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Isle of Man Heritage Railways

October 2022 & October 2023

5 days from £475pp

Join us on this delightful, five-day rail holiday as we explore the unique charms and natural wonders of the Isle of Man. Combine two magnificent rail journeys, one electric and one steam hauled with a visit to the capital of Douglas – a wonderful city with Victorian charm and stunning waterfront. With time to also explore Peel, Ramsey and Laxey, this is the perfect escape for those wanting to discover the Isle of Man. 
 
  • Ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles 
  • Relax on board the Isle of Man Steam Railway from Douglas to the seaside resort of Port Erin 
  • Scenic coach journey along part of island’s famous TT course
  • Visit Peel, with its sandy beach and beautiful bay
  • See the market town of Ramsey and discover Laxey; home of the Great Laxey Wheel
  • Enjoy free time to explore Douglas, the island's capital
Located in the Irish Sea and famed for the world-renowned Isle of Man TT, on this charming rail holiday we will explore the rugged isle known as Mann. From golden, sloping, sandy beaches to 11th century Viking built castles and Victorian horse drawn trams, to take a trip to the isle of Man is to take a trip to a truly unique destination, where culture, nature, history, and a close-knit community go hand in hand. During our five days on the island, we will enjoy two magnificent rail journeys; one aboard the Snaefell Mountian Railway, the British Isles’ only electric mountain rail and one aboard the Isle of Man Steam Railway offering us a glimpse back in time as we admire the isle’s abundant wildlife, flora and fauna. We will also spend time in the capital of Douglas – a wonderful holiday resort with a working harbour. A perfect break for those wanting to experience all that the Isle of Man has to offer. 
 

Your Accommodation

Empress Hotel, Douglas

★★★★
Overview
The four-star Empress Hotel overlooks Douglas Bay and is perfectly situated on the beachfront promenade, just ten minutes’ walk from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants.  The hotel has a piano bar, plus a large conservatory which offers fantastic panoramic sea views.  Leisure facilities at The Empress include a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room. Beauty treatments are available, including soothing massages at extra cost.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Flat screen television 
  • Tea & coffee making facilities 
  • Free Wi-Fi
 
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