The now-annual Register Easter Holiday
This year we travel to the Loire Valley, France. Kevin Warrington tells us the latest news:
The Easter trip has now become part of our annual calendar. For Easter 2011, we are going to the Loire valley of France and our base for the weekend is the highly regarded Hotel Le Vinci in Amboise. Full details were listed in the October issue of SIXappeal and you can obtain more information from the Editor who is also organising the trip on behalf of members.
As usual, we’ll all sail from Portsmouth on Thursday evening on board the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne and arrive refreshed next morning in St. Malo. It’s a comfortable drive to Amboise; we have all day to do the trip and there is plenty to see along the way. Once in Amboise, you are in the centre of the chateaux area. With just 3 days, which ones to see? Chenonceau is a must-see, as is Chambord and Azay-le-Rideau. It’s going to be a hard choice! Or you could explore the caves des vins where samples can be had (probably not for the driver, though). Return crossing is, as usual from the Port of Caen, back to Portsmouth. The “package” that has been arranged assumes a return on Monday night, but you can extend (at your own cost) if you wish.
The early booking offer has now closed and we have released the remaining allocation of rooms that were being held. Accommodation is therefore on an availability basis. The cost of the above for 2 persons travelling in one car, sharing a twin/double room at the hotel and with a two berth cabin with shower/wc on each sailing will now be £527.30. This price only applies to new bookings, not to those already booked at the discounted price. However, Brittany Ferries have kindly said that they will apply any available discounts or offers to new bookings where they are available.
Booking is direct with Brittany Ferries holiday admin office. This is a special arrangement only open to Register members and their guests and you’ll need to contact Kevin Warrington to obtain the number to call to obtain our special package.