Day 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your weekend begins. After joining your holiday coach, enjoy a scenic drive and ferry crossing to the resort hotel to arrive late afternoon. Four nights here with breakfast and dinner included. Live entertainment and dancing this evening.
Days 2-4 - At leisure with TWO included excursions.
Osborne House, East Cowes
"It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" said Queen Victoria of Osborne House, her palatial holiday home on the Isle of Wight. A wonderful opportunity for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraces where the stunning views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. Prince Albert designed the house himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The builder was Thomas Cubitt, the London architect and builder whose company built the main façade of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847.
Queen Victoria died at Osborne House in January 1901. Following her death, the house became surplus to royal requirements and was given to the state, with a few rooms being retained as a private museum to Queen Victoria. From 1903 until 1921 it was used as a junior officer training college for the Royal Navy, known as the Royal Naval College, Osborne. In 1998 training were consolidated at the Britannia Royal Naval College, now at Dartmouth. Admission included.
Round Island Tour
A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn't be complete without going 'Round the Island'. Our tour takes you round the traditional clockwise route with stops on the way. If you've never been to the Island before, this is a must day out. The route along the southern coast line of the Island is quite spectacular.
Day 5 - Enjoy the cruise back to the mainland and onward to interchange with refreshments stops on the way.