Join us on this lovely winter break to one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight has miles of sandy beaches, picturesque scenery and pretty villages. We visit Carisbrooke Castle, see the fantastic butterflies, watch local artisans at work and explore the island by coach. Our hotel provides two evenings of entertainment and a wine reception during your stay.
Day 1 Having met all of our taxis, our coach travels down to Portsmouth for the sailing to Fishbourne. Once on the island drive down to Sandown and our hotel.
Day 2 We visit Butterfly & Fountain World, an opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in an indoor sub-tropical garden, visit the Italian & Japanese gardens, Koi ponds and watch the fountain displays. Our second visit of the day is to Godshill and The Old Smithy & Gardens.
Day 3 Today we enjoy a guided coach tour of the Island, hear tales of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Winston Churchill to mention just a few, see chocolate shop villages, the stunning south coastal route, the Needles and much more!
Day 4 A leisurely start today before we visit Carisbrooke Castle, the castle has been an Elizabethan fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence. Meet the resident donkeys, visit a fascinating museum and place yourself at the very heart of the Isle of Wight's History. This afternoon we make our way to Isle of Wight Pearl, where we have an included cream tea.
Day 5 We make our way to Busy Bee Garden Centre, where you have time for shopping and refreshments. We then travel on to Fishbourne for our afternoon ferry to Portsmouth and return to our homes.
The Trouville is situated on The Esplanade in Sandown with sweeping views of the bay from the bar, lounge and restaurant areas. All twin and double rooms enjoy a sea view. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.