Journey to Portsmouth for the short crossing to the Isle of Wight.
First stop today is Godshill Village with its charming thatched cottages, model village, gift shops and tea rooms. Then onto Brightstone, where an interesting stop can be made at Isle of Wight Pearl. Finally no trip to the Isle of Wight would be complete without a visit to Alum Bay, famous for its multi coloured sand cliffs and breath taking views of the Needles and lighthouse.
Day at Leisure in Sandown.
A morning tour on the award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a special journey that will take you back in time. Vintage steam locomotives pull Victorian and Edwardian carriages, offering a unique view of some of the Island's unspoilt countryside. In the afternoon we will visit the famous Osborne House, Queen Victoria's island retreat. Highlights include the lavishly furnished State Rooms and glorious grounds and gardens.
Homeward bound with a stop for lunch.
5 day break which includes a day of leisure to enjoy
Sandown and a day visiting Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s former residence on the Island, an Italianate Villa with beautiful gardens.