Isle of Man TT® 2021 – Official Tours & Travel Packages
Isle of Man Government Confirms Cancellation of
2021 Isle of Man TT® Races
On December 1st, 2020 we woke to the news that the Isle of Man Government has officially cancelled the 2021 Isle of Man TT® (IOMTT®) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Isle of Man Minister for Enterprise, Laurence Skelly MHK stated:
The Sportsnet® team also appreciates the disappointment that many of you would feel after another IOMTT® cancellation. We share your disappointment. The TT® is widely regarded as the favourite annual event for many in our team. However in this moment, our hearts immediately go to those who are being severely impacted by the pandemic across the globe. We hope you & your family are safe and healthy.
We’re now compelled to look towards the 2022 IOMTT® races. After a two-year break, the longest since World War II, the 2022 IOMTT® will certainly be one for the ages. You will be pleased to know that Sportsnet® is able to offer official travel packages to the 2022 IOMTT® and with todays announcement, it will be the most highly sought after IOMTT® in history!
What this means for your specific booking:
Customers who hold a Sportsnet® Credit Note
Customers who have made successful travel insurance claims
Customers holding a Sportsnet® Credit Note who wish to make an insurance claim
Customers who have placed $50 refundable deposit to get exclusive pre-sale access to travel packages:
Although some of us wish we could, we won’t be forgetting 2020 in a hurry. What a year it has been for us all. The good news is as 2021 fast approaches, Australian domestic borders are opening, the Australia and New Zealand travel bubble has entered phase one and there is encouraging news about a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon.
If 2022 is just too long to wait for your well-deserved holiday, we are excited to announce a range of new & exciting travel options, along-side some old favourites!
It’s time again to start booking in that holiday! Take a look at what Sportsnet® has to offer on our home page or below…
It goes without saying that the TT® is a truly incredible event – particularly in this day and age of heightened safety concerns in every sport, especially of the motor variety. There are few other events in the world that allow competitors to risk their lives in the pursuit of glory, and even fewer that allow likeminded spectators to get so close to that journey…
The fact that there is so little prize money on offer only serves to make the event more special in some ways, as riders are competing almost exclusively for the just the glory and prestige. The first time you experience a Superbike-class machine cream past you – only 2 or 3 metres away – going almost 300km/h is something that, without meaning to sound too clichéd, you will never forget! The brutal shriek of the motor; the vibrations from the sound reverberating throughout your chest; the smell of an unrestricted exhaust (no Euro restrictions here!) pumping out the gasses of a 200+ hp beast at 12,000 rpm; the rush from the wake of air left behind by a machine that is barely holding onto the road… it’s an assault on the senses in the best possible way. And you then look up the road a moment later and see the rider has already completed a jump, got knee down around the next corner and vanished into the distance on one wheel no less… all just for the love of the event. Again, incredible!
COACH TOUR OF THE TT COURSE
Kick off your TT trip with a lap of your own! On the first day of the tour you’ll experience every metre of the 37.73 miles Snaefell Mountain Course with a former or current TT rider talking you through every corner and undulation. Previous guests on the coach have included two-time TT winner, Cameron Donald, and fastest ever Australian around the course, David ‘Davo’ Johnson.
EVENING PRACTICE FROM THE OFFICIAL VIP SUITE
The Official VIP Suite is located within the paddock area, so you’re able to come and go from the Suite as you please to soak in the electric atmosphere as teams and riders do their final shakedown before Race Day 1. Included with your pass to the Official VIP Suite is entry to the TT Main Grandstand located above the pits, so you’ll be able to see some of the hardest and fastest launches you’re ever likely to see! Within the VIP Suite itself you’ll be able to help yourself to a delicious two-course buffet dinner.
RIDERS PANEL DINNER FUNCTION
Another exclusive for Sportsnet Holidays travellers, the Sportsnet Riders Panel Dinner is possibly the highlight of the entire tour. Hosted by Cameron Donald, the Dinner is your chance to rub shoulders with some of the fastest and bravest racers in the world and ask them the questions you’ve always wondered about. The Dinner is also a great opportunity for you to grab some signatures and a few snaps as well. The evening includes a two course buffet dinner and drinks (including spirits) throughout. Previous guests have included John McGuinness, Ian Hutchinson, Bruce Anstey and James Hillier amongst others.
A DAY AT CREG-NY-BAA
Perhaps the most iconic pub on The Isle, the Creg-Ny-Baa is certainly the one with the best view of the action! Situated on a sharp right corner of the same name, the balcony of ‘The Creg’ overlooks the corner and allows you to see the riders hurtling down the mountain at 300+ km/h before braking heavily to get down to 2nd gear for the sharp right-hander. The best thing about ‘The Creg’, Sportsnet clients have exclusive accessº to the upstairs bar and balcony for the entire day. Drinks are provided for the entire day and the catering is bloody amazing!
Held on the evening of Race Day 4 and your last night on The Isle (unless you’ve extended your stay of course!), as it’s name suggests the Farewell Drinks is your chance to say goodbye to your fellow Sportsnet travellers and discuss the last week-and-a-bit of racing. In fact, in the past we’ve had a few riders make appearances, so there’s even a chance you’ll get a debrief from a rider’s perspective! Naturally, drinks and nibbles are supplied throughout the night!
