& Isles of Scilly
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We’re delighted to showcase our collection of holidays to Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. Whether it’s a short break or longer stay, a holiday close to home is the perfect way to escape from everyday life, but with minimal travel and no jetlag!
The Isle of Man is set in the Irish Sea and is renowned for its more relaxed way of life and offers the opportunity to indulge in the great outdoors.
The Isle of Wight is an island of contrasts. This idyllic corner of England ranges from the rolling downs and broad estuaries of the north to the sea-beaten cliffs of the south.
The Isles of Scilly is a location where the skies seem bigger, the white sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and the horizon disappears into infinity sounds as though it must be thousands of miles away.
The majority of hotel accommodation in the British Isles carries an official grading, which is awarded by an independent authority. Most awards are made under the Visit Britain scheme, although some properties may have opted to be graded by the AA. However, the grading criteria are very similar, so the grades are comparable. Properties are inspected annually and must comply with local regulations as well as meeting set grading criteria. Accommodation is broadly divided into three categories:
- Hotel - usually offering a wider range of facilities and services, which will be detailed within the brochure description.
- Guest accommodation - typically smaller guest houses – often family run - possibly only offering bed and breakfast, where quality is more important than facilities and services.
- Self-catering - perfect for families or friends travelling together seeking more space and flexibility.
Accommodation within each category, is awarded a star grade, but be aware that even where the number of stars is the same the actual standards will differ as the grading criteria vary according to the accommodation type, so it is important to be aware of the accommodation category. In Jersey only, some properties are awarded “red” stars, which indicate a superior accommodation within the grade and category. The designator Metro is assigned to hotels which do not provide formal dining every night of the week, although they may still offer snacks or bar meals. Where official grades are known, we include these in our descriptions. We offer accommodation of all types from the simplest at the lower end of the scale to the more comfortable with a more extensive range of services and facilities at the higher end. Please read the descriptions in our brochure (and ask our staff for more information if you need it) to enable you to choose the one which is right for you.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight & Isles of Scilly. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
By sea: For the Channel Islands, you can travel by fast ferry from Poole or by conventional ferry from Portsmouth and to the Isle of Man, you have the choice of fast ferry and traditional ferry from Liverpool or Heysham. For the Isle of Wight you can travel from Portsmouth, Lymington or Southampton. It’s great value especially if you take your own car, or even pick up a hire car on arrival, as you have so much more freedom to see the sights. Scheduled passenger services to the Isles of Scilly are operated by Scillonion II from Penzance (Mar- Oct only). Avoiding the hassle of busy airports and the luggage limits is a bonus for families. All the ferries have shops, entertainment and restaurants on board (Isle of Wight ferry has lounge and cafe bar only), so you can start your holiday feeling relaxed and raring to go.
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By air: One of the great things about the islands is that they have an easily accessible airport (except Isle of Wight, Sark & Herm) and there are flights from up to 25 regional airports, so there is likely to be an airport near you serving one or more of our destinations. Flights are operated by a variety of carriers including a number of low cost airlines, who offer attractive prices for short breaks or longer stays. We are happy to book your low cost airline for you and are able to offer flights with airlines such as Aurigny, Blue Islands, flybe, easyJet, Jet2 while Skybus operate flights to the Isles of Scilly from the south west. Booking with Premier Holidays means you can take advantage of the best rates available at the time of booking, whilst also enjoying complete PEACE OF MIND, as you will also benefit from the security of knowing that your money is safe under our ATOL protection.
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Resort transfers: Resort transfers are not included in our holidays. Pre-bookable return transfers are available in Jersey for £13 and Guernsey for £15 per adult (shared coach transfer). Private taxi transfers are also available. Please ask for prices. Children receive 50% reduction.
Please note there is limited availability of taxis at airports and ports. Should you choose not to pre-book your transfers we cannot guarantee that a taxi will always be available upon arrival.
Car hire: Car hire is available in Jersey and Guernsey with Europcar and with Athol in the Isle of Man. To enable you to take advantage of the best rates available the price will be confirmed at the time of booking.
We are able to offer a wide selection of vehicles from a small 3 door car up to a 7 seater people carrier. There are more limited numbers of larger vehicles and automatic vehicles, so you are advised to book early if you require these.