Isle Of Man: A Step Back In Time
6 Day Coach Holiday
The Isle of Man charms visitors with its colourful heritage, miles of beaches, natural beauty and sleepy villages where time has stood still. Its capital, Douglas, enjoys an enviable position on a crescent shaped bay and is home to grand architecture and a long esplanade. Perhaps visit the town’s Great Union Camera Obscura, a Victorian curiosity and a quirky way to take in the stunning views. Maybe uncover island history at the Manx Museum, located behind Villa Marina Gardens. We head to Castletown where we include entry to medieval Castle Rushen, visit Cregneash, a living museum portraying life as a crofter and call at the coastal village of Port St Mary.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. From local joining points we journey to our overnight hotel in the north-west of England for dinner bed and breakfast.
Day Two. We board our ferry for our crossing to the Isle of Man and check into the Chesterhouse Hotel.
Day Three. We enjoy excursions to Castletown & way. Castle Rushen. Once the island’s capital, ancient Castletown is clustered around splendidly preserved Castle Rushen. Perhaps learn the story of the town’s maritime past at the Nautical Museum which houses an eighteenth century yacht. We explore well- maintained Port Rushen, once the home of Lords and Kings of Mann and later became a mint, then a prison. Inside this impressive fortress you’ll see furnished chambers and enjoy panoramic vistas from the ramparts.
Day Four. A day at leisure to relax or explore Douglas and the surrounding area.
Day Five. Cregneash Folk Museum & Port St Mary are our treats today. Experience bygone days at the picturesque village of Cregneash, the last stronghold where the Manx language was spoken and where life in a nineteenth century crofting settlement is depicted. Step inside the cottages to unearth the lives of the crofters through craft demonstrations. From here, we head to the endearing village of Port St Mary with its Victorian promenade and quaint fishing harbour.
Day Six. After breakfast, we head to our ferry back to the mainland then continue home with rest stops along the
Coach Holidays (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach & ferry travel throughout
- Services of a GLENTON host
- Full holiday itinerary
Chesterhouse Hotel - Douglas
Beautifully situated on the seafront promenade within a short walk of all amenities and attractions of Douglas, this hotel provides an excellent base for our exciting excursion programme.
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