Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

Enjoy a 5 day holiday to the Isle of Wight, with planned day excursions and a ride on the award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Royal Esplanade Hotel, Ryde


The traditional, Victorian Royal Esplanade hotel is located in a superb seaside location, close to the promenade in the heart of the lively resort of Ryde, and just a short walk to the centre of town. Having undergone extensive refurbishment over the winter of 2015/16, the hotel now offers attractive decor and comfortable bedrooms and public areas. Please note there are unavoidable steps at the entrance of the hotel. The 69 airy, well-decorated bedrooms offer a mix of styles with excellent bathrooms and all include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant and bar offer attractive decor and comfortable seating areas, with the restaurant serving a varied menu using fresh, local ingredients. There is also a large entertainment lounge and a bar which is cosy and informal and a rear outdoor terrace.


Price Includes:


  • Luxury Coach travel with experienced driver

  • 4 night stay in Ryde, Isle of Wight

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast                                 

  • Entrance to Osborne House

  • Return journey on the Isle of Wight steam train


After departing the local area we make our way to Portsmouth for our ferry crossing to Fishbourne, Isle of Wight. Later this afternoon, we will be greeted with a warm welcome at our hotel and your bags will be taken to our room.


This morning, we will enjoy a journey on the award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Settling back on our leisurely 5 mile journey, we will have a unique view of some of the island's unspoilt countryside. Taking us on two stretches of the line, we will start at Havenstreet station where we will journey to Smallbrook Junction. From here, we will enjoy a return trip to Havenstreet, where we will embark on the next stage of our journey, to Wootton, before returning back to Havenstreet. In the afternoon, we will spend time at leisure in Shanklin with time to explore all that this town has to offer.


Today, we will board our coach for a circular tour of the island. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and stunning scenery affording plenty of spectacular views. With fabulous ocean views, we will visit the famous Needles chairlift which operates from the cliff-top at Alum Bay down to the beach below, and the Needles Rocks and Trinity Lighthouse - the Isle of Wight's most famous landmark. With plenty of attractions on-site, this iconic landmark is unforgettable. Our tour will also include a visit to the historic port town of Yarmouth which is home to the oldest architecture on the island, including a 16th century castle, and a grade 2 listed pier.


This morning, we will make our way to what was once Queen Victoria's palatial seaside home, Osborne House. We can visit the private apartments, state rooms and Queen Victoria's beach where there is a bathing machine which the Queen used to get undressed, all of which will give us an intimate glimpse into royal family life!


After breakfast, we leave our hotel and the Isle of Wight behind as we make our journey home.

Monday 13th August 2018

5 Days

Price per adult twin or double: £399.00

Single Supplement: Nil (limited availability)

Child price available on request at the time of booking


Full deposit £30.00 per person



Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure


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 Times
Carlisle/Travel Centre Reays Travel Centre, 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Cockermouth, Aldi Aldi Cockermouth, Low Road,
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 4HH
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Keswick Booth's Store, Bus Station
Tithebarn Street, Keswick CA12 5EA
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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Reays Coaches Ltd, Strawberry Fields,

Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999


Company No: 3910309

VAT No: 843 1444 43

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