Scenic Isle Of Man 7 Days - Hydro Hotel
The Isle of Man’s scenery combines a beautiful coastline of sandy beaches and rocky points with a mountainous interior which is never more than a few minutes' drive away. The architecture in Douglas is predominantly Victorian but in the villages and towns elsewhere on the island there is a rich cultural heritage of harbours and castles, with many traces of ancient Viking and Celtic history. Douglas has many shops and entertainments including two modern shopping malls, a theatre, nightclubs, discos, cinemas, ten pin bowling and a casino. But it is above all the relaxed pace of life, the warm friendly welcome and the reminders of a less hectic age which most visitors recall as they look back on their stay on this wonderful island.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Southern Island Tour
Our journey around the southern coast takes us to Port Erin, once a smugglers haunt and holiday home for Victorian Lancashire's mill owners./nSituated at the tip of the island, Cregneash has impressive views of the Calf Sound and Calf of Man./nOur journey continues to Castletown, with its narrow harbour overlooked by Castle Rushen. /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Northern Island Tour
A scenic tour takes us around the northern coars of the island. /nWe visit the island's "other" large town, Ramsey, the scene of several invasions during the Middle Ages./nWe also stop at the ancient harbour town of Peel with its fortified cathedral enclave./n
Day 6 - Laxey Half Day
The Laxey Mines were the deepest mines in the world during the 1800's. The Great Laxey Wheel (entry fees apply) pumped water out of the mines./nThere are many cafes and tea rooms in the village, around the picturesque harbour. /nLaxey Woolen Mill is the only remining working mill on the island, and sells its Manx Tartan in its own craft shop./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
This friendly family run hotel is situated in the centre of Douglas seafront overlooking the bay and a few minutes' walk from the seafront shops.