Isle of Wight and Cowes Week

Isle of Wight and Cowes Week

Whether you want a relaxing break or an action-packed trip, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination.


Whether you want a relaxing break or an action-packed trip, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination.

Whether you want a relaxing break or an action-packed trip, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination. This year we visit the beautiful island while it hosts the famous sailing regatta ‘Cowes Week’.


You don’t have to own a yacht or be a sailor to enjoy Cowes Week. The town is full of colour and entertainment throughout during the daytime and into the evening, so there is always plenty to see and do.


Holliers Hotel, Shanklin **

Set in the picturesque Old Village area of Shanklin, Holliers Hotel is an 18th-century coaching inn on the Isle of Wight’s east coast. 

Each bedroom has a television, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities and an ensuite bathroom.

Along with the Sizzler restaurant, Holliers Hotel has a piano bar which features live music most nights of the week. The outside seating area is perfect to sit and relax in the sun, with views across the Old Village.

Additional hotel facilities include a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and free WiFi in public areas.


 Price includes:

  • 7 night stay at Holliers Hotel, Shanklin

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Regular evening entertainment

  • All excursion and entrance fees

  • Return ferry crossings from Southampton to East Cowes

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver




An early morning departure with comfort stops on route we travel to Southampton for a short ferry crossing to East Cowes, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.


Today we take a trip on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, while relaxing and exploring the beautiful countryside where memories are made. After lunch we visit the quintessential, romantic castle of Carisbrooke. Here you can meet the loveable donkeys and see them work, visit a fascinating museum and see the castle’s Edwardian style garden. Experience far reaching panoramic views from high castle walls and place yourself at the very heart of the Isle of Wight’s history. We will return to our hotel in time for dinner.


Spend today at your leisure. Why not take a stroll and witness one of the world's most famous sailing regattas 'Cowes Week'. Since being founded in 1826, it has always attracted the world's best yachtsman and yachts to compete, with many celebrities and even royalty taking part or spectating.


This morning we take a visit to Newport, located in the centre of the island with free time to explore the weekly market for shopping. In the afternoon we visit the picturesque village of Godshill, famed for its charming thatched cottages. Why not indulge in a local cream tea at one of the many traditional tearooms.


Following breakfast we take a panoramic tour of the island with stops at local points of interest, returning to our hotel in time for dinner.


Today we visit Osborne House, the former residence of Queen Victoria who herself said “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot.” Set in beautiful grounds, explore the house and gardens before we return to the hotel for dinner.


After breakfast we journey to Ryde, the largest town on the Isle of Wight with its stunning Victorian pier where you can walk the promenade and enjoy the sandy beaches, with your afternoon spent at leisure before returning to the hotel for dinner.


This morning we bid farewell to the Isle of Wight and journey home arriving in Cumbria early evening.

Saturday 10th August 2019

8 days

Price per adult twin or double: £539.00

Child price available on request

Single Supplement: £40.00 (single room for sole occupancy)

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptance of booking.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure



Important information

Guests must be able to negotiate some stairs as the hotel does not have a lift.

Sea view room upgrades available.

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by Reays Coaches.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Carlisle / Wigton Road 2 Bus Stop Outside Horse & Farrier Inn, Wigton Road
Carlisle CA2 7EZ
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Carlisle, Mcvities Carrs, McVities just before Sainsbury.
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE

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Reays Coaches Ltd, Strawberry Fields,

Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999


Company No: 3910309

VAT No: 843 1444 43

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