Isle of Man
Situated between the coastlines of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in the middle of the Irish sea is the Isle of Man. Featuring tours of the award winning Manx Ices and Peel lifeboat Station, we offer a choice of hotels from which to enjoy the rich folklore and unique culture of this popular island.
Manx Ices • Castle Rushen • Steam Railway • Peel • Snaefell • Laxey Wheel • Milntown Gardens
Day 1 Travel to Lancashire for an overnight stop.
Day 2 Travel to the Isle of Man on an early afternoon crossing from Heysham. Continue to the hotel in the popular town of Douglas.
Day 3 First stop of the day is the Silverdale Glen complex, and award winning Manx Ices. Powered by a refurbished 18th Century waterwheel, learn how historical methods are used in modern day production. Following refreshments, continue south to the ancient capital of Castletown and see the wonderfully preserved Castle Rushen. Time allowing, see the wonderful views around Calf Sound, before arriving in Port Erin, nestling in its scenic bay. From here, step back in time and hop aboard the island's Steam Railway for the journey back to Douglas.
Day 4 Excursion across the scenic centre of the island to the sleepy town of Peel, said to be the best example of a typical Manx town, with its dramatic castle. Enjoy an informative tour of the working Lifeboat Station before dabbling your toes at the beach, or relaxing in one of the cafes. This afternoon, allow free time in Douglas. We recommend a visit to the Manx Museum, or an optional ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway; a spectacular climb to the island's highest point at 2036ft (admissions not included).
Day 5 Visit Laxey for an included visit of 'Lady Isabella' the world's largest working watermill and perhaps the best known image of the island. Continue to Ramsey, the main town to the north of the island, where we include admission to the beautifully maintained Milntown Gardens. Admission to the House or nearby Jurby Transport Museum can be included at an additional cost.
Day 6 Short transfer to the ferry terminal for a morning crossing back to Heysham.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Rutland Hotel, Douglas
Enjoying a prime location on the sea front at the northern end of Douglas promenade, the Rutland Hotel offers contemporary bedroom accommodation and a bright restaurant. Unfortunately, the hotel is unsuitable for those with extreme walking difficulties due to the steep steps at the entrance.
• 3 star • 64 bedrooms • Lift
• Coach parking nearby
Chesterhouse Hotel, Douglas
The Chesterhouse Hotel offers comfortable accommodation on the sea front in Douglas. The Shiraz Restaurant has panoramic views of the bay and the comfortable Amber Lounge offers a relaxing area at the end of a day's touring.
• 3 star • 67 bedrooms • Lift
• Coach parking nearby
Your tour includes:
• 1 night half board in Lancashire
• Return ferry crossings
• 4 nights half board on the Isle of Man with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Manx Ices with refreshments
• Port Erin to Douglas Steam Railway journey
• Guided tour of Peel RNLI Lifeboat Station (subject to there not being an emergency)
• Admission to the Laxey Wheel
• Admission to Milntown Gardens, Ramsey
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.