Two dates for the Isle of Wight Shakedown Tour

Two dates: 19th-23rd & 24th-28th April 2022

5 days - 4 nights

The Isle of Wight is beautiful all year round and boasts miles of stunning coastline, from towering chalk cliffs to golden sandy beaches, from rolling rural vistas to lush marshland – explore the best of the UK’s impressive landscape in one unique place.

We are based at the privately-owned Lakeside Park Hotel with our own parking area, that is one the Isle of Wight’s Premier 4-star Hotels. Offering excellent spa facilities with modern and quality designed accommodation, you have Lake view rooms as standard.

Set in an area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty” Lakeside Park is just a short car ferry from the mainland and ferry terminal.

The ferry cost for two passengers and car are included in the tour cost with your choice of times. This five-day, four nights tour includes full dinners and breakfasts every day.

We have two tulip runs including a private tour of Osborne House and Gardens, which is the palatial former home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and we also have the iconic Southern Vectis “Old Lady” for a private afternoon run.

Escorted by Backwater Tours personal, with comprehensive tour book, rally plate and optional photo observation competition.

Restricted group size, so please register your if this tour is of interest.

What's Included
  • Two Tulip Navigation Runs and free day.
  • Ferry cost for car and passengers from Southampton (other options).
  • Superior Lakeside room view as standard.
  • Full English breakfast each morning. Four three-course dinners at the hotel.
  • Comprehensive tour book.
  • Visit IoW Pearls and Coffee stop. 
  • Scenic Vintage Bus trip on Southern Vectis ‘Old Girl’.
  • Rally Plate / Backwater observation trophy competition.
  • Osborne House and Gardens entrance.
What's Not Included
  • All lunches except Wednesday.
  • All drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences.


Cost is based on two people sharing one room. Registration