Isle Of Man Discovery
Probably most famous for the motor bike race, the Isle of Man actually has an awful lot more to offer! The island is steeped in a rich heritage with medieval castles dotted throughout the dramatic mountainous landscape, fringed with miles of golden sands.
The Isle of Man retains a Victorian charm, evident in the promenade, harbour, railways and period gardens. Time hasn’t completely stood still though, Manx (to give it its local name) has a wealth of restaurants, bars, shops and a theatre.
Our coach tours to the Isle of Man will give you plenty of time to soak up the sights and explore the beautiful scenery.
All of our coach holidays to the Isle of Man are carefully selected and planned to ensure that you get as much out of your trip as possible, without feeling rushed or hurried. From the moment you depart, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Early morning departure to Heysham. Here we board the Steam Packet Ferry for the 3h 45mins sailing to Douglas. Whilst onboard you can relax in the lounge, have lunch or peruse the shop. On arrival on the Isle of Man it’s just a short drive to the hotel.
Today we head north to the historic mining village of Laxey, home to the world’s largest working waterwheel called ‘Isabella’. From here we board the mountain railway at the ‘cottage’ continuing up the Snaefell Peak, the highest point on the island, with time to take in the magnificent ‘birds eye’ views of the island. We then continue north to Ramsey, the islands second largest town, with time free before returning to Douglas following part of the famous TT course passing the landmarks of Kate’s Cottage, Keppel Gate and Windy Corner.
Day at leisure. Enjoy the islands capital with its Victorian Pier and sandy beach, or take a ride on the horse and cart along the seafront.
Today we head south to Castletown – once the capital of the Isle of Man and is dominated by the magnificent fortress of Castle Rushen. It is one of Europe’s most finely preserved medieval castles, and well worth a visit. Nearby is the busy fishing harbour of Port St. Mary and Port Erin with its sweep of a sheltered sandy beach. After a short stop proceed north to the fishing port of Peel, considered to be the most ‘Manx’ of all towns. Here you have time to explore the tiny lanes, shops, harbour and museum. Interestingly, Peel is one of the best places in the world to see Basking Sharks from shore.
After breakfast rejoin the coach for the short journey to the ferry. We arrive in Heysham early afternoon and make our return journey to local areas.
Look What's Included
Return coach travel
4 nights with breakfast and evening meal
- 2 Nights Entertainment
- Visit to Laxey Wheel
- Ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway
- Ride on the Electric Tram Railway
- Ferry Crossings
The Empress Hotel Douglas
One of our top picks in Douglas. Overlooking Douglas Bay on the Isle of Man, this hotel has a piano bar, a health club, and a large conservatory that features panoramic sea views.
There is a choice of dining options at The Empress Hotel, including a French-style brasserie restaurant ,or The Piano Bar which serves a full bar menu daily until 9.30pm and a range of drinks.
The hotel’s rooms all have modern décor, and come equipped with satellite TV. Guests can also make use of a work desk and facilities for making tea and coffee.
Leisure facilities at The Empress include a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room. Beauty treatments are available, including soothing massages.
A variety of shops can be reached in under 10 minutes’ walk, and there are restaurants to eat in along the nearby promenade.Back to top