Isle of Man

3* Empress Hotel, Douglas: Guided tour of the Island, Peel, Ramsey & the T T Route. Laxey, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Castletown, Cregneash National Folk Museum, Port Erin Steam Train & Douglas


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Isle of Man

Stay at the Empress Hotel in Douglas and spend six days exploring the beautiful Isle of Man. We take a guided tour of the island with a visit to Peel and Ramsey before covering the famous TT motorcycle route. Visit the town of Laxley and enjoy an electric train ride to the summit of mount Snaefell. We visit Castletown, the Cregneash National Folk Museum and enjoy a steam train ride from Port Erin.
Tuesday 13 August 2024
6 Days
£750 per person sharing a twin/double room
£70 single supplement
Home pick up/set down from £40 per person
Front seat supplement £15 for the duration of the tour
Price includes:
All coach travel
Ferry crossings
5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Snaefell Mountain Railway Ride
Guided Coach Tour
Admission to Cregneash National Folk Museum
Port Erin to Douglas Train Ride
Please note there is limited pick ups on this holiday


Day 1

With an early departure we journey north to reach our ferry at Heysham for the afternoon crossing to Douglas, staying at the 3* Empress Hotel situated on the harbour front in Douglas.


Day 2

Today we are joined by a local guide to explore the west and north of the island. We spend the morning in Peel, with free time to choose a visit to the Castle, the House of Manannan or just take in the harbour views with a coffee. In the afternoon we proceed to the north with a break in Ramsey, before covering some of the famous TT motorcycle route on our return to the hotel.


Day 3

This morning is free at leisure. In the afternoon we join the coach again to Laxey, in the north of the island. From here we board the electric train to ascend the island’s tallest mountain: Snaefell. At the summit there is time for refreshments whilst you admire the views from all sides, and on a clear day all 4 countries of the UK can be seen.


Day 4

After breakfast we board the coach to explore the south of the island. Stopping first at Castletown, the original capital of the island, here you can choose to visit some of many of the island's historical attractions, Castle Rushen, Rushen Abbey, The House of Keys, or the Nautical Museum. We then drive on to visit the Cregneash National Folk Museum. Cregneash is a living illustration of a farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. We finish in Port Erin where we board the steam railway for a nostalgic journey back to Douglas. Originally built in the late 1800's the 3 feet track gauge lines covered about 50 miles. Now only the southern line, operating since 1874, continues. It covers around 15 miles from Douglas to Port Erin.


Day 5

Free day at leisure. There is plenty to explore in the town of Douglas, or you can choose to travel by tram, train or bus across the island.


Day 6

After an early breakfast it is time to board the ferry for the return crossing to Heysham, arriving home mid evening.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Baldock Market Place N/STBATBA
Bishops Std Rail StationTBATBA
Cambridge Trumpington P&RTBATBA
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop NTBATBA
Royston Bus StationTBATBA
Saffron Walden High St NTBATBA
Stansted Mountfit Har NTBATBA
Stevenage Bus Station LTBATBA


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