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France - The Opal Coast

*prices based on a minimum 40 passengers per departure

If you're planning your first international experience, where a close to home destination and the comfort and security of indoor accommodation are required, head to the spectacular 19th century country house that is Le Château d'Ebblinghem on the Opal Coast. Make the most out of your trip by filling your days with trips to the local bakery and chocolatier, sand yachting along the beach and getting to know each other better in fun filled onsite challenges and activities. You can get a real taste of the French culture without even leaving the grounds of this impressive château, as on-site staff can organise a crêpe making evening activity or even snail tasting.

Your coach will stay with you throughout your visit, offering you the chance to leave France behind for the day and visit neighbouring Belgium. With adorning cobbled streets, cafes, chocolateries and a vibrant and colourful market culture there is something for everyone to enjoy in the city of Bruges!


Our Team's Top Activities...

  • Sand Yachting
  • Speeding along without any engine on wide open spaces… a quarter of an hour sees you mastering the basics and then you’re free to feel the thrills as you twist, turn and accelerate across the sand. A huge amount of fun to be had by all!

  • NAUSICAA - National Sea Life Centre
  • This is the largest complex in Europe dedicated entirely to the sea. Discover all there is to know about the marine environment during this tour, during which 10,000 aquatic animals are displayed before you.

  • Evening Activities at Le Château
  • The evening activity programme at Le Château includes various team challenges which see your group overcoming obstacles and solving riddles, whereas discos, quiz nights and the ‘Have a Go Show’ are a light hearted way to end the day. For groups who want to experience true French culture, the staff at Le Château deliver a fantastic French night including a game of boules, a traditional French meal and crepe making.

There are plenty of on-site activities to take advantage of at Le Château and a fantastic evening entertainment programme is run by the centre’s staff members. Here is just a sample of what your group could get up to, both on and off-site.

  • Volleyball
  • Team sports
  • Beach sports
  • Cycling
  • Aqualud Water Park
  • Disneyland® Paris

A WWI Battlefields Experience!

WWI Centenary Logo

2014–2018 marks the centenary of WWI and your group can commemorate this with a trip to the battlefields of Ypres. Lay a poppy wreath as a mark of respect, attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate or walk the reconstructed trenches at the newly refurbished Passchendaele Experience.


The tour includes breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal daily.

Accommodation Board
Day /
July & August 2018 Indoor Full board 4 days and 3 nights £295

What's Included

  • Return coach journey on a 49 seat executive coach
  • Pick up from your preferred departure point – please note that there will be charges from some parts of the UK and Scotland
  • Use of coach in resort subject only to an itinerary agreed in advance
  • Dover-Calais ferry crossings
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on a full board basis
  • Onsite representative services
  • Full tour and itinerary planning
  • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
  • Luggage labels for the group plus payment cards on request
  • VAT (at current rate) on tour operator’s margin (non-reclaimable)
  • No currency surcharges (guaranteed upon confirmation of booking)
  • The reassurance of an externally audited safety management system and the security of our 24-hour emergency contact service throughout your tour
Sample Itinerary

This sample itinerary is an example only and is provided as inspiration for your discussions with your group.

  • Day 1: Make the journey from the UK to France and depending on your arrival time why not start with exploring the area of Boulogne-sur-Mer? Visit the Nausicaa Sealife Centre, the Confiserie Becasuc Sweet Factory or the Chocolaterie de Beussent chocolate factory.
  • Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast, collect your packed lunches, join your coach and depart for a day in Bruges. Known as the Venice of the North, Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and offers its visitors a maze of winding cobbled alleys and canals to negotiate. The best ways to see the city are on a canal cruise or by hiring bikes!
  • Day 3: Today's activity could be an adventurous one as you go sand yachting in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Speed along without any engine on wide open spaces with three wheels, a sail and a "hull" for the pilot. It's all very simple and safe. It is also possible to combine sand yachting with another activity, such as sea kayaking, pedalos or kite buggying. In the afternoon, head to Le Touquet to have lunch on the beach and either have a relaxing afternoon or visit Aqulud Water Park. Aqulud offers a range of water-based activities including giant taboggan, wave pool, jacuzzi and the River of Suprises.
  • Day 4: Before returning home, why not visit the city of St Omer where you can soak up the French culture on a boat trip along the river or by visiting the city's famous Cathedral.


Every group will receive our brand new Fun Files Booklet free of charge – find out more!

This spectacularly renovated accommodation is set amongst four hectares of its own private grounds. It comprises three separate buildings and your group will have sole use of one block. All guests stay full board with dishes cooked for you by Le Château’s chefs. With masses of outdoor space, a games room and tuck shop, Le Château is a fantastic base for exploring the local region.


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