Railway Lines & Vines 5 Days - Shanklin Hotel
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - IoW Steam Railway & Newport
Capital, county town and commercial centre of the island with a pedestrianized town centre. /nNearby lies a Roman Villa with a well preserved mosaic and heating system (entry fee may apply)./nClose to the town centre, the quay is visited by many yachts from the mainland and Europe./nDeparting from Havenstreet, our train is powered by a vintage, restored locomotive. (Rail fare included in tour cost). /nOur scenic journey takes us via unspoiled countryside and rural railway stations./nThe Train Story Discovery Centre's static collection adds to the experience./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Full Day - Rosemary Vineyard, Ryde & Cowes
Rosemary Vineyard is the island’s largest vineyard./nA tour around the vineyard and working winery are included in your tour cost./nWatch the pressing, filtering and bottling process in action before sampling the end product!/nShop-lined Union Street slopes gently down to the beach and prom./nRoyal Victoria Arcade houses fashion boutiques, antique shops and a market in the old cellars./nExplore the harbour, theatre, putting greens, swimming pool and ice-skating arena./nA small, bustling and colourful town, centred around the sport and industry of yachting./nThe town is split in two by the River Medina, which is crossed by a floating bridge. /nCowes' pedestrianised High Street is a pleasant place to explore on foot and for shopping. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
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. Facilities include an impressive reception area, splendid bar, spectacular Starlite Restaurant with dance floor, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna. The Shanklin Hotel has 102 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC (almost all have bath with shower over the bath). All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the bar lounge. The Shanklin Hotel is the ultimate choice for tourists looking for coach holidays to Shanklin.