9 Night ‘Ultimate TT Experience’ Tour (‘Tour 1’) – Isle of Man TT® 2020

Isle of Man Road Races » TT 2020 » 9 Night Tour ('Tour 1')

Date 03 Jun, 2020 15 Jun, 2020
SOLD OUT

9 Night ‘Ultimate TT Experience’ Tour (Tour 1) includes:

  • Flights:
    • Return economy airfares flying Emirates Airlines from Adelaide*, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth* or Sydney to Manchester including compulsory pre-paid airfare taxes (other cities on application)
    • Return economy class airfare from Manchester to Isle of Man
    • Compulsory pre-paid airfare taxes^
  • Accommodation:
    • 9 nights’ accommodation at the 4 star Palace Hotel Casino, Douglas – View Hotel Location View Hotel Prices.
      • Check In: Thursday 4th June, 2020
      • Check Out: Saturday 13th June, 2020
    • Full English breakfast daily
  • Race Tickets:
    • Evening Practice from the Official VIP Suite including access to the VIP Grandstand, Start Line pass, buffet dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks (served with dinner) & special guest speakers
    • Hospitality ticket to Race Day 1 in Creg Ny Baa – Superbike TT Race & Sidecar TT Race 1 including buffet lunch, beer, wine, tea & coffee throughout the day
    • Grandstand ticket to Race Day 2 in Nobles Park – Supersport TT Race 1 and Superstock TT Race
    • Access to Race Day 3 at The Black Dub – Supersport TT Race 2 & Lightweight TT
    • Access to Race Day 4 at Crosby Leap – Sidecar TT Race 2 & Senior TT Race
  • Transfers:
    • One way coach transfer from Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man to the hotel
    • Return coach transfers from hotel to Evening Practice
    • Return coach transfers daily from hotel to all Race Days
    • One way coach transfer from hotel to Ramsey for the Ramsey Sprint
    • One way coach transfer from hotel to Peel for the TT Motorcycle Show
    • One way coach transfer from hotel to Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man
  • Tours and Experiences:
    • Coach tour of the Isle of Man course with live commentary en-route from current or ex TT riders
    • Exclusive Sportsnet TT Riders Panel evening including food, drinks and Q&A session
    • Exclusive Bushy’s Hospitality Day on Mad Sunday including firebowl BBQ grill and 2x drinks vouchers
    • Farewell drinks at the Palace Hotel Casino
    • 7 Day GO Explore Pass including unlimited transport on the island (on arrival)
    • Official TT programme (on arrival)
    • Ear piece event commentary radio (on arrival)
    • Sure Sim Card (on arrival) including:
      • 10GBP Mobile Phone Credit
    • TT Heritage Pin Badge
    • Exclusive TT Tips guide
    • Sportsnet tour hosts throughout
  • Sportsnet Inclusions: 
    • Sportsnet Holidays Bonus Offer:
      • Exclusive to Sportsnet Holiday’s 2020 travellers, receive a high quality, limited-edition soft-shell jacket featuring the logos of the Isle of Man TT and Sportsnet Holidays
    • Sportsnet merchandise
      • Sportsnet/TT branded backpack
      • Sportsnet/TT branded cap
      • Sportsnet camping chair (on arrival)
    • VAT (Value Added Tax)

* Please note when purchasing flights ex Adelaide or Perth an extra night is added to the package (at an additional cost) at Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport on Saturday 13th June 2020.

Click here to view the tour itinerary.

Want to book your own flights? International flights can be removed from the 5 & 9 night Escorted Tours at a reduced rate!

Isle of Man TT 2020 Official Travel Partner - Sportsnet Holidays

Sportsnet Holidays is proud to be the Exclusive Official Travel Partner of the Isle of Man TT® 2020, Australia and New Zealand

SOLD OUT
      Prices listed are PER PERSON and in Australian Dollars.
Hotel Twin Triple Single Quad
Palace Hotel Casino Standard Room
Package 8,195 - 10,695 -
Extra Night* 184 - 368 -
Palace Hotel Casino Sea View Room (Double Only)
Package 8,465 - 11,235 -
Extra Night* 209 - 418 -
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.
 

WEDNESDAY 03 JUNE 2020 – Depart Australia on Emirates Airlines

EK441 Adelaide* to Dubai 2150 0530 (arrives 4th June, 2020)

EK435 Brisbane to Dubai 2100 0510 (arrives 4th June, 2020)

EK407 Melbourne to Dubai 2115 0515 (arrives 4th June, 2020)

EK421 Perth to Dubai 2220 0520 (arrives 4th June, 2020)

EK413 Sydney to Dubai 2110 0540 (arrives 4th June, 2020)

THURSDAY 04 JUNE 2020 – Welcome to the UK & The Isle of Man!

Depart Dubai on Emirates Airlines

EK17 Dubai to Manchester 0715 1120

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.

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.

