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Seaside Towns The Needles

Resort - Shanklin

Overview

Shanklin boasts a long, safe sandy beach which lies at the foot of the spectacular cliffs on which most of the town is situated. The two are connected by a cliff lift. The traditional seaside part of town blends into the picturesque thatched cottages of Shanklin Old Town at the head of the impressive Shanklin Chine. The delightful nature trail through the Chine is not to be missed and includes a surprising relic of the Second World War - a section of PLUTO, the Pipeline Under The Ocean, which was used to pump fuel under the sea to France for the Normandy landings. Although a quieter and more intimate resort than Sandown it nevertheless has its own theatre, lively pubs and entertainments.

Prices from

£189 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5200EC

Tour: Seaside Towns The Needles

Resort: Shanklin

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 28 February 2022

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: The Shanklin Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Alum Bay & Godshill

  • Famed for its multi-colour sand cliffs.
  • Home of the 'Needles' rocks and lighthouse.
  • The 'free admission' Needles Pleasure Park offers a chair-lift ride to the beach (fees may apply for individual rides)
  • The picture-postcard village of Godshill includes an imposing church and thatched cottages.
  • In the churchyard lie several unusual monuments.
  • Local attractions include a model village (entry fees may apply).

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 4 - Ryde & Cowes

  • Shop-lined Union Street slopes gently down to the beach and prom.
  • Royal Victoria Arcade houses fashion boutiques, antique shops and a market in the old cellars.
  • Explore the harbour, theatre, putting greens, swimming pool and ice-skating arena.
  • A small, bustling and colourful town, centred around the sport and industry of yachting.
  • The town is split in two by the River Medina, which is crossed by a floating bridge.
  • Cowes' pedestrianised High Street is a pleasant place to explore on foot and for shopping.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches and at the interchanges, unless they are unable to do so due to breathing difficulties or a disability. Customers unable to wear a face covering are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers and interchange teams will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All feeder vehicles will be required to operate in accordance with our Alfa Coaches Covid-secure procedures. Customers will be required to adhere to safety measures at interchange, which are likely to include restrictions on the capacity numbers in the services at any one time and socially distanced queues both inside and outside the Services. We will be utilising employees at the interchange as marshals, to make sure passengers are following the correct social distancing measures whilst providing extra reassurance and support. Random customer temperature checks by members of the team wearing appropriate PPE will be undertaken at the interchange. All excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

The Shanklin Hotel

One of the best known hotels on the island, The Shanklin is situated in Shanklin town with superb views from its magnificent Starlite Restaurant and many bedrooms. Shanklin Old Village is a few minutes walk away and the beach is accessible via the nearby cliff lift.

Contact Details

Shanklin Hotel
Clarendon Road

Tel No: 01983 862286

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