Return coach travel
Return ferry sailing
6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Excursions to Ventnor, Godshill, Ryde, The Needles, Alumn Bay, Yarmouth & Cowes
Entrance to Osborne House
Free time in Sandown
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Travelling south we sail across to the Isle of Wight.
Day 2 – This morning we visit Ventnor, one of Britain’s most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate. Later, we travel to Godshill, a quintessential English village that boasts some of the oldest architecture on the island.
Day 3 – We travel to Ryde, the largest town on the island, which offers an expanse of sandy beaches and has a great selection of boutique shops, museums and galleries for you to enjoy. This afternoon we arrive at Osborne House, one of the most visited houses in Britain, originally designed by Queen Victoria’s beloved Prince Albert. Set in acres of beautiful grounds and ornamental rose gardens, it’s easy to see why the house was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite places.
Day 4 – Enjoy the day at leisure; Sandown sits on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, sheltered in a beautiful bay its renowned for its stretches of golden sandy beaches and home to a traditional British seafront and pier. Maybe visit the local Zoo – built within the ruins of a Victorian fort – or enjoy a peaceful walk along the Esplanade until you reach Yaverland Beach, regarded as one of the best on the island.
Day 5 – After breakfast we visit the iconic Needles, one of the most photographed groups of rocks in the world, before continuing to Alum Bay, renowned for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. Afterwards, we take you to Yarmouth for free time. The historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Yar and contains some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, including a 16th century castle. Later, we will enjoy a scenic drive back to the hotel.
Day 6 – This morning we visit Cowes, a town with a pedestrianized High Street and a wealth of specialty shops, art galleries and boutiques. Head to the seafront where a short walk will take you to the Esplanade and along to the famous Royal Yacht Squadron. Later, we return to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Day 7 – We bid a fond farewell to the island and return home.