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Posted by phil on September 18, 2014
CHIEFS SUPPORTERS COACH TRIP TO LA ROCHELLE
Departing on 3 Dec 2014*, book now as places are limited. Travelling by luxury coach.
Pick up points:
1) Exmouth 15.00
2) Apple Lane 15.30
others by arrangement to include A30 corridor via Honiton
We board the overnight ferry from Portsmouth for a 20.15 sailing. Accommodation on board consists of shared four berth cabins. (Upgrades
to two berth cabins subject to availability and extra cost) Meals can be purchased from the restaurant or snack bars on board. Relax with a drink at the bar and talk about the forthcoming game.
Arriving in St Malo, France at 07:45 am, we board the coach for our journey to La Rochelle which takes about 4.5 hours. Refreshments can be purchased on the coach.
You arrive in La Rochelle at approximately 13:00 and can then check in to your accommodation. We strongly recommend you pre-book your 3 night stay as places may be limited. Drop off points to be advised.
Departing at 08.00 on Sunday for our journey to Roscoff and our crossing to Plymouth arriving at 20:10 Return coach travel to drop off points.
Cost for the coach and cabin accommodation (on the outbound crossing) is £170.00 (excluding match tickets and accommodation in France)
£100.00 deposit required on booking. Please write name/address on back of cheque payable to X Line Travel, if making BACS payment use Surname & postcode as reference.
Speak to Mark Tedstone on 07718 070221 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Your funds are held in our client deposit account for your protection
HSBC Exmouth Sort 40-20-32 Account 63663132
*Subject to change depending on match day
Posted by phil on August 17, 2014
A few travel ideas for La Rochelle and Connacht
For those of you who are still undecided as to whether you will be going to the European games in La Rochelle, or are not sure of travel options, here are a few ideas. Please note that we are not a travel agency and all routes will need to be verified!
LA ROCHELLE: Thursday 4th December.
BY AIR: It seems that Ryanair will be the most popular route because they fly directly into La Rochelle from Stansted. However, the flight is at 2.05 pm so you won’t have to leave home in the middle of the night or stay the night before at the airport. This flight was £44 return but it is doubtful whether it will stay at that price for long. Alternatively, Easyjet fly to Nantes, for £63 return at the moment. La Rochelle, is approx 90 minutes driving time from Nantes. There are also regular trains, about 90 minutes and depending on time of journey and whether you have a rail card etc, it could be anything between £30 and £70 return.
BY RAIL: This is where fares can be really complicated. If you have any type of railcard, that will make a big difference to the fare. Also, at the time of writing, the December fares are not published. We did do a couple of comparisons, and the rail journeys were more expensive but it is a very relaxing way to travel. www.voyages-sncf.com is a very good rail site.
FERRY: Plymouth-Roscoff www.Brittany-Ferries.co.uk gives the shortest driving time this side. Based on a car with 4 passengers, leaving on Friday and returning on Sunday, with fare would be £378 but that does not include a cabin/reclining seat, although they are not always required. Taking the same ferry and driving to La Rochelle would be about 5 hours. You can also sail from Poole/Portsmouth to Caen, the driving times on the French side being about the same.
ACCOMODATION: Plenty of options to choose from. For hotels and apartments, a popular website is www.booking.com to start with as is Tripadvisor. Also, www.airbnb.co.uk gives worldwide flats, apartments and bed and breakfast listings.
Don't forget there is a ferry/coach option see COACH TRAVEL TO LA ROCHELLE
CONNACHT V EXETER CHIEFS at the GALWAY STADIUM 15th-18th JANUARY
A few travel ideas for our trip to Galway
Many of you have booked your travel to Galway already but for those of you who haven’t made a decision yet, these are just a few ideas. Please note that these prices are at the time of writing this. Some of you may have paid less and some of you will probably pay more nearer the confirmed fixture date. These notes are here for you to browse – I’m not a travel agent or advisor!
BY AIR to Dublin
From EXETER with FLYBE approx £90 return
From BRISTOL with Ryanair as little as £35 return; with Aer Lingus approx £70 return
From BIRMINGHAM with Ryanair less than £20 return; with Aer Lingus approx £40 return
BY AIR: to Shannon
From BRISTOL with Aer Lingus £80 return
From STANSTED with Ryanair approx £20 return
From LONDON GATWICK with Ryanair approx £20 return.
I’ve looked at the ferry crossings with car and 2 passengers and they seem to be about £230 return but have not explored this option very thoroughly! Sorry!
TRANSPORT FROM DUBLIN TO GALWAY:
Three options here: 1) Hire car, either from Dublin Airport or from Dublin city. The M6 is a toll road, approx £1.50 toll and will take approximately 2 hours driving.
2) Bus To Galway: Gobus, Busbud, Citylink are all coach companies who offer very frequent services to Galway from Dublin airport and the city. The buses run from VERY early morning until VERY late at night and the journey takes between 2.45 hours and 3 hours. Bookings can be made on-line and the return trip works out at about £21.
3) By rail, the trip takes between 2.5 hours and 4 hours depending on which journey you make. I did not take down the fares, too variable.
TRANSPORT FROM SHANNON TO GALWAY:
1) By car from Shannon to Galway is about 50 miles
2) By bus: Buseirann takes about 2 hours from the airport to Galway and is about £17.00 return. Tickets can be booked online. The nearest RAIL service is about 9 miles from the airport.
Booking.com is a good starting point for hotels. ENJOY YOUR TRIP AND THE GAME.
Posted by phil on August 16, 2014
Laurie White's grandson is just four months old and his dad Seb took him along to London Welsh game where he wore his new oufit.
Posted by phil on May 12, 2014
Saturday 10th May
Posted by phil on April 13, 2014
Coach 1: 1st Rose & Wendy Mason; 2nd Hugh Sutherland, Mike Highman & Derek Parsons; 3rd Steve Byrne.
Coach 2: John Lockyer & Anthony Morris; 2nd Phil Batho & Dave Fisher.
Woodbury Park Raffle Prize was won by John Young – a day out at the Devon County Show, including a tapas lunch at the Woodbury Park pavilion. Many thanks to Woodbury Park and all others who donated prizes.
Posted by phil on March 11, 2014
- Bob Crowe-Swords
- Andy Cole
- Derek Parson
- Mike Highman
- Graham Wood
Thanks to all those who donated prizes.
(Compiled by John Lockyer)
Winners: Nigel Hayman and Steve Byrne (Two Devon Boys)
Posted by phil on February 24, 2014
Woodbury Park Raffle
Winner: Vicky Slattery - Cream Tea for two at Woodbury Park
Runners Up: John Lean, Colin & Mark (Coach Drivers)
1. Vicky & Jan
2. Peter = Chris & Tim
3. Neil, Richard & Bob
Posted by phil on January 20, 2014
Sarah Hopkins ( Cardiff Blues Supporters Club) and Mike Gard exchanging plaques pre-match.