The Isle of Man is a hidden secret in the Irish Sea comprising an amazing range of scenery. It has an abundance of rivers and streams, reservoirs and hidden glens. On this holiday we ride three very diﬀerent trains on the island whilst based at the island’s most popular resort, Douglas in the superb 3 star Rutland Hotel. This holiday books early and ﬁlls so don’t hang around!
First Day We make our way north to Heysham and the three and a half hour ferry crossing to the Isle of Man.
Days at Resort
A To Douglas and we enjoy an hour long single journey you will never forget on the Isle of Man Victorian Steam Railway, 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.
B To Ramsey, a bustling town with a busy shopping street, harbour and a beach. Then to Peel, an olde
worlde ﬁshing port noted for its kippers. Lovely scenery all day.
C 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 rest of the day free to explore Douglas.
Last Day 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.