Holiday Tour Details
Isle of Wight Description
The Isle of Wight has recently been crowned a UNESCO Biosphere and offers a stunning array of contrasting landscapes along with many fascinating experiences. Our base in the lovely town of Ryde is superbly situated overlooking the sparkling waters of the Solent and is in easy reach of the whole island.
Isle of Wight Itinerary
Sunday We travel from Cornwall to Hampshire and board the ferry for the Isle of Wight. Upon arrival on the island we make our way to Ryde and our hotel.
Monday A full day excursion via Yarmouth and the regatta town of Cowes, to the famous Needles allowing time for lunch. In the afternoon we have a break for afternoon tea at the peaceful Quarr Abbey. In the visitor centre we learn what the abbey is and what the monks who live here do.
Tuesday Today is free to explore the Victorian town of Ryde. The town has many attractions and delights of its own but also has excellent transport links for those of us who wish to venture further afield.
Wednesday Our tour today includes Shanklin Old Village which contains some of the oldest dwellings on the Island and the old Victorian health resort of Ventnor. In the afternoon we have a break at the lovely Donkey Sanctuary and visit what is arguably the islands prettiest village, Godshill.
Thursday This morning we travel inland to the excellent Carisbrooke Castle, once a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden. We have eight hundred years of history to discover. Our afternoon is free to enjoy Ryde.
Friday After a good breakfast we depart our hotel for the short drive to the ferry and then return to Cornwall arriving home early evening.
Isle of Wight Hotel
The three star Royal Esplanade Hotel is a beautiful Victorian listed building situated on the sea front.
Wifi, lift, porterage, hot drink facilities & entertainment
Isle of Wight Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Free optional travel insurance
5 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome drink on arrival
Excursions as detailed
Visit to Quarr Abbey & Visitor Centre
Visit to the Donkey Sanctuary
Admission to Carisbrooke Castle
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Isle of Wight Further Information
Limited number of single rooms at no supplement
Home pick up £15 per person
£75 non-refundable deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel