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Nostalgic Little Trains Of The Isle Of Man

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8587

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

UK 2020

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Mystical, captivating and beautiful, the Isle of Man is a unique place with a fascinating and diverse history. Located midway between Ireland and the British mainland in the Irish Sea, the island is self-governing, with its own surviving language and distinctive flag. The island is peppered with enchanting stone churches, castles and forts, tangled trees and twisty trails, adding to the magical atmosphere of this sea-bound land. The Isle of Man also boasts several impressive heritage railways, offering nostalgic journeys through dramatic Manx scenery. Step back in time as we experience the best of the Isle of Man’s sights and attractions during this relaxing week, uncovering the secrets of this extraordinary island and exploring its rich heritage. 

Coach Itinerary

Experience The Isle Of Man Steam Railway

Day 1
From a morning pick up in your local area we catch the ferry from Heysham to Douglas, then onwards to our hotel.

Day 2 – Day at leisure in Douglas

Day 3 – Manx Electric Railway, Laxey Wheel & Snaefell Mountain Railway
We take a trip on the historic Manx Electric Railway, which still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. From Douglas, we journey along the scenic east coast with views of the beautiful Manx countryside on one side and far reaching views out to the stunning coastline on the other. We disembark in Laxey to visit the Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world and known colloquially as the Lady Isabella. Here we can admire this feat of Victorian engineering as we watch the mighty wheel turn, and can even climb to the top for panoramic views across Glen Mooar Valley.

From here we join the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles. Dating from 1895, electric powered trains take passengers over 2,000ft up to the summit of Snaefell, the highest point of the Isle of Man. Here we enjoy spectacular views, and if it’s a clear day, can even catch a glimpse of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales! We descend the mountain and pay a short visit to the peaceful port town of Ramsey.

Day 4 Peel & Moore’s Traditional Museum
On our half day excursion we go first to Peel, a charming fishing port with a history spanning hundreds of years. Located on the west coast, Peel is renowned for its narrow lanes crammed with fishermen’s cottages, the striking red sandstone used to build its castle and the views of the Mountains of Mourne. The town is also home to Moore’s Traditional Museum, where we see how the famous Manx kippers are made and have the chance to buy some of these local delicacies.

Day 5 Day at leisure in Douglas

Day 6 Castletown, Port Erin, Cregneash & Isle of Man Steam Railway
From Castletown, the original capital of the island, we journey to Port Erin, a peaceful town with pretty gardens and a sandy beach that was first favoured by Victorian holidaymakers. We then journey back in time to the fascinating living museum of Cregneash Folk Village, where residents continue to use horsepower and speak the old local dialect. These locals play an important part in keeping the past alive, as village life continues as it has for hundreds and hundreds of years. We end the day with a scenic trip from Port St Mary, a beautiful small harbour, back to Douglas on the well-preserved, narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway. As the island’s oldest Victorian rail system, this journey offers a mesmerising glimpse into the golden age of steam in restored vintage carriages. We travel through glorious countryside, sparkling shorelines, past quaint towns and charming fishing ports for a journey to remember.

Day 7
We catch the morning ferry back to Heysham and continue our journey home.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 6 nights at the Hydro Hotel, Douglas with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Laxey Wheel, Peel, Moore’s Museum, Castletown, Port Erin & Cregneash Folk Village
  • Heritage train journeys on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & Isle of Man Steam Railway

Search Bullets

  • 6 nights at the Hydro Hotel, Douglas with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Laxey Wheel, Peel, Moore’s Museum, Castletown, Port Erin & Cregneash Folk Village
  • Heritage train journeys on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & Isle of Man Steam Railway

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Air Itinerary

Day 1
We fly to the Isle of Man and transfer to our hotel in Douglas, the capital of the island.

Day 2 – Day at leisure in Douglas

Day 3 – Manx Electric Railway, Laxey Wheel & Snaefell Mountain Railway
We take a trip on the historic Manx Electric Railway, which still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. From Douglas, we journey along the scenic east coast with views of the beautiful Manx countryside on one side and far reaching views out to the stunning coastline on the other. We disembark in Laxey to visit the Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world and known colloquially as the Lady Isabella. Here we can admire this feat of Victorian engineering as we watch the mighty wheel turn, and can even climb to the top for panoramic views across Glen Mooar Valley.

From here we join the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles. Dating from 1895, electric powered trains take passengers over 2,000ft up to the summit of Snaefell, the highest point of the Isle of Man. Here we enjoy spectacular views, and if it’s a clear day, can even catch a glimpse of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales! We descend the mountain and pay a short visit to the peaceful port town of Ramsey.

Day 4 Peel & Moore’s Traditional Museum
On our half day excursion we go first to Peel, a charming fishing port with a history spanning hundreds of years. Located on the west coast, Peel is renowned for its narrow lanes crammed with fishermen’s cottages, the striking red sandstone used to build its castle and the views of the Mountains of Mourne. The town is also home to Moore’s Traditional Museum, where we see how the famous Manx kippers are made and have the chance to buy some of these local delicacies.

Day 5 Day at leisure in Douglas

Day 6 Castletown, Port Erin, Cregneash & Isle of Man Steam Railway
From Castletown, the original capital of the island, we journey to Port Erin, a peaceful town with pretty gardens and a sandy beach that was first favoured by Victorian holidaymakers. We then journey back in time to the fascinating living museum of Cregneash Folk Village, where residents continue to use horsepower and speak the old local dialect. These locals play an important part in keeping the past alive, as village life continues as it has for hundreds and hundreds of years. We end the day with a scenic trip from Port St Mary, a beautiful small harbour, back to Douglas on the well-preserved, narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway. As the island’s oldest Victorian rail system, this journey offers a mesmerising glimpse into the golden age of steam in restored vintage carriages. We travel through glorious countryside, sparkling shorelines, past quaint towns and charming fishing ports for a journey to remember.

Day 7
We transfer to the island’s airport for our return flight home.

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to the Isle of Man* ATOL protected
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers on the Isle of Man
  • 6 nights at the Hydro Hotel, Douglas with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Laxey Wheel, Peel, Moore’s Museum, Castletown, Port Erin & Cregneash Folk Village
  • Heritage train journeys on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & Isle of Man Steam Railway

Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

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Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited
but efficient.

Booking Flights

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.
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