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Springtime Splendour on the Isle of Wight

Springtime Splendour on the Isle of Wight

Offering stunning coastlines there is no better time to enjoy a staycation on the Isle of Wight! Wave goodbye to the bitter sting of winter and treat yourself to this spring getaway.

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SPRING IS HERE! Offering stunning coastlines there is no better time to enjoy a staycation on the Isle of Wight! Wave goodbye to the bitter sting of winter and treat yourself to this spring getaway. Enjoy a slice of great British history with an optional excursion to Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, and visits to Cowes, Shanklin, Newport, The Needles and Isle of Wight Pearl.



Door-to-Door service

Return ferry sailings

4 nights half board

Hotel porterage

Hotel entertainment (on 2 nights)

Welcome drink on arrival

Visits to Cowes, Shanklin & Ryde

Full day island tour with visits to Newport, The Needles & Isle of Wight Pearl


*Optional excursion to Osborne House (*Additional £20 per person)


Please note: This price includes our door-to-door, if you do not require this service but wish to book then please call 0115 9770 080 for a discount on your booking.


(HALF DAY): This morning we visit Cowes, located on the very northern tip of the Isle of Wight, Cowes is a Mecca for yachtsman, home to the oldest and biggest sailing regatta in the world and during the sailing season the waterfront is a kaleidoscope of colourful sails. The town has its own small shopping centre, lively marina and seafront promenade, with fine Solent views. NB. Alternatively, you can join us for an *optional excursion to Osborne House.


(*OPTIONAL HALF DAY): : Queen Victoria's Osborne House seaside palace where she often visited with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria's family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of the Royal couple. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the drawing and dining rooms and step out onto Queen Victoria's private beach (a pleasant 20-minute stroll from the palace). NB. This would be in place of the morning excursion to Cowes.


(HALF DAY) The seaside resort of Shanklin, with its long sandy beach it is one of the most popular destinations on the island set against the dramatic sandstone cliffs.


(FULL DAY): Our first destination today is Newport, located in the centre of the island it is often referred to as its capital. The historic town centres on two elegant squares with Georgian and Victorian architecture surrounding them. We continue to the iconic Needles returning via a visit the Isle of Wight Pearl, home to an unmissable collection of pearl jewellery.

Royal Esplanade Hotel ***, Ryde



Situated on Ryde Esplanade, on the Isle of Wight, a short walk from the beach. Royal Esplanade Hotel boats views of the Solent. The Grade II Victorian building features a terrace, restaurant and free Wi-Fi is available.


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

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Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
Heanor Market Place Heanor Market Place, Wilmott Street Surcharge £10p
(Market Square side) DE75 7EG
Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd, Surcharge £10pp
Market Place, DE7 5GF
Lay-by opp flying Horse Bus Lay by, outside the Flying Horse,
Little Shaw Ln, Markfield, LE67 9PP
Loughborough Ashby Rd Loughborough Ashby Rd Services
LE11 3QU
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Ripley, Market Place Ripley, Market Place, Surcharge £10pp
Express Stand DE5 3FJ
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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