Four nights dinner bed & breakfast, one lunch voucher, three drinks vouchers, a programme of activities, plus two nights live entertainment
Gloriously situated directly overlooking the sea, opposite the beach. Facilities include: Split-level restaurant with panoramic views over the bay; bar; lounge and regular entertainment. All double and twin bedrooms have sea view.
Supplement for a side sea view single room £60 and on a request basis only
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. Our first stop is the Dimbola Photographic Museum and Galleries, a beautifully preserved Victorian house, once home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Just a two minute walk away you’ll find the beautiful St Agnes church, the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight. Weather permitting we continue to view the iconic Needles, before returning to Sandown, calling on the way at Isle of Wight Pearl. Here you can l learn about the fascinating world of pearls with a fun and informative talk, and browse the showroom.
WEDNESDAY We visit 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. Today, for those who wish, we offer a visit to Osborne House. (Admission not included).
FRIDAY We board a morning ferry for our return sailing, and continue homeward with suitable stops en route.