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Spring on the Isle of Wight

Spring on the Isle of Wight

Door to Door Service


Door to Door Service

Renowned for its mild climate, the Isle of Wight is an ideal choice for this early spring holiday. Shanklin offers a wide range of attractions to suit all ages & all weathers from the brilliant beach to the historic Shanklin Chine. A visit to the Ventnor Botanic Gardens where plants that would normally grow in greenhouses thrive in the micro climate of Undercliffe is a must as is a visit to pretty Godshill with its picture postcard cottages. The Pearl Centre, Alum Bay with its coloured sands and Freshwater Bay with its stunning views of the Needles are all visited during our stay on the island.


Bourne Country House Hotel, Shanklin***

A 3-star hotel in an impressive position overlooking the sea and coast just outside Shanklin Old Village. The hotel has its own bar and lounge and 5-star Isle of Wight Council Assessed restaurant. The hotels leisure facilities which are free to guests include swimming pool, Jacuzzi "far" infra-red sauna and mini gym. All the bedrooms have coffee/tea facilities, TV, telephone and hairdryer


Price includes

  • Door to door pick up service

  • Elite coach travel

  • 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Admission to Ventnor Botanic Garden

  • Afternoon visit to Godshill

  • Round the Island Tour

  • Day at leisure in Shanklin





Day 1

The holiday starts with a pick up from home by one of our taxis or minibuses which will bring you through to the coach. Once on board there will be no further pick ups a we head for Portsmouth to catch the ferry over to the Isle of Wight. A suitable top will be made before reaching Portsmouth and we expect to arrive at the hotel in plenty of time to unpack and freshen up before dinner.

Day 2

After breakfast we head first to Ventnor where, nestling in the microclimate of The Undercliff, is Ventnor Botanic Garden a subtropical and exotic plant collection unrivalled elsewhere in the UK. Plants which would normally be found in protected glasshouses thrive and naturalise in geographical plantings based on the Mediterranean zones of the world. Spend the morning here and then grab a bite to eat before the coach leaves Ventnor and travels to the village of Godshill. This quintessential English village boasts some of the oldest architecture on the island with its delightful medieval church & thatched cottages Godshill is as picturesque as it is popular. From here it is a short journey back to the hotel

Day 3

A day at leisure today. Shanklin Chine is less than half a mile away and a walk along the Esplanade will bring you in to the centre of the town. For those who prefer the coach will take passengers in to the centre of Shanklin, departing after breakfast and returning at noon and then in the afternoon, will leave the hotel at 1pm and return at 4.30pm

Day 4

The day starts with a journey through countryside to The Isle of Wight Pearl Centre, home to one of the largest collections of pearl jewellery in the UK. You will have the opportunity to browse round the collection and even make a purchase before we continue along the coastal road to Freshwater Bay with views of the famous Needles and on to The Needles Park at Alum Bay. Offering spectacular views out over the coloured sands cliffs to the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, the park also has a shopping Emporium, the Alum Bay Glass shop and Sweet shop to visit whilst the more adventurous amongst you may want to take the chairlift down to the beach (cost not included)

Day 5

Once breakfast is finished we leave the hotel and catch the ferry back to the mainland. A suitable stop will be made around lunchtime and we then continue on to Yorkshire where you will be met by one of our Door to Door vehicles and returned to your front door.

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The hotel


Bourne Country House Hotel, Shanklin

A 3 star hotel in an impressive position overlooking the sea & coast just outside Shanklin Old Village. The hotel has its own bar and lounge and 5 star Isle of Wight Council Assessed restaurant. The hotels leisure facilities which are free to guests include swimming pool, Jacuzzi "far" infra red sauna & mini gym. All the bedrooms are en-suite with, coffee/tea maker, Freeview TV, CD telephone and hairdryer



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