“Just got home from the Isle of Man Sportsnet 9 day tour. Absolutely fantastic, can’t thank Brooke, Bec, Brodie and Dylan enough. The challenges they faced due to inclement weather and they always greeted us with a smile and a new plan. Five out of five. Thanks again, highly recommend. Harry xx”
– Harry Raider, 9 July 2019
“Highly recommend TT and Classic TT. Sportsnet does the BEST job of getting you to the locations, extras, great folks!! We have done both tours and we’re from the US. Met the group in Manchester both times, wonderful experience. Would LOVE to make a return visit. The US offers no tours like this!!”
– Leslie Morlandt, 5 June 2019
“Brilliant trip for IOM TT’s in 2018. Well organised, staff superb, tour mind blowing! Worth every dollar. Thank you Sportsnet, our “Trip of a Lifetime” it was fantastic. Thanks to Glynn, Brooke & Bec, we appreciated your friendliness, dedication and professionalism. We definitely have another few Sportsnet trips on the “To Do List” for the future!”
– Sue & Paul Donovan, 16 January 2019
“What a fabulous trip to the TT on the Isle of Man with a superior Travel agency! Would do it again in a heart beat!”
– Judith Parsons, 16 July 2018
“We travelled to the IOM TT 2018 with Sportsnet Holidays and from the very beginning we knew it would be an amazing holiday. The excitement of reading about the inclusions in the package was hugely outdone by actually being there and experiencing it all. From meeting the riders, having the best vantage points, being able to do a lap of the course (twice for us as I won a fast lap in a course car!) meeting so many lovely people and being looked after so well by our tour guides (Glynn, Bec, Brooke and Maria). I would highly recommend Sportsnet holidays as the experts in the business. Awesome!”
– Mel Yip, 15 July 2018
“Fantastic trip, the host’s were very helpful, a very well organised tour, will be back in 2020. Thanks Sportsnet and cheers to one and all…”
– Martin Dowson, 15 July 2018
“My father and his mate travelled to the Isle of man TT this year and this was their first overseas trip. From the very first phone call to Sportsnet the service provided by Brooke in the booking process was exceptional. She did everything she said she was going to do and made the booking process extremely simple and stress free. The information provided prior to the trip and during the trip ensured everything ran like clock work.
Brooke Glynn and Bec were highly professional and friendly and could not have asked for a better level of service from them.
The trip itself was terrific and you wouldn’t change a thing. One of the highlights of the trips was the lap of the TT course provided in the tour. By far both Dad and his mate agree it was the best trip they have ever done and would recommend to anyone to use Sportsnet Holidays to visit the Isle of Man as their inside knowledge and connections have you experiencing things you would not be able to do on your own. They are still in disbelief as to what they saw. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!”
– Shannon Burtenshaw, 15 July 2018
“An AWESOME journey from start to finish!!! First time overseas for me and I struck gold!!! 100% gold!!! The whole team at sportsnet were very friendly professional and helpful on any given day !! I will never forget my holiday to the Isle Of Man 2018 perfect weather unbelievable racing and an awesome Island totally mind blowing!!! Thanks so much Sportsnet!!! Memories for a life time!!!”
– Stuart Glennie, 7 July 2018
“I have recently returned from the Isle of Man having done my booking with Sportnet. Travelling alone from NZ they made the whole trip so easy for me. Thank you so much!”
– Trish Best, 3 July 2018
“I’ve just completed a trip to the Isle of Man TT organised through Sportsnet with my 79 year old father & the service provided by this company & it’s staff was second to none. We had a fantastic time & I’ll be going back for sure. The information provided & the help we received before leaving Australia & from the time we arrived was faultless. The events we attended & the days on the track were just fantastic, all you had to do was walk out the front of the hotel & straight onto the bus & off you went.
The small things that Sportsnet provided, such as mobile phones, deck chairs & a number of other things just made managing things a piece of cake.
The guest presenters at the functions that Sportsnet put on were truly special, who would of thought that we would get to meet a legend of the sport like John McGuinness.
To all the crew at Sporstnet, a big thank you for providing me with the trip of a lifetime with my father.
Going to the TT, go with Sportsnet, you be mad if you didn’t.”
– Glen Fuz, 27 June 2018
“Communication was great from my initial enquiry until departure. The IOM trip is itself exceeded our expectations and provided some memories that will no doubt last a lifetime. Highly recommend.”
– Shaun Clancy, 25 June 2018
“My partner and I traveled to the Isle Of Man with Sportsnet this year 2018. This was our first time traveling overseas, we inquired with Sportsnet about the Isle of Man TT and from that moment on they made the whole experience so easy. From the easy payment system to keeping us updated along the way. Even the ability to change our return flights to allow us to extend our holiday. The itinerary was perfect from the minute we left til the minute we got home. The Sportsnet itinerary allowed us to do thing that we would never have been able to arrange ourselves like a guided lap of the TT coarse and meeting of several riders. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Sportsnet again, their staff conducted them self very professionally and it’s a holiday we will never forget. Thank you Ian Hill and Sportsnet Holidays.”
– Terry Page, 22 June 2018
“Always wanted to go to the Isle of Man TT. On the bucket list. Finally bit the bullet booked with Sportsnet. Glynn was my contact nothing was too much trouble and if he wasn’t there he phoned back quickly. Everything about the trip exceeded expectations, from the VIP tent to the exclusive meet the riders night. All food and drinks complementary. Talks from the riders, question time and autographs signed. The staff were with us all the way and a greater group you could not find. Best trip ever.”
– Peter Olsson, 22 June 2018