Overnight

Palace Hotel Casino

Central Promenade, Douglas

Isle of Man

United Kingdom

IM2 4NA

T: +44 (0) 1624 662662

FRIDAY 05 JUNE 2020 – Lap of TT course with TT Rider, Evening Practice and Welcome Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a brilliant introduction to the Isle of Man with a coach tour around the course including live commentary and insights en-route from current or ex TT Riders.

The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Tonight, meet in the Palace 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.

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

SATURDAY 06 JUNE 2020 – Race Day 1 – Superbike & Sidecar – 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 1.

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.

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 and 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!

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

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

SUNDAY 07 JUNE 2020 – Bushy’s Hospitality Day (Mad Sunday)

Breakfast at the hotel.

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 competing in the races. It takes place on the circuit and there is plenty going on all over the island.

In addition to the Mad Sunday festivities, you will have access to Sportsnet’s exclusive area at Bushy’s TT Village. Located on the Upper Colonnade Terrace of the iconic Villa Marina complex, the venue offers panoramic views across the Bushy’s TT Village and Douglas Bay.  Enjoy a delicious firebowl barbecue grill featuring locally sourced meat and a couple of drinks on us (don’t forget your vouchers to redeem). With access from 12pm to 12am, you’re free to head down at any time whether it’s to watch the MotoGP (subject to confirmation) or to party into the night after your Mad Sunday activities. With premium access to the festival site, excellent viewing of Bushy’s main stage featuring local artists and performers and only a 10 minute walk from the Palace Hotel, this is a day you won’t want to miss.

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

MONDAY 08 JUNE 2020 – Race Day 2 – Supersport & Superstock – Nobles Park Grandstand

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to Nobles Park Grandstand in Douglas for Race Day 2.

A Nobles Park Grandstand ticket is included today. In Noble’s Park Grandstand the stone wall provides a good low-level view of the start and finish line and riders leaving the pits. You can also get up close as the bikes make their way back through the park after finishing. Fans in the Nobles Park Grandstand will be the first to greet the riders as they cross the finish line and ticket holders will get close to the motions and celebrations associated with a TT win.

This grandstand in Noble’s Park means you can take advantage of the food outlets and get easy access to the Paddock, whilst enjoying a great view of the action too!

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.

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

TUESDAY 09 JUNE 2020 – Ramsey Sprint

Breakfast at the hotel.

A one-way coach transfer from your hotel to 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. 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, you can choose to enjoy the evening entertainment on Douglas Promenade.

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE 2020 – Race Day 3 – Supersport, Lightweight & TT Zero – The Black Dub

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to The Black Dub for Race Day 3

Located between the iconic Laurel Bank and Glen Helen sections, The Black Dub is situated at the 9 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 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.

There will be a big live screen to watch all the action as well as refreshments, a burger kitchen, entertainment and toilets all on site. So, sit tight and enjoy the action.

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

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

THURSDAY 11 JUNE 2020 – 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.

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino

FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020 – Race Day 4 – Sidecar & Senior TT – Crosby Leap

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today we head to Crosby Leap for all the action of Race Day 4!

Coach transfer from your hotel to Crosby Leap.

Crosby Leap is one of the fastest sections of the TT course. Located just outside the village of Crosby where riders can reach speeds of 250kph and then drop gently towards The Highlander. It is called Crosby Leap for a reason – don’t be surprised to see some of the bikes get airborne.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day, however alcohol is not available, so you will need to BYO!

This is a remote part of the course, so ensure you are well prepared for the entire day including bringing your Sportsnet camping chair and snacks!

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.

Later this evening, join your fellow Sportsnet travellers for a couple of farewell drinks at the hotel.

There will be entertainment and fireworks on the Promenade tonight to close the TT which can be viewed from outside the hotel.

Overnight Palace Hotel Casino


SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2020 – 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.

Thank you for being a part of the 2020 Sportsnet Holidays Isle of Man TT tour!

Depart Manchester on Emirates Airlines

EK20 Manchester to Dubai 2115 0725 (arrives 14th June 2020)

*Clients flying to Adelaide and Perth must over-night due to flight schedules.

Overnight

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport

Chicago Avenue

M90 3RA, Manchester

SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2020 – Departure from Dubai

Depart Dubai to Australia on Emirates Airlines

EK434 Dubai to Brisbane 1035 0625 (arrives 15th June 2020)

EK406 Dubai to Melbourne 1005 0525 (arrives 15th June 2020)

EK424 Dubai to Perth 1045 0135 (arrives 15th June 2018)

EK412 Dubai to Sydney 1015 0605 (arrives 15th June 2020)

*Adelaide & Perth

Depart Manchester on Emirates Airlines

EK22 Manchester to Dubai 1000 1955 (arrives 14th June 2020)

