10 Night Ultimate TT Escorted Tour – Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

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Date 01 Jun, 2023 11 Jun, 2023
From $7,229 AUD pp, twin/double share

Tour Inclusions

  • 10 nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino – View Package Prices – View Tour Itinerary
    • Check In: Thursday 1st June, 2023
    • Check Out: Sunday 11th June, 2023
    • Full English breakfast daily
  • One way ferry transfer from Liverpool to the Isle of Man
  • One way coach transfer from Isle of Man Ferry Terminal to the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino
  • Coach tour of the Isle of Man course with live commentary from TT personalities
  • TT Paddock Club Hospitality Suite including lunch for the final qualifying session
  • Grandstand ticket to Race Day 1 in Nobles Park – Supersport Race 1 and Sidecar Race 1
  • Roadside location race viewing for Race Day 2 – Superbike Race
  • Exclusive Sportsnet TT Riders Panel evening including food, drinks and Q&A session including return coach transfers
  • VIP hospitality ticket to Race Day 3 – Superstock Race 1 and Supertwin Race 1
  • Grandstand ticket to Race Day 4 in the TT Grandstand – Supersport Race 2 and Sidecar Race 2
  • Grandstand ticket to Race Day 5 at Black Dub – Superstock Race 2 and Supertwin Race 2
  • VIP Hospitality ticket to Race Day 6 in the VIP marquee at the Ginger Hall hotel – Senior TT Race
  • Return coach transfers from the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino to the final qualifying session and each race day
  • One way coach transfer from the hotel to Peel for the TT Motorcycle Show
  • Farewell tour drinks at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino
  • One way coach transfer from the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino to the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal
  • One way ferry transfer from the Isle of Man to Liverpool
  • 7 Day Go Explore Card including unlimited transport on the island (on arrival)
  • Official Isle of Man TT programme (on arrival)
  • Official TT branded ear-piece radio set broadcasting Manx Radio AM (1368 Mhz) (on arrival)
  • Sportsnet Holidays tour host throughout
  • Sportsnet Holidays Lanyard and Ticket Wallet
  • VAT (Value Added Tax)
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

Tour exclusions:

  • International airfares
  • Tips and gratuities (please note tipping is not customary on Isle of Man)
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks where not stated
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Optional extras and entrance fees during free days
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Vaccinations and travel medications
  • Travel Insurance

 

Tour Disclaimer:

  • The itinerary including race days and race times are subject to change and/or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to inclement weather conditions
  • Sportsnet Holidays reserves the right to change the itinerary, race tickets, TT riders in attendance and any other inclusions at any time due to any unforeseen circumstances
  • The 2023 TT race schedule is subject to public consultation
      Prices listed are PER PERSON and in Australian Dollars.
Hotel Twin Triple Single Quad
Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino Deluxe Room incl. Breakfast
Package 7,229 - - -
Extra Night* 188 - - -
Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino Seaview Room incl. Breakfast
Package 7,349 - 10,659 -
Extra Night* 195 - 390 -
On Request Sold Out
* Extra Night price is for per person and per night. The rates quoted are outside peak event periods and should be used as a guide only. Additional surcharges may apply.
 
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Event

Q. Is Sportsnet Corporation an Official and/or Appointed operator?
A. Sportsnet Holidays is the exclusive official travel partner in Australia and New Zealand for the Isle of Man TT.

Tickets

Q. Can I buy tickets without accommodation?
A. You must purchase the entire package which cannot be amended.
Q. Can I buy the package without tickets?
A. You must purchase the entire package which cannot be amended.
Q. Are there children’s tickets available?
A. No.
Q. Are there any age restrictions?
A. Guests must be over 16 years of age to obtain entry to the TT Paddock Club Hospitality Suite for the final qualifying session.
Q. Can I request where I sit?
A. No. Sportsnet Holidays has a reserved area which will be confirmed closer to the event.
Q. Is there disabled access to the event?
A. TBA.

Accommodation

Q. Can I request a hotel not listed under the ‘Prices’ tab?
A. No.
Q. Can I upgrade my room type?
A. Yes.
Q. What is the minimum night stay?
A. There is a 10-night minimum night stay at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino.

Flights and Transfers

Q. Are flights and pre-paid taxes included in the package?
A. No, flights and pre-paid airfare taxes are not included in this package. Please speak to your expert consultant to organise flights for you.
Q. Are transfers included from the ferry terminal to my hotel? If so, what type?
A. Yes, a return coach transfer is included from the ferry terminal to the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino.
Q. Are transfers included from my hotel to the event? If so, what type?
A. Yes, coach transfers are included from the Best Western Hotel and Casino to the final qualifying session and each race day.

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THURSDAY 01 JUNE 2023 – Welcome to the UK and The Isle of Man TT!  

