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Llandudno Mock Cruise Theme Break 20 – 24 March 2021

Linked by a long crescent shaped sandy bay nestling between dramatic limestone headlands, Llandudno has been a magnet in North Wales to generations of visitors who have revelled in its wealth of traditional attractions, sightseeing, shopping, walking, eating or just resting.

YOUR HOTEL Family run Tynedale Hotel situated on the sea front, this hotel it is very well recommended with excellent food and facilities including all bedrooms en-suite with hairdryer, trouser press, remote control colour television, many rooms with ironing facilities, direct dial telephone, hospitality trays in all rooms. There is a Lift to all floors, no steps to hotel, some ground floor rooms available. Air-conditioned restaurant and cabaret lounge, top class entertainment every night, happy hour at the bar each evening. The Captain’s Cocktail Party is a good excuse to dress up. This is probably the best value for money you can have.

This excellent holiday includes:-

 Four course themed dinners
 Afternoon tea on three days
 Cruise Ship Sumptuous Buffet’
 Special cruise breakfast
 Captain’s Cocktail Party
 Cabaret entertainment each evening
 Captain’s Dinner
 Cocktail and Canapes reception
 Deck Games

Ports of Call – * Hong Kong * Italy * Egypt * New York

This is probably the best Mock Cruise Holiday you will find anywhere, see the booklet available in the office for the full itinerary.

SATURDAY Depart local pick up area or Kettlewell’s Yard and travel across the scenic Woodhead pass in Derbyshire and into Cheshire, stopping for lunch on route. We arrive in Llandudno where we take afternoon tea while your steward takes your luggage to your cabin.

SUNDAY – TUESDAY There will be free time and various excursions whilst ashore.

WEDNESDAY Time to disembark from the M.V. Tynedale Cruise Ship and we depart Llandudno mid morning, calling for lunch at Nantwich lunch before taking a scenic drive home.

PRICE PER PERSON £390

EXECUTIVE SEA VIEW ROOM PRICE PER PERSON £450

PENTHOUSE ROOM PRICE PER PERSON £450

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NONE LIMITED NUMBER

PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. All excursions.

The Living History of the Southeast 5 Days 8 – 12 April 2021

YOUR HOTEL The Hilton St Annes Hotel is a country house hotel set in 25 acres of grounds in Bracknell. Hotel facilities include a 14-meter indoor pool, sauna, bar and restaurant. All bedrooms are ensuite and have television, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.

THURSDAY Depart from your home area in the morning we will call for lunch en route before arriving at the Hilton St Anne’s Manor late afternoon.

FRIDAY Our day begins with a ride to the pleasant town of Alton. Here we join the Mid Hants Railway – ‘The Watercress Line’ for a 10 miles journey over the ‘Hampshire Alps’ to Alresford. Alresford is the home of the Hampshire watercress industry, from which the line takes its name. After the train ride we head off into Basingstoke and to Milestones. This is a living history museum where you can wander down cobbled streets, chat with staff in period costume and explore the shops and factories to experience everyday life from 1810 to 1950.

SATURDAY
After breakfast we head for Oxford, City of Dreaming Spires. We have time to obtain lunch and explore the city with its many magnificent university buildings before leaving late afternoon to return to the hotel for dinner.

SUNDAY This morning travel to RHS Wisley Gardens. One of the great gardens of the world, it is home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the globe. We include a 90-minute guided tour of the garden led by one of Wisley’s knowledgeable team. Later on this afternoon, we travel to the town of Guildford with its pretty high street, riverside and its own castle for a break before returning to the hotel.

MONDAY After breakfast we check-out and depart for home stopping for lunch on route.

PRICE PER PERSON £450

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £100 5 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Entry to Wisley Gardens with guide, entry to Milestones Living Museum and a ticket for the Watercress Line.

Picturesque Pembrokeshire & the Beautiful Gower Peninsular 5 Days 18 – 22 April 2021

TENBY
PICTON CASTLE AND WOODLAND GARDEN
ST DAVID’S AND ST BRIDE’S BAY
MUMBLES AND THE GOWER PENINSULA
CREAM TEA AND GOWER GUIDED TOUR

The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages. We stay in Carmarthen for our tour, ideal for visiting this delightful corner of Wales.

