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Isle of Wight

5 Days from £499per

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

verything was excellent , I really enjoyed the holiday
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(Tour code: 20IWS)

Stunning coastlines and the erstwhile home of Queen Victoria

Experience a wonderful 5-day holiday to the striking Isle of Wight. With half the island designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', this tour takes in the very best of its scenic charms.

  • 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 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 View to Sandown
View to 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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Osborne House
Osborne House

Osborne House

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 The Needles
The Needles

Tour of the Island

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 historic Carisbrooke Castle and its award-winning Edwardian garden before ending the day at the picturesque village of Godshill.

  • 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 island's public train from Sandown to Smallbrook Junction, where you board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a return journey to Wootton. This beautiful line dates back to 1862, and today promises an immersive and nostalgic experience, as you wind through the unspoilt countryside of the Isle of Wight, traversing through the heart of the island past scenic woodland, lush meadows, and picturesque towns. Along the way, stop at Havenstreet for a visit to the Carriage and Wagon Workshop.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Ryde Harbour
Ryde Harbour

Portsmouth and homeward bound

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

  • 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
  • Visit Osborne House and Gardens
  • Journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway
  • Discover Godshill and Yarmouth
  • See the stunning cliffs of Needles Park
  • Explore Carisbrooke Castle


Not Included

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


Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Isle of Wight

Stunning coastlines and the erstwhile home of Queen Victoria


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