8 Days Half Board by Coach
Arriving at the Isle of Man by sea is enthralling, as the mountains of the island appear on the horizon, then beautiful Douglas Bay unfolds, with its terraced seafront buildings and hotels. Douglas is by far the largest town, once a Victorian resort, but nowadays becoming increasingly cosmopolitan, with a dual role as a holiday destination and a thriving business centre. Away from Douglas there is peaceful countryside, a spectacular coastline and small old fashioned seaside towns, many of which are highlighted on our included excursions.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
• Castletown • Peel • Port Erin • St John’s • Optional railway trip to Snaefell • Laxey • Ramsey
Sunday: From local departure points to our overnight stop.
Monday: Our day begins with a leisurely drive to Heysham for the ferry crossing to Douglas, our base for the next five nights.
Tuesday: A day at leisure.
Wednesday: A half day tour to the historic mining village of Laxey, famous for the ‘Lady Isabella’ - the largest working waterwheel of its kind in the world. An optional trip on the mountain railway to the summit of Snaefell is a scenic delight.
Thursday: A full day circular tour of the north of the island. First to the village of St. John’s, setting of an annual open air Manx Parliament on Tynwald Hill and then on to the fishing port of Peel, which has a ruined castle overlooking the harbour, a traditional Kipper Smokery and antique shops along the alleyways. In the afternoon we make our way to Ramsey, a harbour town and small seaside resort combined, then return to Douglas by the Mountain Road, a thrilling section of the TT motorcycle racing circuit.
Friday: An extended half day excursion to Port Erin, a resort with a beautiful bay sheltered by Bradda Head, which retains an Edwardian flavour, before heading towards the Calf of Man. Then on to Castletown, where medieval Castle Rushen dominates the town and harbour.
Saturday: Today we reluctantly leave this lovely island and cross back to the mainland, before making our way to our overnight stop.
Sunday: Homeward bound.
• Free local joining points • Collect Coach Miles™ • All coach travel • Reserved seats on tour coaches • Return ferry crossings • Tour Manager escorted • Hotel accommodation and board as stated • No single room supplement • Excursions/itinerary as stated • Admission fees and entertainment if stated • Complete luggage handling • Price-Back Insurance Offer
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