Isle Of Wight - Steam, Cream & Osborne House 2021
2021- Royal Pier Hotel - 5 Days (CU5ACN)
Great entertainment and excursions including the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and a cream tea... what's not to love?
Stay in one of Sandown's most elegant Victorian Hotels - right on the seafront!
Situated 4 miles off England’s South Coast, the Isle of Wight is the UK’s holiday island. This diamond shaped island is a true gem and was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite spots. Over 60 miles of stunning coastal scenery and quaint villages will appeal to all ages and create lasting memories. Attractions are in plentiful supply on the island, with something to suit everyone. Get a taste of the Isle of Wight’s history and culture by visiting one of the Museums or historic sites. The most recognisable landmark is The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its famous beaches and the island has the highest number of award-winning beaches in England.
You'll be able to explore the best of the Isle of Wight with our included excursions to Osborne House, Alum Bay & Yarmouth along with a cream tea and cracking evening entertainment too. .
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Royal Pier Hotel
The Royal Pier, one of Sandown’s finest Hotels, was originally built by the Victorians for Princess Beatrice as her summer residence. This historic hotel is situated on the seafront, just opposite the pier and is within a short walk of the town centre. The Royal Pier prides itself on providing guests with everything they need to enjoy a fantastic stay. The modern facilities and beautiful rooms, coupled with a friendly team ensure that guests return year after year.
After joining the coach from one of our convenient local pick-up points, we head for our short ferry crossing to the beautiful Isle of Wight. We expect to arrive at the lovely Royal Pier Hotel in the late afternoon. Then, after you have checked in and unpacked, why not take a quick stroll or have a drink in the bar before a tasty dinner and some great in-house entertainment? Now you're starting to feel like you're on holiday...
Days 2 - 4
Enjoy a hearty traditional English breakfast every morning along with free time to explore on your own. make sure you join us for our fabulous INCLUDED excursions to Osborne House, Yarmouth & the Needles and Arreton Barnes PLUS a cream tea. In the evenings, enjoy delicious dinners and more great entertainment at the hotel.
After a final breakfast it is sadly time make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
Yarmouth, Alum Bay & The Needles & Arreton Barns
Yarmouth town is located on the North-West of the island and acts as one of the gateways to the Island with one of the main ferry services operating from its harbour. This historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Yar and contains some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, including a 16th Century castle.
Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. Many homes around the world have a glass object filled with sand as a memento of a visit to Alum Bay and The Needles, but perhaps less well known is the recent history of Alum Bay. Approximately 70 million years ago, the sea bed rose, was eroded and then sank beneath the sea again. The new sea was shallow and it laid down a series of sands and clays. Some 10 million years later, movement in the bedrock caused these sediments to be pushed nearly vertically to form the multi-coloured cliffs that are visible today.
The Needles are impressive chalk stacks just beyond Alum Bay, on the outermost stack stands the Needles Lighthouse, and a popular photograph opportunity for visitors, either in the calm weather where the beautiful blue sea contrasts with the white rocks or in stormier weather when the waves crash. Whatever time of year you visit, have your cameras at the ready!
In the heart of the beautiful countryside is Arreton Barns, is the Isle of Wight’s largest arts and crafts centre. There are a vast array of studios showcasing the best work from local artisans and craftspeople. Browse the shops to find interesting and unique gifts to take home for yourself or loved ones, pop into the farm shop or stroll around the stunning grounds.
Osborne House, Isle of Wight Steam & Cream Tea
Osborne House is the stunning seaside retreat of Queen Victoria that was also designed by Prince Albert. Recognised as her favourite spot in the world, here you can explore this sumptuous ltalianate villa and its beautiful grounds, preserved as it was when the Queen died here in 1901.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - As a living, breathing, working museum, the Steam Railway is a popular and fascinating destination. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages, often hauled by 19th century locomotives, take visitors on a leisurely 10-mile journey through the island's unspoilt countryside.
We'll also enjoy a scrumptious cream tea during the afternoon.
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Regular evening entertainment
- Excursion to Alum Bay for the Needles & Yarmouth
- Visit to Arreton Barns
- Visit to Osborne House
- Cream Tea
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY
It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.
Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements.