Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Explorer
Often described as the UK’s holiday island, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination at any time of year. This tour includes visits to Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and Ryde, and a trip on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
9th May and 17th October 2022 | Dates throughout 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to Portsmouth for the 40-minute ferry crossing to your hotel on the Isle of Wight
If time permits, consider calling in at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or Gunwharf Quays.
Round the Island Tour, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House
Our tour starts with a visit to Carisbrooke Castle, an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king’s prison and a royal summer residence. After lunch we arrive at Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home. There’s an opportunity to visit Victoria and Albert’s private apartments, their bathing beach and children’s play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraceswith stunning views across the Solent.
Free day to explore
Enjoy a free day to relax in the hotel, take a walk, or perhaps take one of the frequent buses to another part of the island. Shanklin Old Village is a favourite attraction, where most of the picturesque cottages clustered around the thatched Crab Inn have now become craft and gift shops or restaurants. Why not take a trip to Butterfly World in Newport and see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment!You have the opportunity to learn more about our butterflies, visit the Italian & Japanese Gardens, Koi Ponds, Fountains, Jumping Jets, Cafe, Medina Garden Centre and more!
Ryde and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway
This morning we visit the seaside town of Ryde. After lunch we step back to a bygone era with a journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Relax in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages as the train makes its way through the beautiful countryside. Whilst here explore and discover the historic collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons through Train Story. You’ll uncover the lasting impact the railway has had on our lives with interactive activities and stunning displays. Journey through the Island’s locomotive history with many engines dating back 140 years.
Trouville Hotel ***
Located in Sandown and on the seafront, the modern hotel offers 88 bedrooms, many with sea view. There is a restaurant and bar. There is a lift at the hotel and coach parking is available nearby (charges payable). Please note that this hotel requires a deposit payment to secure space.
The Ocean View **
The Ocean View is a charming, well-appointed hotel, situated in a premier location with an idyllic seaside position just a pebbles throw away from Shanklin Beach. With 100 bedrooms, many with sea views and balconies, you can sit and relax whilst enjoying the tranquil views across Sandown Bay. The hotel also boasts a number of premier rooms with a nightly supplement, if you feel like making your stay an extra special one.
5 days / 4 nights
|9th May 2022||Ocean View Hotel||From £269.00 per person|
|17th October 2022||Bourne Hall Hotel||From £329.00 per person|
|2023 dates||Prices on request|
Single room supplement available upon request.