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Historic Railways of the Isle of Man

5 days from £499*
Departing: March - October 2017
* Price shown: 20 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - QVD
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Discover a corner of the world, where daily life seems to move a little slower, on an escorted tour that includes three unforgettable rail journeys through the timeless landscape of the Isle of Man. Head south from the island capital, Douglas, to the unspoilt beaches of Port Erin; north to Ramsey then west to pretty Peel; and east to Laxey beneath the green slopes of Snaefell.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Journey on the narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway
  • Visit Port Erin
  • Rides on Britain's longest electric railway, the Manx Electric Railway
  • Take the Snaefell Mountain Railway from Laxey to the summit of Snaefell
  • Views across 'Seven Kingdoms' from the summit station on clear days
  • Free rail travel and entry to all Manx National Heritage attractions with a Go Explore Heritage Card
  • Four nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel in Douglas
  • Return flights from the UK to the Isle of Man
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Isle of Man airport where our coach will carry you to your hotel in Douglas. After checking in you'll have the rest of the day free to discover the town. Take the horse-drawn tram along the seafront, stop for a drink and a bite to eat in one of the cafes and relaxed restaurants around North Quay, or uncover the island's history at the Manx Museum.

Day Two

Once a complex network that served most of the island, the Isle of Man Steam Railway is now a single 15-mile route through woods, request stops, tiny stations and sea views to Castletown. Here you'll have time to walk the battlements of Castle Rushden and see the debating chamber of the island's 19th-century parliament building, before returning to the train to continue your journey to Port Erin.

Once in Port Erin you're free to explore - the beaches and views are glorious, and the Railway Museum is well worth a visit (payable locally) - then return to Douglas by train after perhaps visiting the recreated crofting community at Cregneash Folk Village.

Day Three

Today we'll head to Derby Castle station to board the lovingly maintained Victorian and Edwardian trains of the Manx Electric Railway (MER) for the scenic 17-mile journey to Ramsey. After time to explore here we'll board our coach and continue to Peel. See the ruins of Peel Castle on its little peninsula on the tip of the marina, or visit the town's Celtic heritage and transport museums before we wind our way back through the Manx countryside to Douglas.

Day Four

Our second journey on the MER takes us to Laxey, site of the world's largest working waterwheel. Here we'll change lines and ride the Snaefell Mountain Railway through the spectacular scenery to the summit of Snaefell 2000 feet above.

Returning to Douglas you'll have the rest of the day free before your final dinner at the hotel.

