Bay Inclusive Sandown and Festive Osborne House

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  • Stay in splendid Sandown on the Isle of Wight
  • Discover magnificent Osborne House at Christmas time
  • Pay a visit to the picturesque seaside town of Ryde

Discover one of the most spectacular royal residences in the UK at the most wonderful time of yet. Osborne House is now open in the winter, and we’ll explore this beautiful house that once belonged to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as well as visiting the seaside town of Ryde.
We’ll stay in stunning Sandown on the Isle of Wight during our five-day holiday, where we’ll enjoy a pleasant time at the Bay Broadway Park Hotel. Located just a 15-minute walk from the town centre, we’ll be ideally placed for enjoying this picturesque destination.

Our first excursion will take us to one of our most popular attractions in the summer, magnificent Osborne House. This beautiful property is now open in the winter, and here we will join the expert guides to learn more about the history of Osborne House. Discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas in the house that they made their home, as well as admiring its beautiful architecture and festive decorations.

After this, we’ll make our way to wonderful Ryde, known for having the oldest pier in the UK. The pretty seaside town has lots to discover, from its castle to its many shops.


Broadway Park Hotel (primary)

  • 10 minutes’ walk from the seafront, with a number of shops and the railway station nearby
  • Set in four acres of grounds the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a snooker room and live entertainment
  • A great base to explore the Isle of Wight and highlights including the Needles and Osbourne House

Stay amid beautiful gardens, close to all the attractions Sandown and the Isle of Wight have to offer at the beautiful Broadway Park Hotel in Sandown.

The hotel is in a popular area of Sandown, not far from the seafront and the town centre. Sandown has all the fun of the seaside with its beach and pier as well as a number of bars and restaurants, but without the usual overcrowding in summer and relatively mild weather in winter. One of the town’s main highlights is the popular Dinosaur Isle exhibition, which tracks the history of fossil discovery on the Isle of Wight.

From Sandown the rest of the island is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Ryde is a short train ride away and has all the attractions you would expect from a traditional British seaside resort, with a huge number of amusements and even a funfair. For great landscapes and sea views head to the Needles and the Tennyson coast on the island’s west coast.

In the hotel enjoy open gardens, great for relaxing and enjoying the great Isle of Wight sunshine. If it gets a little too hot, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or get inside and enjoy a game of snooker or fantastic entertainment in the evenings.


Excursion to Ryde (Included)

Excursion to the elegant Victorian resort of Ryde on the north east coast of the island. Offering an attractive esplanade, bustling marina and views across the Solent, Ryde is a delight to explore.

Excursion to Osborne House (Included)

Excursion visiting magnificent Osborne House. Join the expert guides and discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas in the house that they made their home.

  • England
  • Sandown
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
Tour Types
  • Foodie
  • Entertainment
  • History
  • Scenic
  • Seaside
  • UK Coach Departures
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors

Day 1: Home to Sandown

Enjoy a superb start to a few days away as you travel by luxury coach to your destination. Onboard you’ll be entertained by the onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment system as you get to the Isle of Wight. After check-in join your fellow travellers in the hotel’s restaurant for a delicious three-course evening meal. (Dinner)

Days 2 to 4: Sandown

We’ll have a great time, with two excursions to make the most of. We’ll explore Osborne House to see its wonderful festive decorations, and to learn all about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s many Christmases spent here. After this, we’ll enjoy a day in seaside Ryde. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Sandown to Home

We’ll travel home today, following a tasty breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant and check-out. Enjoy the last views of superb Isle of Wight countryside as we get moving. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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