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  • Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

    1. Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

    Board your hovercraft for an adrenaline-filled day on the Isle of Wight. When the hovercraft reaches the island, you'll land in a prime sea front position along Ryde's beautiful and inviting beaches. Hop off and enjoy what Ryde and the Isle of Wight have to offer, including the beaches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, and travel links to elsewhere across the island. After a day of fun on the island, enjoy a same-day return journey back to the Southsea terminal. The journey across the Solent is approximately 10 minutes. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight on the World's only commercial passenger hovercraft service.

    When you the buy the tickets, you will be contacted asking to what time you want to go out and return, I sent these details to them 3 months in advance, They agreed with the times and issued tickets with these times. On arrival they told me the timetable had changed and we would have to catch the next one which was 30 minutes later than planned, the hovercraft had broken down and we were dealyed 2 hours in total, on Return we found that the time table again had changed and that crafts were now hourly instead of every 20 muinutes!, we had missed our booked return time, the next craft to depart was was fully booked we were put on standby, luckily spaces became available and we made it. I would say if you pay for parking, use RingGo app so you can extend your parking if things go wrong. Try to stick to your booking times if you can, the hovercraft is popular and gets booked up quickly.

  • English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    2. English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

    Get a range of benefits with a 9-day or 16-day single or family English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass, offering free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, prehistoric remains and gardens the length and breadth of England. Only available to non-UK residents, the great value pass will save you money even if you only visit 2 or 3 attractions, making a 9-day pass suitable for a weekend break. You can visit as many English Heritage attractions as you like, and come back as many times as you want to. But the more places you visit, the more money you save! Plan your vacation with the help of our overseas visitor Guidebook. The English Heritage website will also help you plan your visit before you travel. Once you have decided which attractions to explore, there is no need to get your money out at every attraction, and no need to keep track of your spending. The monuments bring the ...

    We were able to visit quite a few places that we might otherwise have not seen- a great opportunity; as well as the ones we had planned on going to.

  • From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

    3. From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

    Meet in central Brighton and travel by bus to the nearby city of Portsmouth. Learn about Britain's naval history before traveling to the Isle of Wight via the Wightlink Ferry. Get a great photo of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower and its historic dockyard as you depart. Arrive at Fishbourne shortly before noon. Take a scenic 20-minute drive to the charming village of Godshill. Upon arrival, discover its medieval church and see its 500-year-old thatched cottages, tea shops, and the Model Village. Explore the village with your guide and learn more about local history. Continue to Alum Bay, famous for its multi-colored sand cliffs and "the Needles". Choose between a chairlift ride or a walk down the steps to the picturesque beach. Enjoy the views of this scenic location, with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. After some time here, travel back to Fishbourne for a 6:00 PM journey back to...

    It was such a lovely trip. The tour guide Jerry was amazing, everything very well organised, on time. The coach was very comfortable and the day was perfect for a day trip, sunny and pleasant. Thank you very much! I definitely recommend this company for any tour. Many thanks

  • 3-day Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour

    4. 3-day Isle of Wight & the Southern Coast Small-Group Tour

    Day 1: Get your sunglasses and sun cream ready, you’re departing London and heading to the sunny, southern Isle of Wight. First, head to the ancient port-city of Portsmouth. This bustling spot blends modern marvels with centuries of sea-faring stories. You can grab a bite to eat here before your guide picks you up and takes you to the ferry at Gunwharf Terminal. It takes less than an hour and there’s plenty of onboard refreshments. Your first stop on the Isle of Wight is the important religious site of Quarr Abbey. The building here is beautiful and combines French, Byzantine, and Moorish designs. Then, you will get to meet some real local heroes. In the evening, you'll arrive at the unforgettably quaint village of Shanklin in time for an early dinner.  Day 2: Today, you’re going to discover the unmissable highlights of the Isle of Wight. After an enjoyable breakfast you will venture...

  • Isle of Wight Day Trip from London

    5. Isle of Wight Day Trip from London

    Depart London and travel by luxury coach to cross by ferry to the Isle of Wight, a popular holiday destination since Victorian times. Separated from the mainland of England by the Solent, the Isle of Wight is home to annual festivals such as Bestival, along with well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe. Visit some of the island's beautiful villages, including Godshill, home to some lovely thatched cottages and a model village. Go to the seaside village of Shanklin, where attractions include 2 sandy beaches and the wooded coastal ravine of the Shanklin Chine. Benefit from plenty of free time to explore at your leisure. Spend the rest of the day exploring the island's many charms before you return to the mainland by ferry and drive back to London by coach.

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4.4 / 5

based on 219 reviews

A wonderful experience of Victorian life through the eyes of the royal family. Beautiful furniture and paintings. The Swiss Cottage designed by Prince Albert from his happy childhood memories with his brother and built in the grounds for his children is a lovely example of a Swiss chalet furnished with 3/4 size furniture. Each child had their own garden and they are still maintained today. It’s quite a long walk from the house so if you are physically challenged like me it’s best to take the complimentary shuttle service. ‘

Wonderfully maintained & very interesting! Well worth a visit & magnificent gardens to walk in & a great view of the private beach. Easy to imagine Queen Victoria & Prince Albert and their family spending time here. Very interesting to see how talented Queen Victoria & her many children were.

Absolutely beautiful, such a gem, breathtaking interiors,, paintings and artifacts .A warm atmosphere welcoms you and lots of guides on hand to point you in the right direction and there for you to ask any questions you have about the history of this amazing home .

Osborne house was brilliant but get there early. The grounds are stunning. Onto Donkey sanctuary well looked after donkeys

Lovely place. Beautiful private beach. Well worth a visit