Day Five

After a leisurely start we'll return to the airport, and check in for our flight back to mainland UK.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Belfast City
Belfast City 30 March 2017 £549.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 07 April 2017 £539.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 18 April 2017 £639.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 21 April 2017 £609.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 14 May 2017 £699.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 19 May 2017 £579.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 23 May 2017 £679.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 18 June 2017 £679.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 22 June 2017 £699.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 28 June 2017 £739.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 29 July 2017 £619.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 03 September 2017 £689.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 07 September 2017 £699.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 11 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 23 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 27 September 2017 £699.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 09 October 2017 £599.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 13 October 2017 £559.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 17 October 2017 £514.00 NF7QVA11
Belfast City
Belfast City 20 October 2017 £549.00 NF7QVA11
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 March 2017 £569.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 07 April 2017 £559.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 April 2017 £659.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 21 April 2017 £679.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 May 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 May 2017 £629.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 23 May 2017 £729.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 10 June 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 June 2017 £729.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 22 June 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 28 June 2017 £669.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 29 July 2017 £689.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 07 September 2017 £729.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 23 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 October 2017 £589.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 October 2017 £589.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 October 2017 £559.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 October 2017 £559.00 NF7QVB11
Birmingham
Birmingham 25 October 2017 £559.00 NF7QVB11
Blackpool
Blackpool 30 March 2017 £499.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 07 April 2017 £509.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 18 April 2017 £609.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 21 April 2017 £609.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 14 May 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 19 May 2017 £579.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 23 May 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 10 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 22 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 28 June 2017 £619.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 29 July 2017 £619.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 03 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 07 September 2017 £679.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 11 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 15 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 23 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 27 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 09 October 2017 £539.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 13 October 2017 £539.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 17 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVC11
Blackpool
Blackpool 20 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVC11
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 March 2017 £549.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 07 April 2017 £584.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 April 2017 £684.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 May 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 May 2017 £644.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 June 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 June 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 June 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 28 June 2017 £689.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 03 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 07 September 2017 £749.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 September 2017 £724.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 27 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVE11
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 October 2017 £584.00 NF7QVE11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 07 April 2017 £614.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 18 April 2017 £714.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 21 April 2017 £689.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 14 May 2017 £729.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 19 May 2017 £594.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 23 May 2017 £729.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 10 June 2017 £719.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 14 June 2017 £699.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 18 June 2017 £789.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 22 June 2017 £689.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 28 June 2017 £639.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 03 September 2017 £739.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 07 September 2017 £699.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 11 September 2017 £779.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 15 September 2017 £689.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 27 September 2017 £699.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 09 October 2017 £629.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 13 October 2017 £579.00 NF7QVF11
Gloucestershire Airport
Gloucestershire Airport 20 October 2017 £539.00 NF7QVF11
Liverpool
Liverpool 30 March 2017 £509.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 18 April 2017 £599.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 21 April 2017 £619.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 19 May 2017 £569.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 23 May 2017 £669.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 10 June 2017 £649.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 18 June 2017 £669.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 28 June 2017 £599.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 29 July 2017 £619.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 07 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 15 September 2017 £649.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 23 September 2017 £649.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 27 September 2017 £649.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 13 October 2017 £529.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 17 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 20 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVG11
Liverpool
Liverpool 25 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVG11
London City
London City 07 April 2017 £579.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 14 May 2017 £739.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 22 June 2017 £739.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 29 July 2017 £699.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 03 September 2017 £739.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 11 September 2017 £739.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 27 September 2017 £739.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 13 October 2017 £599.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 17 October 2017 £569.00 NF7QVH11
London City
London City 25 October 2017 £569.00 NF7QVH11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 March 2017 £519.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 April 2017 £609.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 April 2017 £629.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 May 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 May 2017 £579.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 May 2017 £679.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 June 2017 £679.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 June 2017 £629.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 July 2017 £649.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 September 2017 £689.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 October 2017 £539.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 October 2017 £539.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVD11
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 25 October 2017 £499.00 NF7QVD11
Manchester
Manchester 30 March 2017 £519.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 07 April 2017 £519.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 18 April 2017 £609.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 21 April 2017 £629.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 14 May 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 19 May 2017 £589.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 23 May 2017 £679.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 10 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 18 June 2017 £679.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 22 June 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 28 June 2017 £619.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 29 July 2017 £639.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 03 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 07 September 2017 £679.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 11 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 23 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 27 September 2017 £659.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 09 October 2017 £549.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2017 £549.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 17 October 2017 £519.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 20 October 2017 £519.00 NF7QVI11
Manchester
Manchester 25 October 2017 £519.00 NF7QVI11
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 March 2017 £614.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 May 2017 £709.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 June 2017 £729.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 June 2017 £709.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 03 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 07 September 2017 £749.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 September 2017 £709.00 NF7QVJ11
Newcastle
Newcastle 09 October 2017 £589.00 NF7QVJ11

Rutland Hotel ★★★

Situated on the Queens Promenade in Douglas - the island's capital - this hotel stands just a short stroll from the town centre.

Empress Hotel ★★★

Situated on the Promenade and overlooking the bay, the Empress Hotel provides fantastic views of the sea from its large conservatory.

Mannin Hotel ★★★★

The newly opened Mannin is a welcome addition to the island capital, and overlooks the Broadway and Villa Marina.

Chesterhouse Hotel ★★★

This traditional three-star hotel stands on the seafront in Douglas.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Go Explore Heritage Card

Your card offers five days unlimited travel on the Manx Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, the Snaefell Mountain Railway and the Douglas Horse Trams (when operating), plus admission to Manx National Heritage's sites and museums.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

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