MONDAY 15 JUNE 2020 – Departure from Dubai to Adelaide & Perth

Depart Dubai to Australia on Emirates Airlines

EK440 Dubai to Adelaide 0205 2005

EK420 Dubai to Perth 0245 1735

Best Western Palace Hotel Casino

Product Option Rate $
Check IN 3:00pm
Check OUT 12:00pm
Breakfast Buffet Included
Balcony rooms available N/A FOC
Cots N/A N/A
Disabled Rooms No N/A
Smoking Rooms No N/A
Interconnecting Rooms Yes N/A
Restaurants/Bar Yes N/A
WiFi Yes N/A

Radisson Blue Manchester Airport

Product Option Rate $
Check IN 2:00pm
Check OUT 12:00pm
Breakfast Buffet Included
Balcony rooms available No
Cots Yes FOC
Disabled Rooms No N/A
Smoking Rooms No N/A
Interconnecting Rooms Yes N/A
Restaurants/Bar Yes N/A
WiFi Yes N/A

Event

  1. Where is the event being held?
    A. Isle of Man, located in between Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  2. What is the Isle of Man Circuit?
    A. The Isle of Man TT is held on closed roads on a 37-mile plus Mountain Course with its seemingly never-ending series of bends, bumps, jumps, stone walls, manhole covers and telegraph poles.
  3. Is Sportsnet Corporation an Official and/or Appointed operator?
    A. A. Sportsnet is the exclusive official travel partner in Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets

  1. Can I buy tickets without accommodation?
    A. No, you must purchase the entire tour which cannot be amended.
  2. Can I buy the package without tickets?
    A. No, you must purchase the entire tour which cannot be amended.
  3. Are there children’s tickets available?
    A. Child tickets are not available for this event.
  4. Can I request where I sit?
    A. No, Sportsnet has a reserved area which will be confirmed closer to the event.
  5. Are there different standards of tickets?
    A. TBC
  6. Do grandstand tickets include reserved seating?
    A. Yes

Accommodation

  1. Can I request a hotel not listed under the “Prices” tab?
    A. No.
  2. Can I upgrade my room type?
    A. Yes, there is an option to upgrade your room to a sea view at an additional cost.
  3. What is the minimum night stay?
    A. There is a 9 night minimum stay.

Function

  1. Where is the function being held?
    A. TBC
  2. Is there a dress code?
    Q. Neat casual event and team apparel is encouraged.
  3. Can I purchase tickets to the function only?
    A. No, you must purchase the entire package.
  4. Can I purchase event and function ticket only?
    A. No, you must purchase the entire tour package.
  5. Can I remove the function from the package?
    A. No.
  6. Is there a child rate?
    A. No.

Flights & Transfers

  1. Are flights and pre-paid taxes included in the package?
    A.Yes, flights ex Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth plus taxes to Manchester are included in the package. For all other Australian cities, you will have to make your own arrangements to these ports. Alternatively, Sportsnet Holidays can assist in arranging your flights. A return flight from Manchester to Isle of Man is also included.
  2. Are transfers included from the airport to my hotel? If so, what type?
    A. Yes, on arrival at the Isle of Man airport you will be guided to a coach for your transfer from the airport to the Palace Hotel Casino.
  3. Are transfers included from my hotel to the event? If so, what type?
    A. Yes, coach transfers are included throughout your tour and can not be removed from the package. On your free days where coach transfers are not included you can utilise your 7 Day ‘GO Explore Pass’ which includes unlimited transport on the island.

Destination

  1. What is the weather generally like at the time of the event?
    A. Summer in the Isle of Man is generally cool, as the island typically enjoys British weather. Exposure to sea breezes keeps average summer temperatures in the early to mid-twenties. Rain is not uncommon!
  2. What currency do I use?
    A. Manx Pound.
    To find out the latest currency conversion rate please visit – http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

Documentation

  1. When can I expect to receive my tickets?
    A. All documentation, including your event tickets, will be sent via courier to your nominated Australian address approximately 1 week prior to the event. Please note no signature is required and the courier will leave your documents in a safe place should you not be home. You will receive an email or call to confirm your address prior to delivery and to advise you of the estimated delivery date.

General

  1. Why should I book through Sportsnet Holidays?
    A. All it takes is a phone call and we’ll look after your booking from start to finish providing you with piece of mind, convenience and a seamless experience.
  2. Can I extend my trip?
    A. Absolutely you can! Please speak to one of our expert consultants to help you plan your trip.
  3. What is the best way to book?
    A. Freecall 1300 888 858 or email [email protected]
  4. How do I pay for my package?
    A. You can pay by credit card, Direct Deposit, cheque or money order.
  5. Do I need to take specific medical precautions?
    A. Please check the following website for any specific medical precautions or speak to your GP: https://www.traveldoctor.com.au/
  6. Do I require travel insurance?
    A. Travel insurance is not compulsory however Sportsnet Holidays highly recommends your purchase travel insurance for both domestic and international events. Please speak to your consultant who can assist in finding the right policy for you.
  7. Do I require a valid passport and visa?
    A. For the latest passport and visa requirements please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au or www.visasdirect.com.au