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 3—A 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