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Isle of Man

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is beautiful at any time of the year and has a long history with a strong Celtic and Viking past. There are stunning natural landscapes, unspoiled beaches and a unique vibrant culture. It is also the only entire nation in the world to be recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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Price Includes: all details are subject to change


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • entertainment

  • two excursions

  • coach travel and ferry fare


Chesterhouse Hotel, Isle of Man


Ideally situated in a prime central location, overlooking the promenade and close to the town centre. The hotel offers modern facilities and a friendly service. Enjoy an excellent carvery style menu in the restaurant with great views of Douglas Bay and entertainment in the bar. Simply relax and unwind in the comfortable lounge area. Due to original architectural features, there are external steps to access the hotel entrance. (lift)


Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to Heysham for the 14:15 sailing to Douglas on the Isle of Man (arrive approx. 18:00). Your base for this four night holiday is at the Chesterhouse Hotel, Douglas. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

Follow the TT Route, firstly seeing the statue of the famous motorcyclist Joey Dunlop on Bungalow Bend. Then travel on to Ramsey, where there is some free time before joining the Manx Electric Railway to Laxey and then journey on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only mountain on the island.

Day Three

Spend the day seeing the sights of the Southern part of the island, starting with a visit to historic Castletown, home to Castle Rushen and The Old House of Keys. On to the Sound of Man, one of the most picturesque points on the island, before spending some free time in Peel.

Day Four

A free day to discover Douglas, the capital of the island. You may like to take the opportunity to take a horse-drawn tram or visit the Manx Museum, the national museum of the Isle of Man.

Day Five

After breakfast you depart for the 08:45 sailing back to Heysham (arrive approx. 12:30) and travel home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary


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To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
Kirkconnel Kirkconnel, bus stop at Railway Station entrance.
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar Sanquhar, Bus Stop at Train Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall

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