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About Isle of Wight Tours

Mount Pleasant (IOW) Ltd trading as IOW Tours was established in 2021 following the Covid Pandemic, bringing together a team that worked together at IOW Tours for over a decade, helping build up an award-winning reputation as specialists in delivering holidays and events for Associations, Social Clubs and Groups across the UK.

Destinations throughout the UK are featured, together with the Island of Ireland for those wishing to travel further afield. We are known as a Channel Islands specialist.

Booking with IOW Tours gives you a guarantee that you will enjoy a quality holiday with great value for money, backed up with the knowledge and certainty that the experience of the IOW Tours Team is with you every step of the way.

Managing Director Geoff Holt, who leads the dedicated team, is hands on in his management of the company and a firm believer that this focused, personal approach and attention to detail ensures a perfect holiday will be enjoyed by all our customers.

We offer our handpicked hotels with half-board included and we are not afraid to say ‘No’ if we can’t find the right hotel for you in the area you are looking for –  we will always offer a new holiday idea though! We inspect our hotels and work closely with them to ensure they maintain standards for the budget they offer. Entertainment is included in some venues, offering enjoyment suitable for all ages and tastes.

We understand the work an organiser has to put in to a coach holiday for your group, and we are here to take the pressure off you organising, and we will protect your customers money on your behalf. Having sent groups to every corner of the UK, we are great at suggesting new ideas for your itinerary while away.

IOW Tours is a market leader in special interest holidays for any group and has learnt the skills to help you deliver for specialist holidays; dancing, bowls tours, skittles & petanque to name but a few.

We offer holidays for any group, whether you like walking, history, church retreats, sports events; you dream it, we can do!

We are also pleased to be involved in Reunion Holidays, primarily for ex-servicemen and women. We have a dedicated Reunions Department, who work with the Social Secretaries of Associations to tailor-make each Reunion to the requirements of the individual group. Elements such as a room for an AGM, March Pasts, Remembrance Services, Tot Time and Gala Dinner, are included as standard.

Our Special Events Team can help you arrange any event or get-together from a Masonic Ladies Festival to your Retirement Association’s Conference and AGM. We are happy to put on an event weekend for any Association, Organisation or Fellowship. We know what it takes and what it means to take the pressure off you and deliver the event you and your members are looking for, and that your members deserve.

Group Holidays are offered with coach transport included (minimum of 10 passengers for a pick-up). Only coach companies handpicked for their reliability, efficiency and attitude towards good customer care are used. Days out are included in the price of the tour, as well as entrance to attractions if you want these including for your group.

Ferry fares to the Isle of Wight, Jersey, Ireland and Cross Channel are always included in the price. We help you complete Passenger Manifests required post-Brexit.

Self-Drive holidays are always available.

We have no maximum limit on the size of group we can accommodate and of course offer an organiser incentive of one free place on 26 passengers travelling (and two free places every 50) on our coach holidays.

Mount Pleasant (IOW) Ltd. trading as IOW Tours has applied to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, which when approved will allow us to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts. Talk to us about the Insurance Product we offer to our Groups to offer a protection against cancellation – Covid-19 cancellation cover will be included as standard. (We currently offer a referral service.)

 

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A well-known ‘Isle of Wighter’ Geoff Holt, experienced and qualified in the tourism industry for many years, says the Covid-19 pandemic has much to answer for.

IOW Tours Ltd was a highly respected multi-award winning company arranging bespoke group holidays and events for groups, that was recognised for the total commitment to providing unmatched levels of customer service. 

Geoff Holt was Sales Manager of IOW Tours for 12 years, having previously been Sales Manager covering a number of large, reputable hotels in the Sandown Bay area for 10 years before that.

“As soon as the sad news of the closure of the company broke, we moved quickly to contact the administrators, Antony Batty & Co, and I am delighted to announce that Mount Pleasant (IOW) Ltd was successful, despite competition from several other interested parties, reaching an agreement to buy the IOW Tours Brand, website, customer database and some of the other assets of IOW Tours Ltd.

I am delighted to be able to announce that

Mount Pleasant (IOW) Ltd trading as IOW Tours will re-launch the Brand and will led on a day-to-day basis by a team formed from IOW Tours. We have a dedicated Reunions Department to continue the long and deeply established traditions of our ex-service men and women. It is hoped that over time more former members of the previous amazing team will be offered positions with the new company, once we are fully up and running. You can be reassured that with a wealth of experience and with the many years of understanding between them of what makes a great group holiday, you will be well looked after.”

The offices are now based in Shanklin and we have kept the same phone number and web address, as we know how much IOW Tours Customers’ value to certainty of continuity. One thing I am certain about is – you will continue to be looked after in the same great way you always have been by my team.

Geoff Holt

Managing Director

Mount Pleasant (IOW) Ltd trading as IOW Tours