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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man

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Enjoy historic railways of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. This charming island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles, not to mention the historic horse-drawn trams.

  • Douglas
  • Horse-drawn tram ride
  • Laxey
  • Snaefell Mountain Railway
  • Manx Electric Railway
  • Peel
  • Isle of Man Steam Railway
  • Port Erin
  • Castletown
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Horse-drawn Tram Ride

Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Douglas

Heysham to the Isle of Man by ferry

We meet in Heysham, Lancashire, ahead of our ferry journey to the Isle of Man. Heysham is easily accessible from other parts of the UK and the train from Lancaster arrives straight into Heysham ferry terminal.

Arriving into Douglas sea terminal, porters collect our luggage as we walk the short distance along the waterfront to the 4-Star Claremont Hotel, our base for the next five nights.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Snaefell Mountain Railway
Snaefell Mountain Railway

Laxey and Snaefell Mountain Railway

Our excursion today takes us to the summit of the island's only mountain: Snaefell. We begin with a journey north along Douglas promenade, travelling by horse-drawn tram*. We then board an electric train to take us to Laxey. Here we board the Snaefell Mountain Railway to the summit of Snaefell, where we enjoy some free time. We then return to Laxey, where you have time to explore. Later we make our way back to Douglas by electric train.

*Please note that the horse-drawn trams may not operate on the April and October departures.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 The Manx Electric Railway
The Manx Electric Railway

The Manx Electric Railway and Peel

Today we take the coach to Peel. On the way you call at Tynwald Hill, in the village of St John's, where you see the Church of St John and the Tynwald Exhibition. On arrival in Peel, we have some free time. We then carry on and enjoy a journey on the full length of the Manx Electric Railway from Ramsey to Douglas, making this journey in the oldest working tramcars in the world.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 The Isle of Man Steam Railway
The Isle of Man Steam Railway

The Isle of Man Steam Railway

This morning we walk to Douglas railway station to board the Isle of Man Steam Railway, the island's oldest Victorian rail system. We pull into the station in Port Erin. After time to explore, we are collected by coach for a tour of the headland overlooking the Calf of Man. After touring the headland, we travel to Castletown, the island's ancient capital. Entrance into the Old House of Keys is included today, and you may enjoy some time at leisure to explore more of Castletown's delights. Day 5 is free to enjoy the island at leisure using your included travel pass ahead of a final farewell meal this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Douglas

The Journey Home

After our breakfast, we make our way back to Douglas Sea Terminal. We arrive back into Heysham just after midday, where our tour concludes. You are then free to leave Heysham at your leisure.

  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please be aware that the order of the excursions may be different than appears here.

Please note: The Claremont Hotel is a Victorian built property unable to accommodate wheelchairs due to its age and how it is constructed. This tour is therefore unsuitable for anyone who uses a wheelchair.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail travel
  • Return ferry from Heysham to Douglas

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Claremont Hotel in Douglas

Delicious meals included

  • 10 meals including 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners, including 1 farewell dinner in Douglas


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • A journey on the Douglas Promenade by Horse- drawn tram
  • Excursions on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the Manx Electric Railway and the Isle of Man Steam Railway
  • Coach excursions to Peel and Castletown

Not Included

  • Cancelation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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