Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes. Children welcome.
Wheelchairs (and their owners!) welcome. I'm able to wheel you round the places we'll stop at.
Maximum travelers: 3
Visit the main highlights of the Isle of Man with a local guide!
This tour aims to show the 'best of' Isle of Man sites in a day. You will be accompanied at all times by myself as guide, visiting the main towns as well as exploring the scenic coast and hills. A wonderful introduction to the island. We shall travel by hired car, with several chances throughout the day to explore villages and historic sites on foot.
Starting from the airport, we drive to the capital Douglas, taking in views of its fine Victorian promenade and unique parliament. We drive to the pretty coastal town of Laxey with its giant water wheel, then to Ramsey in the north, before heading inland enjoying superb mountain scenery (optional climb of Snaefell our highest peak) and the famous TT motorbike course, before descending to a Manx glen and on to enjoy lunch at Peel, an active fishing port with its ancient castle. The afternoon takes us south to the Niarbyl and Port Erin before heading back to the airport.
(The above itinerary can be adjusted to suit your personal requirements. For example you may prefer to start the tour in Douglas. )
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Up to you - but the tour would normally start by picking you up at the airport, or from Douglas Sea Terminal - or your hotel.
End location: Up to you - normally we would take you back to where we started, for example the airport, Sea Terminal - or your hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
The tour will take approximately 7 hours, including stops for lunch and refreshments.
Typically, we would collect you from your hotel at 10am, and take you back there for 5pm.
If you are arriving by plane or ship, times can be adjusted accordingly. If your time on the island is limited to less than 7 hours, the tour's length can be shortened with a commensurately reduced fee.
We shall travel around the island by comfortable hired car with driver, stopping in several places to stretch our legs to explore towns and sites.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 GBP - to cover lunch and refreshments