7 days

From £2,295

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Summary

Brittany offers a prehistoric landscape filled with some of the greatest Megalithic monuments in the world, from standing stones to chambered tombs – and many with fine carvings. An entire day is dedicated to visiting Carnac, where stone rows writhe across the heather-clad countryside and stand in woodland wreathed in ivy and moss. Explore carefully-built passage graves, where incised depictions of axes and bows mark the resting places of a selected few of the wider Neolithic population. Based in just one hotel in Carnac, this tour offers memorable insights into the rites and rituals of our Stone Age ancestors, as well as a chance to soak up the unique Breton atmosphere. A fascinating tour awaits, exploring the myriad prehistoric sites of Brittany. At Carnac, we encounter the world’s largest assemblage of Megalithic sites with over 3,000 standing stones, erected during the Neolithic in alignments, and also a variety of dolmens. On the island of Gavrinis, we discover a well-preserved tomb with decorated slabs in its passage, showing geometric patterns that help relate it to the Irish monuments of Newgrange and Knowth.

Tour highlights:

  • Come face to face with a selection of fascinating passage graves, chambered tombs and polished axes
  • Devote an entire day to wandering among the many monuments of Carnac
  • Take a ferry to the island of Gavrinis to visit its famous and elaborately decorated passage tomb
  • Enjoy the beauty of the glorious French countryside with its hills, heather and beaches

Today's Price
£2,295

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £390

Meet your Experts

Dr Nick Thorpe

Guide Lecturer

Dr Nick Thorpe is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at The University of Winchester.

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Fay Johnstone

Tour Manager

Fay has worked as a Tour Manager for Andante Travels for many years. She has worked throughout France, Spain, Portugal and South America, guiding tours focused on walking, food and wine.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
11 May 2020 ABRI200511 11 May 2020 (Monday) 17 May 2020 (Sunday) Dr Nick Thorpe Sarah Robertson £2,295
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£500 £390 Book Now
7 September 2020 ABRI200907 7 September 2020 (Monday) 13 September 2020 (Sunday) Dr Nick Thorpe Fay Johnstone £2,295
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£500 £390 Book Now
17 May 2021 ABRI210517 17 May 2021 (Monday) 23 May 2021 (Sunday) Dr Nick Thorpe £2,425
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6 September 2021 ABRI210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 12 September 2021 (Sunday) Dr Nick Thorpe £2,445
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