Explore the Isle of Man from top to bottom on its heritage trains and trams.
This popular tour is a wonderful way to discover the island’s countryside, coast and attractions whilst travelling on its fabulous heritage railways.
We are based in Douglas in the superb 3 star Rutland Hotel.
Wednesday We make our way north to Heysham and the three and a half hour ferry crossing to the Isle of Man.
Thursday We enjoy an hour-long, single journey you will never forget on the Isle of Man Victorian Steam Railway, described as “perfectly frozen in time”, to Port Erin with its crystal clear waters and beautiful setting where we spend some time. We then view the Calf of Man (look out for the seals!) before visiting Castletown which was the island’s former capital with its narrow streets, quaint houses and a mediaeval castle.
Friday To Ramsey, a bustling town with a busy shopping street, harbour and beach. Then to Peel, an olde worlde fishing port noted for its kippers. Lovely scenery all day.
Saturday We catch the unique Manx Electric Railway from Douglas to Laxey. The line still operates with the majority of its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. In Laxey we transfer to the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a ride to the summit. The ride takes about 30 minutes and offers amazing views of Laxey Glens and the surrounding countryside. We return via the Mountain Railway and the Electric Railway and have the rest of the day free to explore Douglas.
Sunday We return to the mainland and the journey home.
- Return coach travel
- Ferry crossings
- Tours as indicated (including 3 train rides)
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal
A multi-million pound refurbishment has turned this into a stunning 3 star hotel with panoramic ocean views.