The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a new special offer specifically for the TT.

Called the TT Taster, it offers fans the opportunity to experience some of the TT atmosphere during the busy build-up to race week.

While the ferries and accommodation for race week are already getting full, there is still availability during practice week and the new offer of £99 return for a bike and rider provides great value for those who wish to share in the TT experience.

For visitors who wish to book a combined ferry and accommodation package, Steam Packet Holidays have deals starting at £159 per person for three night’s bed and breakfast.

Practice week offers a lot for enthusiasts and those who may be visiting the TT for the first time. All the riders can be seen during the excitement of the practice sessions at a time when spectator positions are less busy than in race week.

The Island’s roads are also less congested allowing visitors to travel more freely around the Island’s beautiful scenery to its many attractions.

The offer is being promoted in association with the Department of Tourism and Leisure at the NEC Bike Show in Birmingham, which runs from 27 November to 6 December.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: “I am delighted to announce this new offer in support of the TT. The TT Taster provides the opportunity for motorcycle racing fans to experience some of the atmosphere of the Island’s top motorsport event, but perhaps at a more leisurely pace, if that is possible with the TT!

I feel sure that it will attract new visitors to the Island for this prestigious event and will be of valuable assistance to the Island’s tourist sector and the accommodation providers at a time when capacity is available.”

Hon Martyn Quayle MHK, Minister for the Department of Tourism and Leisure, commented, “The TT continues to be a major contributor to the Island’s economy. I am delighted that the Steam Packet Company has introduced this new special offer to attract new or existing TT fans to savour some of the TT experience during practice week, when there is greater availability of accommodation. I am sure this offer will be welcomed by TT fans and the Island’s tourist industry alike.