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Isle of Man and the Heritage Railways

Travel to the fascinating Isle of Man to enjoy over 200 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside and coastline.

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Travel to the fascinating Isle of Man to enjoy over 200 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside and coastline with little coves and superb beaches. From the island capital, Douglas, with its delightful promenade, Victorian pier and little specialist shops, discover the island’s steam and electric railways.


At a glance:

  • Manx Electric Railway

  • Isle of Man Steam Railway

  • Port Erin

  • Peel

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, head to Heysham for the afternoon sailing to the Isle of Man. On arrival, continue to the hotel for a four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Travel on the Manx Electric Railway to Laxey, home of the famous 'Lady Isabella' water wheel and the Laxey Woollen Mill. Continue to the north of the island to Ramsey and return to Douglas following part of the TT race course through Sulby and Kirk Michael.

B, D

Day 3

Today is a free day in Douglas to relax and explore the town. Take a stroll along the promenade, browse the shops or simply sit and watch the world go by.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast, travel to the Isle of Man Steam Railway for a ride through the lovely countryside on the south of the island to Port Erin. After a break, continue to Port St Mary and Castletown, the island's former capital. End the day with a visit to Peel on the west coast, before heading back to the hotel in time for dinner.

B, D

Day 5

Depart after breakfast and return to the harbour for the crossing to Heysham, continuing back to East Anglia where the door to door service will be waiting to take you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Sleepwell Group

Accommodation is at a hotel of the Sleepwell Group. Located on Douglas promenade the hotels blend a stylish quality with a rare unique intimacy, all of which provides a perfect holiday base. All bedrooms are well appointed, all are en suite, and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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