MONDAY We travel south with suitable stops en route, and board a late afternoon ferry for the short crossing to the Isle of Wight
TUESDAY An excursion to the west of the island. We pause at the beautiful St Agnes Church, the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight, and continue to view the iconic Needles. From here we make our way to the historic port town of Yarmouth. Time to enjoy the picturesque harbour, and perhaps take a stroll down the Grade 2 listed pier. On our return journey we visit the quintessential English villageof Godshill with its delightful medieval church, charming thatched cottages and traditional tea rooms.
WEDNESDAY Today we visit Newport, often referred to as the island's capital, and where today is market day. Later we continue to Ryde, the largest town on the Isle of Wight, and in addition to the expanse of sandy beach and the world's oldest seaside pleasure pier, you'll find a great selection of museums, galleries and shops.
THURSDAY A day at leisure to explore Sandown. Sheltered in a beautiful bay, and famed for its long stretch of golden beach, traditional promenade and pier, you'll find plenty to occupy your leisure time. There will be the opportunity for those who wish to visit Osborne House today (admission not included)
FRIDAY We board a morning ferry for our return sailing, and continue homeward with suitable stops en route.