8 Day Isle of Wight & Osborne House
25 May - 1 June
8 days/7 nights DBB at the Shanklin Hotel, indoor swimming pool, a lift serves all floors, evening entertainment.
Saturday: We depart Blackpool and the Fylde via our door to door taxi service · with comfort stops en-route, heading to · Portsmouth to catch the Wrightlink ferry to the Island, before arriving in time for check-in and evening meal.
Sunday: Free day at leisure in and around Shanklin. Shanklin Old Village is a perennial attraction where most of the picturesque cottages are clustered around the thatched Crab Inn, within walking distance is Shanklin's famous Chine. The Chines Heritage centre features an exhibition about PLUTO - the pipeline under the ocean, which was laid to pump fuel across the channel for the Normandy invasion forces.
Monday: We have a grand tour of the island via Ventnor, Brighstone and Yarmouth.
Tuesday: We have an included visit to Osborne House and gardens, the former royal residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, now operated by English Heritage.
Wednesday: We visit Godshill and Cowes.
Thursday: We have a day excursion, destination to be arranged whilst on the Island.
Friday: Free day at leisure. Don't forget your bus pass!!
Saturday: After breakfast we depart back to Blackpool and the Fylde to meet our return door to door taxi service.
£70.00 Single supplement