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Back-Roads Earlybird Small Group Touring: London to Paris via the Channel Islands - 11 days/10 nights + More

London to Paris, Europe

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Go 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 first-hand from the locals, enter a bygone world on Sark and admire Jersey’s exquisite landscapes.

Prices from $5699* per person twin share

Valid for travel: Selected Wednesdays, 10 Apr - 2 Oct 19


What's Included:

  • 10 NIGHTS boutique hotel accommodation
  • European breakfast daily
  • 5 dinners
  • Ferries to Guernsey, Sark, Jersey and Saint-Malo
  • Walking tour of Saint-Malo
  • Entrance included to: Sausmarez Manor, Le Mont-Saint-Michel and the Château de Fougères
  • Small Group Touring, maximum 18 people
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced driver and tour leader

Dates & Departures

Valid for travel: 10 April 2019 - 2 October 2019

Deal Ends: 28 February 2019, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Itinerary 
DAY 1: LONDON – WINCHESTER – DORSET
After meeting the group in London we’ll travel to Winchester, where a tour of the cathedral awaits. Then, it’s onwards to the sublime Isle of Purbeck via Corfe Castle. Later, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together in Dorset. (D)
DAY 2: DORSET – GUERNSEY
This morning it’ll be all aboard the ferry to Guernsey. At St Peter Port, you can enjoy some free time to roam at your leisure before we meet to explore the grand Sausmarez Manor. Here, we’ll be treated to a private tour of the house and gardens. (B)
DAY 3: GUERNSEY – SARK – GUERNSEY
This morning we’ll move on to Sark, where the day will be yours to spend as you please. After returning to Guernsey on the ferry, we’ll settle down for an included dinner together. (B,D)
DAY 4: GUERNSEY
First on the agenda today: a stop at the enchanting Little Chapel, which was built entirely from seashells. Afterwards, we’ll visit the German Occupation Museum and enjoy some free time. (B)
DAY 5: GUERNSEY – JERSEY
Our morning in Guernsey will be a relaxed one as we ready ourselves to depart for our next island adventure in Jersey. When we get there, we’ll get acquainted with St Aubin before returning to Jersey for dinner. (B,D)
DAY 6: JERSEY
At La Hougue Bie we’ll discover one of Western Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic sites. Then, we’ll press onwards to Mont Orgueil Castle, which has stood watch over Jersey for over 600 years, before returning to our hotel for the evening. (B)
DAY 7: JERSEY – SAINT-MALO
Walter Raleigh’s stronghold and Charles II’s refuge, Elizabeth Castle has played a huge role in Jersey’s history. Today we’ll see its wartime bunkers and the causeway that permits entrance at low tide. Later, we’ll swap Britain for France and sail to the old walled city of Saint-Malo. (B)
DAY 8: SAINT-MALO
Saint-Malo’s labyrinthine streets are best explored on foot – and that’s how we’ll begin today. Later, we’ll visit the impressive Château de Saint-Malo, which houses the town museum in its keep. (B)
DAY 9: SAINT-MALO – MONT SAINT-MICHEL – DINAN – SAINT-MALO
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. Afterwards, we’ll explore Dinan by ourselves before coming back together for a taste of classic French cuisine in Saint-Malo. (B,D)
DAY 10: SAINT-MALO – FOUGÈRES – SAINTE-SUZANNE – LAVAL
Château de Fougères captivates at first sight. We’ll learn about its ups and downs this morning before moving on to Sainte-Suzanne. Before we rest our heads in Laval, we’ll indulge in a delicious farewell group dinner. (B,D)
DAY 11: LAVAL – CHARTRES – PARIS
We’ll end our tour with a trip to the Cathedral of Chartres – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a beautifully preserved example of Gothic architecture. Our final stop will be Paris. (B)


 


Terms & Conditions

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit cards. Please check this fee with us or your travel consultant when booking. Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 28 Feb 19, unless sold out prior. Prices correct as at 9 Jan 19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Room upgrades and late check-outs are subject to availability unless otherwise stated. Bookings must be made direct with Qantas Holidays or a travel agent. A non-refundable deposit of AUD200pp required at time of booking and full payment is required by 29 Feb 19.These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 diamonds (diamond symbol) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 diamonds indicate superior standard and 5 diamonds indicate deluxe standard. A half diamond (half diamond symbol) indicates an additional half rating. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Airfares are not included unless otherwise stated. †Prices vary depending on departure date. The Qantas Holidays General Bookings Conditions apply, available at http://www.qhv.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Other conditions apply - ask for details. Qantas Holidays Limited ABN 24 003 836 459.

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