Once again, it gives us pleasure to offer our 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 can be seen around the island. The Island’s coastline ranges from quiet secluded coves to busy harbours and clean sandy beaches. Our chosen resorts are Douglas - with its Victorian seafront and long promenades, and Ramsey (July only) – the second largest town on the island with a lovely harbour still in daily use and a beach for the sun seekers.
The 3 star Ramsey Park Hotel is a luxurious, contemporary hotel set in one of the most scenic parts of the Isle of Man in Ramsey, the second largest town on the island, with views over the sea towards Cumbria. The Lake View Restaurant serves bistro-style lunches and dinners, with snacks available in the Piano Bar. Each of the well appointed, en suite bedrooms is equipped with a TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all floors.
Our door to door service takes you from your home to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Heysham. We board the afternoon ferry to Douglas and on to our hotel, arriving early evening in time for dinner.
A relaxing morning in our resort before we join the electric railway to visit Laxey, home of ‘Lady Isabella’ the world’s largest working waterwheel and an icon of the Island’s mining history. Later we take a ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway affording wonderful views from the summit.
We are joined by a local guide for a full day tour around the island. We visit 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.
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, returning by the wonderful narrow gauge Isle of Man Railway.
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. Please Note: the 5 day July departure does not include the day at leisure in resort.
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