Please meet your Sportsnet Tour Host and fellow travellers at Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal for your ferry to the Isle of Man departing 1930.  

If you are arriving in Manchester today, there will be a group coach transfer departing Manchester airport at 1430. On arrival at the Isle of Man Sea Terminal, a coach will be waiting to transfer you to the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

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FRIDAY 02 JUNE 2023 – Lap of TT course with TT personalities and the final qualifying session  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a brilliant introduction to the Isle of Man with a coach tour of the TT course including live commentary and insights from TT personalities such as Cam Donald and Davo Johnson. Be guided through their personal experiences of what it means to race the TT and what makes it so unique. A truly unforgettable experience, this is one of the highlights of our tour.

After you have returned from the Lap of the TT course, meet in the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino lobby for your transfer to the TT Paddock Club Hospitality Suite for the final qualifying session. Here you will enjoy exclusive access to the start line, a seat in the Paddock Club grandstand, a gourmet lunch showcasing local produce (drinks at own expense) and access to the post-qualifying press conference. You may come and go from the suite as you please and a visit to the TT Paddock is a must. 

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

This evening is at leisure. You may make your own way into Douglas to enjoy the evening entertainment on the Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

SATURDAY 03 JUNE 2023 – Race Day 1 – Supersport Race 1 and Sidecar Race 1 – Nobles Park Grandstand  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from the hotel to Nobles Park Grandstand for all the action of Race Day 1.

Situated a quarter of a mile after the start and finish line, the Nobles Park Grandstand provides a unique spectator experience. With its elevated position providing an extensive view back towards the start and finish area, it is an ideal spot to view the riders heading towards Bray Hill at speeds over 180mph. Fans in the Nobles Park Grandstand will be the first to cheer home the riders as they cross the finish line and witness the celebrations associated with a TT victory.  

This grandstand in Nobles Park means you can take advantage of the food outlets located in the nearby Fan Park. You also have easy access to the paddock, live commentary and a great view of the action from your reserved seat.

This evening is at leisure. You may make your own way into Douglas to enjoy the evening entertainment on the Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

SUNDAY 04 JUNE 2023 – Race Day 2 – Superbike Race – Roadside Location  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer to selected roadside locations today for an authentic Isle of Man TT experience.  

You will not find a more unique racing circuit in the world than the 37-mile TT Mountain Course with its lush rolling fields, elongated bends, bumps, jumps, quaint stretches of villages, stone walls, and telegraph poles. Take the opportunity today to experience the racing from a roadside location where the speed and skills of the riders will leave you breathless.  

You may choose to head up to Parliament Square in Ramsey where the rider’s brake into the right-hander, accelerate across the square and sweep out via a fast left-hander. Another option is Bray Hill which is spectacular and fast as the riders reach the bottom of the dip at over 180mph. The bottom of Bray Hill has excellent views of the riders as they zoom away over Ago’s leap. You also have the option of the popular Signpost Corner which offers excellent views all the way down to the left-hand Bedstead corner. If you are happy to rug up for the day, you may be interested in viewing from Bungalow which is one of the longest viewing sites on the course where you will be able to see from the exit of the Verandah to the entry into Brandywell.

At the conclusion of the race, there will be one coach transfer pick up at each roadside location. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet Tour Host.

Tonight, get ready for the annual Sportsnet TT Riders Panel, hosted by former Isle of Man TT winner Cam Donald. This event will showcase entertaining interviews with past and present stars, as well as providing you the opportunity to ask questions, grab an autograph or a photo away from the public. In previous years we have been joined by McGuinness, Hutchinson, Anstey, Hillier and Johnson (what a line-up!) and hopefully they will be back for more in 2023. Dinner and dessert will be served throughout the evening along with unlimited beverages. This is a night not to be missed. 

At the conclusion of the function, you may choose to transfer back to the hotel or enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade before making your own way back to the hotel.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

MONDAY 05 JUNE 2023 – Rest Day – Day at leisure  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is a free day for you to explore the Isle of Man. You may choose to make your way into Ramsey for the Ramsey Sprint. The Ramsey Sprint is a drag sprint event over a 1/8th mile strip where anyone can compete if they are willing to pay the entry fee. 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 of the event is not difficult.  

Alternatively, you may choose to utilise your 7 Day Go Explore Card and discover more of what the Isle of Man has to offer. You may wish to stay in Douglas and visit the Manx Museum which houses artefacts and treasures that are unique to the Isle of Man. Today may also be the perfect opportunity to purchase any merchandise or souvenirs to commemorate your experience at the Isle of Man TT.  

A visit to Jurby and the Isle of Man Motor Museum is ideal for those wanting to immerse themselves further into the history of motor vehicles. Explore the amazing stories behind a collection of over 400 unique exhibits from around the world, including classic cars, motor vehicles and rarely seen private motorcycles. 

