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Isle Of Man Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI3292

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

2020 - Chesterhouse Hotel - 5 Days (OT5004)

Stay on Queens Promenade with great sea views

Amazing programme of excursions!

Join us on this exciting new tour for 2020 as we head north to the pretty, yet relatively undiscovered Isle of Man. We will stay on the seafront in Douglas and there will be 2 night of entertainment for you to enjoy at your hotel. We've lined up some amazing excursions for you which include a ride on the Manx Steam Railway, a visit to Cregneash Village Folk Park to learn all about the island's heritage, and scenic Calf Sound. No visit would be complete without us also spending some time on the famous TT course so we have included a guided tour along the TT course road to the Tynwald Hill, home to the Manx Parliament. We also include the Great Laxey Wheel and the historic fishing port of Peel, famous for its Castle (admission included) and delicious Manx kippers.

And if all that is not enough, you'll have a free day to explore Douglas and its surrounding with an Isle of Man Explorer Pass which includes a horse-drawn tram, vintage railway and island bus service whci we hope will help you enjoy exploring as you please. Phew! 

The Isle of Man’s capital, Douglas, is a unique blend of a traditional seaside resort, thriving finance centre and busy working harbour. Set on the east coast of the Island, Douglas is the largest town and offers a wide range of things to see and do. Set against a two-mile sweeping bay and sandy beach, you’ll find the promenades and quay buzzing with activity.  You can take a trip along the promenade on the horse trams where you’ll be afforded stunning views out to sea. Or you can choose to explore the south of the Island by steam railway or explore the north by electric railway. Both railways depart from Douglas so it is the ideal location to base yourself. If you are interested in exploring the Island’s heritage then don't miss the Story of Mann trail, which guides you around some of the most iconic sites, beginning at the Manx Museum. A trip to the Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head is also worth a visit.
 
Whatever your reason for joining us on this great trip, you're sure to find it a treat!
PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Itinerary

Accommodation

Chesterhouse Hotel

The charming Chesterhouse Hotel offers spectacular views of Douglas Bay, was designed in the Victorian style and built in 1879. It is set in the heart of Douglas, which makes access to all of the key sights easy and quick. The Chesterhouse has 67 tasteful rooms equipped with a storage space, a sitting area and a sofa set. Some rooms include views of the sea. Each room comes with its own bathroom featuring a bath, shower and a hairdryer. The hotel has a pleasant restaurant and there is a music bar to relax in and maybe sip a delicious drink or cocktail?

Please note that due to the original architectural features of this hotel it is not suitable for any guests requiring 'wheelchair' or 'street level access', as it has external steps to access the hotel entrance and some steps inside the building.

Itinerary

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of convenient local pick up points, we make an early start as we head north towards Liverpool to catch our ferry across the Irish Sea to Douglas. Enjoy the facilities on board before being transferred to our delightful hotel. Check in and maybe take a stroll along the promenade before returning to the hotel for your first delicious dinner.

Days 2 - 4

Enjoy a hearty traditional Manx breakfast every morning along with free time to explore on your own. Make sure you join us for our fabulous INCLUDED excursions including a visit to the famous TT course and a ride on the Manx Steam Railway. On our day at leisure, do use your Isle of Man Explorer Pass to really explore Douglas and the sorrounding area. In the evenings return to the hotel for a drink and to  enjoy delicious dinners and some great entertainment at the hotel.

Day 5

After a final breakfast it is sadly time make our way home. We re-join the ferry back to Liverpool and from there head south back towards Wales and home.

Excursions

Isle of Man Steam Railway, Cregneash Village Folk Museum & Calf Sound

The Isle of Man Steam Railway is the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain that still uses its original locomotives and carriages. The three foot narrow gauge railway was opened in 1873 and runs through the Island’s charming countryside between the Island’s capital and a range of destinations in the south. Originally the southern route, which is around 15 and a half miles long, was part of a much larger steam railway network which used to serve Peel in the west, Ramsey in the north and the small mining village of Foxdale. Simply sit back and revel in the spectacular Manx scenery and countryside as it gradually passes by you.

Settled on an upland plateau, in the shadow of Meayll Hill and overlooking the Calf of Man, Cregneash was one of the last strongholds of the Manx language and customs which characterised the traditional crofting way of life. Step inside the original cottages to find out how the crofter lived through an engaging experience that includes domestic skills and craft demonstrations as well as stories of their rugged self-sufficient lifestyles. A walk around Cregneash will reveal some indigenous Manx animal breeds and traditional farming practices. Take some time to enjoy the ever changing seasons and unique natural history. Take care: For your own comfort and safety, wear sensible shoes and take care on uneven surfaces whilst visiting this site.

Calf Sound is located at the Island's very southern tip is one of the most scenic places in the British Isles. Abundant with wildlife and natural wonders, this area is a hotspot for seals sunbathing on the rocky Kitterland, a small rocky islet. The area is also frequented by dolphins and basking sharks and the swirling tidal races are popular with adventurous kayakers.

TT Race Circuit Guided Tour, Great Laxey Wheel & Peel

Today we will take a guided tour along the TT course road to the Tynwald Hill, home to the Manx Parliament. You'll be fascinated by the insight our guide can bring to this iconic island event and location.

The Great Laxey Wheel is an amazing feat of Victorian engineering and ingenuity and is the largest surviving waterwheel of its kind in the world. The Lady Isabella as she is also known, served the mine for 70 years and became the Island’s most dramatic tourist attraction. Watch the mighty wheel turn and climb to the top for panoramic views across Glen Mooar Valley. Beyond the wheel take an hour to explore the mine and the trail to the mine ruins to learn more about the lives of the Laxey miners.

The pretty fishing village of Peel enjoys a gorgeous setting that offers you just a glimpse of the Mountains of Mourne, and some of the best ice cream in the Isle of Man! Located on the west coast, Peel is a thriving Manx fishing port with a marine heritage that spans hundreds of years. The magnificent ruins of Peel Castle, located on St Patrick’s Isle, dominate the landscape and visitors can tour the remains as part of the Story of Mann trail. There’s also the opportunity to find out more about the Island’s history by visiting the interactive House of Manannan museum, the Leece Museum and the unique Manx Transport Heritage Museum. In Peel, you’ll also find the Island’s only cathedral as well as a working kipper curer’s factory which offers insight into the production of the famous Manx Kipper.
Between May and August, Peel is also one of the best places in the British Isles to see basking sharks from the shore. Often up to the length of a bus in size, they regularly come within metres of the shoreline and surrounding cliffs.

Includes

  • Reserved coach seating throughout
  • Return ferry crossing to/from the Isle of Man
  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast on the isle of Man
  • Evening entertainment on 2 nights
  • Ride on the Manx Steam Railway
  • Excursion to Cregneash Village Folk Museum & Calf Sound
  • Guided tour of part of the TT circuit, a visit to the Great Laxey Wheel & the fishing village of Peel
  • One day Isle of Man Explorer Pass to use on your free day

Please note that due to the original architectural features of our hotel on this tour it is not suitable for any guests requiring 'wheelchair' or 'street level access', as it has external steps to access the hotel entrance and some steps inside the building.

Pickups

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Llanelli
  • Gorseinon
  • Swansea West
  • Morriston
  • Swansea Central
  • Neath
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Newport

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.

Important Notes

OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.

TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

THIS TOUR

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room. Single rooms will incu a supplement.

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