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Isle of Man Steam Railway Holiday

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Super Man Celebration

Could this be any more special?

Holiday date: Wednesday, 31st July 2024
Isle of Man
6 days for  £969 per person
£1938 for two people sharing
Single supplement £125
Tour reference: SM6/1

Never been to the Isle of Man? You should! This is a place of cultural and scenic diversity, proud of its history and independence, and boasting delightful glens, mountains, and coastal vistas.

Holiday Highlights

Join the steam railway celebrating 150 years of Douglas to Port Erin
Enjoy the Manx Transport Festival during our visit!
Heritage at the House of Manannan and iconic Laxey Wheel
To the summit, Snaefell, by electric tram
Steam around the headland on the Groudle Glen Railway
Victorian tram ride to Royal Ramsey

Special Note

This is always a very “special” holiday but this year will be even more ‘special’!

Our visit coincides with the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Douglas to Port Erin Railway and the Manx Heritage Transport Festival. Inside Track know all the “nooks and crannies” and will get you to the heart of celebrations, by steam train, Victorian tram, coach and bus.

Trust us - this is the year of the Man!

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday

Because of variations in travel to the island, the first day simply involves arriving. Flyers will check in, as and when they get there, and meet our courier and the ferry travellers at the hotel early evening.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Thursday
Our first full day is also the actually anniversary of the Port Erin line’s opening, and we will put you right there in the midst of the celebrations! We will include a steam train journey to Castletown, which is the ancient island’s capital, and a visit to Castle Rushen. On then to the southern tip of the island to view the Calf of Man and a step back in time at a folk village. Time to appreciate the tranquil charm of Port Erin precedes our finale, a full-length steam run back to Douglas.
Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 3 - Friday

Today is designed to introduce you to Manx history, heritage, and way of life. We begin with a steam hauled run on the railway as far as Port St Mary amid delightful coastal and rural scenery. Our island tour continues over the hills to Peel for the excellent heritage museum - the House of Manannan. After lunch we stop off at the world’s oldest parliament at St John’s before continuing via Ramsey in the north and then the famous mountain section of the T.T. circuit back to Douglas – a day of great diversity and scenery.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
By Alan Murray-Rust, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Day 4 - Saturday
Today is dedicated to the Manx Electric Railway. We enjoy a breath-taking full length run along the cliff tops between Douglas and Ramsey. Time is allowed for lunch in the island’s second largest town and for a little look around. We retrace the route in the afternoon, including a refreshment break and a ride on the island’s newest and, some say, greatest steam railway, the “Great Laxey Mines Railway”.
Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 5 - Sunday

We’ve a literal highlight in store today. First, we board a tram to Laxey and then ascend Snaefell Mountain aboard an original Victorian tram to the highest point on the island – from here you can, hopefully, see seven kingdoms. Back down in Laxey there is time for lunch and to visit “Lady Isabella” – The Laxey Wheel – awesome! Our day continues at one of the island’s loveliest places – Groudle Glen. A friendly reception at the steam railway will add to the spectacular journey around the headland. This is also the best opportunity to explore one of the island’s famous glens – Groudle is beautiful.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 6 - Monday
The ferry leaves in the morning, and transfers will be arranged for the flyers to coincide with individual departure times.
Meals: Breakfast

The above outline can only give a “flavour” for the holiday

All Inside Track holidays contain little “extras”, it’s part of the fun – and there are plenty of these on the Isle of Man. This is a summer holiday to relish, and Manx pounds are not subject to currency exchange rate fluctuation. Go overseas at no financial risk!


Great Laxey Mines Railway

Narrow gauge line linking the village of Laxey with the world famous Laxey Wheel.

Groudle Glen Railway

A remote steam railway that emerges from a delightful glen, rounds the cliff tops and finshes at a Victorian Zoo.

Isle of Man Electric Railway

Along the cliff tops between Douglas and Ramsey.

Isle of Man Steam Railway

Steam train rides with coastal views between Douglas and Port Erin.

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Snaefell Railway

An electrifying experience to the summit of the Isle of Man’s highest point.

Our Hotel(s)

3 Star

The Welbeck Hotel, Douglas

This cosy, three-star hotel is situated in the island’s capital in a quiet locale and is perfectly positioned for a stroll on the prom, morning or evening. It is a medium sized, family run establishment with comfortable rooms and an airy restaurant. The menu is extensive, the food excellent, and the staff welcoming. The Welbeck could well be the friendliest hotel that we use and is certainly one of our favourites!

Features and Facilities

Two Direct Dial Telephones
Communal Washing Machine
Safe in every room
Fridge in every room
Free Wi-Fi
Central Heating & Double Glazing
Hairdryer, Iron & Trouser Press
Lift to all Floors
Hospitality Tray
Laundry Service
En-suite Bath/Shower and Toilet
TV with Text & Remote Control
Digital Radio Stations on TV

Travel to and from the island

 Our holiday is priced from arrival on the Isle of Man, giving you the choice of travel by air or sea. The most convenient sea crossing, timings wise, is the conventional ferry service from Heysham, though alternatively there is a sea-cat from Liverpool.

We can provide competitively priced rail/ferry through-tickets from your local station for either.

You will find that flights are available from many regional airports and, whilst we are unable to supply air tickets, your transfers between Ronaldsway Airport and the hotel will be included – check with us that the holiday is definitely up and running and then just let us know which flights you have booked.

What's included


All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday


All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout


Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
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