Guided Railway & Heritage Tours

Guided Railway Tours, hosted by local historian and heritage expert 

from
£425.00 pp Booking Enquiry or Call 01624 664460

04 – 08 August 2022

20 - 24 August 2022 

If you like trains, appreciate history and culture and take pleasure in walking, then our Isle of Man Guided Railway Tours could be just the ticket!  You can savour a mixture of them all!

The Isle of Man is famous for having some of the world’s most iconic steam and electric railways, providing Island visitors (and a fair few Islanders, too!) with a unique opportunity, not only to travel back in time, but to witness some of the most spectacular scenery the Isle of Man has to offer.

These enlightening and inspirational Guided Railway Tours, hosted by local historian, heritage expert and registered Blue Badge Guide Chris Callow, offer a wealth of insight into the Island’s colourful past.  Please note, for any French visitors, Chris spent 7 years running a ski chalet in the French Alps, so he’ll be able to converse in French!    

To give you a flavour of what awaits,

Day 1 - you’ll be departing on the 9.50am Steam Railway service from Douglas station to Castletown. There, you’ll disembark for a walk into Castletown’s centre, to include a guided tour of Castle Rushen. After lunch, it’s off on the next leg of the rail journey, to Port Erin (including a trip to the Railway Museum) before the return trip to Douglas.

Day 2 -  includes visits to Tynwald at St Johns, the House of Manannan, aka Peel Castle, and the Fynoderee Distillery in Ramsey, followed by a leisurely journey back to Douglas on the Manx Electric Railway. 

Day 3 - , you’ll be treated to a trip on the Manx Electric Railway (MER) to Laxey, prior to changing onto the Snaefell Mountain Railway, which takes you to the Snaefell summit – the highest point of the Island at just over 2000 feet.  Returning to Laxey, you can look forward to a guided tour of the Laxey Wheel and the Mines Trail, before taking the MER back to Douglas.

Day 4  is departure day.

The Unbeatable Isle of Man Events Service

To ensure your Guided Railway Tour runs like clockwork, Isle of Man Event Services have teamed up with Chris’s company, Island Heritage Tours, to offer visitors a comprehensive range of travel and accommodation options. For those travelling to the Island, we can handle all flights and ferry bookings from UK destinations, as well as your on-Island stay. Choose from a superb range of attractively priced hotels and B&Bs – we can arrange everything for you!

Trips include 5 day Go Explore cards, for use on the buses, trams and trains – all valid from your day of arrival.

To book your Isle of Man Guided Railway Tours, contact Isle of Man Events on 01624 664460 or email info@iomevents.com

For info on upcoming guided heritage tours throughout the year, stay posted here and check out our Facebook page. And if you want to share any photos with us of your holiday or short break on the Isle of Man, feel free to send them in. We’d love to see them and post them on our Facebook page.  

Package Contents

PACKAGE HOLIDAY DATES 

 

Date (Start - End) Nights Tour Days
2022    
04 - 08 August 4 3
20 - 24 August 4 3
     

 

PACKAGE HOLIDAY PRICES

Date (Start - End) Price Status         
2022    
04 - 08 August  £ 425 pp Available
20 - 24 August £ 425 pp Available

 

HOLIDAYS INCLUDE

  • Centrally Located Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast for 4 Nights
  • Travel by Sea (Flight packages available on request)
  • 5 Day Heritage Explorer Card
  • Local qualified walking guide
  • 3 days Railway & heritage tours 

All holidays are subject to availability and can be secured with a £50 pp deposit

Prices are listed per person, based on two sharing. Single supplements may apply.

For further information, check availability and book please contact: Online Enquiry or Call 01624 664460

     

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