3* Empress Hotel, Douglas
The Empress Hotel is a large Victorian building on the central promenade overlooking Douglas Bay. The bedrooms are modern and well-equipped, many boasting spectacular views. The Hotel underwent a large Refurbishment programme in 2019 which included all 104 bedrooms, Brasserie Restaurant, Piano Bar, TV Lounge and Conservatory.
En-Suite bathrooms with shower & bath Complimentary toiletries Wi-Fi Tea/coffee making facilities Iron & Ironing board on request Direct dial telephone Hairdryer USB charging and power point on the headboard in each room LED flat screen television with television and radio stations The hotel does not have any ground floor bedrooms but does have a lift The hotel does not have any bedrooms with walk-in showers
Please note: There are 18 steps into the hotel but wheelchair access is available via the ground floor restaurant into the hotel.
Please note: not all rooms have level access from the lift and there are steps to be negotiated in and around the hotel and also from the lift to the bedrooms.
Return ferry crossing
1-night dinner, bed & breakfast in an overnight hotel
5 nights dinner, bed & Manx breakfast
Tea & coffee after dinner
Journeys on the Isle of Man Steam Railway
Entrance & Sit Down Debate at The Old House of Keys
Entrances to Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail
Entrances to Milntown House & Gardens
Travel north to our overnight hotel arriving in time for dinner.
Continue to Heysham for our crossing to the Isle of Man.
Isle of Man Steam Railway & The Old House of Keys
Begin today with a classic journey aboard the Isle of Man Steam Railway from Douglas to the seaside resort of Port Erin where we have free time. This afternoon we make a visit to The Old House of Keys. The Old House of Keys is the former meeting place of the House of Keys, the lower house of Tynwald, the Isle of Man's parliament. It is located across the street from Castle Rushen in Castletown, the former capital of the Isle of Man, in the south of the island.
Tynwald Hill & Manx Electric Railway
Explore the north of the island beginning with a visit to Tynwald Hill, home of the 1000-year-old Manx Parliament. Then follow some of the famous TT Motorcycle Course to 'Royal' Ramsey, with its working harbour and interesting maritime history. Then it's all aboard the Manx Electric Railway for a scenic journey south through the countryside to Laxey.
Enjoy a free day in Douglas, the island's capital, taking in views of the bay from the Victorian promenade or visiting the excellent Manx Museum for a journey through the island's history.
Set in the beautiful parish of Lezayre, Milntown is the Island's only Historical Estate and boasts 15 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland which surround the magnificent mansion and café at its heart. In the afternoon we leave Milntown House and enjoy a drive back to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Following an early breakfast we begin the journey home.