YOUR HOTEL The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel is within walking distance of Carmarthen town centre and was once a favourite retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. All bedrooms are en suite, and all have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

SUNDAY Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Carmarthen and arriving late afternoon at Ivy Bush Royal Hotel. Tea/coffee and Welsh cake on arrival.

MONDAY This morning we travel west to the popular holiday resort of Tenby. With the old town walls, interesting little side streets and alleyways to explore and superb beaches. We have time for lunch in Tenby before we are on our way to Picton Castle and Woodland Garden. Regarded as Pembrokeshire’s finest stately home and gardens. There are 40 acres of some of the most beautiful gardens and grounds in West Wales.

TUESDAY Leaving the hotel we head south through Kidwelly and make our way to the picture postcard resort of Mumbles, delightfully located on Swansea Bay. We have time for a look round and to obtain lunch. This afternoon we have a short drive to the Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill. Here we meet our guide for a tour taking us to the beautiful unspoilt scenery of the Gower Peninsula, designated an ‘Area of outstanding natural beauty’. After the tour we return to the Heritage Centre and enjoy a Gower Cream Tea.

WEDNESDAY Today our excursion takes us via St Bride’s Bay and Newgale Sands to the magical place of St. David’s, birthplace of the patron saint of Wales. St. David’s has a beautiful Cathedral, the smallest in Great Britain, well worth a visit. From St. David’s we head around the Preseli Mountains back to hotel.

THURSDAY After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.

PRICE PER PERSON £390

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NONE FOR THE FIRST 6

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Picton Castle & walled garden. Gower Peninsula guided tour with cream tea. Entertainment on two evenings.

Eastbourne 6 Days 3 – 8 May 2021

The elegance intended by the 7th Duke of Devonshire when he designed Eastbourne in 1834 still survives. Private houses, good hotels and banks of flowers are to be found along the three mile level Esplanade, while at its centre is the Wish Tower and several theatres. There is an excellent shopping centre. I always think Eastbourne is how holidays used to be! The warm welcome at the Haddon Hall Hotel and the beautiful Sussex countryside make Eastbourne the perfect venue for Kettlewell’s South coast holiday.

YOUR HOTEL The Haddon Hall Hotel is enviably situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad lined tree avenue which links the main promenade with the town centre. The bandstand is located across the road from the hotel. All of the well furnished bedrooms have private facilities with colour TV and tea and coffee makers. There is a spacious lounge, ballroom, cocktail bar and some entertainment. There is a lift , although some rooms have a few steps to them.

MONDAY We set off in the morning from Retford and local pick up points and head towards the south coast making a stop at lunchtime.

TUESDAY A day of leisure in Eastbourne. There is much to fill up the time – shopping, relaxing on the promenade, the Museums, the Pier, Redoubt fortress, sit in a deckchair and listen to the brass band on the promenade – to suggest but a few possibilities.

WEDNESDAY A morning visit to Battle, a small historic town, with interesting shops and an Abbey which is open to the public. We shall then continue to Bexhill to round the day off.

THURSDAY Today we visit the lovely town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

FRIDAY
A day to enjoy Eastbourne in your own way, perhaps look around its splendid shopping centre.

SATURDAY All too soon we must leave Eastbourne after breakfast and head North. We shall make a lunch stop and reach Retford late afternoon.

PRICE PER PERSON £360

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NONE 6 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. All excursions.

Cruising in Cardiff & the Great Gardens of South Wales 5 Days 24 – 28 May 2021

YOUR HOTEL The Copthorne Cardiff Hotel is located just 5 miles away from Cardiff city centre, a perfect location for this tour. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna and steamroom. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

MONDAY Depart from your home area travelling to Cardiff, arriving late afternoon at the Copthorne Cardiff. Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.

TUESDAY We spend the morning in the city of Swansea, with its long bay which gives fantastic views over the coast. Swansea is home to a host of museums, independent stores and interesting attractions which will give you more than enough to enjoy in the city. This afternoon we head north-west to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic with a variety of gardens and other interesting things to see.

WEDNESDAY Today, we visit Wales’ cosmopolitan capital city, Cardiff. The city has lots to offer the visitor – the castle, the superb Millennium Stadium and a huge variety of cafes and bars. Perhaps visit Cardiff Market, an impressive Victorian structure which offers a unique shopping experience in the heart of a modern, bustling city.

