ISLE OF WIGHT DAY TOUR
SAIL OVER THE SOLENT.
STROLL ALONG THE BEACH AT SHANKLIN, OR
EXPLORE THE STUNNING ISLAND HOME OF QUEEN VICTORIA.
Sat 2nd Sept
Hop on board our comfortable coach and we will travel to the UK’s largest island. The beautiful Isle of Wight is known for its mild climate, lovely seaside towns, bucket and spade holidays by sandy beaches and stunning white cliffs. Enjoy a ferry journey over the Solent to East Cowes, with views of the coastline & sailing ships. once we arrive on the island, you have a choice of where you will spend your day!
Take in some culture and Victorian grandeur at the stunning Osborne House, the former home of Queen Victoria. Here you have free time to explore the house’s opulent rooms, it's formal gardens, the Queen’s private beach and the Royal children’s Swiss Cottage. There is so much to see here you can easily fill a day!
If that does not appeal to you, how about a traditional day by the seaside? We drive across the Isle to the seaside resort of Shanklin. Enjoy a leisurely dat at this lovely long stretch of beach, which has wonderful cafes, arcades and shops, even a mini golf course! You could visit peaceful Shanklin Chine, the Isle’s oldest attraction, and wonder up to the pretty thatched cottages of Shaklin's old village.
The coach will collect passengers at Shanklin, then Osborne House, before we join the ferry back to Southampton and deliver you back to London.
Departure/Drop off point
Outside Union Car Park, Harrington Road, South Kensington
From South Kensington Station, exit via the left hand stairs when you come through the ticket barriers. Turn right and cross at the traffic lights. Walk up Harrington Road, between the optician and the NatWest bank. You will pass the big grey Ampersand Hotel on your right. Keep walking until you come to the wooden fence on the left, this is Union Car Park. We will meet you on the pavement by the phone box.
07.30 – Depart South Kensington
09.30 – Arrive Southampton Ferry Port for 10.00 sailing
11.15 - Arrive Osborne House
11.45 - Arrive Shanklin
16.00 – Depart Shanklin
16.45 – Depart Osborne House
17.00 – Arrive at Cowes ferry Terminal for 17.30 ferry back to Southampton
20.30 – Arrive South Kensington
Return coach travel from London, Ferry travel, tour guide on board
Tickets to attractions including Osborne House** (see here for ticket prices), food & drink, gratuities
*Timings are approximate and the schedule is subject to change when required. Your tour guide will confirm times to be back at the coach at each stop, the schedule above is a guideline only. **A group discount will not be arranged for Osbourne House. See here for full terms & conditions of booking.
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