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We will make our journey to Heysham where we will board the Steam Packet ferry to Douglas. Sailing on Ben-My-Chree, the crossing time will be just under 4 hours, sit back relax, take time to view the scenery or visit the onboard restaurant. Once docked we will make our very short journey to the hotel for our break, The Empress Hotel in the Isle’s capital of Douglas. Set on the Central Promenade, the hotel overlooks the Irish Sea and is perfectly located for exploring the island.
Today after a leisurely breakfast we will make our way to the train station, where we will catch our train along the Victorian railway to Port Erin, located on the South West coast of the Island. Port Erin is a traditional coastal town, with a sheltered harbour, and was once used by smugglers. You will have a few hours to explore the town and get some lunch, before we board the coach to make our way to the National Folk Museum & Park. A peaceful, restored 19th Century crofting village where traditional costumed guides will show us around the delightful cottages, it was one of the last strongholds of the Manx language.
Today you can spend a full day at your leisure in Douglas, or alternatively you can board the coach at 10.00am to make a short journey to Peel. Set on the western coast of the Island, it is the Isle of Man’s only city, and is home to the island’s only Cathedral. Take time to walk along the coast to the marina, or visit the award winning museum The House of Mananan. The coach will leave again at 1.30pm to return to Douglas where you have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure before our evening meal.
We will leave the hotel at 9.15am to make the short journey north, to the Great Laxey Wheel, the world’s largest working water wheel. We will spend a few hours here before making our way to Ramsey, on the North coast of the island where you will have time to get some lunch before we visit Miltown House, a 16th century estate, for our guided tour. You will also have time to wander the formal gardens, visit the corn mill or marvel at the stunning vintage car collection before we return to Douglas for our final evening. Our evening meal will be served at 6.30pm.
Today we will leave the Isle of Man, docking in Heysham just after lunch time, we will make our way home stopping for a meal at The Royal Oak in Appleby on route.
Sunday 1st - Thursday 5th September
£560 per person
£60 Single Supplement
Luxury Coach Travel
4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Empress Hotel
Entrance into National Folk Museum & Park, Laxey Wheel, Steam Train Journey, guided tour at Mintown House and 2 course meal on route home.
We reserve the right to alter this itinerary including timings if we feel necessary.
All of our tours been organised by Barnard Castle Coaches to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK – Teesdale Committee.
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