Isle of Wight Guided Tours

ISLE OF WIGHT GUIDED TOURS
PRIVATE GUIDE AND TOUR PLANNER
phone: +44 (0)1983 754444 or +44 (0)7932 157326 | e-mail: jane@isleofwightguidedtours.co.uk


Gastronomic Extravaganza

 Gastronomic Extravaganza

Gastronomic Extravaganza

Gastronomic Extravaganza

Gastronomic Extravaganza

Take a gourmet gallop across the Island with us, sampling some of the best food and drink it has to offer. Tour is interspersed with fascinating and digestion-enhancing walks!

Below is a suggestion of what your tour could look like. You will need to allow 7 – 8 hours to do this particular one justice.

Gastronomic Extravaganza Gastronomic Extravaganza

*Ventnor - visit Ventnor Exchange – the buzzing creative hub that lovingly gives us the Ventnor Fringe Festival each year. Choose a drink and sample their platter of IOW cheeses which they will happily talk you through.

Gastronomic Extravaganza Gastronomic Extravaganza Gastronomic Extravaganza

A brief guided walk round Ventnor to this incredible (but hilly) town and tell you why Ventnor is all about health!

Gastronomic Extravaganza

Along the seafront at Ventnor Haven Fisheries you can sample crab and chips (the Island’s national dish) – healthy chips, of course!

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

Shanklin & Sandown (including PLUTO)

*Shanklintake a stroll through The Chine – the Island’s first tourist attraction.  Opportunity to pay a quick visit to Cavanagh & Baker, The Island Made Emporium. They sell just about everything that the Island produces!

Gastronomic Extravaganza Gastronomic Extravaganza Gastronomic Extravaganza

By now, you will undoubtedly be ready for a hot drink – off to the magical Old Thatch Teashop (we mean it literally, it’s full of fairies)! Your beverage will be accompanied by a delicious home-made IOW scone and jam – has to be done, be rude not to 😊!

 

Across the gorgeous Mersley Downs to Adgestone Vineyard – take an audio guided walk and learn what makes English wines different, followed by a wine tasting - naturally! (Local beers also on sale.)

Garlic Farm Garlic Farm Garlic Farm

To neighbouring Garlic Farm – and learn about ‘all things garlic.’  Time of year and weather permitting, take a tractor trailer ride across their fields (with on-board commentary), followed by some by now well-earned garlic goodies. Garlic bread and IOW tomato flat bread are a must-have, along with a few other nibbles on the side.

Gastronomic Extravaganza

*Ryde - head for the amazing IOW Distillery for a gin-tasting session at The Mermaid Bar – find out why the gin is so-named and find out what you like best – not forgetting their sea salt vodka and navy strength rum. (Of course, we include a quick drive along the seafront – is obligatory to admire the golden sandy beach and catch sight of a hovercraft or two!)

 

*Cowes – home of sailing. Take a short stroll around town - taking in at least 2 fantastic local shops (Joli and Medina Bookshop) – whilst hearing about the town’s main claims to fame as we walk. We will also pick up some local yummy hand-made Island fudge from Roly’s Fudge Pantry and grab another hot drink for additional sustenance before moving on.

Yarmouth Yarmouth Yarmouth

*Yarmouth. Here we offer you a delightful local ice cream AND traditional IOW doughnut (made according to a recipe dating back a couple of hundred years, strongly featuring cinnamon). Too much now? Take it with you!

At the same time – take a wander round the oldest and smallest town on the Island, adored by locals and visitors alike.

The food and drink in bold (or equivalent substitute) will be included in the tour price.

*Asterisked towns have their own separate pages with ‘info bites’ if you would like to learn a little more about them generally. We also offer 2 – 4 hour ‘localised foodie walking tours’ in each of them. Just ask us.