Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast 2021/2022

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3 Days / 2 Nights (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : April to October
Start: London, England
End: London, England

Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast: 2 nts Shanklin

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Queen Victoria loved her holidays.

She travelled to Scotland, France, and Italy and stayed at lavish palaces and princely courts.

But there’s nowhere she loved more than the Isle of Wight, a diamond-shaped pearl in the English Channel.

It’s not far from London and boasts beautiful beaches, epic white sea-cliffs, a warm climate, and remnants from the Romans, Normans, and two World Wars.

She inspired travellers from all around the world to visit this island; and after more than one-hundred years of holidays here, we think the place just gets better and better.

On this tour, you visit Queen Victoria’s  holiday home, Osborne House. You venture to the sea-shores and see gorgeous cliffs, barren bunkers and stunning white rock structures. And on the mainland, you even get a chance to celebrate your journey with a drink at the home of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

Join this trip, follow in the footsteps of royalty, and let your guide lead you through England’s favourite holiday island.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Portsmouth– The Island City of Seafarers, that has for centuries connected Britain to the World.

Quarr Abbey – Monks exiled from France to establish a monastery. Their traditions live on in this stunning abbey.

Yarborough Monument – Look up at the tallest monument on the Isle of Wight.

Osborne House – Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spot looks more like a Renaissance palazzo than an English palace.

The Needles – These glorious white chalk eruptions from the ocean will keep your camera busy.

Winchester – Stroll through winding streets and discover a city that contains artefacts from every era of English civilisation.

Laverstoke Distillery – This is the home of Bombay Sapphire Gin. The sleek and sustainable production methods merge beautifully with an old paper mill.

Runnymede – The birthplace of Magna Carta, the cornerstone of modern democracy.

Pick Up Location & TIme

London  (Google Map)
9:15am – Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH

Drop off Location & Time

London
7:30pm

Price Includes

  • 2 nights Bed 'n Breakfast or hotel accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full English breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 2 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary
Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast

Day 1London - Shanklin

Get your sunglasses and sun cream ready, you’re departing London and heading to the sunny, southern Isle of Wight.

First, you head to the ancient port-city of Portsmouth. This bustling spot blends modern marvels with centuries of sea-faring stories. Head to the top of the 170 metre high Spinnaker Tower for the best views of the City, the Isle of Wight and the South Coast. Follow the historic harbour trails or visit the remains of King Henry the VIII’s tragic warship Mary Rose before joining your guide for your ferry at Gunwharf Terminal.

Even if you’re not a sea-loving, fish-catching, ocean-dweller, you’ll still find this ferry enjoyable. It takes less than an hour and there’s plenty of onboard refreshments.

Your first stop on the Isle of Wight is the important religious site of Quarr Abbey. The building here is beautiful and combines French, Byzantine, and Moorish designs.

In the evening, you arrive at the unforgettably quaint village of Shanklin in time for an early dinner. Perhaps it’s time to try the seafood?

Day 2Shanklin

Today, you’re going to discover the unmissable highlights of the Isle of Wight.

You eat breakfast and then venture to the Yarborough Monument. This is the tallest monument on the island and celebrates the life of a wealthy earl from the 19th century.

You continue to a photo-stop at the beautiful views of endless green fields at Brading Downs and then head to Osborne House.

Queen Victoria said, “it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot”. And we agree. Osborne House was Queen Victoria’s holiday home and as you explore the building, you discover pristine green gardens, ornate golden rooms, and historically fascinating artefacts.

And after that magnificent man-made marvel, it’s time to see the Isle of Wight’s most beautiful natural wonder, the Needles.

These sharp white stacks that stick out of the ocean are beautiful to behold. You can hop on a boat to get close to them and venture to an old defensive battery that’s nearby.

Your last stop today is at the cliffs of St. Catherine’s Down. As the sun starts to set, these epic cliffs and green valleys look stunning. (B)

You travel back to Shanklin in time for dinner.

Day 3Shanklin - London

It’s the final day. But cheer up, because we’ve saved some of the best sights for today.

In the morning, you say goodbye to Shanklin and head on the ferry back to Portsmouth.

Now that you’ve reacquainted yourself with the mainland, we take you to one of England’s most history-soaked cities, Winchester.

But visiting Winchester isn’t easy, because there’s almost too much to do. There’s a glorious cathedral, an ancient mill, cute cafes, and more than enough museums.

After you’ve studied up on the history of England, it’s time to go have some fun. That’s right, we’re going to visit the home of one of the world’s most popular gins, Bombay Sapphire. But it’s not just the booze that’s brilliant at the Laverstoke Mill, the exhibition and Victorian architecture are as interesting as they are beautiful.

Once you’ve had enough of the tipple, it’s time to head home. You have a short stop at Runnymede; the home of the Magna Carta and the cornerstone of modern democracy, before arriving in London in the evening. (B)

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: May 1 to September 25 – Saturday $675 $745
2021: October 2 to October 30 – Saturday $540 $610
2022: April 2 to May 28 – Saturday $630 $660
2022: June 4 to September 24 – Saturday $680 $720
2022: October 1 to October 29 – Saturday $630 $660

All guaranteed departures.

Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: April 2 to May 28 – Saturday $670 $790
2022: June 4 to September 24 – Saturday $730 $860
2022: October 1 to October 29 – Saturday $670 $790

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

Want to extend your stay in London?  Take a look at our hotel packages.

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