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The Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight, Steam & Osborne House

The Isle of Wight is a jewel waiting to sparkle for you on this special seven day holiday. With time to enjoy the delights of Shanklin with its golden beaches, old village and scenic Chine, this really is the perfect setting for a marvellous summer holiday. All with great hotel accommodation just footsteps from the beach. Plus, a fantastic itinerary including a visit to the magnificent Osborne House and a ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

● Coach travel throughout
● Reserved seating throughout your holiday
● Six nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Shanklin Beach Hotel, Shanklin
● All bedrooms with en-suite facilities
● Evening entertainment programme
● Included itinerary taking in the highlights of the Island, including Cowes, Yarmouth, Ryde, Shanklin Village, Godshill and the spectacular views of the famous “Needles” from Alum Bay.
● Included excursion to wonderful Osborne House (admission included) – Queen Victoria’s magnificent residence with its spectacular house and gardens to be explored
● Included journey on the award-winning Isle of Wight’s steam railway from Ryde, with its unique views of the island’s unspoilt countryside
● Free time to explore the attractions of Shanklin.

The Shanklin Beach Hotel, Shanklin

Perfectly located just footsteps from the golden sandy beaches of Shanklin, overlooking the sea, the Shanklin Beach provides a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Hotel Features: All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, television and tea/coffee making facilities • TV lounge • Games room • Bar lounge • Ballroom • Restaurant • Splendid evening entertainment • Lift to all floors but not to all landings.

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Highlights of the Island
Enjoy the best of the Island on our three excursions. Enjoy the sights of Cowes – a pretty Georgian harbour town located at the Northern tip of the Island. Visit the Maritime Museum, meander around the harbour and enjoy the flotilla of yachts and boats in this beautiful setting. Plus enjoy a visit to lovely Yarmouth with its delightful waterfront, along with quaint Godshill – perhaps the perfect chocolate-box village with its charming cottages and pretty tea rooms. Admire magnificient views of the legendary Needles – the three towering rocks rising up from the sea to form the postcard picture of the Island – from Alum Bay. Explore the seaside resort of Ryde and enjoy the resort attractions of this most popular destination.

The Isle of Wight
Enjoy the welcome of Shanklin – one of the island’s most popular resorts – with its beautiful sandy beaches, Shanklin Chine, idyllic old village and traditional attractions – all close at hand to our hotel. Plus the sights of the legendary “Needles” from Alum Bay, along with the chocolate-box cottages of Godshill and the timeless appeal of nearby Sandown.

Osborne House
Enjoy our visit to Osborne House, the palatial holiday home of Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight. Take an intimate glimpse of royal family life in this magnificent setting with its ornate furnishings, sensational architecture, garden terraces, Swiss Cottage, colourful grounds, State Rooms and, of course, spectacular views down to the beautiful beaches.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
The award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you! Enjoy the spectacular steam engines, the charm of the quiet rural stations and the beautiful scenery of the island. Experience this most beautiful setting and a journey of five miles in the delightfully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages. An unforgettable way to capture the delights of this enchanting island.


Shanklin is a stunning village on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Promising a relaxing ambience, golden sandy beaches, a splendid esplanade, historic attractions and a host of traditional seaside fun. Once the beloved retreat of royalty the Isle of Wight is a home away from home, with its mild, moderate climate and easy access via short sea ferry crossing. Perhaps the perfect choice for a coach holiday for the young and the young at heart!

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The Isle of Wight

With a wonderful mild climate, shimmering waters and sixty miles of award winning sandy beaches, the Isle of Wight has been a favourite coach holiday destination for generations.

Discover the incredible range of things to do for all ages and interests, from the fun packed theme parks to the magnificent heritage sites. Visit Queen Victoria’s favourite retreat, Osborne House, with spectacular grounds and sumptuous royal apartments.


UK Holiday Insurance

At National Holidays, we always do everything we can to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish. For this reason, we strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance to ensure you’re prepared for the unexpected.

To provide you with a travel insurance policy designed with our customers in mind, we’ve teamed up with specialist insurance providers Towergate Travel. Some of the benefits of our insurance policy include:

• All ages are considered

• 24-hour English speaking emergency assistance