Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
Take the time to rediscover the Isle of Wight on this lovely tour. With a shoreline dotted with sandy beaches, stunning cliffs and unique visitor attractions, it's easy to see why it has been a popular destination since Victorian times.
Alum Bay • The Needles • Shanklin Old Village • Ventnor Botanic Gardens • Osborne House
Day 1 Journey to Portsmouth or Lymington for the short crossing to the Isle of Wight. If time allows, and for an additional cost, why not call into and be dazzled by the Waltzing Waters en route to your hotel?
Day 2 First stop today is Godshill Village with its charming thatched cottages, model village, gift shops and tea rooms. Then onto Brightstone, where an interesting stop can be made at Isle of Wight Pearl. Finally, no trip to the Isle of Wight would be complete without a visit to Alum Bay, famous for its multi coloured sand cliffs and breath taking views of the Needles and lighthouse.
Day 3 This morning explore Shanklin. The Old Village is full of picturesque cottages clustered around the thatched Crab Inn, many of which have become craft and gift shops. Take a stroll through the tranquil Shanklin Chime (cost not included) or head to the beach and Esplanade. After lunch travel to Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Basking in the microclimate of The Undercliff, these are one of the great gardens of Britain.
Day 4 Morning tour to the famous Osborne House, Queen Victoria's island retreat. Highlights include the lavishly furnished State Rooms and glorious grounds and gardens. Later travel to the award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a special journey that will take you back in time. Vintage steam locomotives pull Victorian and Edwardian carriages, offering a unique view of some of the Island's unspoilt countryside.
Day 5 Back to the mainland for your homeward journey.
A Victorian Christmas – Nov & Dec 2019
Tours include ferry crossings, 'Victorian Christmas' package at Bourne Hotel and admission to Osborne House.
Please contact us for further details.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Bourne Hall Hotel, Shanklin
Originally built in the late 1860s and located on an elevated position at the foot of Luccombe Downs, this family run hotel provides elegant accommodation and spectacular views.
• 3 star • 30 bedrooms
• No lift but some ground floor rooms
• Leisure Facilities
• Indoor and outdoor pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return ferry crossings
• 4 nights half board in Shanklin with:
Porter service, 1 nights entertainment
Full English breakfast
3 course, 3 choice dinner and tea/coffee
• Admission to Ventnor Botanic Gardens
• Admission to Osborne House
• Return journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.