Delights Of The Isle

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

£319 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 200

Tour: Delights Of The Isle

Resort: Shanklin

Days: 8

Date Travelling: 28 April 2019

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: The Shanklin Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway & Cowes

  • Departing from Havenstreet, our train is powered by a vintage, restored locomotive. (Rail fare included in tour cost).
  • Our scenic journey takes us via unspoiled countryside and rural railway stations.
  • The Train Story Discovery Centre's static collection adds to the experience.
  • 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 3 - Newport & Ryde

  • Capital, county town and commercial centre of the island with a pedestrianized town centre.
  • Roman Villa with a well preserved mosaic and heating system (entry fee may apply).
  • Close to the town centre, the quay is visited by many yachts from the mainland and Europe.
  • 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.

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - Godshill Half Day

  • 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 7 - 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 8 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

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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