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Stop At: Osborne House, York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX England
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.
Duration: 5 hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Any Central London Accommodation or Landmark
11 to 12 hours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Richard provided a great trip to the Isle of Wight for my husband and I. We didn't want to visit Osborne House, rather we wanted to see The Needles. Richard was born and raised on the Isle of Wight and was able to provide detailed information about the entire Island.
Despite some extremely strong winds at The Needles and a few short bursts of rain, our trip to the Isle was wonderful.
We couldn't have asked for a better driver and tour guide. Would recommend Richard to everyone.
We booked the Overnight option from London and highly recommend two days on the Isle of Wight! Richard was our terrific tour guide, prompt, extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with. He was able to incorporate things that we wanted to do on the Isle of Wight with sights he knew we should see! Gave us a great recommendation for dinner in town and even booked us a 'royal' lunch at the Royal Hotel. His knowledge of the Isle and especially of the Osbourne House was just amazing! We were going on to many other tours in England but very sad that we couldn't have Richard continue as our guide! Oh and forgot to mention Richard's extensive 'Beatle' knowledge! We went to the Isle of Wight because one of us was turning 64, remember 'When I'm 64'? Can't wait to book Richard for another tour!
Private full day trip to Osborne House and the Isle of Wight from London - Favourite Palace of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Come and visit the beautiful and preferred home of Queen Victoria. The place she spent much of her life, and died in 1901.
Personally designed by Prince Albert in the Italian style with stunning landscaped gardens and grounds.
Recent books and films - Mrs Brown, and Victoria and Abdul starring Dame Judy Dench were set and filmed here.
This tour also includes the option of an overnight extension if you would like to see a little of the Island before heading back to London.
PS. Your personal guide and driver is highly qualified. Why?, well he was born and raised on the Isle of Wight! (And even got married at Osborne)