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(Tour code: 18IWS)

Stunning coastlines and the erstwhile home of Queen Victoria

A wonderful five-day holiday to the striking Isle of Wight. With half of the island designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', this tour takes in the very best of its charms.

Highlights
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Sandown
  • Catamaran to Ryde
  • Osborne House and Gardens
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Wootton
  • Excursions to Godshill and Yarmouth
  • Stunning cliffs of Needles Park
  • Carisbrook Castle
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Isle of Wight 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 View to Sandown
View to Sandown

Sandown

Meet in Portsmouth and board the catamaran for the short journey to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Join the rail service down the scenic east coast to Sandown and transfer to the Trouville Hotel for a four-night stay.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Osborne House
Osborne House

Osborne House

Your first visit today is to St Mildred's Church in Whippingham, which had close links to the Royal Family. Continue from here to the fascinating Osborne House, Queen Victoria's private family home. You are at leisure to explore the exquisite state rooms and private royal apartments for a glimpse into Victorian life. Discover its vast manicured gardens or make your way down to the private beach, recently opened to the public.

Please Note : For departure 18IWS02a Days 2 and 4 have swapped around.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 The Needles
The Needles

Tour of the Isle

Enjoy a panoramic tour around the island today, taking in some of the Isle of Wight's best and most beloved attractions. Begin at the stunning cliffs of Needles Park, where you can admire the lighthouse and ocean vistas. Then continue to Yarmouth to admire the views from its charming harbour. Later visit Carisbrook Castle, enjoying an introductory talk on arrival before ending the day at the charming village of Godshill.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 The Isle of Wight Steam Railway
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Discover the Isle of Wight's heritage railway this morning. Take the train from Sandown station to Smallbrook Junction, where you board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a return journey to Wootton. This historic line traverses a pleasant route through the heart of the island, through scenic woodland, lush meadows and picturesque towns. Along the way, stop at Havenstreet to enjoy a visit to the Carriage and Wagon Workshop.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Ryde Harbour
Ryde Harbour

Portsmouth

Take the train to Ryde and board the catamaran back to Portsmouth. Here you are free to depart at your leisure.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All catamaran, rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Entrance to Osborne House & Gardens
  • Excursions to Godshill and Yarmouth
  • Visit to Carisbrooke Castle
  • Journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

 

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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