THURSDAY 30 May 2019 – Welcome to the UK & The Isle of Man!

On arrival at Manchester Airport collect your luggage and make your way to the Arrivals Hall. You will then need to proceed to your departure terminal and check in for your onward flight to the Isle of Man.

Manchester to Isle of Man – Flight Information: TBA

On arrival at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man, collect your luggage and make your way to the car park where your Sportsnet Host and coach transfer to the hotel will be waiting.

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Sefton Hotel
Harris Promenade, Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 2RW
T: +44 (0) 1624 645500

FRIDAY 31 MAY 2019 – Lap of TT course with TT Rider, Evening Practice and Welcome Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a brilliant VIP introduction to the Isle of Man with a coach tour around the course including live commentary en-route from a current or ex TT Rider. With only 20 people on board get an up close and personal insight into what really goes through a TT rider’s head as they navigate their way around the famous TT course. This intimate coach tour gives you the perfect opportunity to ask questions, grab an autograph and maybe even a photo!

The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Tonight, meet in the hotel reception for your transfer to the Evening Practice session. Here you will enjoy the evening’s final practice session from the Official VIP Suite. The evening includes access to the VIP Grandstand, Start Line Pass, buffet dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks. You will also have the opportunity to meet some special guests and mingle with fellow tour participants. Please note that drinks are only included during dinner. For the remainder of the evening you will have the opportunity to purchase drinks from the cash bar.

You can come and go from the suite as you please – a visit to the TT Paddock is a must.

After dinner, you can choose to transfer back to the hotel or enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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SATURDAY 01 JUNE 2019 – Race Day 1 – Superbike & Sidecar – Official VIP Hospitality Suite, Douglas

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to the Official VIP Hospitality Suite in Douglas for Race Day 1.

You will be welcomed to the exclusive TT VIP Club where you can enjoy (a second) breakfast, a gourmet buffet lunch and drinks including beer and wine. With exclusive appearances by riders and celebrity guests, along with easy access to the TT Paddock this hospitality suite promises to bring you face to face with your heroes.

Located trackside, adjacent to the TT Grandstand, the VIP Suite not only provides magnificent views of the famous TT Course, but ensures you are at the very centre of all the action – both on the race track and off it.

Your TT VIP Hospitality Suite Experience includes:
– TT Breakfast – everything from “Full English” to “Continental”
– Gourmet buffet lunch with a choice of servings and courses
– Beers, wines, coffees and soft drinks served all day
– All day access to the TT VIP Suite Grandstand adjacent to the Hospitality Suite
– Watch the riders speed past at 170mph from the VIP Suite Grandstand
– Follow the race as it unfolds with the live timing screens
– Exclusive rider appearances and interviews
– Complimentary WiFi connection
– Easy access to the TT Paddock and merchandise stores
– Special souvenir gift pack with official merchandise

At the conclusion of the race, transfer back to the hotel. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

Tonight, get ready for the annual “Sportsnet TT Riders Panel” previously hosted by ex TT rider Cameron Donald. This fun event will showcase entertaining interviews with past & present stars, as well as the opportunity to ask questions yourself, grab an autograph & a photo – away from the general public! In previous years we have been joined by McGuinness, Hutchinson, Anstey, Hillier and Johnson (what a line-up!) and we think most will be back for more this year! A hearty dinner along with beverages will be served as well as music and a great atmosphere you don’t want to miss out on!

As a Sportsnet VIP, your experience will be taken to a new level as you are seated front and centre of the stage with a TT personality at your table. For the duration of the night you will have unlimited, exclusive access to the special guest seated at your table, so be sure to pick their brains with all your TT questions! In addition, you will be given priority access to the signing and photo session to ensure you do not miss out.

At the conclusion of the function you can choose to transfer back to the hotel or enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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SUNDAY 02 JUNE 2019 – Free Day (Mad Sunday)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is at your leisure to explore and do as you feel.

Mad Sunday is something that is free to all those on the Isle of Man. It is time when fans get the chance to ride the same 37.75-mile mountain course as those actually competing in the races. It takes place on the circuit and there is plenty going on all over the island.

Utilise your 7 Day “GO Explore Pass” which includes unlimited transport on any of the islands buses, electric trams, horse trams or steam trains. It is available 24/7 for 7 days and you can hop on or off at any time.

Tonight, you can choose to enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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MONDAY 03 JUNE 2019 – Race Day 2 – Supersport & Superstock – Hillberry Covered Grandstand

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to Hillberry Grandstand outside of Douglas for Race Day 2.

