Isle of Man

Isle of Man

A wild and unspoilt beauty

The Isle of Man’s rugged hills and craggy cliffs rise from the Irish Sea with an intense and candid allure. Fiercely independent, this semi-autonomous island is steeped in heritage and has one of the oldest continuous parliaments in the world, the Tynwald. Barren ridges and verdant valleys are dotted with Celtic traces, Viking legacies, and Victorian splendour. Although only 33 miles in length, the Isle of Man has a varied landscape awash with fascinating folklore, delightfully unique attractions, and dramatic coastal roads.


A unique island laced with heritage railways

From £739 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling by coach in a specific month. Air tour from £869 per person.

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Ramsey Park Hotel

  • A modern hotel set on the edge of the charming town of Ramsey
  • Comfortable well-equipped bedrooms, most offering views towards the sea or traditional boating lake at the rear of the hotel
  • Two lifts and several bedrooms with walk in showers
  • Bar and restaurant

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Suggested Hotel

The Sefton Hotel

  • Located in the heart of Douglas
  • Good base for independent exploration of the town
  • Bar, restaurant and large conservatory-style atrium

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


Isle of Man Steam Railway

This delightful heritage railway dates back to 1873, and lays claim to being the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain that still uses its original locomotives. The line heads south from Douglas, running through the gloriously green countryside of the island before terminating in Port Erin.

Cregneash Folk Museum

Cregneash was the island’s last stronghold of Manx language and customs, and today is a living demonstration of the traditional crofter’s way of life during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With traditional cottages and unique animals, it’s a fascinating insight into Manx culture.

Manx Electric Railway

This attractive, vintage electric system was opened in the 1890s and its tracks head north and east across the island from Douglas. Still operating with its Victorian and Edwardian tram carriages, it takes in gorgeous sea views and picturesque Manx villages along the 17-mile route.

Milntown House Gardens

Explore 15 acres at Milntown - including the formal gardens, the mill pond, the vegetable garden and into the woodland area. House tours can also be arranged.

Snaefell Mountain Railway

At 2,036 ft, Snaefell is the only mountain on the Isle of Man. Take the winding, 5-mile journey to the summit on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain rail in Britain. Opened in 1895, this stunning route has been delivering passengers to incredible views over England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales for over 100 years.

Laxey Wheel

The world’s largest surviving water wheel, the great Laxey Wheel is an astonishing feat of Victorian engineering. Also known as ‘Lady Isabella’, the 22 m wheel was built to draw water from the Laxey mines, a depth of 550 m below.

Old House of Keys

Old House of Keys - The former home of the Manx Parliament and centre of 19th C. political life on the Isle of Man. Animated portraits of Keys members and a simulated model of Mr Speaker bring the debating chamber to life. Join in the debates on law setting in this participatory experience.

Tynwald Guided Tour

Discover more about the Isle of Man's fascinating and unique parliament, Tynwald, the oldest continuous parliament in the world with traditions and a history of meetings dating back over 1,000 years.

Team Comments:

“The Isle of Man is a perfect combination of coast, culture and curiosity with exciting day tours in all directions.” (Jo)


Don't fancy the drive?

This itinerary is also available as an air tour, from £869 per person.

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