Shanklin & Xmas At Osborne House 5 Days-Shanklin
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 - Ryde & Sandown
Explore two of the island’s most popular seaside resorts today as we make our way to Ryde – once much-loved by Queen Victoria here you will find long stretches of sandy beaches and a thriving independent shopping scene. We also visit Sandown – a traditional seaside town in a sheltered bay with a magnificent pier and a whole host of attractions./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Excursion to Festive Osborne House
Admire the beautiful decorations and stunning Christmas trees at opulent Osborne House and learn more about Queen Victoria's Christmas celebrations. Many of today's most treasured festive traditions originated in Victorian times and typically, the house would be adorned with 12 splendid Christmas trees around which the Royal family would celebrate./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, 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.