This really is a most beautiful holiday island with everything to offer the holiday maker – warm climate, varied scenery, and a refreshing atmosphere. A firm favourite destination for both Queen Victoria and our clients!
This 3 star hotel is located just a short walk to the beach. Built in the 1860’s the “house” still retains its sense of history whilst providing comfortable accommodation enhanced by its original Victorian features. All rooms are en-suite and have a TV, CD player and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms available on request.
Monday From your front door to the waiting coach for the morning drive south to Portsmouth and the ferry to Fishbourne. We arrive at our holiday hotel in Shanklin late afternoon where a welcome tea or coffee will be served.
Tuesday Today a chance to get your bearings on the island during a scenic tour around the south and west travelling via Blackgang to visit the Isle of Wight Pearl Centre, then onto Freshwater with views of the famous Needles before visiting the quaint village of Yarmouth and picturesque Calbourne passing the only working water mill on the island.
Wednesday Today we drive to the north of the island for a nostalgic ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Train. Take a ride behind a vintage steam locomotive and breathe in the evocative aromas of a real steam railway, while your eyes and ears thrill to the puffing and hissing of the steam engine. Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and enjoy a unique view of some of the island.
Thursday A morning visit to the picture postcard village of Godshill with its exceptional model village. This afternoon we visit the magnificent Osborne House. This truly elegant building was constructed between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who in fact designed the house himself, as a retreat from the pomp and ceremony of Windsor. Victoria died here in 1901 and her apartments now remain untouched.
FridayWe make our way, soon after breakfast, to the ferry port for the return sailing to the mainland then north to arrive in our home area mid to late afternoon.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG