Full day: Our ‘Royal Tour’ begins with a visit to Whippingham Church an ornate church built by Prince Albert, and Queen Victoria was a regular member of the congregation. We then visit Osborne House, the seaside retreat of Queen Victoria that was also designed by Prince Albert. Here you can explore this sumptuous Italianate villa and its beautiful grounds, preserved as it was when the Queen died here in 1901.
Full day: Rail & Sail today as we take a short walk to the rail station for the local service to Ryde Pier Head where we join the fast catamaran ferry which whisks us across the Solent to Portsmouth. From here it’s just a short walk to the nearby Royal Naval Historic Dockyard to visit the recently opened Mary Rose Exhibition – Henry VIII’s warship.
Half day: This morning we visit Carisbrooke Castle, best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. The castle has more than 800 years of history and today it is wonderfully well-preserved and the new Edwardian Style Princess Beatrice Garden is a joy to explore.
Royal Pier Hotel, Sandown
Ideally located on the seafront in Sandown, facing one of the finest beaches and with the centre of Sandown just a short stroll away. Hotel facilities include two bars, a dining room overlooking Sandown Bay and an indoor swimming pool and spa pool. All bedrooms have private facilities, television and tea and coffee making facilities.
• Full breakfast and three course evening dinner with choice of menu and tea or coffee • Nightly entertainment • Lift
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- All coach travel
- Reserved seats on tour coaches
- Tour Manager escorted
- Hotel accomodation and board as stated
- No single room supplement
- Excursions/itinerary as stated
- Admission fees and entertainment if stated
- Complete luggage handling
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