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London to Paris

London to Paris via Channel Islands in small group

Reference: 23BRT

  • 12 Days / 11 nights tour
  • Small group tour of maximum 18 passengers
  • Spend a day on beautiful Sark, the iconic 'Dark Sky Island'
  • Explore the only part of the British Isles to be occupied during WWII
  • Wander the enchanting island village of Mont Saint-Michel

LONDON TO PARIS VIA THE CHANEL ISLANDS

12 Day / 11 Nights tour in a small group of maximum 18 passengers 


Tour Overview

London to Paris via Channel Islands ventures 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.

Worth Noting… Please bear in mind that ferry timetables can change at short notice, so there may be slight changes to the itinerary.

Highlights

  • Spend a day on beautiful Sark, the iconic 'Dark Sky Island'
  • Explore the only part of the British Isles to be occupied during WWII
  • Enjoy an oyster tasting experience in Cancale, the 'oyster capital' of Brittany

Inclusions

  • 11 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Breakfast daily and 5 Dinners 
  • Premium mini-coach transportation and ferries to Guernsey, Sark, Jersey and Saint-Malo

From $6,740 per person twin-share

Single supplement on request

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ITINERARY

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    Day 1 - London (England)

    • 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

    Day 2 - London – Winchester – Dorset

    • 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

    Day 3 - Dorset – Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    • 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

    Day 4 - Guernsey – Sark – Guernsey

    • 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

    Day 5 - Guernsey

    • 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) *Please note: for tours departing on 4 June, 18 June, 3 September and 10 September we will take the ferry across to Jersey in the afternoon, where we will spend the night. On Day 6 we will enjoy a full day in Jersey.
    • Meals -  Breakfast

    Day 6 - Guernsey – Jersey

    • 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

    Day 7 - Jersey

    • Today we’ll uncover one of Western Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic sites: La Hougue Bie. Stand inside the chamber of the passage grave and feel the heart of this centuries-old place of worship, before discovering more 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

    Day 8 - Jersey – Saint-Malo (France)

    • 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 – uncover wartime bunkers, marvel at the hermitage where Saint Helier is thought to have lived, and take 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 savour some downtime relaxing in the fresh coastal air. Accommodation: Best Western Hôtel Alexandra (or similar)
    • Meals -  Breakfast

    Day 9 - Saint-Malo

    • Saint-Malo’s labyrinthine streets are best explored on foot, so we’ll begin today with an orientation walk with our expert Tour Leader. 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 Bon-Secours Beach. This evening, take the opportunity to indulge in some classic French cuisine. Bon appétit! Accommodation: Best Western Hôtel Alexandra (or similar)
    • Meals -  Breakfast

    Day 10 - Saint-Malo – Mont Saint-Michel – Saint-Malo

    • Today we’ll wind our way along the coast of Normandy to 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: Best Western Hôtel Alexandra (or similar)
    • Meals - Breakfast

    Day 11 - Saint-Malo – Dinan and Fougères – Laval

    • After spending some time exploring the medieval ramparts, cobblestone 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: Le Petit Perier Hotel (or similar)
    • Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 12 - Laval – Chartres – Paris

    • 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
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