After 17 consecutive years, I have decided NOT to offer a TT Races tour in 2018. I have NOT bought TT 2018 ferry tickets – so there’s no going back here. Never say never again. Perhaps for 2019.
Bit of advice if you’re working out how to organise this…
Yes, you could. But you’ll struggle to get prime time ferry tickets. The best boat tickets must be purchased one year in advance.. It’s a three-part process. You need a ferry ticket, accommodation, and in some cases, a rental bike. Your TT trip just isn’t going to come together smoothly unless you can co-ordinate all these things.
Tip for people doing it themselves – the ferry ticket is the single most important thing. Book your ferry crossings first of all, then get accommodation to match your ferries. CRITICAL advice….. When people book a ferry crossing for next year’s TT Races, they pay a deposit, of I believe £30 per bike rider. The final balances must be paid by 28th February on the year of the TT. It’s about £250 GBP per bike & rider. IF PEOPLE DO NOT PAY THEIR FINAL BALANCES, their tickets are place back on the system, for resale. There during the first few days of March, it’s sometimes possible to pick up ferry tickets. See the IOM Steampacket website.
Running up to departure time, unwanted tickets are sometimes traded on the TT Forums and Ebay.
NOTE – many guesthouses & hotels will accept nothing less than an 8-10 night minimum booking during the TT fortnight. (Note there is “practice week” first, followed by “Race Week”). Our word, “fortnight” means 2 weeks, in American.
You USED TO GET all parts of the jigsaw organised for you. There is some back up there if you have any problems (motorcycles DO breakdown from time to time, and sometimes worse – they can crash themselves sometimes as well). There are other people around to “show you the ropes” if you’ve not been before. What’s the best thing? Normally it’s the camaraderie & fun of being part of the group.
Isle of Man TT Races 2017
Every year, the faithful fans flock back to The Greatest Road Races in The Whole Wide World. The Isle of Man TT races are a rite of passage; an absolute “must” in your life, for every red-blooded motorcyclist who’s turned on by fast machines on the open road, screaming exhausts and the smell of Castrol R. This represents the pinnacle of high octane motorcycle sport. It isn’t just about the racing however, the whole event is just one massive great party throughout Race Week. There is nowhere on earth like it. Taking last 2 remaining bookings now for 2017. Due to cancellations, just 2 places left.