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The Famous Laxey Wheel on the Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Discover the delightful Isle of Man, home to fabulous scenery with enchanting glens and beaches, plus medieval castles and beautiful parks and gardens

Between the coastlines of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the middle of the Irish Sea lies the delightful Isle of Man, a unique self-governing kingdom with its own parliament. The island offers a wealth of attractions including the Victorian railway systems and the famous old horse drawn trams. Enjoy the fabulous scenery around the island with enchanting glens and beaches, medieval castles and beautiful parks and gardens. Douglas is the island’s main resort set on a crescent on Douglas Bay.



The Sefton Hotel is perfectly situated in a prime location on the promenade. The hotel is a sympathetic mixture of a fine restored Victorian hotel and a new extension set round a unique indoor atrium water garden. Facilities include a breakfast room, the Sir Normans Bar and the award winning Gallery Restaurant. All bedrooms feature satellite television, telephone, internet access, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, trouser press, safe and tea & coffee making facilities. The sefton also features a leisure club with indoor swimming pool. Lift to all floors.


  • Accommodation with breakfast

  • Day excursions

  • Single journey on the Manx Electric Railway

  • Return journey on the Snaefell Mountain Railway

  • Services of a guide on two days

  • Return ferry crossings

  • Return travel by coach

Day One

We travel to Heysham where we board the Steam Packet ferry for an afternoon sailing to Douglas. On arrival a short journey along the promenade will take us to the Sefton Hotel where we stay for the next four nights.

Day Two

A free day in Douglas to explore the Island’s capital, perhaps take a nostalgic journey along the Douglas promenade on the world’s oldest horse drawn tramway. You can also visit the Manx Museum and National Art Gallery or maybe take a pleasure boat trip around the harbour.


Day Three

Today we have some included railway journeys for your enjoyment commencing with a ride on the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas to the village of Laxey, home of the Great Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world. We then board the Mountain Railway for a return journey to the summit of Snaefell. On arrival back in Laxey we board the electric railway again for a lovely scenic journey along the coast to Ramsey, the second largest town on the island.


Day Four

Today we head south to Castletown, the island’s former Capital. From here we continue to the popular resort of Port Erin where there will be an opportunity to see the Railway Museum, then we return to Douglas via the fishing port of Peel.


Day Five

Following breakfast this morning we board our ferry for the return crossing to Heysham and on home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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