THURSDAY We visit Tredegar House, one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th-century houses in the whole of the British Isles. Situated within 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, this delightful red brick house provides an ideal setting for a fantastic day out. This afternoon, we head the heart of Cardiff Bay to enjoy a relaxing 45-minute sightseeing trip on around the area where you will be the Senedd, Norwegian Church and many more famous sights.

FRIDAY After breakfast we leave and head for home.

PRICE PER PERSON £430

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £80 7 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Entrance to National Botanical Garden, Cardiff Bay Cruise & Tredegar House.

Kingdom of Fife & Great Scottish Cities 5 Days 7 – 11 June 2021

ANCIENT KINGDOM OF FIFE
MARITIME DUNDEE
PITLOCHRY AND FAIR CITY OF PERTH
ST ANDREWS – HOME OF GOLF
FIFE COASTAL TOUR

A new tour for 2021 offering a nice combination of coast, country and city featuring the Picturesque villages around the coast of Fife and the historic cities of Dundee and Perth.

YOUR HOTEL The Hotel Indigo is located in what was a jute mill a stones throw from the bustling centre of Dundee and the beautiful waterfront. The hotel was opened in 2018 and celebrates the city’s heritage with a modern twist. Hotel facilities include Daisy Tasker Bar and restaurant. All bedrooms are en suite and feature television, luxurious toiletries and complimentary refreshments. There is a lift.

MONDAY Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Scotland and arriving late afternoon at Hotel Indigo Dundee.

TUESDAY Today we head for Blairgowrie and along Strathardle to the popular town of Pitlochry where we take a break. Moving on we make our way to historic Perth. This city has much to offer and we have lunch break here with time to explore. Later we return to the hotel.

WEDNESDAY Our destination today is the former Kingdom of Fife. Heading inland via Cupar to the coast we enjoy a lovely coastal drive through the villages of Elie, Pittenweem and Crail on the way to St Andrews, world renowned home of golf. This is our lunch stop today and we have chance to explore before we head back across the River Tay to Dundee.

THURSDAY Today is free to explore in detail the city of Dundee. You could visit Discovery Point and board Captain Scott’s ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate, witness their hardships and triumphs on their heroic exploration of Antarctica, maybe visit the V & A Museum of Design, enjoy a spot of retail therapy or just sit and watch the world go by.

FRIDAY After breakfast we leave and head for home.

PRICE PER PERSON £415

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £80 6 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation.

Jersey the Enchanted Isle by air from East Midlands or Humberside 8 Days 12 – 19 June 2021

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 Mayfair is the perfect setting for a holiday for all age groups. Conveniently located only a few minutes walk from the beach and town. There is a rooftop terrace above the indoor pool, a gym and a steam room. Throughout the day the continental style coffee shop is open. All bedrooms have private facilities with TV, teamaker and telephone. A lift serves most floors, however some rooms do have stairs to them.

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

SUNDAY TO 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/Humberside where your Kettlewell’s coach will be waiting to return you home.

PRICE PER PERSON £669 PER PERSON

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £203 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/ Humberside 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 with Covid-19 assurance is recommended.

Kettlewell (Retford) Ltd act as retail agents for Modern Travel Centre who have organised this holiday and is protected under ATOL licence number: 0752.

Liverpool City Break 2 Days 20 – 21 June 2021

The City of Liverpool has much to offer the visitor, including places made famous by the Beatles, Titanic White Star Line headquarters, the Cathedrals and much more.

YOUR HOTEL The Jury’s Inn is located on Liverpool’s Kings Waterfront adjacent to the Albert Dock and just a short walk from the popular shopping district of Liverpool One. Bedrooms are contemporary and spacious, all are en suite with television and all the modern day facilities you would expect. The Oddsocks Bar and restaurant is within the hotel for anyone not wishing to go out after a busy day. The hotel has a lift.

SUNDAY An early start sees us heading west to Merseyside arriving at Liverpool around lunchtime. An ideal way to see the city is to take a Mersey Ferries short cruise and enjoy the views of the waterfront including the famous ‘Three Graces’. Explore the Albert Dock and surrounding area or just relax after your journey and watch the world go by. Our overnight stay is at Jurys Inn, with bed and breakfast and there are lots of opportunities to obtain a drink and bite to eat

MONDAY After breakfast the morning is free for you to head out and explore Liverpool. If you are looking for retail therapy the excellent Liverpool One complex is the place to go. The city has some very interesting museums to visit and learn all about the past. We depart late afternoon for our return journey.

