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Isle Of Wight ‘Royals & Rails’

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS3801

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Holiday Collection 2017

PRICE FROM ? £259 per person
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Itinerary

Coach Itinerary

Osborne House & Cowes (full day)
With the popular ITV drama Victoria recently on our screens, we have the chance to explore Queen Victoria’s one-time residence on the island, Osborne House. Built as a holiday home in the late 1840s, the Italianate palace boasts spectacular views across the Solent. We take an intimate glimpse of royal family life as we wander through the magnificent Royal Apartments as well as the walled gardens and grounds where we find the charming Swiss Cottage, used by the royal children to learn household management.

We then head to Cowes, home to the world-famous regatta that swells the local population each August. Many of the town’s ornate buildings date from Queen Victoria’s time, in the style popularised by her consort Prince Albert.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway & Ryde (full day)
We journey back to a bygone era as we board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet and enjoy a picturesque ride, passing through quaint rural stations, quiet hamlets, unspoilt countryside and ancient woodland to the seaside resort of Ryde.


We spend some time at leisure in Ryde with its long stretch of golden sand, pretty esplanade, marina and beautiful gardens. Take a stroll along the famous pier, the oldest in England, or admire the many boats moored in the town’s busy harbour.

Optional Excursion
Island Highlights Tour - £8.99pp (full day)
Our fantastic optional Island Highlights tour takes in this unique island’s many famous sights. After Ventnor, a pretty resort built on a series of terraces, we make for Alum Bay. Here we can admire the multi-coloured cliffs and famous chalky outcrop The Needles. Next is the historic port town of Yarmouth which contains some of the oldest architecture on the island including a 16th-century castle. We continue on to Newport, often known as the capital of the Isle of Wight, with a historic quayside and selection of specialty shops. We return to the hotel via the pretty inland village of Godshill with its charming thatched-roofed cottages, delightful medieval church, tearooms and gift shops. 

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Excursions to Osborne House, Cowes & Ryde
  • Heritage train journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Entertainment some nights
  • Excursions to Osborne House, Cowes & Ryde
  • Heritage train journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

    Optional Island Highlights Tour (£8.99pp)

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Description

From the striking natural majesty of The Needles to the quaint, peaceful inland villages, the Isle of Wight is a haven of old-fashioned charm and inspiring scenery. A firm favourite of Queen Victoria in the 19th century, the island is one of the UK’s most popular destinations and it’s not hard to see why. With elegant resort towns, spotless beaches and miles of unspoilt coastline, the Isle of Wight is a timeless holiday destination.

JG2 & JG2+

Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited but efficient.

JG2+ rated hotels offer a higher standard of hospitality, often by the friendly owner or manager and often with good home cooking plus enhanced décor, facilities and services. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. These hotels have proven to deliver a higher level of satisfaction according to our customer feedback surveys.

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Self Drive Itinerary

Osborne House & Cowes (full day)
With the popular ITV drama Victoria recently on our screens, we have the chance to explore Queen Victoria’s one-time residence on the island, Osborne House. Built as a holiday home in the late 1840s, the Italianate palace boasts spectacular views across the Solent. We take an intimate glimpse of royal family life as we wander through the magnificent Royal Apartments as well as the walled gardens and grounds where we find the charming Swiss Cottage, used by the royal children to learn household management.

We then head to Cowes, home to the world-famous regatta that swells the local population each August. Many of the town’s ornate buildings date from Queen Victoria’s time, in the style popularised by her consort Prince Albert.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway & Ryde (full day)
We journey back to a bygone era as we board the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet and enjoy a picturesque ride, passing through quaint rural stations, quiet hamlets, unspoilt countryside and ancient woodland to the seaside resort of Ryde.


We spend some time at leisure in Ryde with its long stretch of golden sand, pretty esplanade, marina and beautiful gardens. Take a stroll along the famous pier, the oldest in England, or admire the many boats moored in the town’s busy harbour.

Optional Excursion
Island Highlights Tour - £8.99pp (full day)
Our fantastic optional Island Highlights tour takes in this unique island’s many famous sights. After Ventnor, a pretty resort built on a series of terraces, we make for Alum Bay. Here we can admire the multi-coloured cliffs and famous chalky outcrop The Needles. Next is the historic port town of Yarmouth which contains some of the oldest architecture on the island including a 16th-century castle. We continue on to Newport, often known as the capital of the Isle of Wight, with a historic quayside and selection of specialty shops. We return to the hotel via the pretty inland village of Godshill with its charming thatched-roofed cottages, delightful medieval church, tearooms and gift shops. 

Self Drive Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Entertainment some nights
  • Excursions to Osborne House, Cowes & Ryde
  • Heritage train journey on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

    Optional Island Highlights Tour (£8.99pp)
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