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Isle of Wight, Osborne House and Steam Railway

8 days - from only £599pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

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.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Local Joining Points
  • Porterage at the hotel

8 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 seven nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Island Tour

    Enjoy an included 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

    Yarmouth

    Yarmouth marina on the Isle of Wight

    Included Highlights

    • Island Tour
  • Day 3: Osborne House

    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

    Osborne House

    Osborne House

    Included Highlights

    • Osborne House
  • Day 4: Day at leisure or Ryde

    Relax in Sandown, 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

    Ryde

    Ryde Harbour

    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 5: Day at leisure

    Enjoy Sandown at your own pace. Why not take a stroll along the pretty promenade? 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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6: Newport

    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

    Newport

    Newport, Isle of Wight

    Included Highlights

    • Newport
  • Day 7: Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Godshill

    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

    Godshill

    Godshill
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    Included Highlights

    • Godshill
    • Isle of Wight Steam Railway*
    • Isle of Wight Steam Railway
  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

Hotels

You will stay for seven 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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