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Diamond Isle Explorer, Shanklin & Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

Mon 26 - Fri 30 July OR Mon 27 Sep - Fri 1 Oct 2021: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Shanklin in the Isle of Wight with Johnsons Coaches staying at the Channel View Hotel

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Monday 26th to Friday 30th July 2021

Monday 27th September to Friday 1st October 2021


Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt coastal scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination. The Island is situated just 5 miles off the mainland coast and occupies 147 square miles including many designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Shanklin is probably the island’s best known resort and combines the traditions of the ‘Old Village’ with the modern seaside resort.


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ seating or Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Return ferry crossings

  • 4 nights half board

  • Entrances to Carisbrooke Castle & Osborne House (EH)


Not included: All lunches



We travel south, making a suitable stop for lunch en-route before boarding the ferry to the Island, arriving at our hotel during the late afternoon.


Our tour starts with a visit to Carisbrooke Castle (EH), an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king’s prison and a royal summer residence. After lunch we arrive at Osborne House (EH) Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home. There’s an opportunity to visit Victoria and Albert’s private apartments, their bathing beach and children’s play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraces with stunning views across the Solent.


Travel to maritime Cowes, the yachting centre of England, split into two by the mouth of the River Medina. On the return journey visit the picturesque old village of Godshill with its delightful thatched cottages, gift shops, tea rooms, ice cream parlours, two pubs and a church up on the hill.


We board our coach for a tour of the west side of the island which boasts spectacular coastline and stunning scenery, affording plenty of magnificent views. We travel via Ventnor to the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark, Needles Park which boasts fabulous ocean views and is home to the iconic chair lift which operates from the cliff top at Alum Bay down to the beach where we can see the Needles Rocks and coloured sand. We then continue to Yarmouth making our way back to the hotel.


Departing our hotel after breakfast we return homeward making a convenient stop for lunch en-route arriving home in the early evening.

Your Hotel


3* Channel View Hotel, Shanklin

The Channel View Hotel is in a unique location occupying an elevated cliff-top position overlooking Shanklin bay. Restaurant, Bar, Indoor Pool, Sauna & Solarium. Mobility Grade: 3 – Elevated position but Hotel has good accessibility for all. A few isolated steps throughout but lift to all floors.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Mon 26 - Fri 30 July 2021 (Luxury Traveller Coach): £699

Mon 27 Sep - Fri 1 Oct 2021 (Club Class Coach): £649


Departs 9.00am (Jul) 10.30am (Sep)

Returns 6.30pm (Both Dates)



Single Room: Nil | Holiday Insurance: £29.50


The Luxury Traveller departure includes the £5 per person per day ‘Luxury Traveller’ coach supplement.

All prices are per person & are for the entire tour.

Reductions available for (EH) English Heritage Members where shown.



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Henley Feeder Meet Point Liveridge House - Feeder Meeting Point
Joining main coach at Depot
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden
Peartree Services A34 Pear Tree Services on the A34, Oxford
Just off Pear Tree Island, Near the Park & Ride

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