ISLE OF MAN TT – JUNE 2016
Be there for all the excitement and thrills of this iconic motorcycle event
There is nothing on Earth quite like the Isle of Man TT Races. No other motorcycle race is held on such a challenging track as the 37-mile plus Mountain Course with its seemingly never-ending series of bends, bumps, jumps, stone walls, manhole covers and telegraph poles. The skill, bravery and concentration levels required are immense, with speeds approaching 200mph, and, while difficult to learn and even harder to come first, the rewards for winning on the world famous course are unmatched.
No other motorsport event is like the world famous TT Races, where fans can revel in the Island’s special mix of incredible racing and world class entertainment, and all set amongst the beautiful scenery of the Isle of Man.
Join us for all the excitement and thrills of what is sure to be on every biker’s ‘bucket list’. This is not a riding tour, but a relaxed week of motorcycle activity up close and personal.
There’s nothing like being there!
Snoozebox is perfectly located in Noble’s Park close to the main TT grandstand, start/finish line, paddock and TT hospitality suite…just minutes from the action! Adjacent to the hotel is a restaurant, bar and private guest lounge.
Your stay includes English Breakfast daily.
Each Snoozebox room has an en-suite wet room with shower, basin and toilet, serviced daily with quality towels and toiletries. Comfortable beds, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, free WiFi and a personal safe guarantees you a relaxed and enjoyable stay.
Pictures © Snoozebox
You will be welcomed into the exclusive TT VIP Club where you can enjoy the complimentary bar plus a gourmet buffet lunch. There are also exclusive appearances by leading riders and celebrity guests.
Located trackside, the VIP Suite not only provides magnificent views of the famous TT Course, but ensures you are at the centre of the action, both on the race track and off.
- All day access to the TT VIP Club Hospitality Suite
- Gourmet hot and cold served buffet lunch
- Complimentary beers and wines served during licensing hours • Complimentary WiFi
- Seat in the new VIP Suite Grandstand
- Access to the TT paddock
- Exclusive rider appearances and interviews
- Souvenir pack with race programme and race guide
Friday Night Qualifying
Enjoy a night of VIP hospitality including a preview of the races at the final qualifying session, and access to a special post-qualifying Q&A session with some of the top riders. There’s also a buffet and cash bar.
Day 1. Thu 02 Jun. Manchester
Check in to our tour hotel in Manchester today. Tonight meet your fellow travellers at our Welcome Dinner.
Day 2. Fri 03 Jun. Manchester – Ferry to Isle of Man
Final Qualifying Session – Dinner in VIP Suite Our coach transfer departs the hotel this morning to the terminal for the ferry crossing to Douglas, then we’ll be transferred to our accommodation at the Snoozebox Hotel near the TT Village. After some time to settle in, we’ll head over to watch the final evening practice and enjoy a buffet dinner.
See details in box at left
Day 3. Sat 04 June. Race Day 1 – VIP Suite
This morning, we’ll walk to the Official VIP Suite located next to the hotel for the day’s racing. Enjoy a gourmet hot and cold buffet, complimentary drinks and a souvenir gift pack including programme.
See details in box at left.
Day 4. Sun 05 June. ‘Mad Sunday’
Today is Mad Sunday, a day where everyone who has a motorbike does laps of the TT Course. Watch some of the action on the course or spend the day at leisure exploring the island.
Day 5. Mon 06 June.
Race Day 2 – Nobles Park Fanzone This morning we will be transferred to Nobles Park Fanzone for the day’s racing. The Fan Zones offer grandstand seating with great views, food and drinks for sale, live commentary and toilet facilities. Nobles Park is set at an angle to the road giving spectators the thrill of seeing the bikes head-on. There’s also a great chance to see the competitors returning to the paddock along the return road.
Day 6. Tue 07 June. Non Race Day
Coach trip lap of the course – Optional Ramsey Sprint Around mid morning our coach will arrive at the hotel to take us on a lap of the TT course. The rest of the day is free and you can use your Explorer Pass which provides unlimited travel on buses, trams and trains to get around. Maybe head to Ramsey for the Ramsey Sprint, a drag sprint event over a 1/8 th mile strip. Anyone can compete, as long as they are willing to pay the entry fee. Some bikes have special modifications, which keeps things interesting. There’s also food, exhibits and entertainment available.
Day 7. Wed 08 June.
Race Day 3 – Creg Ny Baa Fanzone
We’ll be transferred this morning to Creg Ny Baa to settle in for the day’s racing. Situated north of Douglas, Creg Ny Baa is one of the iconic locations along the route with exciting action as riders round the corner. You’ll be treated to views of bikes screaming down the fast section from Kate’s to the slow, sharp right handed turn at the Pub – a great place for photos. We’ll return to the TT village when the roads have reopened in the evening.
Day 8. Thu 09 June. Non Race Day
Optional Laxey Bike Show
Today is yours to spend how you please. A great option you might like today is to use your travel pass to make your own way to the Laxey TT Bike Show. A real highlight of the TT week activities, there are more than 20 classes in the show, all free to enter, ranging from custom, classics and race to vintage.
Day 9. Fri 10 June.
Race Day 4 – Ballacrye Fanzone
Today is the biggest race of the week, the race all the riders want to win – the Senior TT. After breakfast our coach will transfer us to the Ballacrye Fanzone where we will spend the day watching the races unfold, before returning to the hotel in the evening. Ballacrye is just north of Ballaugh and offers a thrilling view of a sweeping left-hand bend between tall hedges.
Day 10. Sat 11 June. Depart Isle of Man
We’ll be transferred today to the ferry terminal for our return crossing to the mainland where our tour ends.
If you’d like to extend your stay in Britain or travel on to Europe we can help with all your travel arrangements.
Please Note: At the time of printing, details regarding aspects such as race day ticketing and ferry crossings have not been finalised by the race organisers/ferry company. We anticipate that our tour will operate as listed in the itinerary, however there may be some adjustments necessary which will be confirmed closer to the time.
Pictures including cover courtesy of Isle of Man Tourism
TOUR PRICES IN A$. Prices are per person, Land only (airfares not included)
Twin Share – $7,490
Single supplement – $1,990
- 1 night accommodation in Manchester
- 8 nights accommodation at the ‘Snoozebox’ Hotel located near the course and TT village
- English breakfast daily
- Welcome Dinner in Manchester
- Return ferry crossings between UK & Isle of Man
- 7 Day Island Explorer Travel Pass
- All transfers by coach
- Elite Special Event Tours travel wallet
RACE DAY TICKETS & HOSPITALITY
- VIP Suite ticket for Race Day 1 with lunch, drinks, official programme
- Dinner in VIP suite for final Friday evening practice session
- Fanzone Grandstand tickets for three race days at Nobles Park, Creg-ny-Baa and Ballacrye
- A lap of the course by coach
Not included: Airfares, meals and drinks other than listed in itinerary, tips, discretionary gratuities to guides, personal items.
We have not included airfares in the tour price so that you can take advantage of the best airfare available at time of reservation. We can assist with your flight bookings.
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