Beautiful Brittany

Resort: Beautiful Brittany
Operator: Saga
Destination: Europe
Price From: £1229.00

Step across the Channel…

Contrast Brittany and Guernsey on this five-night mini-cruise.

Relax onboard Spirit of Discovery as she sails across the Channel to the beautiful shores of Brittany, the Lands End of France. A visit to the maritime town of Lorient presents the opportunity to explore the gardens of Josselins medieval castle, where youll see rare trees and a great variety of plants. Alternatively, you could delve into Lorients past at the German submarine base or head to Carnac with its 5,000-year-old megaliths.

Your time in Brittany doesnt end there as you continue cruising to the historic port of Brest where the harbour is overlooked by a splendid medieval castle which houses the National Navy Museum. From here you may like to visit Daoulas Abbey and take a stroll through the pretty gardens before making your return journey back across the Channel. En route to Southampton, youll step ashore on the island of Guernsey, which has a fascinating mix of French and English cultures. Explore the charming harbour and maze of cobbled streets in the capital, St Peter Port, or perhaps head to the south coast to admire the rugged scenery.

Included sightseeing tours:

Lorient, France
Brest, France


Full Itinerary

Southampton, England

Embark Spirit of Discovery.

Depart 1800.

Southampton, England

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

Lorient, France

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

The Brittany town of Lorient is a fusion of heritage and landscapes. Its houses, beaches and quays point to the conquest of India and the East Indies, deep-sea fishing and World War II. Look forward to anincluded touron arrival to learn more of the citys fascinating history. In addition to its museums and galleries, other popular attractions include a former German U-Boat base, and the Cit de la Voile (City of Sailing), with its modern interactive exhibition. You could choose to explore the Carnac Megaliths, a collection of over 3,000 standing stones that were erected in the Neolithic period. Local mythology defines them as a Roman legion, turned to stone by Merlin.

Lorient, France

Brest, France

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Set in beautiful Brittany, on Frances most westerly promontory, the port of Brest has a rich seafaring heritage and is one of the finest natural harbours in Europe. Anincluded scenic touroffers an introduction to the surrounding area before you set off to explore independently. Take the chance to experience both Brests defensive past and its scientific future on a combined tour of the Naval Museum and Brest Botanical Conservation Garden. Alternatively, head south to rustic Locronan, officially listed as one of Les Plus Beau Village de France a collection of 150 most beautiful villages of France.

Brest, France

St Peter Port , Guernsey

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

The capital of Guernsey, St Peter Port, is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, temperate climate and fascinating history, making it a rewarding destination for cruise passengers. With a scenic harbour overlooked by imposing Castle Cornet, gardens, shops and museums, theres lots to enjoy, plus of course duty-free shopping! Explore the narrow, cobbled streets arranged in neat rows of Victorian, late Georgian and Regency architecture, or perhaps explore further afield choosing from a selection of excursions. Take a scenic ferry journey to the tiny island of Sark, walk along the white sand Shell Beach on Herm Island, or head up to Guernseys clifftops for views over the Pea Stacks, an important breeding ground for seabirds.Land by launch or tender.

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Southampton, England

Arrive 0800.

Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast.

Please note:Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions, at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Southampton, England

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