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Shanklin & The Isle of Wight

Shanklin & The Isle of Wight

Sat 3 June & Fri 29 Sept 2017: Join Johnsons Coaches for a 7 day escorted coach holiday to Shanklin & the Isle of Wight visiting Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Ryde, Godshill and Newport.

The ‘Diamond Isle’ as it is known, has peaceful beauty and an indefinable charm with a stunning coastline fringed with safe, sandy beaches, whilst inland, amidst picturesque countryside; there are quaint villages and bustling market towns just waiting to be explored.


Your Holiday Includes

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Return Ferry

  • 6 nights half board

  • Entrance to Osborne House (EH) & Whippingham Church

  • Brading Roman Villa Visitors Centre, Rosemary Vineyard & Waltzing Waters

  • Carisbrooke Castle (EH)

Not included: All lunches


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Day 1

We journey south for our ferry sailing to the Isle of Wight, arriving at our hotel during the afternoon.

Day 2

A leisurely tour of the island. On the west of the island there is spectacular scenery, where sheer cliffs plunge down to the English Channel. We visit Freshwater Bay before reaching Alum Bay, with its colourful sands and famed Needles rocks.

Day 3

We visit Whippingham Church, with its connections to Queen Victoria followed by Osborne House (EH), her seaside residence. Marvel at the sumptuous décor of the Royal Apartments and take an intimate glimpse into the private life of the Victorian royal family.

Day 4

At day at leisure in Shanklin.

Day 5

A morning excursion to Brading Roman Villa, one of the finest Roman sites in the UK with its award winning visitors centre and museum. We then make our way to Rosemary Vineyard for a tour of the winery and sample some of the quality wines, juices, liqueurs and ciders that are produced here. We then travel to Ryde where a very original synchronized light, music and water display can be viewed at the Waltzing Waters Arts Centre

Day 6

We travel to Carisbrooke Castle, a mighty, medieval fortress, where King Charles I was held prisoner before his trial and execution. We then visit the islands main town, Newport, with its quay and two elegant squares surrounded by period architecture.

Day 7

Departing our hotel we pause at the quintessential English village of Godshill with its traditional tea shops, model village and Old Smithy before catching our ferry back to the mainland and onwards to the Midlands.

Your Hotel

Channel View Hotel, Shanklin

The Channel View Hotel is in a unique location occupying an elevated cliff-top position overlooking Shanklin bay. This 3 Star category hotel is owned by The Gino Family who personally oversee all aspects of this popular hotel. 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.


Hotel Facilities:


· Restaurant

· Lounge/Bar

· Indoor Pool, Sauna and Solarium

· En Suite Bedrooms 

· TV 

· Hairdryer 

· Hospitality Tray 

· Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


7 Day Tours

Saturday 3 – Friday 9 June 2017 – £759

Friday 29 September – Thursday 5 October 2017 – £745


Tour Departs By: 9.30am (Jun) 8.00am (Sep)

Returns By: 7.30pm


Times are approximate




Single Room: Nil

Side Sea View: £24

Sea View Superior: £60

Holiday Insurance: £27


Reductions available for (EH) English Heritage Members


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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