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British Isles Discovery Cruise 12 Days 1 – 12 September 2022

With a whole world to discover, it’s all too easy to forget the treasures we have right on our doorstep. Allow us to remind you with an itinerary that strays far from the tourist trail and shines some light onto the most fascinating corners of our diverse nation. Focusing on Britain’s many beautiful islands, we will take you from the tranquillity of Tobermory in Mull, with its charming rainbow-hued buildings, to the quaint capital of St. Peter Port in Guernsey, where England meets France amid a picture-postcard landscape.

YOUR SHIP Ambience the flagship of the fleet. Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board. Dining options are plentiful at the Buckingham restaurant or the Borough Market, with plentiful cuisine options. Put your best cards forward at Aces & Eights bridge and card room and the Ambassador Casino or revive and renew at the gym and Wellness Centre. Other facilities include Kapoor’s, an onboard crafting studio, Brontë’s library, the shopping galleria, not to mention two swimming pools, four hot tubs and a large screen for outdoor movies. Sound good?

FRIDAY Cruising

SATURDAY Kirkwall Orkney Isles
The Royal Burgh of Kirkwall is the capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, standing at the dividing point between East and West Mainland. Kirkwall’s best feature is perhaps its sandstone St Magnus Cathedral, widely considered the finest medieval building in the north of Scotland. The original town is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norse town. Other sites of historical interest in the town include the Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace. Kirkwall was once a quiet place of contemplation but is now a bustling market town, a lively centre for shopping and eating out.

SUNDAY Invergordon Scotland
Invergordon is located on the Cromarty Firth north-shore and boasts stunning views towards the western Beins and Black Isle. Experience the captivating history of Invergordon by visiting Invergordon Naval Museuem and Heritage Centre and viewing the town Murals provided through the “Off the Wall” community project.

MONDAY Portree, Isle of Sky
You’ll believe you’ve entered a Tolkienesque fantasy landscape when you see Skye’s surreal crags and peaks – but you’ll be sure of a warm welcome from the down-to-earth locals in the capital of Portree.

TUESDAY
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
The colourful houses of Tobermory are picture perfect, resembling a contented child’s view of the world. You may even imagine you’re dreaming, but your eyes will open wide at the stunning surrounding scenery.

Wednesday Belfast Northern Ireland
Belfast is a city that teems with activity. There is also a rich sense of history in the city, especially at the historic buildings that hint at the city’s rich Victorian and Edwardian heritage. Belfast is an excellent place to explore.

Thursday Cork Southern Ireland
Visit Cork and you’ll find a true blend of old and new. Contemporary art in historic buildings, chic cocktails in the Victorian Quarter and people of all ages revelling in the atmosphere. Experience the charm of Clonakilty, enjoy the famous hospitality of Skibbereen and admire the golden beaches dotted around this stunning county.

FRIDAY St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
Britain’s only island archipelago, the magical Isles of Scilly lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. The attractive village of Hugh Town, considered the ‘capital’, is the hub of the islands’ activity. The second largest and the only privately-owned island is Tresco, where, in the glorious Abbey Gardens, some 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Optional excursions explore both St. Mary’s and Tresco, two of the beautiful cluster of islands that are worlds apart from everyday life.

SATURDAY
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.

SUNDAY Honfleur France
Over the years many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to pretty Honfleur, which with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour set in a sheltered cove off the Seine’s tidal estuary, is simply enchanting. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops.

MONDAY After a wonderful cruise we arrive back in Tilbury ready for our journey home.

PRICE PER PERSON FROM £1040
INSIDE CABIN


PRICE PER PERSON FROM £1370
OCEAN VIEW

SINGLE CABIN FROM £1,720

PRICE INCLUDES: Return pick up from Kettlewell’s Yard. Executive air-conditioned coach travel. All coach seats non-smoking. Full board, afternoon teas & late-night snacks. Big show entertainment, cabarets and Captain’s cocktail party. Guest speaker, daytime activities and arts & crafts.

