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Isle of Wight Victorian Christmas..from £399pp

Isle of Wight Victorian Christmas..from £399pp

Monday 25th to Friday 29th November 2019 - Discover the delights of the Isle of Wight. Expect excellent seasonal hospitality and entertainment throughout your festive stay at the Bourne Hall.

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The festive spirit starts as we leave Devon and builds as we arrive at our Shanklin hotel where you'll be welcomed into the Yuletide spirit  by costumed characters. No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to Osborne House, the royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. As you wander through this palace you get a real glimpse into what royal family life was like 200 years ago.  We’ll also visit Rosemary vineyard for a talk and wine tasting.  Expect excellent seasonal hospitality & entertainment throughout your your stay with mince pies, mulled wine, music, dancing, candlelit dinner & Gala Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.



Bourne Hall Hotel, Shanklin***

This Bourne Hall Country Hotel is a 3 star family owned & run hotel located on an elevated position at the foot of Luccombe Downs offering lovely costal & countyside views. Originally built in the 1860's, the hotel has 30 guest bedrooms & its public areas include a bar/restaurant & lounge which are charming.  In addition to leisure facilities the hotel has an indoor & outdoor swimming pool.  Whilst the hotel is in a rural location the nearest bus stop is situated on Church Road & is approximately 10 minutes walk from the hotel. This is where you can catch the number 3 bus that will take you to Newport (via Godshill, Ventnor etc) or the other direction will take you to Ryde (via Sandown). 

MOBILITY: Due to the historical nature of the building the hotel has no lift & it is necessary to negotiate steps to guest bedrooms & leisure facilities.  The hotel has 3 ground floor rooms & these are strictly subjest to availability.


Your Festive Holiday includes:


  • 4 nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast

  • Entrance to Osbourne House

  • Visit to Vineyard

  • Tour of the Island

  • Stop in Cowes

  • Evening entertainment

  • Travel by Tally Ho! Pullman coach

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager


Price based on two sharing twin/double room. First 3 singles no suppliment, then £45pp

Monday 25 November

Leaving Devon we make our way to the Isle of Wight where we step back in time to be welcomed into the Yuletide spirit by costumed charaters. Enjoy tea & mince pies served in the drawing room on arrival. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the original 1870's features of the "house" traditionally decorated with garlands, cinnamon bunches & holly. A drinks reception will welcome you before you take your seats for a candlelit delicious three course meal in the Cameron restaurant, named after Julia Cameron the famous Victorian photographer. After dinner relax with coffee & mints. Ferry leaves Portsmouth at 14.00 to Fishbourne


Tuesday 26 November

Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast. To include a selection from the buffet followed followed by a traditional English breakfast with hot buttered toast, conserves & local honey. We then enjoy a christmas visit to Osbourne House, the holiday home of Queen Victoria. Tea & cakes will await your arrival back at Bourne Hall. A mulled wine reception with carols will preceed a Gala Christmas buffet. Relax with coffee & enjoy the log fire in the drawing room.


Wednesday 27 Novembe

Enjoy your breakfast served in the Cameron restaurant at your leisure. We then explore the West Coast of the island with a stop in Cowes. Start your evening with wine/beer tasting reception followed by a three course dinner with all the trimmings. There will be music & dancing until late, formal dress is optional.


Thursday 28 November

After a full English breakfast, today we take a drive along the East Coast stopping at Shanklin & Ryde with a visit to Rosemary Vineyards. A three course dinner is served in the evening whilst marvelling at the trickery of a table magician. Await the arrival of a surprise guest after dinner!


Friday 29 November

After a farewell breakfast we make our way home to Devon. Ferry leaves Fishbourne at 12.00


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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