PRICE PER PERSON £120

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £30 10 Available

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

Llandudno Summer Break 5 Days 28 June – 2 July 2021

Linked by a long crescent shaped sandy bay nestling between dramatic limestone headlands, Llandudno has been a magnet in North Wales to generations of visitors who have revelled in its wealth of traditional attractions. Sightseeing, shopping, walking, eating or just resting.

YOUR HOTEL Family run Tynedale Hotel situated on the sea front, having used this hotel for many years it has become a firm favourite. The food is excellent in both choice and presentation. This hotel is very well recommended with excellent facilities including all bedrooms en-suite with hairdryer, trouser press, remote control colour television, many rooms with ironing facilities, direct dial telephone, hospitality trays in all rooms. Lift to all floors, some rooms have steps to them, level access to hotel, some ground floor rooms available. Air-conditioned restaurant and cabaret lounge, top class entertainment every night, happy hour at the bar each evening.

MONDAY Depart local pick up area or Kettlewell’s Yard and travel across the scenic Woodhead pass in Derbyshire and into Cheshire, stopping at Chester services for lunch on route. We arrive in Llandudno in good time to relax. Time for a stroll around make the most of happy hour in the bar before an excellent dinner.

TUESDAY A day at leisure in Llandudno, time for a deckchair on the promenade, visit the excellent shopping centre or go up the Great Orme.

WEDNESDAY A scenic drive via the Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen. After lunch we return via Betwys Coed where we shall make our second stop.

THURSDAY Today we have a lovely drive past Caernarfon then taking the coastal road towards Pwllheli then via Criccieth to Portmadog. Time here for lunch and shopping. Our return journey takes us past Betwys Coed and the Vale of Conway back to LLandudno.

FRIDAY After a leisurely breakfast we depart Llandudno mid morning, calling for lunch in Nantwich before continuing our scenic drive home.

PRICE PER PERSON £410

EXECUTIVE SEA VIEW ROOM PRICE PER PERSON £470

PENTHOUSE ROOM PRICE PER PERSON £470

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NONE LIMITED NUMBER

PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. All excursions. All coach seats non-smoking.

Settle Carlisle Railway 2 Days 11 – 12 July 2021

The Settle-Carlisle railway line is one of the most famous in England. Half a million passengers ride on it every year, the majority of them for the sheer pleasure of journeying through some of the North’s most magnificent scenery from the comfort of the train. We also take in Skipton and more beautiful scenery through the Lake District.

YOUR HOTEL The Crown & Mitre Hotel stands in the centre of Carlisle and offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including an elegant sweeping staircase plus all the modern comforts of home to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Hotel facilities include swimming pool and Jacuzzi. All bedrooms are en suite and have television with Freeview, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift. Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.

SUNDAY We travel to Yorkshire and the market town of Skipton, often called the gateway to the Dales with its many shops, cobbled streets and alleyways, plus one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England. We then join our diesel train for our breath-taking journey on England’s most scenic railway line – the Settle to Carlisle, one of the last great railways to be built in the country and completed in 1876. Free time before dinner in the hotel.

MONDAY Our return journey home this morning gets under way with more beautiful scenery as we travel to the wonderful Lake District. Travelling via Keswick and Grasmere to Bowness on Lake Windermere, where we have time to have lunch, perhaps take a boat trip or just enjoy your surroundings before continuing our journey home, arriving in the early evening.

PRICE PER PERSON £155

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £20 4 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel. Half board accommodation. All coach seats non-smoking. Skipton to Carlisle railway journey.

Lounging in the Lake District 5 Days 19 – 23 July 2021

YOUR HOTEL Overlooking the pretty River Kent in the heart of Kendal, the Riverside Hotel is perfectly placed for our tour of Cumbria. The bedrooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished; all are en suite and have satellite television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

MONDAY Depart from your home area in the morning for Cumbria, arriving late afternoon at Riverside Hotel.

TUESDAY
This morning we make our way to the Cumbrian market town of Kendal, home of the ‘mint cake’. Kendal is home to a fine selection of shopping arcades, boasts two castles, museums, a host of historical buildings and views that would please the most demanding photographer.