The Isle of Man may be synonymous with motorcycles; however, you may choose to experience another mode of transport today and take a ride on one of the famous heritage trams which have been running along the east and south coast of the island for over 100 years. The Isle of Man Steam Railway departs Douglas and stops at small and quaint seaside towns that are steeped in history including Castletown and Port Erin.  

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

TUESDAY 06 JUNE 2023 – Race Day 3 – Superstock Race 1 and Supertwin Race 1 – Hospitality Location  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from the hotel to a hospitality location for Race Day 3.

Today experience all the action from an exclusive VIP hospitality location. Not only will you have an excellent vantage point to view the racing, you will also be served lunch and beverages throughout the day including beer, wine and soft drinks.  

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 Tour Host.

This evening is at leisure. You may make your own way into Douglas to enjoy the evening entertainment on the Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino.

WEDNESDAY 07 JUNE 2023 – Race Day 4 – Supersport Race 2 and Side Car Race 2 – TT Grandstand

Breakfast at the hotel.

With unbeatable views of the start and finish area, the TT Grandstand is a must for fans who wish to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the famous Isle of Man TT races. From here, you will have the opportunity to watch all the action in the pit lane as well as the post-race podium presentations.

From the TT grandstand, you can take advantage of the food outlets located in the nearby Fan Park. You also have easy access to the Paddock, live commentary and a great view of the action from your reserved seat.

This evening is at leisure. You may make your own way into Douglas to enjoy the evening entertainment on the Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

THURSDAY 08 JUNE 2023 – Rest Day – TT Motorcycle Show, Peel

Breakfast at the hotel.

A one-way coach transfer from your hotel to Peel is included today 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, the TT Motorcycle Show has proved to be a much needed and welcomed event that compliments the TT races.

This event is essentially a motorcycle show run by bikers, for bikers, and for 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.

While you are here, enjoy the popular seaside destination of Peel. It has narrow streets of fishermen’s cottages; a Victorian promenade and its most popular attraction, an 11th-Century Castle. 

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

This evening is at leisure. You may make your own way into Douglas to enjoy the evening entertainment on the Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

FRIDAY 09 JUNE 2023 – Race Day 5 – Superstock Race 2 and Supertwin Race 2 – The Black Dub Grandstand   

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to the Black Dub for race day 5.

Located between the iconic Laurel Bank and Glen Helen sections, The Black Dub is situated at the nine-mile mark of the TT course. Witness the bikes burst into view whilst travelling at over 150mph on their approach to Black Dub, only 4 minutes after leaving the start line. This stretch of road means the riders must downshift gears as they manoeuvre a tricky 100mph left hand turn in front of your general admission viewing area. With a steep bank lining the course up ahead, riders are challenged by a changing landscape and relying entirely on their circuit knowledge as they work their way through this technical section of the circuit.

Live footage will be broadcast on the big screen, and you will be able to purchase food and beverages on site.

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 Tour Host.

This evening is at leisure. You may make your own way into Douglas to enjoy the evening entertainment on the Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2023 – Race Day 6 – Senior TT Race – The Ginger Hall VIP Marquee

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to the Ginger Hall hotel VIP marquee for the final race, The Senior TT.  

The Ginger Hall hotel is a family run business located on the inside of the world-famous TT course in the north of the Isle of Man. Traditional, warm and friendly, the Ginger Hall hotel was built in the 1800s and has continuously traded as a hotel and public bar to the current day. The VIP marquee at the Ginger Hall hotel offers premium viewing as you witness the riders tackle an extremely tricky left-hand bend. You will not miss any of the action with a large mounted flat screen TV broadcasting live coverage from around the circuit. Motorsport legend and all-round top entertainer Steve Parrish will spend the day with you in the marquee and you will have the opportunity to ask him questions regarding his career and how he sees the action unfolding on the circuit.

With a continental breakfast and a tasty BBQ lunch served along with unlimited drinks including an array of beers, cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks, this is one of the best ways to experience the Isle of Man TT.    

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 Tour Host.

Later this evening, join your fellow Sportsnet travellers for a couple of farewell drinks at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino. Later in the evening, you may choose to make your own way to the Douglas Promenade to enjoy the entertainment and fireworks to close the 2023 Isle of Man TT.

Overnight Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino

SUNDAY 11 JUNE 2023 – Departure from the Isle of Man

Breakfast at the hotel.

Please meet in the hotel reception for your coach transfer to the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal. 

Today you depart the Isle of Man and ferry back to Liverpool where the tour concludes. A coach transfer will be also provided from the Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal to Manchester. 

Thank you for being a part of the 2023 Sportsnet Holidays Isle of Man TT tour!