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Known as 'the Jewel in the Irish Sea', the Isle of Man may be small, but it has a lot to offer any holidaymaker. With over 200 square miles of beautiful countryside, an impressive coastline of beaches and coves, as well as a huge choice of attractions, there’s more than enough to enjoy during an Isle of Man break.
Saturday We depart our local area and head towards the port of Heysham where we catch a mid-afternoon ferry to Douglas. From there we make a short trip towards our home for the next 4 nights, the Rutland Hotel, situated on Douglas’ sea-front and enjoying spectacular views over Douglas Bay. The rest of the evening is spent at leisure.
Sunday Today we enjoy a guided tour with a drive around the world famous TT Race Track and take in some of the sights, the course offers stunning views of the countryside and the coast. We then continue to Peel – the fourth-largest town on the island, a small fishing port with a castle and a cathedral. Here you will have time for lunch and free time to explore.
Monday Enjoy a relaxing free day in Douglas for you to take in the sea views from the Victorian Promenade or perhaps visit the excellent Manx Museum (admission free); the ideal starting point for a journey of discovery of the island’s history. This afternoon you may wish to board the Manx Electric railway (not included) to Laxey and visit the Lady Isabella – the world’s largest working waterwheel and an icon of the island (not included).
Tuesday This morning we head to the second largest town on the island, Ramsey, which is set against the backdrop of the North Barrule Hills. It is also home to an impressive working harbour. This afternoon we will board Manx Electric Railway from Ramsey to Laxey before transferring to the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a ride up to the Island’s summit from where you may be rewarded with the views of the ‘seven kingdoms’ (subject to suitable weather conditions).
Wednesday Following an early breakfast we depart our hotel and travel to the port for the return ferry sailing to Heysham and head back home.
Rutland Hotel, Douglas
One of the most elegant buildings on the Isle of Man, the Rutland is situated on the Queens Promenade in Douglas and enjoys beautiful panoramic views across Douglas Bay and is only a short walk to the town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite offering comfort, style and quality with TV, tea/coffee, hairdryer, telephone, Wi-Fi. Lift to all bedrooms.
Please note that due to the original architectural features the hotel is not suitable for guests requiring wheelchair or street level access.
- 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Luxury coach travel
- Home pick-ups
- Ferry crossings
- Excursions and visits as stated