WEDNESDAY Today we head for the lakeside, first stopping at Bowness-on-Windermere. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes surrounding you and the views across Lake Windermere during our stop, perhaps visit the Beatrix Potter museum. You will relax over lunchtime here today. We continue to Ambleside, taking in the picturesque town with its wide variety of independent stores, museums and cafes. Later, we return to the hotel taking in magnificent views as we cross through the national park to Kendal.

THURSDAY Today takes us into the North of the Lake District, travelling via Glenridding and Ullswater until we reach Keswick, the capital of the North Lakes area, where we also enjoy lunch. There is plenty to do and see here, perhaps visit the Keswick Museum or visit the Keswick Brewing Company during our stop. We return to the hotel, stopping in Grasmere. This small, but very well-known village is the perfect place to stretch your legs or perhaps enjoy a drink before we continue on.

Friday Sadly we leave after breakfast and begin our journey home.

PRICE PER PERSON £470

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £80 4 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES:
Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation.

Torquay Summer Sizzler with Free Bar 5 Days 2 – 6 AUGUST 2021

TORQUAY The largest and most famous seaside resort in Devon. With superb panoramic setting with wooded hills overlooking Tor Bay. Torquay sophisticated, yet friendly, it has a lovely mild climate, luxurious hotels, vivid colours of sub tropical trees and flowers, these blend together to make Torquay the nearest thing to a French Riviera resort in Britain.

The fabulous Templestowe Hotel, where every bedroom has a bath or shower en-suite, colour television, early morning tea making facilities. There is a lift to all floors some rooms have steps to them. Entertainment each evening which includes bingo, dancing and cabaret shows is among the finest standard in any hotel you may stay in. There is a large dining room with individual tables and a choice of menu at each meal along with a very good choice of wine. Outdoor swimming pool.

There is a free bar every evening to include Draught Beer, House brand spirits and House Wine, tea & coffee.

MONDAY We set off in the morning from Retford and local pick up points and head towards the South West Coast making a stop for lunch on route arriving at our hotel late afternoon for our four night stay in Torquay.

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY There will be free time and excursions to local places of interest

FRIDAY
All too soon we must return home after a lovely holiday in Devon.

PRICE PER PERSON £375

SEA VIEW SUPPLEMENT ON REQUEST £20 PER PERSON

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NONE 9 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet, Half board accommodation. All excursions. All coach seats non smoking.

Guernsey by air from East Midlands 6 Days 11 – 16 September 2021

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 £800 PER PERSON

SEA VIEW ROOM ON REQUEST £60 PER ROOM

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £100 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.

Captivating Kent 5 Days 11 -15 October 2021

Kent is a county of many contrasts from historic Canterbury with its famous Cathedral to the historic naval dockyard to the marshlands of the south.

YOUR HOTEL The Best Western Clifton Hotel occupies a prime location on the famous Leas, looking out over the English Channel. Hotel facilities include traditionally furnished lounge, elegantly styled restaurant and popular bar. Bedrooms are well appointed and are all en-suite and have television and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

MONDAY Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Kent and arriving late afternoon at Best Western Clifton Hotel.

TUESDAY Today’s excursion takes us north along the coast to Broadstairs and Deal first, then to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury where we have the afternoon to explore at your own pace. The city is dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, now a World Heritage Site, and the city centre, being very compact, is best explored on foot. There is a maze of intriguing side streets with a rich variety of specialist shops and welcoming cafes and pubs in which to relax.

Wednesday Free day to discover Folkestone.

Thursday A short ride takes us to the small resort of Hythe. Here we join the worlds famous Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway – Kent’s mainline in miniature. The train takes us alongside Romney Marsh to New Romney where we take a short break and re-join the coach to continue to ancient Rye, one of the Cinque Ports, now some distance from the sea!

Friday After breakfast we depart for home.

PRICE PER PERSON £415

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £104 4 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Ticket for Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.

Llandudno Holly & Mistletoe 5 Days 20 – 24 October 2021

Linked by a long crescent shaped sandy bay nestling between dramatic limestone headlands, Llandudno has been a magnet in North Wales to generations of visitors who have revelled in its wealth of traditional attractions. Sightseeing, shopping, walking, eating or just resting.

