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Legendary Isle of Man

Proud of its diverse culture, fascinating heritage and folklore, the “Kingdom of Man” has a captivating story to tell, steeped in myths and legends, going back thousands of years. We visit the oldest parliament in the world, take a steam train journey and explore more than 200 square miles of unspoiled countryside & coastline. On an island full of folklore, you never know what will be around the next corner.


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The Chesterhouse Hotel

Across from Douglas Bay, this relaxed town house is a minute’s walk from the Strand shopping centre, with a lovely airy restaurant serving good food.


The Rutland Hotel

Off Queens Promenade and overlooking Douglas Bay. Offering great food and wonderful service.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 – We will be making our way to Heysham, where we will board the ferry to Douglas.

Day 2—Today we will board the Isle of Man Steam Railway.  The longest narrow-gauge steam line in the UK, still operating with its original locos and carriages.  The 16-mile journey transports you through charming countryside to Port Erin & Rushen Castle - one of Europe’s most finely preserved Medieval Castles.  From here we tour the western shoreline, stopping at Port St Mary, Port Erin and Peel with its castle, famous for its kippers and best place in the UK to observe basking sharks.  Enroute we stop at Twynwald Hill, an artificial stepped mound, dating back to the first millennium AD. It is the traditional ancient meeting place of the Manx parliamentary assembly, as it still used nowadays to focus the future culture and lifestyles for those who live on the island

Day 3A day of leisure to enjoy the islands capital with its Victorian Pier and sandy beach, take a ride on the horse and cart along the seafront to visit the museum. Here are a few more suggestions you could visit Moores Traditional Museum home of the Manx Kippers, the House of Manannan or even the Manx Heritage transport museum.

Day 4—Today we travel to Ramsey where we enjoy a train ride on the Manx Electric railway to Laxey. From the pretty village of Laxey, we will continue on the 17-mile railway taking you along some of the most scenic stretches of railway in the British Isles. On one side, you’ll experience in the beautiful Manx countryside, glens and picturesque villages and to their other you’ll have far reaching views out to sea. From the pretty village of Laxey, we will continue the Snaefell Mountain Railway through the beautiful Manx countryside. En route you’ll be able to see the Laxey glens and Lady Isabella as well as the Bungalow, a famous TT landmark and the only other stop on the line. Once you have reached Snaefell summit, at 2,036 feet above sea level, you may be able to see some, or all, of the Seven Kingdoms – England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the kingdoms of heaven and the sea.

Day 5—We will depart for Douglas shortly after breakfast, arriving in Heysham at lunchtime. We will make our journey back, stopping for comfort breaks enroute


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