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Osborne House And Isle Of Wight - Private Full Day Trip From London provided by Richard's Tours

Osborne House And Isle Of Wight - Private Full Day Trip From London

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Plan an idyllic day away when you book a private trip from London to the Isle of Wight. In the morning, meet your guide directly at your hotel, and hop aboard your vehicle. Head to the coast, transfer to a ferry, and enjoy spectacular views of the seaside. Upon your arrival at the Isle of Wight—long a popular vacation destination—you can soak up the scenery, and explore elegant Osborne House: once frequented by Queen Victoria.
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    Osborne House
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Your driver and guide will personally meet you at your accommodation in London and then make the journey down to the South Coast of England. (Approx 2 hours) You will board the passenger Ferry and cross the Solent, arriving in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. A five minute drive and you will be at the gates of Osborne House. "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" said Queen Victoria of Osborne House. This was the Queens favourite holiday home, and the views across the grounds reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. After Albert's death Queen Victoria spent much of her life on the Isle Of Wight. Osborne reflects Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's passions, tastes and style. Ornate furnishings and artifacts from The Royal Collection fill rooms and corridors where Victoria entertained heads of state, inventors, Princess and Princesses and ruled the vast British Empire. The Gardens and grounds are complete with play houses for the Royal Children and a private bathing beach. Peek into the private world of Victoria and Albert and their nine children, in the nursery and family rooms at Osborne. Visit the queen's sitting room and see the balcony where Victoria and Albert used to listen to nightingales on a summer's evening. Prince Albert's private suite was kept as it was in his lifetime, by Queen Victoria, and many of the things he used at Osborne still lie where he left them. See the queen's personal bath tub in the dressing room,  and, next door, the bedroom where she died, on 22 January 1901. As you walk through the grand corridors, image the famous men and women who paced the same corridors in years gone by. You will have plenty of time to visit the onsite Cafe's and Gift Shops.  If time permits, we can take a drive through the countryside on the Isle Of Wight, giving you a taste of what this beautiful Island has to offer. This is a private and bespoke tour with no strict schedules. We go at your pace. Returning to London early evening. This tour also includes the option of an overnight stay if you want to have a little more time on the Island. (Accommodation booked at your expense) returning to London the following evening. See Tour Options.
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Highlights
  • Escape the urban bustle and discover the lovely, tranquil Isle of Wight
  • A private tour offers a fully flexible, customizable way to travel
  • Explore Osborne House, where Queen Victoria once stayed
  • Round-trip transit via private vehicle and ferry included
Important Information
Departure Point
London, London, England
Duration
11–12 hours
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Osborne House
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Overnight Accommodation (if you select to extend tour)
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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trophyUSA wrote a review Aug 2019
Clinton, Mississippi22 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a grand place and could have spent hours here. It was beyond belief. Very nice. Gardens were exceptional.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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susansW9198CN wrote a review Apr 2019
Sunbury, Australia7 contributions
Richard is a fantastic guide. He was very informative, full of historical knowledge, cheerful, obviously enjoys his role and takes his time to make the trip a very enjoyable experience for his clients. He picked us up from our London hotel on time and the trip timetable was
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Date of experience: April 2019
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JoannahK_12 wrote a review Sep 2018
Suffield, Connecticut21 contributions16 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I spent 8 days in England and did a number of tours between London, the Cotswolds, Bath, and Oxford. As a Victorian history buff, I wanted Osborne House to be a can’t-miss part of our trip. The travel agent booked this tour with Richard and we weren’t sure what
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Response from Richard C, Owner at Osborne House And Isle Of Wight - Private Full Day Trip From London
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Huge congratulations to you both on your engagement. It was a first for me to have a proposal on a tour. I know the setting was very special for you! I hope I get to welcome you back to the UK again in the near future. Best wishes for all of your Wedding plans.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11–12 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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