YOUR HOTEL Family run Tynedale Hotel situated on the sea front, having used this hotel for many years it has become a firm favourite. The food is excellent in both choice and presentation. This hotel is very well recommended with excellent facilities including all bedrooms en-suite with hairdryer, trouser press, remote control colour television, many rooms with ironing facilities, direct dial telephone, hospitality trays in all rooms. Lift to all floors, some rooms have steps to them, level access to hotel, some ground floor rooms available. Please note some single rooms do not have lift access. Air-conditioned restaurant and cabaret lounge, top class entertainment every night, happy hour at the bar each evening.

TUESDAY Depart local pick up area or Kettlewell’s Yard and travel across the scenic Woodhead pass in Derbyshire and into Cheshire, stopping at Chester services for lunch on route. We arrive in Llandudno in good time to relax. Time for a stroll around make the most of happy hour in the bar before an excellent dinner.

WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY There will be free excursions and entertainment and lots of fun to be had.

This hotel has to be one of the all time greats in themed-break holidays. Mock Christmas revellers will love the glam and the glitz of the Festive Celebrations – decorations, present from Santa for everyone, Christmas carols, sherry receptions, afternoon teas and live entertainment every night. Six course Christmas Dinner, late night buffets, Fancy Dress Parade, New Year Party. This is not the cheapest mock Christmas that you will see but with nothing but the best, surely excellent value.

SATURDAY
After a leisurely breakfast we depart Llandudno mid morning, calling for lunch at Nantwich before continuing our scenic drive home.

PRICE PER PERSON £390

EXECUTIVE SEA VIEW ROOM PRICE PER PERSON £450

PENTHOUSE ROOM PRICE PER PERSON £450

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT NONE LIMITED NUMBER

PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. All excursions. All coach seats non-smoking.

Cumbria & the Border Country 5 Days 15 – 19 November 2021

YOUR HOTEL The Gilsland Hall Hotel is set in 140 acres of woodland with fantastic views across the Irthing Gorge, where the River Irthing separates the counties of Cumbria and Northumberland. All bedrooms are en suite and have television and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to most floors.

MONDAY Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Cumbria and arriving late afternoon at Gilsland Hall Hotel for a Sherry Reception. Dinner is followed by an evening of festive entertainment rounds off the day.

TUESDAY Today we head for Longtown and drive along Liddesdale as we make our way to picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park. We take a break at the visitor centre before continuing to Bellingham and Hexham, dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. This afternoon we return along the path of Hadrian’s Wall, which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway, in time for a chance to relax before dinner and tonight’s festive entertainment.

WEDNESDAY This morning we have a drive to the nearby historic Border City of Carlisle. The city has much to offer the visitor – Carlisle Cathedral, founded in 1122, is one of the smallest in the country, the 900-year-old castle, built to keep out the Scots, and the Tullie House Museum, detailing the city’s history. The Lanes shopping centre is at the heart of the pedestrianised city centre, with chic boutiques to well-known High-Street names. We make our way back to the hotel for tonight’s special Tea Dance, this one features a visit from Santa, bearing a present for those who have been good! Traditional Christmas Turkey dinner is served with all the trimmings and a glass of wine, with more festive entertainment to follow.

THURSDAY
Border Country is our excursion today. We head north into Scotland and the pleasant town of Moffat, with its connections to the wool trade, for a short break before continuing into the mountains, past picturesque St Mary’s Loch, to Selkirk. The Royal Burgh of Selkirk is one of Scotland’s oldest burghs and has associations with William Wallace, Bonnie Prince Charlie and writer Sir Walter Scott. From here we head for Hawick and Gretna, where we have a brief stop before returning to the hotel for our final night of entertainment.

FRIDAY After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.

PRICE PER PERSON £375

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £24 5 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2 Days 20 -21 November 2021

Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.

LARGEST CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND
CHOIRS AND CAROLS
THE MIGHTY WURLITZER ORGAN
CATHEDRAL CITY OF NORWICH

YOUR HOTEL The Holiday Inn is just a short drive from the Cambridge city centre and is an ideal base for this tour. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool and gym, bar and open plan lounge. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, and tea & coffee making facilities.

SUNDAY Depart from your home area for Norfolk to enjoy the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford. This Norfolk Show is the largest Christmas production in England and is a celebration of Christmas with choirs, carols, and the best organs including the mighty Wurlitzer playing. After the show we head to our hotel in time for dinner.

MONDAY After breakfast enjoy everything that Cambridge has to offer before we head off for home.

PRICE PERSON £195

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £15 8 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Entrance to Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

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