Seventy Ten Travel

Who wants a holiday?

Posted July 3, 2020 by seventyten
It’s now official. From the 6th July, the Foreign Office will remove it’s non-essential travel advice and there should be no need to quarantine on returning from a number of countries, including France, Spain and Greece. 

So we feel now it’s time for some unashamed promotion.  Many of you will not yet feel ready to travel abroad, but If you are thinking of taking a holiday at some point this year or next, please do get in touch. We’d be delighted to help with any request large or small. 

We’ll not only save you time, we’ll also guide you through all the potential pitfalls and regulations, whilst utilising our experience built up over many years to ensure you make the most of your precious time away. 

For those thinking further ahead than the summer, we’ll offer fully refundable deposits until 4 or 5 weeks before departure – so you can make plans without the fear of losing deposits should you need to rethink. 

Availability is already in very short supply over some periods, so we would urge those contemplating travelling in the next year to book their spots now.

Some Europe ideas to save your summer…..

Though most might find the prospect of international travel still a little daunting, for those bold enough to take the plunge there are some unprecedented deals out there.  This might just be the opportunity to take that luxury holiday you’d been reluctant to justify but always dreamed of.  We’ve highlighted some great deals in Europe – we can provide you with full details extra measures in place for all these options.

Private Villas

A stay in a hotel might be a little different to normal, so a villa is a good compromise. 

We’ve detailed a few nice ideas, but if you’re looking for a villa, then do get in touch and we can utilise our broad range of contacts.  Based on the current British guidelines up to two families would be able to stay together. On Mallorca, the 5 bedroom, beachfront Villa Marisa has 30% off, saving nearly £1,000.   If you’re craving some Italian delicacies then Puglia is a great pick, there are some really beautiful remote villas or Trullos, we can arrange a shopping and/or cook service, so you won’t need to venture out.  Finally, there are lots of options on the Greek islands, many will still be served by direct flights.  So, if you fancy some reliable warm weather this summer and a lovely house with a pool, then do let us know and we’ll send you some personally curated options. 

Dias Cove - 30% Off and Free All-Inclusive

Dias Cove is one of our favourite luxury hotels in Greece. On the island of Crete it sits in a dreamy private cove that elicits visions of the romantic Greece of old.  There is nothing old about the hotel though, it’s the epitome of contemporary chique and would not be out of place in St Barths.  During the holidays, it’s perfect for a stylish family holiday with good sized suites and lots of private villas which will certainly be in demand. In September it will be great for couples looking for complete relaxation  

Price: £8,995 for a Family of 4, All-Inclusive, with flights and transfers – departing 1st August.

Santorini and Mykonos

This summer is the time to visit Santorini and Mykonos.  Victims of their own success, both islands in recent years have become somewhat overcrowded during the season.  With potentially much less international and certainly less intercontinental travel this summer numbers should be much lower than normal.  The beauty of Santorini is simply staggering, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Having a sunset dinner atop the caldera, should be on any couples bucket list.  The Carribean like beaches of Mykonos make the perfect compliment to a few days in Santorini.  Both islands are home to beautiful hotels with some great summer offers. 

From: £1,355 per person sharing:  3 nights Istoria Santorini and 4 nights Myknonian Imperial, with flights transfers and ferries. 

Le Roche Rouge, St Raphael

The new kid on the block in the French Riviera is a real breath of fresh air.  It’s designed to be a haven of peace and tranquility, rather than a place to be seen.  It sits on a small pebble beach opposite Ile d’Or and is a short walk from a larger sandy beach. There’s a stunning rock hewn sea water swimming pool overlapping the Med and sleek 30m heated pool.  With a limited occupancy this summer, social distancing will be a breeze and your batteries are sure to be recharged. 

Hotel only price: £2,180 per person sharing, 7 nights with breakfast in a Deluxe Sea View Room  

Or some UK holiday ideas…..

For many, this year will be the summer of the “staycation”, we we’ve included some interesting ideas for places you might not have considered. 

North Northumberland

I was fortunate enough to have grown up in North Northumberland, near Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Holy Island. This is an absolutely stunning coastline (AONB), I have very happy childhood memories sledging down the giant sand dunes of Chiswick Beach, adrenaline fueled beach gallops on Lindisfarne, picnics below the ornate Bamburgh Castle and the arcades of Seahouses (the gateway to the Farne Islands).  Inland is equally beautiful, there are some great walks in the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park, a walk, swim and jump at Linhope Spout Waterfall is an absolute must! 

Easily reached by car or train, this area can be combined with Yorkshire or the vibrant cities of Newcastle or Edinburgh. 

The Isles of Scilly

These beautiful islands will be busy this summer, but we should still be able to find something wonderful.  The islands have some of the most beautiful beaches in the Kingdom and when the weather is right, could be mistaken for the Carribean.  If you’re looking for a bit of life and unique British culture then St Mary’s is the place, it’s the most accessible with regular flights from Lands End, Newquay or Exeter and ferries from Penzance.  There are lots of holiday houses to rent by the week, or hotels for shorter stays.  For a little more seclusion, there’s the private island of Tresco with it’s own direct flights, beautiful sub-tropical gardens and an array of holiday accommodation.  The small island of St Martins has some of the most beautiful beaches and the beautiful beachfront hotel Karma is perfect for couples and families. 

The Channel Islands

Again, will be very popular this year and perhaps the best closest to International travel many will get.  Jersey is a really great destination for families looking for a quintessential family bucket and spade holiday. There’s plenty to do if god forbid there’s a rainy day, the Durrell Wildlife Park now even has its own eco Glamping accommodation.  We’ve had good feedback from clients staying at L’Horizon hotel which is set on one of the island’s best beaches.  There is the added bonus of not having to fly if you don’t want to.  For a true Channel Island experience though, you must combine Jersey or Guernsey with one of the smaller islands like Alderney, Herm or Sark. All of which have their own unique and utterly charming character. 

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