Isle of Wight
We return again to this beautiful island with its excellent climate and mile upon mile of sandy beaches and unspoilt coastline. Located just three miles from the mainland, the minute you step onto the island, your holiday has begun. Splendid white cliffs, sparkling waters, picturesque villages and a host of interesting things to do. Our tour is based in Sandown, a seaside resort on the South East Coast.
Broadway Park Hotel, 3 Star
Melville Street, Sandown Tel: 01983 405214
A former Victorian mansion house, the Broadway Park provides a majestic yet relaxing base for a coastal break. Complete with the original features of the house as well as a range of fantastic in house facilities. Lift.
Saturday 28 May 8 Days £620
Saturday 20 August 8 Days £695
Single Supplement £115. Insurance £29
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
7 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, return ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, Visit to Osborne House.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to the North of England for our overnight stop.
DAY 2 After breakfast we travel to the Ferry Port to catch the 45 minute ferry to the Isle of Wight, arriving at our hotel, late afternoon.
DAY 3 At Leisure
DAY 4 The day begins with a visit to the traditional seaside resort of Shanklin, before continuing to Ryde with its pier almost half a mile long. In the afternoon, we visit Queen Victoria’s favourite country home – Osborne House, unchanged for over a century. The highlights include the Indian Durbar Room, Queen Victoria’s own private bedroom and the Royal Children’s nursery. The grounds include a Victorian Walled Garden and hothouses containing exotic plants.
DAY 5 Today’s tour begins in the Victorian Spa resort of Ventnor before continuing to Freshwater Bay. At the western most point of the island are The Needles and nearby is Alum Bay, home of the famous coloured sand. Before returning to Sandown, we visit Godshill, a popular thatched village of “Chocolate Box” prettiness.
DAY 6 At leisure
DAY 7 We leave Sandown and make our way to the ferry for our crossing to the mainland. We then travel back to North England for our overnight stop.
DAY 8 After breakfast, we travel homeward.