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ISLE OF MAN DOUGLAS BAY To find out more visit saga.co.uk/uk Ultimate Isle of Man Enjoy a picturebook British seaside holiday with a break on the Isle of Man 5 nights from £679 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ NEW HALF BOARD All breakfasts and dinners Porterage in your hotel Return flights and transfers Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ l l l l Excursions Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain Railway (three-quarter day) Castletown and The Sound (full day) l l The Empress Hotel QQQ Take a trip to a nostalgic British seaside hotel with a stay in this charming 3-star hotel set on the promenade overlooking the golden sands and shimmering waters of Douglas Bay. The hotel has a restaurant and breakfast room, plus a piano bar. Guests also have full use of the fitness room, sauna and steam room while health and beauty treatments are available in the Eire Lavenna Beauty Therapy Suite (extra charge). Saga guests' rooms have LCD television with freeview, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities. Douglas Bay Snaefell Mountain Railway The conservatory bar A visit to the unspoilt Isle of Man is like taking a trip back in time, to the heyday of British seaside breaks. Why not take a stroll along the Victorian promenade, inhaling the sea air, or dip your toes in the sand and glittering waters of the Irish Sea. On a clear day England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all visible from the summit of the 2,037-foot-high Snaefell, which can be reached using the Snaefell Mountain Railway. When darkness falls another of the island's unique charms becomes apparent ­ weather-permitting of course. The lack of light pollution means you can see the Milky Way and sometimes even the Northern Lights with the naked eye. Back at The Empress Hotel, look forward to a warm welcome complemented by impeccable service and superb food. The first floor Brasserie Restaurant & Piano Bar are ideal places for a relaxing lunch, intimate dinner or afternoon tea. Enjoy amazing views over Douglas Bay from the impressive conservatory that spans the full width of the hotel. Each dish is prepared with the emphasis on flavour and freshness, using quality, locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible. On the lower ground floor is a new restaurant with direct access from the Promenade where you will take breakfast and dinner. If the weather is good you can even take afternoon tea outside in the sea air. Historic Isle of Man The history of the Isle of Man is almost as fast-paced and exciting as the TT motorbike races for which it has been famous ifor more than a century. Almost equidistant between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, the 33-mile long island was first settled by Celtic tribes. The Vikings arrived by 850 AD and in 979 it was they who established the self-governing parliament of the island known as Tynwald. To this day an annual ceremonial meeting is held every July at Tynwald Hill where new laws are announced. England's first claim to the Isle of Man came in the 13th century and after it flipped from English to Scottish rule for some years, The island became a haven for smuggling throughout the 15th and 16th centuries while tourists began to flock to the island in the late 19th and 20th centuries, leading to the creation of the Isle of Man Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway systems. Prices from: Mar 27, 2019 Apr 17 Sep 13 Oct 18 5 nights 679 779 799 679 Ultimate Isle of Man - The Empress Hotel. Holiday code: IM101.All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £20 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 53 for details. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per night): from £13. TRAVEL INFORMATION: Prices based on return flights with EasyJet from Gatwick to Isle of Man. Local flights from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool are available for a supplement, subject to availability. Please call for details. 28 Please quote UG337 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 056 5115 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking