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ISLE OF MAN

from £627
Explore the timeless beauty of the kingdom of the Isle of Man's magnificent coastline and rolling countryside of the interior.
  • Product Code 72307
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

Encircled by the wild Irish Sea, on the Isle of Man you are amidst sweeping coastlines, gentle rolling hills, leafy valleys and hidden coves. As a walker you are able to appreciate the best the island has to offer, reaching the hidden corners others may miss.

The Isle of Man, home of the mythical sea god Manannan, is just 32 miles long by 12 miles wide. From the highest peak, Snaefell, views extend over the water to the Cumbrian hills of the Lake District, Ireland’s Mountains of Mourne and the Welsh mountains of Snowdownia. Inland paths lead you through ancient woodland glens where mosses and lichens grow thick on twisted trunks and weathered rocks.

The island’s villages and natural features often have intriguing names originating from Manx Gaelic or the language of ancient Viking invaders. And on your walks expect to come across many of the island’s curiosities. There’s the Laxey Wheel, the world’s largest working water wheel, wild wallabies, the four-horned Loaghtan Sheep introduced by the Vikings, horse-drawn trams and last but not least, the Manx cat.


Holiday Highlights

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover a timeless, beautiful and forgotten island. 
  • Excellent transport – steam, electric mountain railways, horse drawn trams, vintage buses.
  • Cliff walks with the wow factor.
  • Douglas – a delightful base.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    PRICE INCLUDES:

      Half board en suite accommodation.
      Local transport to and from the trailheads.
      7 day Go Explore card

    Prices based on sharing a twin room with private facilities. Supplement for single room £72.

Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

  1. Day 1

    Independent arrival at The Welbeck Hotel in Douglas (there is no set check in time at the hotel). Meet your tour leader at approximately 6.30pm in the hotel for a briefing before dinner.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    Five days of guided walking, between 7 - 10 miles of walking with ascents of up to 750m, although on several days, the ascent will be less than this. One free day to enjoy activities of your choosing. Please see the Walks & Excursions section for further information on the walks you can expect on this holiday. Dinner each evening is in the hotel restaurant.

  3. Day 8

    Departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 11am.

Travel Details

Flights or ferry crossings

Transport Because of the wide choice of flights and airlines operating from UK regional airports to the Isle of Man, flights to and from the island’s Ronaldsway airport are not included in the holiday arrangements or charges. Ferry services also operate between Liverpool or Heysham and Douglas. Transfer from the airport or ferry terminal can easily be arranged independently on arrival. Inexpensive local buses operate between the airport and Douglas.

Local transport on the Isle of Man

Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included - we include the cost of a 7 day Explorer ticket covering travel on IOM buses, trains, the Manx Electic Railway and horse trams. The Explorer ticket will be issued to you by your tour leader at the hotel.

Arrival and departure transfers

The hotel is 10 miles from the airport and 1 mile from the ferry terminal. Take a look at the IOM bus timetables for travel between the airport and Douglas.

Buses between the airport and Douglas operate about every 20 minutes and the journey  takes about 30 minutes; there is a bus stop about 50 yards from the hotel. The validity of the Explorer ticket included in the holiday price also means that it can also be used to cover the return bus transfer from Douglas to the airport. Taxis are also available.

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The Welbeck Hotel, Douglas

The family run and highly rated three-star Welbeck Hotel is just 100 yards from Douglas’ Central Promenade. This elegant Victorian style building has modern comfortable, well decorated and appointed rooms, pleasant conservatory restaurant and a cocktail bar. Guests can also enjoy the local health club, with swimming pool and spa, which is only a five minute walk away. All bedrooms are en-suite and have high speed Wi-Fi and digital television with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Ask at reception for the password. Accommodation is on a half board with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotels well reviewed restaurant. Picnic lunches are not included but can easily be purchased locally.


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