Staying at The Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel
5 DAYS | 26th September 2022
The Isle of Wight is one of the most picturesque of Britain’s smaller islands, just five miles from the south coast and a popular holiday destination. The island contains a wonderful mixture of bustling resorts, glorious countryside, small quaint villages, and a stunning coastline.
This year our tour is based at The Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel. A modern establishment, its famously landscaped Spanish Gardens and sea views together with its location make it the ideal place from which to explore the Isle of Wight. Boasting a stylish dining room and bar, the entertaining lounge is where you can enjoy a fun filled evening with fabulous team shows, comedians and even a resident band. There are many facilities to enjoy including a pool, sauna and steam room. All bedrooms offer en-suite facilities with TV, tea trays and WiFi.
We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee and lunch en-route to Portsmouth where we board the ferry for our crossing to the Isle of Wight. We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Today we will enjoy a full day guided tour of the Island with a guide on board the coach. We will see the wonderful beaches and dramatic cliff faces that have drawn tourists to the Isle of Wight since the Victorian Era. We will have time to visit the famous Needles and some of the Island’s towns, stopping for coffee and lunch throughout our day; this really is the ideal and most leisurely way to explore
With a free day for you to spend as you please, why not take advantage of the many facilities available at the hotel? Alternatively, use the local bus to visit Sandown with its traditional British seafront and pier. You could also head to Ryde where you could board the steam railway for a ride through the picturesque countryside. The choice is yours!
A second day for you to spend as you wish. Or alternatively join the coach on a visit to either Carisbrooke Castle (the first stop) or stay on the coach and head to Osbourne House. Carisbrooke Castle sits high and proud at the heart of the Isle of Wight, and it has been an artillery fortress, king’s prison and a royal summer residence in its time. Today it’s the quintessential romantic stronghold, with lots to see and enjoy in the fresh open air. (English Heritage: members free, non-members £13.00) Your alternative destination is Osbourne House; the peaceful rural retreat of both Queen Victoria and her family, they spent some of their happiest times here. (English Heritage: members free, non-members entrance approx £16.00). Please state at the time of booking if you wish to visit either.
We depart after breakfast and take the ferry back, where we head north. We stop for lunch en-route and aim to arrive early evening.
Tour includes: Return ferry crossing, 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast and guide for a tour of the island.
£535.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£30.00 per person for signature room
£35.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT