Situated just off England's South coast, the Isle of Wight is littered with picturesque villages and bustling small towns making it the perfect destination at any time of year.
In the towns you’ll find a great range of shops including local boutique stores and familiar high street brands. If you’re indulging in some serious retail therapy, stop off in one the coffee shops or cafes and refuel with some delicious coffee and homemade cake.
Monday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way to the ferry port for our crossing to the Isle of Wight, arriving at the hotel late afternoon.
Tuesday: This morning we head out for a round the island tour on our coach.
Wednesday: An excursion to Osborne House, of which Queen Victoria once said, ‘It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot’. Visit the palatial seaside retreat and get an intimate glimpse of Victoria’s royal family life, including the Swiss Cottage, where her children played at their once private beach.
Thursday: Today is your free day in Shanklin to explore as you choose.
Friday: We bid a fond farewell to the hotel staff this morning as we make our way back to the ferry port, we then head to Hugglescote, with a stop en route.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
Roberts Gold Service
4 nights hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast
A tour of the Island on our coach
Journey on the Isle of Steam Railway
Free time in Shanklin
The Channel View Hotel***
Hope Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The hotel occupies a cliff top position overlooking the beautiful Shanklin Bay. This very popular hotel has been owned and managed by the same family for over 26 years, during which they have earned a reputation to be proud of. The town of Shanklin is approximately a 15-minute walk from the hotel and an additional five minutes will take you to the picturesque old village of Shanklin with its thatched cottages, pubs and famous Chine.
All bedrooms are well appointed with en suite, tea/coffee making facilities, television, direct dial telephone and hair dryer. Many of the hotel’s bedrooms have a view of the sea, as does the sun lounge and terrace.
No single supplement on the first 3 single rooms available.
Classic (side sea view) £16 per person per stay, Superior (front sea view) £40 per person per stay.