museum has expanded into an extensive collection of Occupation memorabilia and rare artefacts. Returning to our accommodation in the afternoon, there will be some free time to explore Guernsey your own pace.

Accommodation: Duke of Richmond Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Our morning in Guernsey will be a relaxed one as we ready ourselves to depart for our next stop: Jersey. Upon our arrival, we'll familiarise ourselves with the beautiful harbour village of St Aubin - exploring the Bulwarks, quaint streets and pubs at our leisure. Tonight, we will reconvene at the hotel and share stories of our day over an included dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Pomme d'Or (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Today we’ll uncover one of Western Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic sites, La Hougue Bie. Here, you’ll be able to stand inside the chamber of the passage grave and feel the heart of this centuries-old place of worship before continuing our discovery at the geology and archaeology museum. Then, we’ll press on to the imposing Mont Orgueil Castle – a medieval fortress that has overlooked the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years. This afternoon you’ll be free to relax before we move on again. Saint-Malo is coming up tomorrow!

Accommodation: Hotel Pomme d'Or (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Elizabeth Castle has played a huge role in Jersey’s history for more than 400 years. Choose to take the Castle Ferry or walk out along the causeway at low tide. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the grounds at your leisure – uncovering wartime bunkers, marvelling at the hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived, and taking part in living history demonstrations. Later this afternoon, we’ll swap Britain for France as we sail into the dramatic port-town of St-Malo. Be tempted by an array of restaurants in the town centre and enjoy some down-time relaxing in the fresh coastal air.

Accommodation: Le Grand Hotel de Courtoisville (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Saint-Malo’s labyrinthine streets are best explored on foot and that’s how we’ll begin today – with an orientation tour led by our expert Tour Leader. Later, we’ll visit the impressive Château de Saint-Malo. Dating from 1424, marvel at the impressive views over the port and surrounding coastline from the site’s watchtowers. Then, the rest of the afternoon is yours to wander the medieval ramparts surrounding the town, visit the Cathedral or enjoy a walk in the sunshine along Plage de Bon-Secours beach. This is evening is yours to indulge in some classic French cuisine.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel de Courtoisville (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today we’ll wind our way along the coast of Normandy to the magical Mont Saint-Michel, a rocky islet topped with a medieval monastery. Here, we’ll have some free time to explore the Abbey and Logis Tiphaine Museum – before finding lunch in the island village. This afternoon, we’ll return to Saint-Malo for an evening of leisure.

Accommodation: Le Grand Hotel de Courtoisville (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After spending some time exploring the medieval ramparts, cobblestoned streets and half-timbered houses of Dinan this morning, we’ll move on to Fougères. Following a stop for lunch in the medieval Old Town, we’ll pay a visit to the Château de Fougères – before moving on to historic Laval. Tonight, we’ll regroup at the hotel and enjoy one final dinner together.

Accommodation: Hotel Perier du Bignon (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

We’ll end our tour with a trip to the Cathedral of Chartres – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and beautifully preserved example of Gothic architecture. Our final stop will be Paris, where we’ll say ‘au revoir’.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

Included
  • Fully Guided
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
    Premium mini-coach transportation

Not Included
  • International Travel
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Airport Transfers at Destination

FAQ

All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey

Reviews

5* London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022
Great value for money & thoroughly enjoyable
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Date: 30-Jul-2019

1* London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022
What do you mean my purchases?
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Date: 27-Aug-2019

5* London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022
Excellent
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Date: 29-Aug-2019

3* London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022
See comments above. A full review was completed at the end of the tour.
Added By:
Date: 03-Aug-2019

5* London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022
Because we went to places I have always wanted to go, we were well looked after.
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Date: 28-Jul-2019

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Start:London
Finish:Paris
Duration:11 Nights
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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