ISLE OF WIGHT
SUMMER IN SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT
Friday, 16 August – Thursday, 22 August, 2024.
Staying at the fabulous TROUVILLE HOTEL, which is centrally situated on the flat promenade, opposite the golden beach at SANDOWN. This hotel offers Twin and Double Rooms, all with sea views, at no extra charge, and Single Rooms, but single rooms DO NOT have sea views and do not carry a supplement. All rooms have hospitality tray, and T.V. There is a lift to all floors, and the large ballroom has a maple sprung dance floor with a variety of music, dancing and entertainment, there is an indoor leisure room with short mat bowling, table tennis, pool table and darts. The restaurant has superb views across the bay and provides good service and a varied menu to suit all tastes..
FRIDAY - We travel via the motorway in an executive coach with toilet and washroom and drink facilities, making a comfort stop at a services. A further stop will be made when you can obtain lunch. We continue our journey and head to the docks for our short sail across THE SOLENT to the ISLE OF WIGHT, once we dock our coach will take us the short distance to THE TROUVILLE HOTEL. Evening dinner will be served in the restaurant, which overlooks the bay, followed by an evening of entertainment.
SATURDAY - Full English Breakfast in the restaurant, and today is a FREE DAY to do as you wish. Stroll along the flat sea front, or if you are feeling energetic, walk along the seafront to Shanklin, or just relax around Sandown.
SUNDAY - Today our excursion, first calling at CARISBROOK CASTLE, which is a historic moat-and-bailey Castle. Charles 1 was imprisoned here in the months prior to his trial, it has also been a royal summer residence. Wander the moat, discover Charles 1 bowling green, enjoy Princess Beatrice's garden, watch the famous donkeys raise water from the castle well, and explore the Castle.
From here we drive the short distance to NEWPORT, which is the Islands capital. It is very quaint, has lovely squares and shops and a M & S.
MONDAY - Today our day excursion is to OSBORNE HOUSE, but first we call at WHIPPINGHAM CHURCH, where Queen Victoria and her family used to worship. Then on to OSBORNE HOUSE, which was the home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, built in the style of an Italian Villa. You will see the Royal Apartments, the Queen's private rooms, the Royal Nursery and the Queen's bedroom to name but a few. The stunning grounds include a miniature Swiss Cottage where the Royal Children played. There is a free minibus shuttle bus down to the Swiss Cottage and then from there down to the beach, where the royal children learned to swim. PLEASE NOTE ENTRANCE PRICE FOR OSBORNE HOUSE IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PRICE, YOU PAY FOR THIS YOURSELF ON ARRIVAL, AS SOME PEOPLE WILL ALREADY HAVE BEEN TO VISIT BEFORE.
FOR THOSE PEOPLE NOT WISHING TO VISIT OSBORNE HOUSE, we will drop you in RYDE, which has a lovely shopping area, a flat promenade and beautiful gardens, then after spending time here, we return you to the Hotel.
TUESDAY - Today is a tour of the Island travelling through this beautiful Island. We call at ALUM BAY and this is famous for the view out over THE NEEDLES. The Needles and Lighthouse is one of the most photographed groups of rocks in the world, that features in all the classic views of the Isle of Wight. The Needles is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise about 30 metres out of the sea off the western extremity of the Island in the English Channel.
WEDNESDAY - Today is a FREE DAY, relax, enjoy the beach, take a walk up the pier, as this is our last day, before we depart for home.
THURSDAY - Breakfast, then we meet the coach and commence our journey to meet the ferry to take us back to the mainland. A stop will be made so passengers may take lunch, and a further comfort stop will be made when the driver will give arrival home times so passengers who wish to be met can telephone home.
PRICE PER PERSON :- £663.00 per person in Twin, Double Rooms with Sea Views and in Single Rooms with NO SEA VIEW, no extra supplement.
This 7 day tour includes return coach with toilet and washroom, return ferry, all excursions as stated, 6 nights Bed, Full Breakfast and Evening Meal, 3 courses with choices, at the TROUVILLE HOTEL, SEAFRONT, SANDOWN, and entertainment. Please note departure times could alter, depending on time of ferry they book us on.
Deposit required is £50.00 per person, and full payment 6 weeks prior to departure date.
INSURANCE: It is advisable to take out your own insurance.
6.40 a.m. Art Picture House, opposite Bus Station, BURY
7.00 a.m. Rochdale Town Hall, ROCHDALE
7.20 a.m. Library, Westway/Farrow Street, SHAW
7.35 a.m. Front of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Rochdale Road, OLDHAM
7.55 a.m. Prince of Orange Pub, Wellington Road North, ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE
8.00 a.m. Front of Dukinfield Town Hall, DUKINFIELD
8.10 a.m. Opposite Town Hall, Greenfield Street, HYDE
8.30 a.m. Regent House, Heaton Lane, STOCKPORT