Isle of Wight
We return again to this beautiful island with its excellent climate and mile upon mile of sandy beaches and unspoilt coastline. Located just three miles from the mainland, the minute you step onto the island, your holiday has begun. Splendid white cliffs, sparkling waters, picturesque villages and a host of interesting things to do.
Trouville Hotel, 3 Star
10-16 Esplanade, Sandown Tel 01983 402141
Situated centrally on Sandown’s seafront opposite the golden beach with panoramic views over the sweep of Sandown and Shanklin Bay. The Trouville is the ideal place to relax in the Isle of Wight. Lift.
Saturday 30 May 8 Days £615
Single Supplement £30. Insurance £25
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
7 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, return ferry crossing from Portsmouth. Visit to Osborne House.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to the North of England for our overnight stop.
DAY 2 After breakfast we travel to Portsmouth to catch the 45 minute ferry to the Isle of Wight, arriving at our hotel, late afternoon.
DAY 3 At Leisure
DAY 4 The day begins with a visit to the traditional seaside resort of Sandown, before continuing to Ryde with its pier almost half a mile long. In the afternoon, we visit Queen Victoria’s favourite country home – Osborne House, unchanged for over a century.
DAY 5 Today’s tour begins in the Victorian Spa resort of Ventnor before continuing to Freshwater Bay. At the western most point of the island are The Needles and nearby is Alum Bay, home of the famous coloured sand. Before returning to Shanklin, we visit Godshill, a popular thatched village of “Chocolate Box” prettiness.
DAY 6 Our excursion today takes us to Cowes, a renowned yachting centre and home of World Yachting. It has played host to some of the greatest international sailing events and has a sailing history second to none. We then visit Newport, the island’s capital in the afternoon.
DAY 7 We leave Shanklin and make our way to the ferry for our crossing to Portsmouth. We then travel back to North England for our overnight stop.
DAY 8 After breakfast, we travel homeward.