Monday 5 to Sunday 11 July 2021
- 7 Days £600
- Single supplement £95
- Holiday insurance £25
One of the world’s most beautiful islands lying in the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is a treasure chest waiting to be discovered. You will find natural beauty, breath-taking scenery, unspoilt beaches and a pace of life that is unique. The Isle of Man is steeped in its heritage, with a mix of Celtic crosses, crafting communities, Viking burial sites, medieval castles as well as the world’s largest working water wheel – The Lady Isabella. With a working Victorian transport system of narrow gauge steam trains, electric and horse-drawn trams, the Isle of Man is a step back in time for you to enjoy.
MONDAY: We depart the Westcountry and drive to our overnight hotel in the Lancashire area.
TUESDAY: We board the ferry from Heysham to Douglas, we then continue to the Rutland Hotel.
- First, we visit Tynwald Hill, home of the World’s most continuous parliament, then onto Peel, a historic fishing port popular for its fine sands and delicious Manx Kippers. We complete our day with a visit to Ramsey which takes the position as the second-largest town on the Isle of Man.
- A visit to the Laxey Wheel and Snaefell for an optional train ride on the Mountain Railway, the only mountain electric railway in the British Isles, which takes you on a breath-taking 5-mile journey from Laxey to the summit of Snaefell (please note we have based this visit on 2019 opening hours and may be subject to change).
- First a visit to Castletown the old capital of the island. Onto Calf of Man, a small island at the south-western extremity of the Isle of Man from which it is separated by a narrow strait of water known as Calf Sound. We continue onto Port Erin well known as an old smuggling site and a pretty Victorian seaside town.
SUNDAY: We board the ferry from Douglas to Heysham and then continue south and travel back home for arrival during the early evening.
Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below.
RUTLAND HOTEL, DOUGLAS***
Located on the desirable Queen’s promenade, overlooking the spectacular Douglas Bay, your hotel offers comfort, style and a welcoming atmosphere that will help you unwind. All bedrooms are accessible via the lift (not suitable for wheelchairs) and are en-suite with telephones, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite television, broadband and hairdryer. There are nine steps to access the hotel entrance, there are no ground floor rooms.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Executive coach travel, 6 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, ferry crossings, entertainment during your stay on the Isle of Man only and excursion programme.