Board heritage railways and take an island tour on a five-day exploration of the wildlife, beaches and mountains of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is undoubtedly one of Britain's most beautiful, nature-filled places. Explore its charms on a five-day trip, taking two heritage railway journeys and an island tour by coach.

The Snaefell Mountain Railway, just five miles long, is the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles. It rises over 2,000 feet above sea level for sensational panoramas and, on a clear day, you can see England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The Isle of Man Steam Railway, a storybook train painted in a gleaming post-box red, is an hour-long journey through the Manx countryside.

This UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, hosts the world-famous TT motorcycle races in early summer, bringing a cacophony of motorbikes and thousands of racing fans to the otherwise calm and bucolic island.

An island coach tour takes you along a stretch of the famous TT course before visiting other notable landmarks, including Tynwald Hill - a cultural and political icon of the island. Visit Peel and its castle ruins before visiting Ramsey and Laxey for the Great Laxey Wheel.

In between memorable railway trips and the island tour, there's plenty of time to explore the island at leisure, whether wandering the streets of Douglas, enjoying the island's sandy beaches, or discovering its charming Victorian heritage.

You'll stay four nights in Douglas at the Empress Hotel, a modern hotel with glittering sea views. Dinners in the Brasserie Restaurant are included, and breakfasts are served in the light-filled Breakfast Room, which has direct access to the promenade.

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  • Ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles
  • Take a scenic coach journey along part of the island's famous TT course
  • See the market town of Ramsey and discover Laxey
  • Relax on board the Isle of Man Steam Railway from Douglas to the seaside resort of Port Erin
  • Enjoy free time to explore Douglas, the island's capital
  • Visit Peel, with its sandy beach and beautiful bay

ALSO INCLUDED: Four nights half board accommodation in Douglas, coach transfers for excursions, services of an experienced tour manager

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Oct 17, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£475*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Deposit £175 per person. Single supplement from £80 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 1, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 5, 2023
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£499*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Deposit £175 per person. Single supplement from £80 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel.

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 25, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 29, 2023
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£499*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Deposit £175 per person. Single supplement from £80 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Douglas
    Douglas, Isle of Man

    Arrive in Douglas, the island's capital, and check into the Empress Hotel - your home from home for the next four nights. Relax over dinner in the hotel's Brasserie restaurant.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Island tour and Snaefell Mountain Railway
    Peel, Isle of Man

    After breakfast at the hotel, a coach will drive you along some of the island's famous TT course today. You'll see Tynwald Hill in St. Johns, one of the island's most distinctive landmarks, before continuing to Peel on the island's west coast. Here, Peel Castle overlooks a golden sandy beach and beautiful bay.

    After a visit to Ramsey, on the island's northeast coast, you'll head to the old mining village of Laxey. Home to the Great Laxey Wheel, it is here that you'll board the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles. The summit of Snaefell Mountain lies some 2,036 feet above sea level, and on a fine day, there are magnificent views.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Douglas
    Douglas, Isle of Man

    Today is yours to explore Douglas at leisure. The award-winning Manx Museum is free to visit and an ideal starting point to a rich journey of discovering the island's history. Take a stroll along the waterfront with its sweeping views of Douglas Bay and its horse-drawn trams, a legacy of the golden age of Douglas' Victorian tourism.

    Later, you could take a trip back to the west coast and explore the charming fishing port of Peel, with its expansive sandy beach, Manx kippers, and a chance to try the island's national dish of queenies small scallops.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Isle of Man Steam Railway
    Castletown, Isle of Man
    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Depart Douglas
    Douglas, Isle of Man

    After breakfast, the trip concludes.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Oct 17, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£475*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Deposit £175 per person. Single supplement from £80 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 1, 2023
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 5, 2023
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£499*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Deposit £175 per person. Single supplement from £80 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel.

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 25, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 29, 2023
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£499*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Deposit £175 per person. Single supplement from £80 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel.

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