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Isle of Man - Manx Explorer

Destination: Isle of ManOperator: Crusader Holidays Terms
Departs: 09/06/2024Type: Sight Seeing
Duration: 7 daysQuality: Good * * *
Departs Via: All AreasBoard: Half Board
Tour Code: J47502Transport: Coach Pickup
Supplements
Per passenger supplement for pick up from Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury or Ashford £25.00 per person
Single Room £40.00 per person
Adults £849.00
Deposit Per Person £100.00
* Children: Not allowed
* Babies: Not allowed
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Description
The enchanting Isle of Man is made up of a unique cocktail of ingredients, which blend to produce an unforgettable holiday. Its scenery combines with a beautiful coastline and dramatic headlands with a mountainous interior that is never too far away. Come and explore the 'Jewel of the Irish Sea' with its own parliament, traditions and culture. Travel along its roads and footpaths to discover enchanting glens, miles of golden sand, medieval castles, Victorian railways and beautiful parks and gardens.

Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).

Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.

The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.

*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.

NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
Itinerary
Highlights

- 4 nights in Douglas with dinner & breakfast
- 2 overnight hotels with breakfast & one dinner
- Tea / coffee after dinner
- Porterage at main hotel
- Excursions as stated
- Entertainment in the hotel on some nights (Rutland Hotel - July only)


Your Itinerary
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head to the North West of England stopping for lunch and refreshments to your overnight hotel in the Preston area. DBBDay 2 - Travel through the lovely Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland, en route to Heysham for your early afternoon ferry crossing to the Isle of Man and your resort hotel for your 4-night stay in Douglas. DBBDays 3 - 5 At leisure in Douglas with two included excursions.Douglas is the largest and most important commercial centre on the island. The capital is home to a charming Victorian promenade as well as the excellent Manx museum, bursting with artefacts and treasures unique to the Isle of Man (free entry).

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Manx Explorer
Experience the beauty and surprising variety of the Manx landscape as you visit some of the main towns and villages including Laxey with its famous wheel (entrance not included). There will be an optional Mountain Railway trip to the summit of Snaefell before continuing to Royal Ramsey and back to Douglas via the Mountain Road, part of the Isle of Man's famous TT course.Castletown, Cregneash & Views of the Calf of Man
Visit Castletown, Cregneash and Calf of Man on the most southern point on the Island. Castletown sits on the site of an ancient volcano and the town was the capital of the island for hundreds of years. The Sound Visitor Centre in Port St Mary is one of the most picturesque points in the south of the Island. The large cafe, which has been built into the headland, offers 180 degree panoramic views of the surrounding area and is perfect for those looking for a light snack or just a cup of tea. Adjoining the café is the visitor centre which contains a wealth of information about the history of the area including the Calf of Man which is an Island directly opposite. Cregneash Folk Park is a peaceful restored 19th century crofting village where traditionally costumed guides show vistors around their delightful cottages (entrance not included - approx £9 pp in 2023).Day 6 - After a day at leisure on the island you board the evening ferry to arrive in Heysham late tonight. Head straight to your hotel in the Lancaster / Preston area for the last overnight. Room & breakfast (NB Due to a late arrival at the hotel there is no evening meal included)Day 7 - After breakfast, continue homeward arriving early evening

Credit: Visit Isle of Man
Venue Information
The Empress Hotel (June and September)
Situated directly on the seafront, close to the centre of Douglas, this popular hotel offers a bar, restaurant and lounge with sea view. Dinner is taken in a private dining room. Guestrooms are compact and feature tea / coffee making facilities. There are no ground floor rooms but there is a small lift to all floors.

There are steps at the front of the hotel (wheelchair access via the ground floor restaurant) as well as internal steps in and around the hotel which may make it difficult for people with mobility issues. Rooms will walk-in showers are on request only and subject to a supplement.Rutland Hotel (July)
The elegant 3* Rutland Hotel enjoys panoramic sea views over Douglas Bay, approximately 20 minutes' walk from the centre of Douglas. The 4-storey Victorian building, on the scenic Queen's Promenade, has several steps at the front with no separate ramp access.
It has a small lift to all floors but there are also some internal steps. There is a restaurant and comfortable bar / lounge area.

