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      Isle of Wight - The Diamond Isle
Isle of Wight - The Diamond Isle Stunning Unspoilt Coastal Scenery

Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt coastal scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination. The Island is situated just 5 miles off the mainland coast and occupies 147 square miles including many designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Shanklin is probably the island's best known resort and combines the traditions of the 'Old Village' with the modern seaside resort.

  • 3/4/6 nights in Shanklin with dinner & breakfast
  • Hotel entertainment
  • Excursions as stated


Channel View Hotel, Shanklin
This hotel has repeatedly been voted Crusader Holidays best British Hotel, it overlooks Shanklin Bay always gives a warm welcome, good service & excellent food . Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, lift to most floors, frequent entertainment. Luxury indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities


Day 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, head to Portsmouth with a refreshment stop en-route to join the ferry to the Isle of Wight and then continue to your resort hotel. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 2 - 3 (4 day holiday) - At leisure in Shanklin with one included excursion.

Day 2 - 4 (5 day holidays) - At leisure in Shanklin with two included excursions.

Day 2 - 6 (7 day holidays) - At leisure in Shanklin with two included excursions.

Included Excursions

Coastal Tour - Ventnor, Freshwater Bay, The Needles & Alum Bay (All holidays)
Enjoy the highlights around the coastline starting at Ventnor, the Victorian seaside town on the southern side of the island in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Continue to Freshwater Bay with its huge chalk stacks to the Needles and the multi-coloured sands of Alum Bay.

Cowes & Godshill (5 & 7 day holidays)
Travel to maritime Cowes, the yachting centre of England, split into two by the mouth of the River Medina. On the return journey visit the picturesque old village of Godshill with its delightful thatched cottages, gift shops, tea rooms, ice cream parlours, two pubs and a church up on the hill.

Optional Excursion (7 day holidays only)
Osborne House
Built in the style of an Italian Villa, Osborne House was the much-loved home of Queen Victoria and her family until she died here in 1901. ITV's lavish period drama 'Victoria' (due to be screened late 2016) is sure to cause a stir around Osborne House.

Last Day - After breakfast, join the mid-morning ferry back to the mainland and onwards to interchange.

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