Isle Of Wight - The Holiday Island 2021
2021- Wight Bay Hotel - 5 Days (CU5ACO)
Fantastic entertainment and great excursions, the Isle of Wight the perfect seaside destination
Stay in the heart of Sandown
Situated 4 miles off England’s South Coast, the Isle of Wight is the UK’s holiday island. This diamond-shaped island is a true gem and was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite spots. Over 60 miles of stunning coastal scenery and quaint villages will appeal to all ages and create lasting memories. Attractions are in plentiful supply on the island, with something to suit everyone. Get a taste of the Isle of Wight’s history and culture by visiting one of the museums or historic sites. A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its famous beaches and the island has the highest number of award-winning beaches in England.
Join us for the excursions to some of the Isle of Wight’s most popular tourist spots including Yarmouth, Alum Bay & The Needles plus an Olde Worlde Wight tour taking in Shanklin, Ryde and Godshill. You'll be staying in the excellent Wight Bay Hotel, well known by Leisruetimers for its hospitality, food and entertainment.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Wight Bay Hotel
The Wight Bay Hotel is situated just within a two-minute walk from the town centre of Sandown, where there is direct access to the long sandy beach and scenic clifftop walks. Here at the Wight Bay Hotel, they pride themselves on providing guests with everything they need to enjoy a fantastic stay. The modern facilities and beautiful rooms, coupled with a friendly team ensure that guests return year after year.
After joining the coach, we head for the English south coast and our short ferry crossing to the lovely Isle of Wight. Once you arrive on the island it is only a short transfer to our delightful hotel. Check-in and unpack before enjoying a tasty dinner and entertainment.
Days 2 - 4
Begin every day with a tasty traditional English breakfast. Make sure you enjoy our INCLUDED excursions to some of the Isle of Wight's most famous destinations including the iconic Needles in Alum Bay. Return to the hotel every evening for more great food and lively entertainment.
After a final hearty breakfast, we make our way home. We’ll be stopping for a coffee/lunch break along the route, before we continue homewards.
'Olde Worlde Wight': Ryde, Shanklin & Godshill
Ryde - The largest town on the island, Ryde has fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, boutique shops, tea-rooms, pubs, restaurants, museums, galleries and a marina. The sea-wall promenade provides a popular walk, passing the Victorian watchtower on the way to Puckpool Park. You can also see the hovercraft coming over the water from Portsmouth.
Shanklin has everything you need for a great holiday. From the long wide sandy beach, perfect for bucket and spade days to the wooded ravine which is Shanklin Chine and the Old Village with its independent shops, restaurants and pubs, you won’t be short of something to do. Shanklin has all the charm of a proper seaside town and set against the dramatic sandstone cliffs, the beach is one of the most stunning walks to take on the island. You could rent a beach hut and watch the world go by or try your hand at the water sports on offer or have a paddle.
Godshill is the quintessential English village and boasts some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight. With its delightful medieval church, charming thatched-roofed cottages and a winding main-street lined with traditional tearooms, Godshill is as picturesque as it is popular. It is also known for being the site of the first ever Isle of Wight Festival, which took place at Ford Farm in 1968. Whatever your interests there are plenty of things to do here. Along with its collection of traditional tearooms, the village contains an interesting range of shops offering local crafts and produce, such as ciders, pickles, mustards and biscuits. There is also a very popular and highly detailed model village. The medieval All Saints Church (which gave the village its name!) overlooks the village from the hill and is a short but steep climb up either the steps or Church Hollow road.
Yarmouth, Alum Bay & The Needles & Arreton Barns
Yarmouth town is located on the North-West of the island and acts as one of the gateways to the Island with one of the main ferry services operating from its harbour. This historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Yar and contains some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, including a 16th Century castle.
Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. Many homes around the world have a glass object filled with sand as a memento of a visit to Alum Bay and The Needles, but perhaps less well known is the recent history of Alum Bay. Approximately 70 million years ago, the sea bed rose, was eroded and then sank beneath the sea again. The new sea was shallow and it laid down a series of sands and clays. Some 10 million years later, movement in the bedrock caused these sediments to be pushed nearly vertically to form the multi-coloured cliffs that are visible today. The Needles are impressive chalk stacks just beyond Alum Bay, on the outermost stack stands the Needles Lighthouse, and a popular photograph opportunity for visitors, either in the calm weather where the beautiful blue sea contrasts with the white rocks or in stormier weather when the waves crash.
Whatever time of year you visit, have your cameras at the ready! In the heart of the beautiful countryside is Arreton Barns, is the Isle of Wight’s largest arts and crafts centre. There are a vast array of studios showcasing the best work from local artisans and craftspeople. Browse the shops to find interesting and unique gifts to take home for yourself or loved ones, pop into the farm shop or stroll around the stunning grounds.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 4 nights hotel with dinner and breakfast
- Nightly entertainment
- Excursion tour of Olde Worlde Wight (Ryde, Shanklin & Godshill)
- Excursion to Yarmouth, Alum Bay & The Needles & Arreton Barns
- Free time to explore on your own
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY
It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.
Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements.
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