Best Group Tours to the Isle of Wight

Group tours to the Isle of Wight from Central London

This post about group tours to the Isle of Wight was last updated on January 10, 2023.

Isle of Wight travel guide |

A short ferry ride from the ports in Southeast England is one of Britain’s best islands — the Isle of Wight.

The incredible and alluring Isle of Wight has been a fashionable holiday destination since Victorian times. Host to a multitude of activities for the very young, young, mid-life travellers and retirees, the island is a favourite for visitors to the UK. Renowned for its finest landscapes, the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a treasured area home to unique woodlands, flora and fauna. One of the best ways to discover this diamond in the rough is by joining group tours to the Isle of Wight from central London or southern England.

There are numerous group tours to the Isle of Wight from London offered by various tour companies. Each tour is different offering unique experiences.

Before we share our selected group tours to the Isle of Wight, let’s take a look at the benefits of group tours.

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Benefits of group tours to the Isle of Wight

TTS recommends group tours as a great way to explore the Isle of Wight for the following reasons:

1 | Value for money

Group tours are generally good value for money. For one encompassing price, the group tours to the Isle of Wight begins in London, takes you across the Solent and around the island. The driver waits for you at each destination and takes you to the next highlight. There is no need for public transportation and you probably do not have to walk very far to the car park either. This saves time. At the end of the tour, you return to London. All transportation costs are included in the tour price.

2 | Generally cover major highlights in the Isle of Wight

The tour covers major highlights of the island, with time to explore at each destination. A visit to Osborne House, the former palatial home of Queen Victoria is generally top of the list destination. Also, a visit to Alum Bay, home to the incredible Needles rocks and lighthouse along with other activities to indulge in. However, just note that not all tours will cover these attractions.

A day-long tour will have you visit a selected number of highlights to give you an overview of the island. A longer tour of a few days will inevitably be of more value to you. You will experience more of the island at a steady pace and stay overnight on the island.

Each tour is unique encompassing various destinations. When selecting the tour, ensure that the highlight you wish to experience is included.

3 | Relax and Enjoy

Relax and enjoy while on a pre-planned itinerary. You don’t have to think about hiring a car, driving rules and regulations, sorting out parking or hotel accommodations (if selected). A group tours gives you more time to enjoy and embrace the delightful scenic rugged coast of the Isle and countryside that England is famed for.

Group Tours to the Isle of Wight

We researched and found the following top tours for you:

The Isle of Wight day trip from London

The Needles Landmark Isle of Wight

A day tour from the city of London transports you to the windswept cliffs and tranquil woodlands of Isle of Wight. Visit the quintessential beach villages of Godshill and Shanklin. Spend some time on the sandy beaches at Sandown and finally visit Osborne House before returning to London.

This tour is approximately 12 hours and departs early at around 7:00 a.m.

Good to know about what is included:


Live commentary

Pick-up /Drop-off – central meeting point

Air-conditioned bus

Additional Info:

Book online

Instant digital Confirmation

Cancellation – All sales are final.

Suitable for most travellers.

From £109.00 (2021)

NB: This is a sell-out tour.

From £109.00 (2023) > book your day tour from London to the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight weekend trip from London

Osborne House Isle of Wight bucket list

A weekend trip to Isle of Wight gives you so much more with plenty of time to explore independently as well. Experience the rugged shores and cliffs, of this beautiful island. Visit Shanklin and Ventnor, popular seaside towns in the Isle. You will also visit the unmissable and most photographed, The Needles landmark in Alum Bay.

Good to know about what is included in this multi-day trip


Live commentary

Overnight stay as selected


Entrance to Osborne House

Pick-up/Drop-off – central meeting point

Air-conditioned vehicle

Additional Info:

Limited to maximum of 20 participants

Not suitable for wheelchair users

Book online

Immediate digital confirmation

Cancellation – All sales are final and in cur 100% cancellation fee. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be refunded.

NB: This is popular tour. Book early to secure your place.

> book your weekend trip to the Isle of Wight from London

The Isle of Wight and Southern Coast tour from London – 3 days

Isle of Wight coastal walk | group tours to Isle of Wight

Relax and enjoy this pre-planned trip to Isle of Wight and the southern coast of England. Visit the historical landmarks and the main attractions on the island. On your return from Isle of Wight, visit the Bombay Saphire gin house.

Good to know about what is included in this 3-day trip:


2 nights accommodation (select type)


Small group of 16

Minimum age is 5 years

Not suitable for wheelchair users

Air-conditioned vehicle


Pick-up/Drop-off – central meeting point

Additional Info:

Book online

Instant digital confirmation

Cancellation – Cancellation rights varies depending on the tour provider is. Check prior to booking

Book with your preferred tour operator:

Before you travel to the Isle of Wight

You may find the following information about the Isle of Wight to be useful for your trip:

Isle of Wight at a Glance

Coordinates: Latitude: 50° 40′ 30.59″ N Longitude: -1° 16′ 30.60″ W

Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight

Island: Largest island in England

Island’s city: Newport

Population: 141,538 | Second most populous island in England behind Portsea Island.

County: Governed by one unitary authority.

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) | British Summer Time (BST)


Currency: Pounds Sterling (£)

Credit and Debit cards accepted.


Landmass: The Isle is roughly 380.728 kilometer/147 square miles

Elevation: Maximum elevation: 242 m | Average elevation: 15 m | Minimum elevation: -1 m


1 | Isle of Wight Biosphere Reserve, United Kingdom

2 | Isle of Wight – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Why Visit ?

Famous for: Ghosts, Dinosaur bones, Victorian villages + Healing & Wellbeing retreats

Number of Visitors surpass residents >

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Travel inspiration

Before you go, you may want to take a look at the following articles which I wrote about the Isle of Wight. It has a lot of information, a bucket list of ideas of places to visit, haunted places to visit and activities along with great places to stay on the island. Take a look.

The Perfect Isle of Wight Itinerary for 5 Days.

Epic 35 Things to do on the IOW

The Ultimate IOW Travel Guide

Complete Guide to the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse on Isle of Wight

Key Ways to Explore the Isle of Wight

4 Top Viewing Points for the Very Best Views of the Needles

The Top Super Spooky and Haunted Places on IOW

26 Best Places to Stay on the Isle of Wight

The Historic Needles Batteries: The Old Battery and The New Battery

Fun Things to do at Carisbrooke Castle IOW

The Victorian Love Affair

For travel inspiration to the UK, take a look at my travel pages on England and Scotland. There is a dedicated page about London for your perusal.

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