This site uses cookies. See our cookie policy


Brugge Weekend 4 days 23 – 26 March 2018

Brugge once a modest fortification, later a trading centre of world fame and the cradle of Flemish Art, Brugge is now unique in Europe.  Wander round this living city in virtually unspoilt surroundings.  Whether you intend to study fascinating history or prefer to merely relax in the atmosphere created by it, Brugge provides the perfect break.  Admire the Flemish primitivities in museums, such as the Groeninge and St John’s Hospital.  Make the acquaintance of Burgundian Dukes in the Gruuthuse Palace or the Church of Our Lady.  Watch the lace makers plying their bobbins near the Beguinage, share romantic moments beside the Lake of Love.  Listen to the Belfry’s melodious chimes.  Cruise along the picturesque canals.  Amble past weathered gables in a horse drawn coach.  Forget your diet and sample that sumptuous Belgian chocolate.  Perfect for strolling and shopping, for entertainment and eating out, enjoy your weekend in Brugge.

YOUR HOTEL The 4* Portinari Hotel, which has been totally refurbished, is centrally located alongside the Market square. All rooms have full private facilities as well as television, radio, telephone and mini bar.  There will be a welcome drink wine, beer or orange juice taken early evening.  There is a lift to all floors. Price includes sumptuous buffet breakfast.

FRIDAY We make an early start from Kettlewell’s depot for the journey to Dover and the short sea crossing to Calais.  Time to enjoy lunch on board and visit the duty free shops.  We expect to arrive in Brugge at teatime.  Time to relax before sampling dinner at one of the many restaurants.

SATURDAY After a lovely buffet breakfast you are at leisure to make the most of Brugge according to your taste. First on your list must be the fabulous market which is held in the square in front of our hotel.

SUNDAY   Another day to please yourself, perhaps take a ride on the canals, take a horse drawn carriage or the local sightseeing tour bus with commentary. We are not too far away from the train station you may wish to visit another city, the choice is endless.

MONDAY We leave this beautiful city just before lunch for our return journey to Calais and home, arriving early evening.

PRICE PER PERSON                                      £310

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT                                   £100  4 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Depart from Kettlewell’s Yard car parking available if required. Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet, hot and cold drinks facilities. Accompanied throughout. Three nights Bed and Buffet Breakfast.

A valid Passport is required. European Health Insurance card (free) & travel insurance are recommended.

Jersey by air from Doncaster or East Midlands 8 Days 2 – 9 June 2018

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.


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 Doncaster/East Midlands 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 Doncaster/East Midlands where your Kettlewell’s coach will be waiting to return you home.

PRICE PER PERSON                           £599

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT                         £175

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 Doncaster/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. European Health Insurance card (free) & travel insurance are 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.

for a place or event