Isle of Man Heritage Railways

The magnificent Isle of Man is blessed with extensive scenic coastlines, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches. Charming and unique, the Island’s heritage railway network will transport you to your chosen destination in style - the Isle of Man’s Steam RailwayManx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway are all included in our packaged itinerary.
Packaged Itinerary 

Day 1 Arrival in Douglas 
This morning we leave our local area and make our way to Heysham where we catch theferry across to Douglas. After a short journey from the ferry port we arrive at our hotel and have time to settle in prior to dinner.

Day 2 Douglas 
Today we have a free day in Douglas to explore the capital. We could take a nostalgic journey along the Douglas promenade on the world’s oldest horse drawn tramway.  Alternatively, visit the Manx Museum and National Art Gallery or take a pleasure cruise around the harbour.

Day 3 Manx Electric Railway & Snaefell Mountain Railway 33 mile round trip
After breakfast we enjoy a journey on the Manx Electric railway, the longest narrow gauge vintage electric railway system in Britain. Beginning in Douglas we take in the magnificent ocean views of the east coast of the Island before we disembark in at the village of Laxey, home of the Great Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world. Otherwise known as 'Lady Isabella', the wheel was built in 1854 to pump water from Laxey's lead and zinc mines.

Here there is free time to explore Laxey and have lunch before we board the Snaefell Mountain Railway. Fingers crossed when we reach the summit it’s a clear day so we can see some of Seven Kingdoms! We then travel to Ramsey, the second largest town on the island before we return to our hotel driving along some of the roads which are part of the famous TT course.

Day 4 Steam Railway, Port Erin & The Sound and Calf of Man Visitor Centre 30 mile round trip
Today we visit the south of the Island and depart Douglas on the Isle of Man Steam Railway where we take the 1 hour journey to Port Erin travelling through the Manx countryside and enjoying the grandeur of a Victorian railway.

On arrival in Port Erin there will be free time to explore the Railway Museum, charting the history of the steam powered railway from 1873 to the present day.  Inside we will find steam engines and carriages including the royal carriages which have carried The Queen and Queen Mother. We then board our coach for afternoon scenic coastal drive to The Sound and Calf of Man Visitor Centre, here we can we can enjoy lunch (group lunches can be pre-booked at an additional charge) at one of the most picturesque points in the south of the Island.

Day 5 Departure 
We leave our hotel this morning and take the ferry back to Heysham on the mainland before continuing our journey home.
Legend

Chesterhouse Hotel

Douglas
AAA Seafront Location
Located within easy walking distance of the main town and overlooking Douglas Bay, the 3 star Chesterhouse Hotel offers great hospitality, service and food. Please be aware that there are 6 steps to access the building. All 67 warmly decorated, comfortable bedrooms are lift accessible and the traditional restaurant and bar overlook the seafront. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

The Empress Hotel

Douglas, Isle of Man
AAA Seafront Location
The elegant 3 star Victorian Empress hotel overlooks Douglas Bay and is within walking distance of the town centre. All 102 traditional bedrooms are well sized and have lovely soft furnishings. Groups can relax in the open plan bar area which offers plenty of seating and dine in either the Connaught or Prince Albert Suites. Leisure facilities include a small gym, sauna, steam room and a beauty therapy suite (extra charges apply). • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

The Rutland Hotel

Douglas, Isle of Man
AA+
This traditional, group friendly hotel overlooks Douglas seafront and provides great service and food. All 64 bedrooms are well kept and the restaurant offers lovely sea views. There is also a separate bar where guests can enjoy drinks. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

The Rutland Hotel

Douglas
4 Nights Half Board
April & October 2018
Twin from £285pp
No Single Supplement (max 6, incl. driver)

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Heysham
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival (before 6pm only)
• Choice of menu, buffet style
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• In-house activity on 2 nights
• Train journey Douglas – Laxey on Manx Electric Railway
• Train journey Laxey – Summit return on Snaefell Mountain Railway
• Train journey Douglas – Port Erin on Isle of Man Steam Railway
• Entrance to Port Erin Railway Museum


The Chesterhouse Hotel

Douglas, Isle of Man
4 Nights Half Board
May - September 2018
Selected dates only
Twin from £279pp
Single Supplement from £58

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Heysham
• Porterage
• Choice of menu, buffet style
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• In-house activity on 2 nights
• Easter Egg for all guests
• Train journey Douglas – Laxey on Manx Electric Railway
• Train journey Laxey – Summit return on Snaefell Mountain Railway
• Train journey Douglas – Port Erin on Isle of Man Steam Railway
• Entrance to Port Erin Railway Museum


The Empress Hotel

Douglas
4 Nights Half Board
August 2018
Selected dates only
Twin from £385pp
Single Supplement from £55

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Heysham
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Train journey Douglas – Laxey on Manx Electric Railway
• Train journey Laxey – Summit return on Snaefell Mountain Railway
• Train journey Douglas – Port Erin on Isle of Man Steam Railway
• Entrance to Port Erin Railway Museum
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Features of this tour


  • Train journey Douglas – Laxey on Manx Electric Railway

  • Train journey Laxey – Summit return on Snaefell Mountain Railway

  • Train journey Douglas – Port Erin on Isle of Man Steam Railway

  • Entrance to Port Erin Railway Museum