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The Isle of Wight- The Diamond Isle

The Isle of Wight- The Diamond Isle

Fantastic nine day holiday to the Diamond Isle with excursions included

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Holiday Highlights

 

Your Holiday Hotel

The Broadway Park Hotel 4*

The Broadway Hotel is located in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, ideally located for the excursions on this tour. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to some floors.

 

OVERNIGHT

Preston Leyland Hotel 4*

The Preston Leyland Hotel, Signature Collection by Best Western (Formerly Hallmark Preston Leyland) offers an ideal base. The hotel has many unique touches and the facilities include leisure club with indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and include television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel does not have a lift.

 

Your Tour Includes

  • Eight nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Osbourne House excursion

  • Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum

  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Day 1

Depart from your home area travelling to Northern England for your overnight stay at the BW Preston Leyland Hotel. Overnight stay- Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 2

Depart from your overnight hotel travelling to the Isle of Wight, crossing via Ferry, arriving late afternoon at the Broadway Hotel. Six nights stay-dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 3

This morning we travel to Cowes, best known as the world's premier yachting centre and the island's main port with a natural harbour. Next, we visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria's palace by the sea. Look out for Victorian opulence, extravagant interiors and jaw-dropping Indian decor in the Durbar Room.

Day 4

This morning we head to Godshill, one of the most photographed and prettiest villages on the Island. There are plenty of cafes, pubs, tearooms and many beautiful sights. Maybe visit the Model Village during our stop as well.

Day 5

Today we head to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet for a return journey to Wootton and back. You could also visit 'Train Story Discovery Centre' and experience the sights, sounds and atmosphere of over 150 years of railway history. From here we head to on to the seaside resort of Ryde where you can obtain lunch. We return to the hotel via the coastal town of Bembridge, and its famous windmill.

Day 6

Today is a free day to enjoy the seaside town of Sandown, where our hotel is located. Spend the day by the beach, visit the pier or perhaps head inland for some countryside walks.

Day 7

Today we visit the Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Museum which houses the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, including a fascinating display of antique diving equipment, and relics of pirates and smuggling history. Afterwards, we visit Yarmouth, a historic port town which sits at the mouth of the River Yar and home to some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, including a 16th Century castle. This afternoon, we have a short visit to see 'the needles', one of the Isle of Wights most iconic sights with chalk stacks leading out to see and the lighthouse.

Day 8

After breakfast, we cross to Mainland England via Wightlink Ferry travelling to Northern England for your overnight stay at the BW Preston Leyland Hotel. Overnight stay -dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 9

After breakfast, we leave and head for home.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Aberdeen Park & Ride Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen Park & Ride
Aberdeen, Skene St Skene St, behind HMT, Aberdeen
Arbroath Burnside Drive Bus stop Burnside Drive near police st,Arbroath
Aviemore, Rail Station Rail Station Bus Stop, Aviemore
Banff, St Marys Car Park Outside St Mary's Car Park, Bus Stop, Banff
Buckie Square Cluny Square, Buckie
Dundee Tesco Retail Park Kingsway Retail Park Bus Stop, (Behind Pizza Hut)
Elgin Old Post Office Outside, Old Post Office, Elgin
Fochabers Square Fochabers Square
Forfar Bus Stop Forfar Bus Stop, Outside RBS
Forres, Tolbooth Outside Tolbooth, Forres
Huntly, Tesco Bus Stop Tesco Bus Stop, Petrol Station, Huntly
Inverness, Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Tesco, Inverness, Off A96
Inverurie, Town Hall Town Hall Bus Stop, Inverurie
Keith, Bus Stop Tescos Bus Stop at Tesco's, Keith
Nairn, Sainsburys Sainsburys, Bus Stop, Nairn A96
Perth Broxden Services Broxden Services, Perth
Portsoy, Station Hotel Outside Station Hotel, Portsoy
Stonehaven Car Park Stonehaven Beach Road Car Park
Stracathro Services Stracathro Service Areas
Turriff Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Outside Tesco Turriff

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