Jersey by air from East Midlands Airport 8 Days 10 – 17 September 2022

The beautiful Channel Islands are ideally positioned in the mild waters of the Gulf Stream about 100 miles from the south coast of England. They enjoy a high level of sunshine all year round. Jersey, the largest island is only 14 miles from the French coast and is a fascinating blend of old and new. British, yet with a strong international influence. This is an ideal holiday destination without the problems of passports or currency. Jersey is south sloping to enjoy every ray of sunshine and its coastline is as varied as it is magnificent. Rugged coves in the north, golden sandy beaches in the south, hidden coves, bays and harbours line the east, one golden crescent of sand five miles long to the west! The capital St Helier, is a town with traffic free shopping precincts, department stores and small shops in the centre, plus two attractive covered markets. Indoor pursuits are plentiful at Jersey’s huge leisure complex at Fort Regent. For nightlife there are cinemas, theatres and excellent restaurants. Shopping facilities are very good, with no VAT. to pay. Bargains can be found in jewellery, cosmetics, wines, spirits and tobacco.

** BOOK EARLY LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE **

YOUR HOTEL The Merton Hotel with a choice of six restaurants, cafes and bars there’s something to suit every taste. No other hotel in Jersey has a leisure facility to compare with the Aquadome – the Merton Hotel’s exclusive pool and leisure club fitness centre. The Merton Hotel offers some of the very best evening entertainment in Jersey. You’ll love the fantastic tribute nights, the glitz and glamour of variety acts, hilarious stand-up comedy, magic and much more. All bedrooms with bath & shower, satellite TV, telephone, tea & coffee, hairdryer, and iron & ironing board. All rooms have satellite TV and free family movies 24 hours a day. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel 24 hours a day for an unlimited number of devices. All bedrooms can be accessed by lift.
SATURDAY Your Kettlewell’s coach will leave the Retford area in the morning for East Midlands airport Airport for your flight to Jersey, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in St Helier by a local coach.

SUNDAY ~ FRIDAY Lots of free time to explore the beautiful island of Jersey. Coach tours provide the ideal way to get acquainted with the island’s many attractions. Do not forget just how close you will be to France – near enough to pop over for the day, (full passport will be required). Our local representative will be on hand to assist you with any local excursion bookings. Alternatively, you could hire a car and do your own thing.

SATURDAY You will be transferred to Jersey Airport for the return flight to East Midlands airport where your Kettlewell’s coach will be waiting to return you home.

PRICE PER PERSON £949 PER PERSON

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £280 2 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES:-
Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises. Accommodation on a half board basis. Lift to all floors. Return transfer from local area to East Midlands airport. Return flight to Jersey. Return hotel coach transfers in Jersey. Services of our local representative. All airport taxes.

Photographic ID is required. Travel insurance is recommended.

Guernsey by air from East Midlands 6 Days 12 – 17 September 2022

Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping. Discover St. Peter Port for over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over. St Peter Port town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings.

** BOOK EARLY LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE **

YOUR HOTEL The Peninsula Hotel located on the far North area of the island, sits beautifully on a picturesque headland with a wonderful view over Grand Harve Bay from the front & a lovely sheltered typical Guernsey Beach from the rear. The hotel is ideally suited for tourists & locals of any age wanting a relaxing, beach side location with a great range of food & beverage options available all year round. With 99 en-suite rooms including some with sea views. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool.

SATURDAY Your Kettlewell’s coach will leave the Retford area in the morning for East Midlands Airport for your flight to Guernsey, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Vale, Guernsey by a local coach.

SUNDAY ~ WEDNESDAY Lots of free time to explore the beautiful island of Guernsey. During your stay there will be a half day familiarisation tour of Guernsey and also there will be a tour to Herm Island which includes return transfers from the hotel and inter island sailing. Our local representative will be on hand to assist you with any local excursion bookings. The hotel is on the local bus route which will take you anywhere on the island. Alternatively you could hire a car and do your own thing.

THURSDAY You will be transferred to Guernsey Airport for the return flight to East Midlands where your Kettlewell’s coach will be waiting to return you home.

PRICE PER PERSON £835 PER PERSON

SEA VIEW ROOM ON REQUEST £60 PER ROOM

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £80 2 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises. Accommodation on a half board basis. Lift to all floors. Return transfer from local area to East Midlands airport. Return flight to Guernsey. Return hotel coach transfers in Guernsey. Services of our local representative. All airport taxes. Half day familiarisation tour of Guernsey, tour to Herm Island

Photographic ID is required. Travel insurance with Covid-19 assurance is recommended.

Kettlewell (Retford) Ltd act as retail agents for Destination Specialists who have organised this holiday and is protected under ATOL licence number: 9503.

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