The Isle of Man is a very popular tourist area, the climate is mild due to the Gulf Stream and even in winter palm trees flourish. With over 500 miles of roads and a 40mph speed restriction for coaches, this will be a relaxing holiday. Douglas is the island’s capital overlooking Douglas Bay, a one and a half mile stroll may be enjoyed along the seafront promenades – the unique horsedrawn tram cars provide a more leisurely alternative.
Rutland Hotel, 3 Star
Queens Promenade, Douglas Tel: 01624 621218
This modern hotel enjoys stunning views over Douglas Bay. Lift
Saturday 26 June 6 Days £595
Saturday 11 September 6 Days £595
Single Supplement £75. Insurance £24
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
5 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Return Ferry Crossing between Heysham and Douglas.
DAY 1 Travel to Northern England for our overnight stop.
DAY 2 After breakfast, we make our way to Heysham for our ferry to Douglas (approximately three and three quarter hours).
DAY 3 Today we have a full day excursion taking in Peel on the west coast of the Island before heading north to Kirk Michael from where we follow the coast to Laxey where we see ‘‘Lady Isabella’’– the world’s largest working waterwheel. If time permits, you may wish to take a train journey up the islands highest mountain (not included) – Snaefell. Return to Douglas in time for dinner.
DAY 4 Yesterday the north, today the south. Visiting Castletown, Port St Mary, Port Erin and the Cregnesh Folk Museum – see life as it was at the turn of the century.
DAY 5 At leisure today to explore Douglas.
DAY 6 We return home.