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The Isle Of Wight Festive Special

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9106

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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A festively themed break in the popular resort of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight - a great way to get you in the Christmas spirit!

The Isle of Wight may be just five miles off the mainland, but it’s a different world. Nowhere in the country can match it for geographical variety in its 23 mile long and 13 mile wide, stretch of land. You will find quiet fishing harbours and quaint towns and villages, along with stretches of golden sand and unspoilt, award-winning beaches. More than half the Isle of Wight is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with spectacular scenery and a rich royal heritage, the island has plenty to offer all year round.

We'll whisk you away and over the water on the short crossing from the mainland to your charming hotel in its prime cliff top location overlooking pretty Sandown Bay. With fantastic facilities including a sprung dance floor, games room, and indoor heated swimming pool, you are also within easy reach of Shanklin town centre, old village and lovely seafront. Our festive hotel package offers extra touches including a full Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings on 'Christmas Day' and a gala dinner on 'New Years Eve' plus entertainment each evening.

Whilst on the Isle of Wight for this midweek break, you can spend all your time in resort and relax, or join us as we explore some of the best the island has to offer with a scenic 'Round the Island Tour' and an excursion to nautical Ryde and the charming town of Newport. Not forgetting time for you enjoy the popular resort of Shanklin at your own pace.

Enjoy a fabulous stay on one of the UK's most popular holiday islands, capturing the spirit of the festive season, bringing the magic of Christmas and the celebrations of New Year with like-minded travellers.

An ideal choice for:

* Anyone looking for a festive fun break
* People curious to explore this popular holiday island
* Lovers of picture-perfect settings and scenery
* Starting the Christmas festivities early!

PRICE FROM ? £379 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at your convenient local pick up point this morning, and head to the south coast for your short ferry crossing to the lovely Isle of Wight. The hotel team will meet you on arrival at your comfortable hotel in the popular resort of Shanklin and there will be time to settle in. Perhaps take a stroll for a breath of sea air along the cliff top. Meet in the bar for a complimentary drink, before moving onto the restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal. Retire to the bar/ballroom for an evening of entertainment.

Days 2 to 4

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast each day to set you up properly for your day ahead. Your centrally located hotel makes Shanklin easy to explore. You might like to browse the shops in the quaint old town or visit the lovely gardens of the Chine which lead down to the traditional sea front where an ice cream is good at any time of year, even November!

You'll have plenty of time to relax and explore Shanklin or maybe go even further? Having said that, if you don't want the hassle of organising everything yourself then make sure you join us on our fabulous INCLUDED excursions taking in some of the highlights of the island with on our scenic 'around the island tour' plus an excursion to enjoy free time to explore Ryde and Newport.

Back at the hotel, our package also offers some additional festive inclusions. Relax at the end of each day with your included evening meals plus you can enjoy entertainment every night.

Day 5

After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to the Isle of Wight today. Board your comfortable coach for the short crossing across the Solent, and a relaxing onward journey home full of lovely memories.

Isle of Wight Round the Island Tour

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationToday, we board our coach for a circular tour of the island, which boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and stunning scenery. We will take in plenty of the magnificent views this fabulous isle has to offer, making various stops on the way.

Highlights include the Military Road scenic coastal road to Alum Bay and the famous Needles, the ancient port of Yarmouth which is home to the oldest architecture on the island, including a 16th century castle, and a grade 2 listed pier.

Please note - Route and stops may vary.

Newport

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationNewport on the Isle of Wight has two elegant squares and many fine Georgian and Victorian town houses. The impressive colonnaded Guildhall was designed by John Nash and built in 1816, with the clock tower added in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It now houses the Museum of Island History and the Tourist Information Centre. Shopping in Newport is a pleasure, and there is no better time to find a seasonal bargain. Newport Harbour is just a short walk from the town centre and museums, crafts studios and the Quay Arts Centre are housed in former warehouses.

Ryde

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe resort of Ryde is a welcoming seaside town on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is the Isle's largest town, often referred to as the ’Gateway to the Island’. Take in the views of shimmering waters and the long stretch of golden sands, and the Pier, at nearly half a mile, is one of the oldest and longest piers in the country. Next to the pier is the hovercraft terminal with links to the mainland in less than 10 minutes. Along the Esplanade you will find colourful flowerbeds, a pretty marina and a wonderful selection of boutiques, museums and galleries. The bustling main street has lots of unique shops and eateries flowing downhill to the seafront, making this an ideal visit for everyone.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast and evening meals
  • Festive package including traditional Christmas Dinner, and New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
  • Entertainment every evening
  • Plenty of free time to explore your resort of Shanklin
  • Round the Island tour
  • Excursion to Ryde & Newport
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Ocean View Hotel Shanklin

Enjoy the best location in Shanklin! The Ocean View Hotel offers guests spectacular views from a prime cliff top location overlooking Sandown Bay. Enjoy warm and friendly service with locally sourced produce, light and airy rooms and great in house facilities. The hotel boasts an indoor heated pool, full-size snooker table, coffee shop, bar, dance floor, games room, restaurant and of course, entertainment most evenings. There is a lift to all floors.

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