Holidays 2022

Isle of Man

Departs:
Wednesday 3rd August 2022 | 6 Days

Isle of Man

Tour Price:
£609.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

Situated between the coast lines of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, in the middle of the Irish Sea, you will find this beautiful island. Blessed with an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscape and unspoilt beaches, the Isle of Man is a perfect holiday destination.

Douglas, situated on the east coast of the Isle of Man has been the island capital since 1863 and holds most of the island action. Its beautiful seafront is lined with picturesque hotels and restaurants. The shopping high street is filled with familiar names like Boots, Next etc, as well as many locally owned stores.

From spring to early autumn the horse drawn trams run along the promenade which is two miles long. The magnificent sweep of Douglas Bay, against the background of green hills, has a charm hard to equal anywhere. Douglas was a pioneer in illuminations and at night presents a scene of spectacular beauty never to be forgotten.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel & ferries
  • 5 nights half board
  • Excursions
  • Train ride to Port Erin
  • Manx Electric Railway & Snaefell Mountain Railway
  • Courier escorted

Special Notes

  • Insurance.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • Program could be subject to alteration.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£609.00

Single Room Supplement: £63.00

Your Accommodation

The Empress Hotel

Central Promenade, Douglas. IM2 4RA
Tel: 01624 661155

The Empress Hotel is located right on the beachfront just a short walk away from the promenade and the busyness of the town centre and attractions.

The 102 spacious bedrooms are all equipped with LCD flat screen TVs, direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and trouser press.

There are two restaurants to choose from when dinner is served. The Brasserie is located on the upper floor which provides spectacular views of the bay, offering locally caught fish and mouth-watering grills.

After a long day of sightseeing you can relax in one of the beauty rooms offering facials, waxing and massages or take advantage of the sauna and steam room.

Isle of Man
Isle of Man

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Heysham

After boarding our luxury coach, we start our journey heading north. There will be comfort stops en route. We head for Heysham in Lancashire for the 14:15hrs ferry to Douglas on Isle of Man. On arrival in Douglas at 18:00hrs, we make our way to the Empress Hotel only a few minutes away, where we spend the next 4 nights with dinner bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Douglas to Port Erin

After breakfast, we head for the railway station in Douglas to take one of the great train journeys of the Isle of Man. Departing Douglas station for Port Erin at 09:50hrs. Step aboard the I.O.M steam railway, this is the longest narrow gauge steam line in the British Isle, running for 16 miles through glorious countryside between Douglas and Port Erin. The Port Erin Railway Museum tells the incredible story of Manx steam railways. Port Erin owes much of its existence to the Victorian tourist, who came for the beautiful sandy beach set in an enclosed harbour. Arriving in Port Erin, we can have time to explore and have lunch before we board our coach and travel down to Cregneash for wonderful views of the Calf of man returning to Douglas via Port Mary and Castletown. Don't forget to say good afternoon to the Fairies as you cross Fairy Bridge...this will bring you good luck.

Day 3: Island Tour

Today we will have a tour of the island, places like St Johns, Tynwald Hill where the Isle of Man has its Parliament, Peel for lunch. Then on to Point of Aye Lighthouse, Bride to visit Norman Wisdoms grave, Ramsey, TT Racing Course and more. After an interesting day, we return to the hotel to relax before dinner.

Day 4: Ramsey, Laxey & Snaefell Railway

After a hearty Manx breakfast you depart for Douglas on the Electric train to Laxey. Laxey is a village located on the East coast of the Island. The Laxey mines were the deepest mines in the world during the 1800s. The Great Laxey Wheel 'Lady Isabella' was used to pump water out of the mines. We then board the Snaefell Mountain Railway to the summit of Snaefell, the islands highest peak at 2034ft, this offers amazing views of the Laxey Glens and surrounding countryside. We rejoin our coach at Douglas to retune to the hotel.

Day 5: Day at Leisure

Today you have a free day to do as you will. Shop, explore or just relax.

Day 6: Depart for Home

After an early Manx breakfast, and all cases have been loaded back onto the coach, we travel back to the port to catch the early morning ferry crossing to Heysham 08:45hrs. Arriving in Heysham approx 12:30hrs. We then retrace our steps back to our pick up area.

The tour manager & driver will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.