The Isle of Wight is a favourite holiday spot for many people, and with good reason, too: the quaint villages, lively resorts and stunning coastal scenery, all make for a very memorable break. Newmarket Holidays is currently offering trips to the Isle of White, which will allow you to explore the local area, and take part in a number of fun activities. Depending on what your chosen dates are, you will be based in either Sandown or Shanklin.
The latter is separated into three areas – the beach, the Esplanade and the Old Village – and the former is situated near Sandown Bay, with plenty of seafront cafes and shops nearby. The price of a break to the Isle of Wight includes a tour of Yarmouth and Alum Bay, return ferry crossings and coach travel, four nights of bed and breakfast, dinner in either the Tarvic Hotel or the Medehamstede Hotel, and a day trip to Godshill and Newport.
The tour of the island will take you from the east, through to the west, along the coastal road to Alum Bay, a spot which is known for its stunning views of the sea and its multi-coloured sands. If you’re not afraid of heights, you may even want to take a chairlift up over the beach, which will give you a chance to admire the lighthouse and The Needles.
The last stop of the tour is Yarmouth, a yachting haven that is home to a number of charming shops, as well as a beautiful castle and harbour. Another excursion not to be missed is the trip to Newport, the island’s capital, and Godshill village. At the end of this exploration, you and your travel companions will get to enjoy the Waltzing Waters: a musical, light-filled, water spectacular.
Newmarket Holidays also offers a number of optional excursions for their Isle of Wight break, one of which is a ride on the famous Steam Railway. You can take a seat in one of its train’s perfectly restored carriages, and watch as the unspoilt scenery of the island whizzes past you during this hour-long journey. In addition to this, you may want to book a trip to the Ventnor Botanical Gardens – a Victorian, sub-tropical space which is home to ten thousand exotic, rare plants from all over the world.