Isle of Man Heritage Rail Adventures (Flight Option)

From £839.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Jul 2021
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From £839.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Jul 2021
Tour Overview

​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

  • All highlights included icon All Highlights Included
  • relaxed touring icon Relaxed Touring
  • meals icon All Breakfasts
  • scenic train icon Scenic Train

Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from London City with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • All excursions included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Other transportation as described
  • Porterage

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, Ramsey and 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​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Douglas

​Depart on your flights to the Isle of Man. 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.​

Meals included: B,D

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.​

Meals included: B

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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Douglas - UK

​After a morning at leisure, you'll head back to the aiport for your flight home.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps, often with no hand rails to offer assistance.
Your Heritage Pass enables you to travel on the island's heritage railways and buses. It also allows entry into all Manx National Heritage sights including Peel Castle, House of Manannan and Castle Rushen.

Accommodation

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.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. 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.