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Isle of Man - Manx Explorer

Isle of Man - Manx Explorer

This popular island with its dramatic scenery lies just sixty miles from the UK mainland and has many well-preserved heritage sites, classic railways and even its own parliament.

Escape from the British mainland and cross by ferry to the Isle of Man, famous for its spectacular and rugged scenery, Manx Kippers and pride in its well preserved history.

You will be able to visit the Lady Isabella waterwheel, travel the Snaefell Mountain railway and visit the House of Manannan which explains the islands’ history.

This holiday offers a delightfully varied holiday experience.

Day 1

This morning we make an early start and travel to Heysham and our ferry to the Isle of Man, where on our arrival we continue the short distance to our hotel.


Day 2

Today after breakfast we enjoy the company of our guide who travels with us for a day excursion to the south of the island, where we view the island's countryside with an appropriate comfort and lunch stop (lunch extra). Afterwards we travel to the Cregneash National Folk Museum which shows us how island life used to be.

B, D

Day 3

Today after a leisurely breakfast is a free day to explore the island at your own pace, perhaps take the horse drawn tram along the promenade in Douglas or travel by a local bus to another part of the island.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast we travel to the north of the island to the town of Ramsey. Here we change transport modes and enjoy a journey on its electric railway to the mountain summit before continuing to Laxey, where you can see the famous Lady Isabella waterwheel. Afterwards we rejoin our coach for the journey back to Douglas and our hotel.

B, D

Day 5

Today we travel across the island to the west coast and the town of Peel. Here we take a short break giving you time to explore the town, famous for the Manx Kippers. We rejoin our coach and travel through Tynwald - home to their parliament the House of Manannan, where we stop for a visit. This museum explains the island's history.

B, D

Day 6

We enjoy an early breakfast this morning and travel to the ferry for the crossing to Heysham. On arrival back on the British mainland we continue our journey back to your joining points.


Important Notice

To travel on this holiday travellers will require photographic identification.

B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Hotel Details: The Chesterhouse Hotel, Douglas

This three star hotel is situated on the promenade of Douglas with views over the bay and it’s only a short walk to the town centre. The hotel’s facilities include a lounge and bar and its bedrooms are en suite with a television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, served by a lift.

Important Information:

All of the bedrooms are ensuite with walk in showers and there is a lift that travels to all floors. There are some steps on the access route between the lift and adjacent bedroom corridors.

Due to the original architectural features of the hotel it is less suitable for guests requiring, wheelchair, mobility assistance or street level access. 

There is also 6 steps into the hotel with no separate ramp access available.


Price Includes:>


  • Five nights hotel accommodation.

  • Meals on a half board basis. (Breakfast and eveing meal)

  • A visit to the Cregneash National Folk Museum.

  • A day excursion to the south of the island with a tour guide.

  • Free time to explore Douglas.

  • An excursion to Lady Isabella, the world's largest working water wheel.

  • A visit to the town of Peel.

  • An excursion to Laxey where you catch an electric train to the summit.

  • A visit to the House of Manannan.

  • Porterage of luggage on arrival and departure at the hotel.

  • Service of our Coach and Driver.



Extra Costs:>


  • Single Room supplement £75.00

  • Travel Insurance if required.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Country Bus Station, Commercial Road
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Ludlow Smithfield Car Park, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow,
Shropshire, SY8 1RN
Monmouth 2 Coach Bay, Blestium Street, Monmouth
Ross On Wye Bus Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Tenbury Wells Bus Stop, TSB Bank, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells
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