First Day To Southampton for the scenic cruise across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. On the 5 & 6 day tours we make a stop in Godshill before checking into our hotel.
Tours whilst at resort
A We visit the seaside resorts of Ryde and Sandown. Ryde is the largest town on the Island and in addition to an expanse of sandy beaches, which stretch right along the town, it has a great selection of boutique shops, museums and galleries. Sandown shelters in a beautiful bay and is famed for its golden sandy beach and the traditional British seafront and pier.
B We view the magnificent coastal scenery along the south of the island on our tour to Alum Bay overlooking the Needles. Later we call in at Yarmouth with its continental atmosphere and picturesque harbour.
C To the North of the Island and the opportunity to visit Osborne House (entry not included), Queen Victoria’s home. Later we make a short stop in Newport. Those who prefer can split the day between West Cowes, beautifully set on the estuary with its busy harbour and narrow streets, and Newport.
D We make a morning stop in Godshill, a very picturesque village with its cluster of thatched cottages. A choice in the afternoon; visit Newport, the island’s attractive capital at the head of the river, or visit the nearby historic Carisbrooke Castle (entry not included).
E A half-day visit to Ventnor, a Victorian town with a Mediterranean feel. You can choose to be dropped in the town or at the Botanic Gardens (entry not included).
Last Day We return home via Southampton.
01-April-19, 13-May-19, 21-October-19 Including tours A & B
09-June-19 Including tours A, B & C
01-June-19, 24-August-19 Including all tours