Rooms are modern and feature TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Seaview rooms are subject to additional charge and availability. Entertainment on some evenings in this hotel.Please note: This hotel is not suitable for people with mobility problems due to the steps to the front entrance (no ramp access) as well as internal steps.
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Pick-Up Points
.Amersham Bus Stop, Railway Station End Map
.Ashford Bus Stop Opposite Catholic Church Map
.Aston Clinton Bus Stop,ADJ Layby Map
.Aylesbury Bus Shelters E2 & E3 Map
.Basildon Coach Stop Outside Trafford House Map
.Beaconsfield Beaconsfield Services, Coach Bays Map
.Beckenham Bus Stop R Near War Memorial Map
.Berkhamsted Bus Stop Outside WHSmith Map
.Bexleyheath Central Library Map
.Bicester Outside JB Barbers Map
.Billericay Bus Stop Map
.Birchanger M11 Services Coach Park Map
.Bletchley Bus Station Map
.Brentwood Bus Stop - Near Holiday Inn Map
.Brighton Bus Stop Opposite Joker PH Map
.Bromley Outside Bromley South Railway Station Map
.Buckhurst Hill Outside Premier Inn Map
.Bury St Edmunds Tesco St Saviours Interchange Map
.Canterbury Canterbury East Railway Station Map
.Chatham Go Outdoors Bus Stop, Adjacent To Gala Bingo Map
.Chatham Outside Holiday Inn Map
.Chelmsford Coach Bay Map
.Chesham Bus Stop Map
.Cheshunt Turners Hill (B176) Map
.Clacton-on-Sea Outside Railway Station Map
.Cobham Cobham Services Map
.Colchester Coach Stop Stand A Map
.Colchester United Way, Near Football Stadium Map
.Dartford Bus Stop Opposite Aldi Map
.Dover Bus Stop A Map
.Dover Dover Passenger Terminal Map
.Dunstable Bus Stop Outside Poundland Map
.Eltham Railway Station Bus Terminus Map
.Faversham Bus Stop Opp Makenade Ave Map
.Folkestone Bus Stop Outside BP Garage Map
.Gravesend Layby Outside Sainsburys Map
.Grays The Oak Public House Map
.Haddenham Bus Stop Map
.Harlow Bus Station, Near Taxi Rank Map
.Hatfield Galleria Centre Main Entrance Bus Stop Map
.Hazlemere A404 Opp, Hazelmere Court, Outside Shell Garage Map
.Hemel Hempstead Bus Stop M Map
.High Wycombe The Coachway, Bus Stop A Map
.Hornchurch North Street Queens Theatre Bus Stop Map
.Ipswich Railway Station Map
.Kelvedon Bus Stop Outside The Institute Map
.Kirby Cross Bus Stop Opposite Railway Station Map
.Leighton Buzzard Outside British Legion Map
.Luton Travel Lodge Map
.Maidenhead Outside Stafferton Lodge Map
.Maidstone Bus Stop Adj To Moncktons Lane Map
.Marks Tey Bus Stop Outside Fish & Chip Shop Map
.Milton Keynes Bus Shelter W3 O/s Weatherspoons Map
.Newmarket Outside Hughes Electrical Store Map
.Newport Pagnell Tickford End Bus Stop, Opposite Downs Field Map
.Northampton Bus Stop Opposite Europcar Rental Map
.Northampton The Coach Park, Northampton Services Map
.Northchurch Darrs Lane Bus Stop Map
.Olney Bus Stop Opposite The Bull Hotel Map
.Pease Pottage M23 Services Map
.Rainham Outside Cricketers PH Map
.Rayleigh Outside Railway Station Map
.Reading Gateway Layby Opposite Burger King Map
.Reading Bus Stop NC (outside Car Park), Reading Railway Station Map
.Redbridge Outside Tube Station Map
.Reigate Bus Stop R - Outside Buenos Aires Steakhouse Map
.Rochester Bus Lay By Near Dickens Centre Map
.Romford Bus Stop H Map
.Sevenoaks Bus Layby O/S Rail Station Map
.Sittingbourne Bus Stop 1, Bus Hub Map
.Slough Salt Hill Three Tuns, Opposite Metro Bank Map
.South Benfleet New Bus Stop Map
.South Mimms M25/A1M Services Coach Park Map
.St Albans Bus Stop Outside DM Jewellers Map
.Strood Bus Stop By Prince Of Wales Map
.Thame Bus Layby Outside Town Hall Map
.Thurrock Moto Services Coach Park Map
.Tring Bus Shelter Near Church Map
.Tunbridge Wells Bus Stop B Near Railway Station Map
.Upminster Bus Stop A Opp. Railway Station Map
.Waltham Cross Hertford Road Bus Stop Map
.Watford Bus Stand One, Watford Junction Station Map
.Wendover The George & Dragon PH Map
.Wheatley M40 Services - Coach Layby Map
.Wickford Halls Corner Map
.Witham Newland Street Map
.Wokingham Railway Interchange, Stop 1 Map
.Woodford Green Bus Stop Outside St Aubyns School Map
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