Isle of Wight, Osborne House and Steam Railway

Isle of Wight, Osborne House and Steam Railway

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Isle of Wight, Osborne House and Steam Railway

8 Days Starting and ending in Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Visiting: Isle of Wight, Yarmouth, Osborne House Osborne House Estate, Newport, Godshill

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

uk8iow

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

6-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

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Tour Overview

Join us on this fantastic 8-day holiday to the the delightful Isle of Wight. The diamond-shaped Isle of Wight boasts Royal connections through its association with Queen Victoria, who made Osborne House a home with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. Enjoy a visit to Osborne House, watch the pretty scenery roll by on board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and admire the many coastal splendours of the island.

Highlights

  • Join us on this fantastic 8-day holiday to the the delightful Isle of Wight. The diamond-shaped Isle of Wight boasts Royal connections through its association with Queen Victoria

  • Enjoy a visit to Osborne House, watch the pretty scenery roll by on board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and admire the many coastal splendours of the island

  • Visit bustling Newport, the island's capital. Newport offers plenty of things to do and is a great place for shopping with a mix of high street stores and independent shops across the town's two main Georgian squares

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Isle Of Wight
Location: Isle of Wight
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Dinner

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then we will board the ferry to the Isle of Wight and continue on to the Isle of Wight for seven nights.
Choose to stay at either the 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel, both close to Sandown centre, Esplanade and beach; or at the 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin which has superb sea views.

Day 2 : Island Tour
Location: Yarmouth
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy an included sightseeing tour taking in some of the island's most beautiful spots as we tour the coastline which is dotted with pretty villages and rolling hills. We travel along the south coast of the island, passing beautiful Freshwater Bay to reach Yarmouth, before travelling through the beautiful scenery across the heart of the island.

Day 3 : Osborne House
Location: Osborne House Osborne House Estate
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Opulent, flamboyant and undoubtedly impressive, our included trip to Osborne House is not to be missed. Explore the State Rooms, the walled garden and the intimate family rooms where Queen Victoria made a home with Prince Albert and their nine children.

Queen Victoria said of Osborne, that 'it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot' and the palatial house is brimming with ornate furnishings, artefacts from the Royal Collection and trinkets from across the British Empire that were gifted to the Royal Family by Heads of State.

Day 4 : Day At Leisure Or Ryde
Location: Isle of Wight
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Relax and explore at your own pace, or join our optional excursion to the elegant Victorian resort of Ryde on the north east coast of the island, offering an attractive esplanade, bustling marina and views across the Solent. Enjoy the quirky mix of seaside fun, Victorian architecture and hidden gems in one of the UK's original seaside destinations.

Day 5 : Day At Leisure
Location: Isle of Wight
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy the Isle of Wight at your own pace.

Why not take a stroll along the pretty promenade in Sandown? You’ll find deckchairs, beach huts and the delightful Victorian pier which dates back to 1879. Sandown has a great selection of attractions, an award-winning beach and the popular Dinosaur Isle (entry not included) where you can learn more about the fascinating geology and magnificent fossils to be found on the island.

You may prefer to explore Shanklin's Old Village with pretty thatched cottages housing tea rooms and gift shops.

Day 6 : Newport
Location: Newport
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Visit bustling Newport, the island's capital. Newport offers plenty of things to do and is a great place for shopping with a mix of high street stores and independent shops across the town's two main Georgian squares. There are regular markets in St Thomas Square and a wonderful Farmers Market (check locally) offering local delicacies including honey, garlic and traditional fudge.

Day 7 : Isle Of Wight Steam Railway And Godshill
Location: Godshill
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Broadway Park or 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Full day enjoying a unique view of some of the island's unspoilt countryside and quaint villages as we take a journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Settle back in the beautifully restored carriages and watch the scenery roll by!


We continue on to visit the picture-postcard village of Godshill, full of pretty thatched cottages, which are clustered around the quaint church.

Day 8 : Return Home
Location: Isle of Wight
Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star Broadway Park, 2-star Burlington Hotel in Sandown, or 2-star OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel in Shanklin. 

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

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    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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