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The Isle of Man - The Naples of the North

The Isle of Man - The Naples of the North

4 Nights - Excursions include Isle of Man Steam Railway Port Erin/The Sound, Cregneash Folk Park, Peel, Laxey Wheel. Ramsey & Milntown House

Douglas - The Isle of Man

Shrouded by mystery, a sea-bound kingdom with its own captivating story to tell, Often referred to as 'The Naples of the North', The Isle of Man is home to a rich history that echoes through the ages and a landscape carved from pure imagination.


Price Includes:

Isle of Man - Steam Packet Company

4 Nights - Empress Hotel

Full Breakfast - 4 Mornings

3 Course Choice Menu - 4 Evenings

Isle of Man Steam RailwayPort Erin/The Sound/Castletown

Afternoon visit to Peel

Manx Electric Railway

Laxey - Laxey Wheel

Isle of Man TT Motor Museum


Notification Of Boarding Times:

Departure Times/Itinerary/Luggage Labels will be forwarded to you approximately 7/10 days prior to travel.


Please Note:

Single Room Supplement



Day 1

We travel to Heysham to board the 2.15pm Isle of Man Ferry to Douglas. We check into The Empress Hotel overlooking Douglas Bay just a 2 minute walk from the beach and a short distance to the Cafes, Bars and Shops.

Day 2

Our day begins with a journey aboard the Isle of Man Steam Railway, a perfectly maintained, original Victorian train system and the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain. We board the train in Douglas and travel through the countryside to the resort of Port Erin before continuing our journey by coach to The Sound. Here we find a protected nature reserve with seabird and seal colonies and an excellent café with fabulous views across to the Calf of Man. After we head to Castletown with its small winding street, picturesque fishing cottages and Viking Castle. Entry is free to NT
and English Heritage Members.

Day 3

This morning, enjoy free time the centre of Douglas. Visit the Manx Museum (Free of charge) to learn about the island's fascinating 10,000 year old history. In addition explore the island's capital aboard a traditional horse-drawn tram ride along the promenade. In the afternoon, we head to the West coast resort of Peel, with its flat sandy beach, Marina and Castle (reputedly haunted by Moddey Dhoo, the phantom hound!). We return to Douglas through the town of St Johns home to Tynwald Hill, the ceremonial landmark of the Manx Parliament that has remained independent for over 1200 years.

Day 4

This morning we board the Manx Electric Railway in Douglas and travel to Laxey home to probably the most famous landmark on the island, the great Laxey Wheel. Our journey continues from Laxey up to Snaefell Mountain to enjoy spectacular views. We enjoy time for lunch at the Worlds largest working waterwheel followed by a visit to the Isle of Man TT Motor Museum. Our journey back to Douglas follows a section of the famous TT Motorcycle Racecourse.

Day 5

After breakfast, we head to the Port and our 08.45am ferry back to Heysham.

Victorian Empress Hotel

This elegant hotel overlooks Douglas Bay and is within walking distance of the town centre. A large conservatory features panoramic sea views and a Piano Bar located on the 1st Floor. Leisure facilities include a Gym, Sauna, and Steam Room. Rooms offer TV, Tea/Coffee Facilities.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Burntwood The Wych Elm Pub Bridge Cross Road
Cannock The Bus Station
Hednesford The Bus Stop Outside Tesco's Victoria Street
Lichfield The Bus Station
Rugeley The Bus Station
Stafford Outside the Police Station Eastgate Street
Tamworth Assembly Rooms Corporation Street
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