Isle of Man

Isle of Man

3* Empress Hotel in Douglas, Guided tour of Island, Cregneash Folk Museum, Laxey Mountain Railway, Douglas Steam Railway Ride

Tuesday 24 September

Depart home area for our journey north to reach our ferry at Heysham for the afternoon crossing to Douglas staying at the 3* Empress Hotel, situated on the harbour front in Douglas.


Wednesday 25 September

Today we are joined by a local guide to explore the west and north of the island.  We spend the morning in Peel, with free time to choose a visit to the Castle, the House of Manannan or just take in the harbour views with a coffee.  In the afternoon we proceed to the north with a break in Ramsey before covering some of the famous TT motorcycle route on our return to the hotel. 


Thursday 26 September

This morning is free at leisure. In the afternoon we join the coach again to Laxey, in the north of the island.  From here we board the electric train to ascend the island’s tallest mountain: Snaefell.  At the summit there is time for refreshments whilst you admire the views from all sides, and on a clear day all 4 countries of the UK can be seen. 


Friday 27 September

After breakfast we board the coach to explore the south of the island.  Stopping first at Castletown, the original capital of the island, here you can choose to visit some of many of the island's historical attractions, Castle Rushen, Rushen Abbey, The House of Keys, or the Nautical Museum.  We then drive on to visit the Cregneash National Folk Museum. Cregneash is a living illustration of a farming and crofting community in the 19th and early 20th century. We finish in Port Erin where we board the steam railway for a nostalgic journey back to Douglas (fare included). Originally built in the late 1800's the 3 feet track gauge lines covered about fifty miles. Now only the southern line, operating since 1874 continues. It covers around 15 miles from Douglas to Port Erin.


Saturday 28 September

Free day at leisure.  There is plenty to explore in the town of Douglas, or you can choose to travel by tram, train or bus across the island. 


Sunday 29 September

After an early breakfast it is time to board the ferry for the return crossing to Heysham, arriving home mid evening.



Empress Hotel, Douglas ***

6 Days

£640 per person sharing a twin/double room

£60 single supplement

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £15 for the duration of the tour


Price Includes:

All coach travel

Ferry crossings

5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Guided tour of the Island

Admission to Cregneash National Folk Museum

Port Erin to Douglas Train Ride

Laxey Mountain Railway Ride


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Name Address Contact Details Times
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Riverside Bus Stop By Snap Fitness/Sainsburys
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Clar N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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