Isle of Wight, Osborne House and Steam Railway

Join us on this fantastic 8-day holiday to the the delightful Isle of Wight. The diamond-shaped Isle of Wight boasts Royal connections through its association with Queen Victoria, who made Osborne House a home with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. Enjoy a visit to Osborne House, watch the pretty scenery roll by on board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and admire the many coastal splendours of the island.

8 days from £749pp

Single Room Supplement from £79pp

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Your Tour Includes

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

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 8 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 the Isle of Wight for seven nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy an included guided sightseeing tour taking in some of the island's most beautiful spots as we tour the coastline which is dotted with pretty villages and rolling hills. We travel along the south coast of the island, passing beautiful Freshwater Bay to reach Yarmouth, before travelling through the beautiful scenery across the heart of the island.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Island Tour

Relax and explore at your own pace, or join our optional excursion to the elegant Victorian resort of Ryde on the north east coast of the island, offering an attractive esplanade, bustling marina and views across the Solent. Enjoy the quirky mix of seaside fun, Victorian architecture and hidden gems in one of the UK's original seaside destinations.

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, our included trip to Osborne House is not to be missed. Explore the State Rooms, the walled garden and the intimate family rooms where Queen Victoria made a home with Prince Albert and their nine children.

Queen Victoria said of Osborne, that 'it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot' and the palatial house is brimming with ornate furnishings, artefacts from the Royal Collection and trinkets from across the British Empire that were gifted to the Royal Family by Heads of State.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Osborne House

Enjoy the Isle of Wight at your own pace.

Why not take a stroll along the pretty promenade in Sandown? You’ll find deckchairs, beach huts and the delightful Victorian pier which dates back to 1879. Sandown has a great selection of attractions, an award-winning beach and the popular Dinosaur Isle (entry not included) where you can learn more about the fascinating geology and magnificent fossils to be found on the island.

You may prefer to explore Shanklin's Old Village with pretty thatched cottages housing tea rooms and gift shops.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure or join our optional excursion to visit bustling Newport, the island's capital. Newport offers plenty of things to do and is a great place for shopping with a mix of high street stores and independent shops across the town's two main Georgian squares. There are regular markets in St Thomas Square and a wonderful Farmers Market (check locally) offering local delicacies including honey, garlic and traditional fudge.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Newport

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).

Full day enjoying a unique view of some of the island's unspoilt countryside and quaint villages as we take a journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Settle back in the beautifully restored carriages and watch the scenery roll by!

We continue on to visit the picture-postcard village of Godshill, full of pretty thatched cottages, which are clustered around the quaint church.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Godshill
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway*
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star Broadway Park, 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin. 

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 £79.00

Reviews

3.6 Out of 5 ( 24 Reviews )

Reviews

Excellent
33%
Great
25%
Average
25%
Poor
4%
Bad
12%

Quality

3.2 / 5

Value for Money

3 / 5

customer, 9 months ago

single supplement too expensive.

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MRS PAT BLOOR, 9 months ago

On the whole the holiday was good the driver had a good knowledge of the island and was very helpful.The staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly but the state of the hotel needed at lot of improvement in the way of decoration.

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Mrs Joan Jones, 9 months ago

Overall, my wife and I had an excellent holiday. The first time we had visited the Isle of Wight. The coach journey was good. However, being 6'5" I did struggle with the available legroom. Ended up having my right leg hanging in the aisle. The Hotel was good, but obviously in need of updating, particularly painting. The food was varied and good quality. The rooms were of a good standard. The excursions that were included, namely Osbourne House and the Steam Railway we really enjoyed. Even on the day we had terrible weather the trip to Freshwater Bay and the Needles was good. We had a wonderful driver called Jason who was driving a Marshall's coach. He really enhanced the holiday. He couldn't t do enough. Totally recommend the trip.

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J Montgomery, 9 months ago

The tour itself was very good - our driver Jason was excellent - nothing too much trouble However, we were very disappointed in the Broadway Park Hotel. It was very much in need of refurbishment and not up to the standard we expected for the price we paid. The carpets were stained, the paintwork and walls in need of new paint and service in the restaurant was poor. The meals too very only average.

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