This afternoon, you meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group in Portsmouth. Beginning your adventure, you board the catamaran for the short journey to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. From here, you join the rail service down the scenic east coast to Sandown. This delightful Victorian seaside resort has lovely sandy beaches and great views over the English Channel. After checking into your hotel, there's time to freshen up before dinner this evening.