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 a guided 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.

5 days from £329pp

Single Room Supplement from £49pp

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Your Tour Includes

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

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

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

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Discover the ‘Diamond Isle’ on a scenic tour of the island with a local guide. We travel along the south coast of the island, passing Freshwater Bay to reach Yarmouth – a bustling town with a natural harbour. Your local guide will offer insight into this fascinating island history.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Yarmouth

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

Optional Excursions

  • Ryde
    • 2024: £10.00pp
    • 2025: £11.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

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

Included Highlights

  • Osborne House

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

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

Broadway Park Hotel, Isle of Wight

Broadway Park Hotel, Isle of Wight

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.

We’ve teamed up with Wightlink to offer a 20% discount on car and foot travel to the Isle of Wight on self-drive bookings.

Once you’ve booked your self-drive break, log in to MyBooking to claim your travel discount.

Location: Melville Street, Sandown, PO36 9DJ

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £49.00

Reviews

3.8 Out of 5 ( 37 Reviews )

Reviews

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32%
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Quality

3.6 / 5

Value for Money

3.9 / 5

Patrica Pass, 9 months ago

Beautiful formal gardens. Lovely grounds and beach.

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Peckitt, 10 months ago

We enjoyed our holiday very much. The hotel was close to the sea front and we were looked after by hotel staff and the driver throughout our holiday. Customer service when booking the holiday over the phone was straight forward and stress free. Many thanks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Margaret Gardiner, 10 months ago

Hotel rooms bathroom very poor standard needed refurb

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Jude Cruise, 10 months ago

Beautiful island. Lovely hotel, offering really good food and very clean comfortable rooms.

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Alan Bristow, 10 months ago

Very interesting place. Well worth a visit. Eating placers crowded and exoensive though

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