Isle of Man

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Known as the ‘Jewel of the Irish Sea’, the Isle of Man is a lovely little island located between Ireland and England, and a delight to discover whatever the time of year! Rugged cliffs meet wide, flat plains and sandy beaches, making it the perfect destination for natural beauty spots. Venture to the capital town of Douglas and pay a visit to the parliament of the Isle of Man, Tynwald, enjoy the many museums, or explore the harbour-front shops and cafés. You can visit the stunning sights of Douglas and beyond on the wonderful railway systems; onboard the Victorian Snaefell Mountain Railway, you will journey 2,036ft above sea level to the summit of the highest mountain on the island, where you will find the most breathtaking views and potentially, on a clear day, spot the neighbouring countries from across the sea! From phenomenal landscapes, coves and bays, to heritage sites and cultural attractions, there’s fascinating history to intrigue every visitor, and our fully escorted coach holidays feature fantastic itineraries packed with the best the Isle of Man has to offer.  

Railway Journeys of the Isle of Man
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Discover the beautiful Isle of Man, where we enjoy memorable rail journeys, seeing the island’s town and country, land and sea along the way.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

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The Manxman

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The Manxman
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Departures
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Discover 200 square miles of beautiful countryside and wonderful coastline on the popular Isle of Man.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

  • 2024
    • Jan
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • May
    • Jun
    • Jul
    • Aug
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Nov
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  • 2025
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Isle of Man

Isle of Man Highlights

Operating with its original rolling stock dating back to Victorian and Edwardian times, a journey on board the 130-year-old Manx Electric Railway will certainly be one to remember. This line connects Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey and, with the island being small, it is very easy to venture to all of these places and more in one incredible trip! Journeying from the waterfront town of Douglas to the seaside town of Peel on the other side of the island is only a 20-30-minute drive – and it is well worth it. Take the opportunity to visit the small fishing port and magnificent castle in Peel, with its rich history and roots in Celtic, Viking, and maritime past. If you are enjoying the history of the isle, you will love our adventure aboard the nostalgic Isle of Man Steam Railway, which still uses its original locomotives and carriages, our exploration of the wonderful Port Erin Steam Museum, and the heritage-filled tour to the south of the isle visiting the Village Folk Museum at Cregneash. Whether you’d prefer to explore the coastlines and countryside or enjoy heritage rail experiences, browse our carefully curated tours and start planning your Isle of Man discovery. 

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Local Information

  • Capital Douglas
  • Language Manx English and English
  • Currency GBP
  • Tip 10-15%
  • Time Zone GMT
  • Electricity Three pin plugs. 240V
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Journey on Snaefell Mountain Railway to the summit to take in views of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales!

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Things to do and local attractions

  • Journey on board the nostalgic Isle of Man Steam Railway View Tour
  • See Viking gold at the fantastic Manx Museum in Douglas View Tour
  • Visit the Village Folk Museum to uncover the fascinating living museum View Tour
  • Try the world-famous Manx Kippers in Peel View Tour

Food and Drink

Manx Queenies

Manx Queenies, comprised of scallops farmed in the Irish Sea, have been named the official national dish of the Isle of Man. They’re a very special delicacy of buttery and light Queen Scallops, served with a creamy sauce and crusty bread. 

Manx Kippers

Manx kippers are possibly the most popular food on the Isle of Man. With a deep history and an even deeper flavour, these traditionally smoked and salty herrings are a must-try for any island visitor. 

Peel Flapjack

One of the tastiest treats on the entire island is the ever-popular Peel flapjack, sold specially in the seaside town and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. This oaty, tray-baked delight is very well-known, but is particularly delicious on the isle. 

Smoked Salmon

The Isle of Man is renowned for its incredible array of seafood, which makes up a large chunk of the local diet. Perhaps the most popular of which is smoked salmon, caught locally and served to add a touch of luxury to any dish. 

Planning your Trip

With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...

Douglas

Douglas Highlights

Tynwald 

The charming capital town of the Isle of Man, Douglas, is home to the parliament of the Isle of Man, the High Court of Tynwald. This superb and ancient building consists of two chambers which, when convened, become Tynwald Court. 

 

Douglas Bay 

Douglas, located at the mouth of the River Douglas, features a two-mile sweep of bay. There, you will find the wonderful harbour, Douglas’ main commercial port, and promenade with its lovely gardens. The views are astonishing, featuring gorgeous blue waters and pleasant green hills. 

 

Town Centre 

Despite Douglas’ town centre being the main commercial centre of the island, the area still manages to keep its small-town charm. It is quaint, cobbled and wonderful, featuring a thriving high street filled with shops, as well as the many restaurants and cafés selling high-quality and delicious foods and drinks. 


Laxey

Laxey Highlights

Coastline 

The lovely village of Laxey resides along the east coast and, while the harbour is small, it is beautiful. Surrounded by gorgeous, lush greenery and colourful homes, the harbour is also next to the sandy beach, with its lovely, blue waters. 

 

History 

Laxey is best known for its fabulous vintage railways and rich mining history. The village is a stop along the Manx Electric Railway, which continues to operate with Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. Laxey is also home to the Great Laxey Wheel, the largest surviving original working waterwheel in the world and a fantastic sight to behold. 

 

Snaefell Mountain Railway 

Journey to the summit of Snaefell, the Isle of Man's highest mountain, onboard a mountain railway adventure, starring breathtaking and beautiful views. Look out over the ocean and you may even catch a glimpse of England, Scotland or Wales! 


Peel

Peel Highlights

Historical Attractions 

Visit the lovely town of Peel, known for its museums, history, and small fishing port. The museums include the House of Manannan – starring the phenomenal Odin's Raven, Manx Transportation Museum, and the Leece, which now features TT and Manx Grand Prix vintage bikes. 

 

Ruins of Peel Castle 

A highlight and huge tourist attraction of the town is Peel Castle, built in the 11th century by Norwegians. The castle is now owned by the Manx National Heritage organisation, which seeks to preserve the history of this significant and fantastic landmark. 

 

Seaside Gastronomy 

There is a reason why Peel is the summer destination of not only tourists, but for locals. This town has the best seaside treats on the island, especially at the Victorian promenade, including the loveliest ice cream, Manx Kippers, or chips, Manx cheese, and gravy! 


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