EXCURSION 1.Today we go on an Island Tour, starting with the attractive village
of Godshill with its many thatched cottages. Then onto Yarmouth, a busting town
with a stunning castle anda lovely natural harbour. Alum Bay sits on the west of
the Island, where the mainly shingle beach is framed by iconic chalk stalks
known as The Needles with 21 different shades, with a dramatic view of the
chalk lines creating a scenic beautiful view that is not seen anywhere.
EXCURSION 2.The town of Cowes, sitting in the north of the Island, is split into
two by the mouth of the River Medina. Both sides are steeped in maritime heritage,
with large marinas making them popular for sailing ships and yachts. We will then call
into Osborne House, the residence of Queen Victoria (admission included). During your
visit, you can see the extravagant Durbar Room, or the extensive grounds with stunning
views across The Solent.
EXCURSION 3 .Our first stop today is Rosemary Vineyards, one of the largest producers
of English wine, covering 30 acres with a wonderful climate just perfect for growing vines.
A guided tour of the vineyard will explain the art of wine making. The afternoon is spent
in Ryde Town, one of the largest towns on the Isle of Wight, It holds the world's oldest
hovercraft operator and operates the last remaining hovercraft passenger service in Britain.