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For booking enquiries, please call us on: 01257 248000
Our opening hours are:
9am – 5pm/ Monday – Friday
Closed / Saturday
Closed / Sunday
Alfa Travel Ltd, Euxton Lane, Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6AF
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.
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.
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.
Joining your Alfa holiday
Take the stress out of your holiday travel arrangements. Choose from our extensive list of local joining points and make the journey part of your holiday, as you travel in comfort to your holiday destination.
Local Pick-up Points
We will pick you up close to home and take you to your nearest interchange where you will embark on your tour coach and be whisked away to your holiday destination.
We have 5 interchanges across the UK:
Your Interchange will be - North East Tours – Bowburn Interchange (A1 (M), Junction 61)
Joining your Alfa Holiday is now even more convenient. If you want to join your tour coach en-route to your chosen resort we’ll pick you up on the way.
For selected tours we can pick you up at:
North East Tours – North Allerton, Scotch Corner, Chester-le-Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Leeming Bar, Bowburn Durham Services (A1 (M), Junction 61)
Park and Tour
For only £6 per day you can book parking at selected locations for the duration of your holiday. So if you prefer to drive, leave your car and join your coach en-route then why not enquire about our Park and Tour locations. For more information please call our reservations team.
For selected tours we can pick you up at:
North East Tours – Bowburn Durham Services (A1 (M), Junction 61) – All destinations
European Holidays – Join Direct at Dover
If it is more convenient to drive to Dover to join your tour coach, there is FREE PARKING at Dover for the duration of your holiday. This service is available for all Continental Europe tours.
Most of our holidays are operated by our own fleet of mostly modern Mercedes luxury coaches, all of which have an on board washroom and are air conditioned. We also work with selected third party coach operators who supplement our own fleet during peak periods. The facilities on third party coaches can vary, but the majority have air conditioning. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport and the Coach Tourism Association – bodies established to encourage standards of excellence in our industry.