Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Blessed with an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches, the Isle of Man is a perfect holiday destination that’s within easy reach of the rest of the British Isles.

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Blessed with an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches, the Isle of Man is a perfect holiday destination that’s within easy reach of the rest of the British Isles.

Monday 10th - Saturday 15th July

 

£495 per person

 

Price Includes: 1 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the 3 star Samlesbury Hotel, Preston plus 4 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the 3 star Chesterhouse Hotel, Douglas, Isle of Man, plus return ferry crossings and excursions as detailed.

 

Not included: Single room supplement £55 per person

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  All bedrooms are en-suite with showers only.  The only rooms available with a bath are executive rooms with a sea view, which would be on a request basis and would incur a supplement in order to be guaranteed.  There are 6 steps into the hotel with no alternative access to the entrance.  There is a lift to all floors but there are a small number of steps along the corridors.

Monday

We depart Plymouth at 7am and head north making comfort stops and a lunch stop along the way. We aim to arrive at our overnight hotel to check in late afternoon giving you time to relax before your evening meal.

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Tuesday

We will visit Morecambe this morning. We then travel the short distance to Heysham for our 14.15 hrs ferry across to the Isle of Man. We arrive at Douglas approx. 17.45 hrs and travel just another 5 minutes or so to reach our hotel.

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Wednesday

A train journey this morning will take us from Douglas to Port Erin; a quiet little town which owes much of its existence to the Victorian tourists who came for the beautiful sandy beach set in an enclosed harbour. We will return via Castletown, once the ancient capital of Mann, with Castle Rushen, an ancient fortress dominating the town and harbour.

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Thursday

Follow the Isle of Man’s famous TT course north, stopping at "Royal" Ramsey, a thriving market town set in the foothills of North Barrule. The route takes you across the island, down to Peel, an attractive seaside resort on the south east coast. Returning via Tynwald Hill, home of the Manx parliament established 1000 years ago by the Vikings; it is the oldest in the world.

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Friday

This morning you will have time to explore Douglas, where horse drawn trams operate along the Victorian promenade. This afternoon we enjoy a journey on the unique Manx Electric Railway, built between 1893 and 1899. It still operates with the majority of its Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. At Laxey we transfer to the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles which climbs 2,036ft to the summit of Snaefell mountain. On our return to Laxey, you can visit "Lady Isabella" - the Laxey Wheel, built in 1854, it remains the largest working water wheel in the world. (entry not included - £5 in 2016).

B, D

Saturday

After an early breakfast we travel back to the dock for our 9.15am ferry back to the mainland. We arrive in Heysham at 13.00hrs and start our journey back towards the West Country. Comfort stops will be made along the way, aiming to arrive back into Plymouth late evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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