|Travel by Coach|
|2 Included Excursions|
As well as return coach travel to Sandown and accommodation at the Broadway Park Hotel, you'll also enjoy two included excursions, cooked breakfasts and three-course evening meals daily and a festive entertainment programme. You'll enjoy special food and drink treats as well, with mulled wine on arrival, a drinks reception, leisurely brunches on Christmas and Boxing Day, afternoon tea each day and a traditional four-course festive Christmas Day lunch. To top it all off you'll also receive a gift from Father Christmas!
After meeting at the interchange we will make our way to Sandown on the Isle of Wight, following check in to the Broadway Park Hotel we will enjoy an evening meal.
Day Two to Four:
Over the next three days we will be taking two included excursions to see the best the island has to offer. Our first excursion calls at the picture postcard village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages and traditional local pubs.
We’ll also go separately to Ryde with miles of glorious sands, an attractive esplanade and beautiful gardens. The other day will be for you to enjoy at your leisure. Sandown has a beautiful seafront, as well as an exhibit on the huge number of fossils that have been found on the island. There are easy rail connections from the town’s station to the Isle of Wight steam railway which has preserved part of the island’s historic railway system since 1971.
Today we return home via the interchange following breakfast and checkout at the hotel.
Broadway Park Hotel
Stay amid beautiful gardens, close to all the attractions Sandown and the Isle of Wight have to offer at the beautiful Broadway Park Hotel in Sandown.
The hotel is in a popular area of Sandown, not far from the seafront and the town centre. Sandown has all the fun of the seaside with its beach and pier as well as a number of bars and restaurants, but without the usual overcrowding in summer and relatively mild weather in winter. One of the town’s main highlights is the popular Dinosaur Isle exhibition, which tracks the history of fossil discovery on the Isle of Wight.
From Sandown the rest of the island is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Ryde is a short train ride away and has all the attractions you would expect from a traditional British seaside resort, with a huge number of amusements and even a funfair. For great landscapes and sea views head to the Needles and the Tennyson coast on the island’s west coast.
In the hotel enjoy open gardens, great for relaxing and enjoying the great Isle of Wight sunshine. If it gets a little too hot, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or get inside and enjoy a game of snooker or fantastic entertainment in the evenings.
We'll take a trip to pretty Godshill, a quaint village with thatched cottages clustered around a typical English village church.
Jaunt to Ryde
The resort of Ryde grew as a major Victorian seaside resort in the 19th century and has retained much of its traditional charm. With its attractive esplanade and bustling marina offering fantastic views across the Solent it’s easy to see why so many famous names have called this town home and why it’s said to be the inspiration for the Beatles song ‘Ticket to Ride’.