Secrets of the Manx Isle 2020

6 Days Half Board by Coach & Rail

Highlights: • Island Heritage Explorer Pass • Isle of Man Steam Railway • Manx Electric Railway • Snaefell Mountain Railway • Castletown • Peel • Ramsey • Port Erin • St Johns

In the midst of the Irish Sea, halfway between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, lies the remarkable Isle of Man. With its own parliament, postage stamps and over 1,000 years of history, it’s a fascinating and unforgettable place to visit. Our holiday combines the comfort of rail with the freedom of an Island Heritage Explorer Pass – making this a unique way to discover the many gems of this enchanting isle.

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Your Itinerary

MONDAY: Join your Tour Manager escort at London Euston for our lunchtime Virgin Trains journey to Liverpool. After a short transfer to the terminal we board the 19:15 fast ferry to Douglas. On arrival in Douglas we transfer to the Rutland Hotel for our five night stay.

TUESDAY: A leisurely start to the day before we take the short walk along the promenade to take the electric train to Laxey. Here we join the Snaefell Mountain Railway for the ascent to the top of the Island’s only mountain. Far reaching views await – on a clear day as far as England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland! We return to Laxey with free time to discover the town and the famous Laxey Wheel - the world’s largest working waterwheel.

WEDNESDAY: Today we explore the south of the island and board the Isle of Man Steam Railway to Port Erin with its beautiful bay and golden beach. Later we return by train to Castletown, the ancient capital of the Island, where there is time to explore the town and its many fascinating museums, including the House of Keys and Nautical Museum (both free of charge with your Heritage Explorer ticket).

THURSDAY: By local road services we cross the island, to St Johns, setting of the annual open air Manx Parliament on Tynwald Hill. Then it’s on to the fishing port of Peel, with its ruined castle overlooking the harbour, a traditional kipper smokery and antique shops along the alleyways. With your pass perhaps take time to visit Peel Castle or the House of Manannan where the island’s mythological sea god guides you through the rich Celtic and Viking past.

FRIDAY: Today we join the Manx Electric Railway and travel the complete length of the line to the harbour town of Ramsey in the north of the island. Hugging the coastline and offering lovely views and tranquil countryside this is a scenic delight. This afternoon we return to Douglas with the afternoon at leisure.

SATURDAY: An early departure for the return fast ferry to Liverpool before our return journey to London Euston, arriving mid- afternoon.

Train Times

Times (in local time) are as follows, but are subject to change:

Depart Euston 14.07 | Return Euston 14.01

First Class Euston to Liverpool Return:
£149 per person

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Rutland Hotel, Douglas

Rutland Hotel, Douglas

With its elegant façade on Douglas seafront this hotel enjoys spectacular views across Douglas Bay. 

★★★ (Manx Grading) • Lounge, bar, sea view restaurant • En-suite bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi • Two nights entertainment • Lift


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  • All rail travel in standard class
  • Hotel accommodation as stated with dinner, bed and breakfast from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure
  • Itinerary, admissions and local transfers as stated
  • The services of the Grand UK Tour Manager

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