Four nights dinner bed & breakfast, a drink with dinner each evening (house brand wine, beer or soft drink), and two nights entertainment
One of the most elegant buildings on the Isle of Man, the Rutland offers comfort, style and quality and enjoys beautiful panoramic views across Douglas Bay. Facilities include: Bay Room Bar & Lounge and Restaurant 21. There is a lift, however there are 9 steps to access the hotel, and steps along some of the corridors to access the bedrooms
THURSDAY We travel north to Heysham and board the afternoon ferry to Douglas, crossing time approximately 3 1/2 hours, arriving in time for dinner.
FRIDAY A day exploring the south of the island, with a visit to the picturesque Cregneash Folk Museum where you'll find a living, working illustration of life in a typical 19th century Manx upland crofting community. From here we continue to The Sound, at the very southern tip of the island, to enjoy the spectacular views over the Calf of Man. We include a visit to Castletown on the return journey.
SATURDAY We visit Laxey Village, home of the world's largest water wheel (admission not included). The viewing platform over the Wheel is very popular with the more daring, and others may enjoy the tranquillity of the glen where the remains of the British Isles greatest lead mines can be seen. On then to Ramsey, the capital of the north, with its impressive harbour still in daiy use.
SUNDAY A half day excursion to Peel on the West Coast, where the magnificent ruins of Peel Castle dominate the landscape. There will also be time, if you wish, for a journey on the steam railway back to Douglas (cost not included).
MONDAY We depart after an early breakfast to board the return ferry to Heysham, and continue our homeward journey.