Isle of Man – Douglas

The Isle of Man is shrouded in mystery, a sea bound kingdom with its own captivating story to tell, with a rich history, that echoes through the ages.  A melting pot of character and taste, where true heroes exist and sea monsters bask in the shallows.  Landscapes carved from pure imagination and magical vistas of the Seven Kingdoms.  A world of tangled trees and twisty trails.  A place where legends are Manx made.  This idyllic island boasts well preserved heritage sites, classic railways and its very own Parliament, but best known for its motorcycle racing, the iconic Isle of Man TT races.

 

31st July – 5th August 2020 6 days £569pp

Price per person on Half Board basis

Single Supplement £60pp

The Empress Hotel

Overlooking the open seaside, The Empress Hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome and is complemented by impeccable service and superb food from the restaurant.  All rooms have been designed with comfort and convenience in mind and include en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, LCD flatscreen television with radio stations, hairdryer, trouser press, direct dial telephone, tea, coffee & biscuits and free WiFi.

Please note that due to the original architectural features of our Isle of Man Hotel, we politely advise that it is not suitable for any guests requiring wheelchair,  mobility assistance or street level access.  This property has a number of external steps to access the hotel entrance, as well as internal steps to the upper floors, including the access route from the lift to adjacent bedroom corridors.

 

ITINERARY:-
DAY 1 – Travel to our overnight stay which includes your evening meal – OVERNIGHT BAG REQUIRED
DAY 2 – Take the afternoon ferry from Heysham to the Empress Hotel in Douglas, your base for the next 4 nights.
DAY 3 – Morning free to explore Douglas with its award-winning Manx Museum, or maybe take a ride on the horse drawn trams that run along the promenade during the summer months.  This afternoon we travel to Laxey where we board the electric mountain railway up to the summit of Snaefell, the highest mountain on the island.
DAY 4 – Our guide joins us today as we travel through the Manx countryside to the popular resort of Port Erin before continuing to Cregneash, home of the National Folk Museum.  Instantly recognised as the setting for “Waking Ned”, the traditional rural crafts of weaving and thatching are demonstrated in its tiny white washed cottages.
DAY 5 – Our guide joins us today as we follow the Isle of Man’s famous TT Course, stopping at “Royal” Ramsey, before travelling across the island to Peel.  Sitting grandly at the mouth of the harbour is an attractive seaside resort complete with castle, flat sandy beach, harbour, heritage centre and smoked kipper factory.
DAY 6 – Return by ferry and continue our journey home.