Friday 7th September
Coach meets passenger arriving by sea at the Isle of Man Sea Terminal to Douglas Sea Front for Hotels
Coach leaves Sea Front for IoM Steam Railway where there will be a hot buffet
Coach return to Sea Front for hotels
Saturday 8th September
Coach leaves Douglas Sea Front to IoM Steam Railway Workshop for guided tour
Steam Train leaves Douglas for Port Erin.
There will be 60 minutes to look around Port Erin town or Museum
Return from Port Erin to Douglas on the Steam Dining Train. The on-board lunch will be Pie and Mash with a choice of 5 different pies.
The Stables for the Horse trams and the Tram sheds will be open for those who would like to look round them in the afternoon.
There will be a cavalcade of the Horse Trams in the afternoon.
Coach from Sea Front to Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Station
Travel on MER Tram to Laxey
Board Snaefell Mountain Railway for tram journey to Snaefell summit
Evening Meal at the Summit - Menu shown below
Return by SMR Tram Summit to Bungalow where the coach will be waiting at 2140 to return everyone to Sea Front
Sunday 9th September
Manx Electric Railway Tram to Laxey
Lunch at Mines Tavern
The afternoon is free time and there is a choice of either:
· a visit to Groudle Glen, or;
· Travelling on the tram to Ramsey and then a bus tour of closed lines
Menu for Saturday Evening
Homemade Manx Broth
Beetroot & Caramelised Tartlet (V)
Roast loin of Pork
Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon
Roast leg of Lamb
Stuffed Courgette (V)
All main courses are served with Selection of fresh vegetables and chefs choice of potatoes
Some useful tips for your stay on the Isle of Man:
If travelling from Airport make sure you say hello to the fairies when passing over the Fairy Bridge.
On the Isle of Man, longtail is a euphemism used to denote a rat, as a relatively modern superstition has arisen that it is considered bad luck to mention this word.
The cash machines at the seaport or airport dispense English Currency, whilst other may not - you can use English notes on the Isle of Man but you cannot use Manx currency in Britain.
Some Hotel details:
Sefton Hotel 01624 645500 www.seftonhotel.co.im
Empress Hotel 01624 661155 www.theempresshotel.net
Best Western Palace 01624 662662 www.palacehotel.co.im/
Rutland Hotel (Sleepwell Group) 01624 695240
Chester House Hotel (Sleepwell Group) 01624 617068
Wellbeck Hotel 01624 612349
Claremont Hotel (Sleepwell Group) 01624 698800
The prices range from £83 per room to £159, but there are many others on the seafront.
There are ferries from both Liverpool and Heysham
The times are as follows
To Douglas – All week 11.15 & 19.15 from Liverpool
All week 02.15 & 14.15 from Heysham.
From Douglas – Monday 7.30 & 15.00 to Liverpool
Tuesday 15.00 to Liverpool
Monday & all week 8.45 & 19.45 to Heysham
Foot passengers £19 each way.
Many airports have flights to the Isle of Man, however they are not all on Fridays or Mondays.