Isle of Wight

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House & Estate

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – visit en route a suitable National Trust property such as Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate in Romsey, a 12th century Augustine priory that is now a handsome house whose grounds offer a magnificent collection of trees, walled gardens and a National Collection of old fashioned roses – Wightlink ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne – check in to the 3* Yelf’s Hotel at Ryde.

Day 2 – Island tour & Osborne House

Circular tour of the island with our Blue Badge guide taking in The Needles, Alum Bay and the historic port of Cowes – Osborne House was demolished after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne and its estate in 1845 and a new three storey pavilion was built.

Day 3 – Godshill, steam railway trip & Ryde

Time at leisure in Godshill to explore the historic village, to visit the 14th century church that sits on a small hillock overlooking the village or to explore the model village – at Havenstreet we take a ride on the Isle of Wight's restored steam railway in Victorian and Edwardian carriages dating back to 1876, a unique way to experience the atmosphere of bygone train travel – finish the day at the resort of Ryde with its sweeping sandy bay and delightful pier.

Day 4 – Newport, Sandown & Rosemary Vineyard

Visit the beautiful and historic town of Newport – time at leisure to explore the resort of Sandown with its beautiful sandy beach that slopes gently into the sea – tour and tasting at the Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest vineyards in England at some thirty acres.

Day 5 – Kingston Lacy

Wightlink ferry crossing from Fishbourne to Portsmouth – en route home visit a suitable National Trust property such as Kingston Lacy Mansion in Wimborne, dating from 17th century with beautiful interiors and garden and one of the greatest family picture collections in the UK.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide in Isle of Wight

Return Wightlink ferry crossing from Portsmouth

Executive coach throughout

ONE FREE PLACE PER 10 PAYING PASSENGERS

Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House & Estate, Hants

Circular tour of the island

The Needles, Alum Bay & Cowes

Osborne House

Historic village of Godshill

Steam railway trip

Ryde

Historic town of Newport

Sandown

Tour & tasting at the Rosemary Vineyard

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the 3* Yelf’s Hotel at Ryde. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar. All rooms are en suite.

 

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Carisbrooke Castle - the island’s royal fortress and prison to King Charles I before his execution in London in 1648
  • All Saints’ Church at Godshill - mentioned in the Doomsday Book, All Saints is renowned for its mid-15th century mural of the Lily Cross
  • Appuldurcombe House - the shell of a fine 18th century Baroque style house, once the grandest house on the island, stands in ‘Capability’ Brown grounds and an exhibition of photographs and prints depicts the house and its history

 

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Isle of Wight

Date of tour: October 2016

Just returned from our tour of Winchester and the Isle of Wight. It was greatly enjoyed by all. The weather was good and only rained when we were in the coach, which helped. The hotel was generally fine. The food was generally good and restaurant service superb, including laying on breakfast early for our 8 am Sunday departure and our 5.30 pm Saturday dinner. Our coach driver was superb and managed a 14 metre 50 seat coach very well, never gave us a moment's concern and had a great rapport with us and with our BBG. Can't over-emphasise our BBG's contribution. She was brilliant and always did far more than needed, and took us out of her way to show us everything which could possibly be reached. She in turn had great rapport with us and a sense of humour which clicked with us all. We really felt privileged!

CC, King’s Lynn

Date of tour: July 2013

I would just like to thank you and your Company a big "Thank You" for organising such a great holiday for us. It was a great success, and all my members were extremely impressed with all the organisation. Our Blue Badge Guide was so knowledgeable, and really looked after us all. Our driver, Paul, looked after us as well, he had a very happy and friendly manner, and nothing was too much trouble. I am already looking at the Brochure for next year, and when we have decided which holiday to go for I will be in touch. Once again thank you so much to you all for all your hard work, it was well worth it to see so many happy faces.

PG, Chalfont St Giles

Date of tour: September 2012

Just to say thank you for all the arrangements for our holiday. Everything went very smoothly. Hotel coped with our group very well and some of our members had sea views which was a bonus. It was appreciated that luggage was taken to and collected from our rooms. I'm not a great fan of carveries but I have to say the food was excellent - only complaint was "back to lettuce leaves once we get home". There was a chorus of where are we going next year so I'll start looking at that soon. Thanks for all your help - another success for Tailored Travel.

SP, Telford

Date of tour: May 2012

Just to say that we are all safely back from our tour of the Isle of Wight. Many thanks for all your arrangements. The Blue Badge Guide was BRILLIANT!

KE, Clitheroe

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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