The Isle of Wight has been described as a “Little England” and part of this well-deserved reputation is based upon the diversity and character of its resorts, towns and villages. From the market town of Newport to the stylish port of Cowes, each place is unique and well worth a stop whilst on your Isle of Wight holiday.
The Island with its mild weather is one of the sunniest areas in the British Isles. The backbone of the island is formed by a chalk ridge that extends across the entire breadth of the island, from Culver Cliff in the east to The Needles in the west. The ridge is the thickest bed of chalk in the British Isles. The Needles are three detached masses of chalk that lie off the island’s westernmost point and rise to about 100 feet.
There are many holiday resorts – notably Freshwater, Yarmouth, Ryde, Sandown-Shanklin, and Ventnor where tourism is one of the island’s main economic bases.
Saturday: 07:45 meet at Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station); 08:00 sharp departure; 10:00-11:00 ferry to The Isle of Wight; 11:30-14:00 Osborne House (from £11.50); 14:30-15:30 Garlic Farm & time for lunch; 16:00-17:00 Shanklin Chine (from £3); 18:00 check-in at the accommodation; 19:00-20:00 free time near seashore, dinner at The Fishermans Cottage Pub, old Shanklin village with thatched houses. We recommend watching the sunset from The Small Hope Beach.
Sunday: 08:00-09:00 breakfast; 10:00-11:30 Rosemary Winery (free wine tasting & tour); 12:30-16:00 walk near the Needles, boat tours, Old Battery, Alum Bay and other attractions; 16:00 departure; 17:00-18:00 ferry; 20:00 London, Hammersmith.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.
Shared hotel, shared twin room with breakfast in the hotel
Private hotel, private room with breakfast in the hotel
Hostel, mixed dormitory room (for up to 4 members of our group) without breakfast
The price does not include:
What to bring:
That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great weekend!
Accommodation: Melbourne-Ardenlea Hotel & Malvern Hostel, or similar of the same quality.
Get the best price 10 days in advance to the tour. Make the most of this early bird offer 3 days up until the tour!
Traveling in small groups creates a friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 tourists per tour manager.
Please note: by default, most of our group tours are designed for the Russian speaking community, therefore, the audio cd record is played in the Russian language. We can always organize a private tour in your preferred language. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org