A Hillberry Grandstand ticket is included today. This is one of the most spectacular vantage points on the TT Mountain Course and gives an uninterrupted view all the way from the left hand corner at Brandish, through the 140 mph right-hander at Hillberry. Most fans will also be able to see competitors taking Kate’s Cottage over a mile away on the Mountain. This grandstand will be the only location on the course to feature overhead and side cover along with comfortable grandstand seating.

At the conclusion of the race, transfer back to the hotel. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

You will be dropped off at the hotel with the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Tonight, you can choose to enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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TUESDAY 04 JUNE 2019 – Free Day (Ramsey Sprint) and Dinner with Cam Donald

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is a free day to explore the Isle of Man.

A visit to the Ramsey Sprint is highly recommended using the Manx Electric railway from Douglas where any tram can be used utilising your 7 Day “GO Explore Pass”.

The Ramsey Sprint is a drag sprint event over a 1/8th mile strip which attracts thousands. Anyone can compete as long as they are willing to pay the entry fee. Motorcycles from all over the world enter, most of them already over as part of the TT Festival. Some bikes have special modifications, which certainly keeps things interesting. There is lots of action, exhibits and entertainment to be seen and since the event is all day, getting a good view is not hard.

You are free to return to Douglas at any time using your 7 Day “GO Explore Pass”.

Tonight, join your fellow tour members for an intimate dinner with Cam Donald and one other rider. This dinner will give you the opportunity to get to know your heroes on a more personal level, share a drink and a laugh, hear the stories from behind the scenes and simply enjoy a night you’re sure to never forget.

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WEDNESDAY 05 JUNE 2019 – Race Day 3 – Supersport, Lightweight & TT Zero – Creg Ny Baa VIP Hospitality

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to Creg Ny Baa Pub which is situated 5kms north of Douglas on the A18 Mountain Road. This is one of the best vantage points on the circuit for Race Day 3.

Treat yourself to the spectacular viewing from elevated balconies at the most famous landmark on the course, Creg Ny Baa Pub. As one of the privileged few, you will enjoy spectacular views of race action from the first-floor balcony. Watch riders approach from Kate’s Cottage, negotiate Creg Corner and accelerate up to 200mph towards Brandish.

Please note a buffet lunch with beer, wine and soft drinks is included. You will have access to a cash bar to purchase other drinks throughout the day. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

The return transfer will leave the Creg once roads have been reopened. This could be an hour after racing depending on how fast they can open 38 miles of road. You are advised to go back to the coach once racing has concluded as it could depart at any time.

You will be dropped off at the hotel with the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Tonight, you can choose to enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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THURSDAY 06 JUNE 2019 – TT Motorcycle Show, Peel

Breakfast at the hotel.

A one-way coach transfer from your hotel to Peel for the TT Motorcycle Show.

The annual TT Motorcycle Show takes place in Peel, where bikes of all types are on display. From its inception in 2007 it has proved to be a much needed and welcomed event that compliments the TT races.

It is essentially a motorcycle show run by bikers, for bikers, and of course those interested in the diverse nature of motorcycling on the Isle of Man. The organisers have gone to great lengths to ensure that the show is not just a pass-through event.

Peel is a popular seaside destination on the West coast located approximately 18kms from Douglas. It has narrow streets of fishermen’s cottages, a Victorian promenade and its most popular attraction is the 11th-Century Castle.

You are free to return to Douglas at any time using your 7 Day “GO Explore Pass” utilising public transport.

Tonight, you can choose to enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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FRIDAY 07 JUNE 2019 – Race Day 4 – Sidecar & Senior TT – Roadside Vantage Point

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today we head to the Roadside Vantage Point for all the action of Race Day 4!

Coach transfer from your hotel to the Roadside Vantage Point.

This vantage point promises to offer viewers the opportunity to get right up close to the action for the final day of racing. Please note this may be a remote part of the course, so ensure you are well prepared for the entire day including bringing your snacks and Sportsnet camping chair!

At the conclusion of the race, transfer back to the hotel with the remainder of the evening at leisure. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

Tonight, you can choose to enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

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SATURDAY 08 JUNE 2019 – Departure from the Isle of Man

Breakfast at the hotel.

Please meet in the hotel reception for your coach transfer to Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man.

Today you depart the Isle of Man and fly to back to Manchester Airport where the tour concludes.

Isle of Man to Manchester – Flight Information: TBA

Thank you for being a part of the 2019 Sportsnet Holidays Isle of Man TT Platinum Tour!

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