The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man, despite only being a short distance from the British mainland, has a rich folklore and unique culture developed over hundreds of years.

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The Isle of Man, despite only being a short distance from the British mainland, has a rich folklore and unique culture developed over hundreds of years.

The island is not heavily populated and enjoys a mild climate, making it a popular short break destination. Douglas, the capital, is the main shopping centre and an ideal base from which to discover more of this attractive island, from wooded glens and heather clad hills to rocky headlands and one of the oldest working tramways in the world!

 

This tour includes our popular door-to-door collection service.

Tue:

Early collection from home to join the coach for the drive to Heysham, where we catch the afternoon ferry to Douglas and our hotel for four nights.

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Wed:

Our excursion today takes us on the Manx Electric Railway to Laxey, home of the famous ‘Lady Isabella’ water wheel, and the Laxey Woollen Mill. At Laxey we join the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a glorious scenic ride to the summit. Later we continue to the north of the island to Ramsey and return to Douglas following part of the TT Racecourse through Sulby and Kirk Michael.

B, D

Thu:

A free day in Douglas to relax and explore the town. Use our included ‘Explore Pass’ to take a ride along the promenade on one of the famous horse-drawn trams or furtherafield on the railway, browse through the shops or just sit and watch the world go by.

B, D

Fri:

This morning we make our way to the Isle of Man Steam Railway for a ride through the lovely countryside of the south of the island to Port Erin, with its beautiful bay, overlooked by majestic Bradda Head. After a break we are joined by a local guide as we continue to Port St. Mary and Castletown, the island’s former capital. We end the day with a visit to Peel, on the west coast, before returning past Tynwald, home of the Manx Parliament, and across the island via Union Mills, another famous TT landmark, to Douglas.

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Sat:

We depart our hotel after breakfast and take a morning ferry to Heysham. We continue our journey to Cambridgeshire by early evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.

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B=Breakfast, D=Evening Meal

Rutland Hotel, Douglas

Located on Queen’s Promenade, this 3-star hotel offers lovely sea views from many of the public areas and provides a perfect holiday base. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a bar, lounge and restaurant specialising in locally sourced food. There is a lift, but some steps to negotiate at entrance and due to original architectural features the hotel is not suitable for those with limited mobility or requiring wheelchair access.

www.sleepwellhotels.com

 

Your holiday includes

  • Door-to-door collection service

  • Luxury coach travel throughout

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

  • Ride on the Isle of Man Steam Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & Manx Railway

  • 3 day railway & trams ‘Explore Pass’ 

  • Local guide on day 4

  • Return ferry crossing from Heysham to Douglas

  • Porterage

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Acland Street Coach Park Acland Street Coach Park, Peterborough
Brampton Hut Brampton Hut - McDonalds Layby
Huntingdon Bus Station Huntingdon Bus Station
Norman Cross Layby Norman Cross Layby, A15
Peterborough Services Peterborough Services Coach Park, A1
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