**NEW DEPARTURE** Join us for a late Summer break on the hugely popular Isle of Man holiday. The Isle of Man is an ancient Viking Kingdom which has never been part of the U.K and who’s well known three legged emblem originates from a symbol used on 10th century coins. Reminders of the Island’s turbulent past abound, Iron Age hill forts, the ruins of Rushden Abbey and the castle at Peel. The Island’s coastline ranges from quiet secluded coves to busy harbours and clean sandy beaches. Our chosen resort is Douglas with a Victorian seafront and long promenades.
Enjoying sweeping views across Douglas Bay, we return to the elegant 3 star Empress Hotel which has received top marks from our clients previously. Each of the en-suite bedrooms are equipped with complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, telephone, tea/coffee & biscuits, super fast Wi Fi and are served by a lift. Public facilities a fresh airy dining room, the elegant Piano Bar & Lounge include a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna and steam room. Please note that this hotel does not have rooms with walk-in showers.
Friday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Heysham where we board the ferry to Douglas arriving at The Empress Hotell early evening well in time to settle in before dinner.
Saturday This morning we make our way to the local train station to join the electric railway for a coastal ride to the delightful resort of Ramsey on the islands north Coast. Our coach returns us to Douglas for an afternoon at leisure, en-route we view the iconic ‘Lady Isabella’ the world’s largest working waterwheel and a symbol of the Island’s mining history.
Sunday We are joined by a local guide for a superb full day tour around the island. We follow the famous TT course to Ramsey then Bride final resting place of the great comedian and Manx resident Norman Wisdom before spending time in Peel with its small harbour and ancient castle, then St Johns, home of the ancient Manx parliament. Our return includes the lofty South Barrule road.
Monday A full day tour to the south of the Island crossing the Fairy Bridge to Castletown, the ancient capital, then the viewpoint at the Calf of Man before time in the popular Edwardian resort Port Erin overlooked by Bradda Head. Our return is by the wonderful narrow gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway.
Tuesday After an early breakfast we board the morning ferry from Douglas to Heysham. With suitable stops we return to our home area and waiting taxis late afternoon.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG