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Isle of Man Heritage Rail Adventures

5 Days from £611.10

Isle of Man Heritage Rail Tours

​Delve into the culture of this fascinating island. Traverse beautiful green hills aboard the Heritage railways, admire far-reaching views and discover coastal towns and unique communities that draw people from across the globe

Departure from: Apr 2020 - Oct 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Standard-class return fast catamaran travel from Liverpool
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • All excursions included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Other transportation as described
  • Porterage
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ALL BREAKFASTS
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Included holiday highlights

  • ​Steam train ride to the seaside town of Port Erin and historic Castletown
  • ​Travel on the Douglas Manx Electric Railway to Laxey and Ramsey before heading into Peel.
  • ​Reach new heights on the Snaefell Mountain Railway
  • Visit beautiful Groudle Glen and the cliff-top Sea Lion Rocks tea rooms
  • Make full use of your Heritage Pass​

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 Liverpool/Douglas

​After making your own way to Liverpool you will depart early this evening for Douglas aboard the fast catamaran 'Manannan'. On arrival, transfer by coach to the hotel.

Day 2 Port Erin & Castletown

​Join your Tour Manager for the steam train journey to Port Erin, a delightful seaside town with a sandy beach set in an enclosed harbour. You can visit the Railway Museum here or walk along the promenade before taking the train to Castletown.
On arrival, the afternoon is free for you to do as you wish. Once the capital of the island, Castletown sits on the site of an ancient volcano and is one of the oldest towns in the British Isles. Perhaps enjoy a walk around its quaint narrow streets or visit the medieval Castle Rushen.​

Day 3 Laxey, Ramsey & Peel

​This morning you will take the Douglas Manx Electric Railway (MER) to Laxey. On arrival, you will board the Great Laxey Mine Railway, which once carried metal ores from the mine. A short walk from the terminus is the Lady Isabella waterwheel. Built in 1854 to pump water from the mine, it is now the largest working waterwheel in the world. From here, take a lovely route on the MER to Ramsey.
After this you will take the bus to Peel, where you can spend the afternoon at leisure. You may enjoy a walk around the ruins of Peel Castle or take a stroll up Peel Hill for splendid views before taking the bus back to Douglas.​

Day 4 Snaefell Mountain Railway & Groudle Glen

Today you will take the electric train to Laxey. On arrival, you will board the Snaefell Mountain Railway, reaching the summit in around 30 minutes. Here you can purchase refreshments from the café and on a clear day enjoy views of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Your next train journey will take you from Laxey to Groudle Glen, and after another short train journey, to the cliff-top Sea Lion Rocks tea room where you can admire the scenery over a drink before your return journey to Douglas.

Day 5 Douglas/Liverpool

​After a morning at leisure, you'll head back to Liverpool by catamaran this afternoon.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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The Mannin Hotel
The Mannin Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Douglas. Located close to the seafront, the recently renovated hotel boasts a restaurant serving homemade food and fine wines, and a soft seating lobby area ideal for relaxing with a drink. Guest rooms feature private facilities, air conditioning, complimentary wifi, safe, tea/coffee making facilities.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
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Make Your Own Way

THU 30 APR 20

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

£679.00

£611.10

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Make Your Own Way

THU 09 JUL 20

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

£699.00

£629.10

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Make Your Own Way

THU 22 OCT 20

£679.00

£611.10

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Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.


Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Favourite Moments

Puffing along the narrow gauge steam line from Douglas to Port Erin, what a perfect start to the day.