|Travel by Coach||Days|
Day One - Home to Sandown
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Sandown, where we’ll check in to the Bay Broadway Park Hotel and will enjoy a sumptuous evening meal. (D)
Day Two to Four - Sandown
We’ll have a great time with two included excursions to make the most of our time around Sandown.
Day Five - Sandown to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
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.
Full Day: Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Ryde (2018 Departures Only)
Enjoy 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 as we continue to visit the Victorian seaside resort of Ryde.
Half Day: Godshill
We take a visit to the quintessential English village of Godshill today. With some of the oldest buildings in the Isle of Wight, a medieval church, pretty thatched-roof cottages and a winding main street, Godshill is a beautiful place to spend some time. Relax among the historic buildings and enjoy a traditional cream tea in one of the tea rooms or maybe pint of local ale in one of the classic pubs in the village.