3-Day Isle of Wight and the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour from London | La Vacanza Travel

3-Day Isle of Wight and the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour from London

Duration: 3 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 3 days
  • London
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

*Osborne House entrance included in tour price.

Queen Victoria loved her holidays. She travelled to Scotland, France, and Italy and stayed at lavish palaces and princely courts in lush locations, but there’s nowhere she loved more than the Isle of Wight, a diamond-shaped pearl in the English Channel.

It’s not far from London and boasts beautiful beaches, epic white sea-cliffs, a warm climate and remnants from the Romans, Normans, and two World Wars.

On this tour, you visit Queen Victoria’s Italian-inspired holiday home, Osborne House*. You venture to the sea-shores and see gorgeous cliffs, barren bunkers and stunning white rock structures. And on the mainland, you even get a chance to celebrate your journey with a drink at the home of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

Join this trip, follow in the footsteps of royalty and let your guide lead you through England’s favourite holiday island.

Itinerary

Day 1: London - Portsmouth - Quarr Abbey

Stop At: Rabbie's, Bulleid way Greenline Coach Terminal, London SW1W 9SH England
Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure and meet with your driver guide for this 3-day tour.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Portsmouth, UK
First, you head to the ancient port-city of Portsmouth. This bustling spot blends modern marvels with centuries of sea-faring stories. Head to the top of the 170 metre high Spinnaker Tower for the best views of the City, the Isle of Wight and the South Coast. Follow the historic harbour trails or visit the remains of King Henry the VIII’s tragic warship Mary Rose before joining your guide for your ferry at Gunwharf Terminal.

Stop At: Quarr Abbey, Ryde PO33 4ES England
Your first stop on the Isle of Wight is the important religious site of Quarr Abbey. The building here is beautiful and combines French, Byzantine, and Moorish designs.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay two nights at the unforgettably quaint village of Shanklin.

Day 2: Flexible day touring around the Isle of Wight

Stop At: The Earl Yarborough's Monument, Culver Down Rd, Sandown PO36 8QT, UK
Look up at the tallest monument on the Isle of Wight. This is the tallest monument on the island and celebrates the life of a wealthy earl from the 19th century.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Osborne House, York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX England
*Osborne House entrance included in tour price from 1 April 2023. Before 1 April 2023 visit is optional and ticket not included.

Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spot looks more like an Italian Renaissance palazzo than an English palace. Osborne House was Queen Victoria’s holiday home and as you explore the Italian-style building, you discover pristine green gardens, ornate golden rooms, and historically fascinating artefacts.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Needles, Totland England
These glorious white chalk eruptions from the ocean will keep your camera busy. These sharp white stacks that stick out of the ocean are beautiful to behold. You can hop on a boat to get close to them and venture to an old defensive battery that’s nearby.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St Catherines Down, Ventnor PO38 2JB, UK
Your last stop today is at the cliffs of St. Catherine’s Down. As the sun starts to set, these epic cliffs and green valleys look stunning.

You travel back to Shanklin in time for dinner.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay two nights at the unforgettably quaint village of Shanklin.

Day 3: Shanklin - London

Stop At: Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, England
visiting Winchester isn’t easy, because there’s almost too much to do. There’s a glorious cathedral, an ancient mill, cute cafes, and more than enough museums. Once you've had time to explore this wonderful city, it’s time to head home.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Runnymede National Trust, Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG England
This lovely, pastoral area is said to be the birthplace of modern democracy. In 1215, Magna Carta simply described Runnymede as a meadow between Windsor and Staines.
Runnymede was the location for the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John on the fifteenth of June 1215, with the 1225 version becoming the definitive version.

Runnymede is still used today as a site for significant commemoration and is the location of the Magna Carta memorial (erected 1957), the John F. Kennedy memorial (1965), the Commonwealth Air Forces memorial (1953), and the Fairhaven Memorial Lodges (1931).


Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast in either a B&B or 3-star Hotel.
  • Entry Fee: Osborne House included in tour price.
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 people). Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Osborne House

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees: Unless specified
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Portsmouth - You have free time in Portsmouth between 11am-1pm. If you'd like to visit the Mary Rose or HMS Victory, reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Quarr Abbey - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Osborne House - Included in tour price.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Green Line Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SZ, UK


Departure Time

09:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days


User's Reviews

mary3liz

15 Jun, 2022

Our 3-day trip to Isle of Wight provided an easy and informative way to navigate a road trip through Portsmouth and a ferry ride to the Isle of Wight. Its seaside villages and countryside are lovely and seem “far from the madding crowd”. Our driver-guide, June, lives on the Isle and knows the area well. On our last afternoon together, she provided tea and biscuits at her home. Thanks, Rabbies for sharing June with us.

DQShaw

31 Oct, 2019

This is our second trip with Rabbie's and both have been outstanding. Our guide for this trip was Stuart Bowden. The bus can take up to sixteen passengers but there were only four on this trip including us. Just like they say if you book the trip it will go on. No cancelations. This is a wonderful way to see the area. Rabbie's sets up a great intinerary, has a knowledgeable guide/driver and they set the B&Bs for us. Our guide Stuart even got us a box of proper tea (Yorkshire) to remember England by.

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