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Isle of Wight and Opulent Osborne House

5 days - from only £349pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Isle of Wight and Opulent Osborne House

Discover the diamond-shaped Isle of Wight and its royal connections on this fantastic short break. We’ll enjoy an island tour taking in the gorgeous scenery and quaint villages, before exploring magnificent Osborne House. This was the home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children, and a visit offers an intimate glimpse into royal life as you wander around private rooms and flower-filled gardens.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then we will board the ferry to the Isle of Wight and continue on to the Broadway Park Hotel, Sandown for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Island Tour

    Discover the ‘Diamond Isle’ on a scenic, circular excursion. We travel along the south coast of the island, passing Freshwater Bay to reach Yarmouth – a bustling town with a natural harbour.

    We continue crossing through the beautiful scenery of the heart of the island, returning to our base on the west coast of the island.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Yarmouth

    Yarmouth

    Included Highlights

    • Yarmouth
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Ryde

    Enjoy a day at leisure in Sandown, which is sheltered on a beautiful bay with long stretches of golden beaches, a traditional seafront and a wonderful pier.

    Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to the elegant Victorian resort of Ryde? Located on the north east coast of the island, highlights include an attractive esplanade, bustling marina and views across the Solent.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ryde

    Ryde

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Ryde
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Osborne House

    Opulent, flamboyant and undoubtedly impressive, a trip to Osborne House is not to be missed.

    Explore the state rooms, the intimate rooms of the Royal Family, and the walled garden with its exotic plants. Queen Victoria made this place her family home with Prince Albert and their nine children, and once wrote that it is 'impossible to imagine a prettier spot'. This palatial house reflects the Royal couple's passions, tastes and styles with ornate furnishings, artefacts from the Royal Collection and gifts from across the British Empire.

    The beautiful grounds complement the Italianate palace and are filled with breathtaking views that lead down to Queen Victoria's Beach where she regularly bathed and taught her children to swim.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Osborne House

    Osborne House

    Included Highlights

    • Osborne House
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £39.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown.

  • Broadway Park Hotel

    One of the most historic and striking hotels on the Isle of Wight, Broadway Park is a Victorian mansion set in four acres of beautiful grounds. Once the magnificent house of a Victorian entrepreneur, this popular hotel has great character and charm, and those with an interest in architecture are sure to be impressed. Guests can enjoy a superb range of facilities, including a snooker room and a relaxing outdoor sun terrace, as well as an on-site restaurant serving delicious meals – plus, there’s a lounge and snack bar for something lighter during the day. Take a short walk from the hotel and you’ll arrive at Countryfile’s ‘Beach of the Year 2019,’ Sandown Beach, boasting a pier, charming cafés and fantastic views.

    • Bar
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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