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Phil C.

Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

I would be pleased to guide individuals and groups anywhere on our beautiful Isle of Man.

Born and raised on the Island, I have always enjoyed helping visitors discover its charm for themselves.

I'm especially fond of exploring the Manx hills and coastal footpaths, although would be happy to provide historic walking tours of the main towns too. My suggested tours assume a start/finish in Douglas, and include fine scenic views as well as a ride on our Victorian steam train or electric tram.

Some visitors might like a visit to the remains of the Island's ancient 'keeills' (6th-12th century Celtic chapels), scattered around the Island, often in remote and evocative settings.

I qualified as a Registered 'Blue Badge' Guide in 2013.

Look forward to welcoming you to Ellan Vannin! (Manx for 'Isle of Man')

Phil

A Recent Review of this guide

Consistent with other tour the day before. And, courteous, and again full of knowledge that fit the tour just right.
Louis Goldsmith

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Credentials

I qualified as a member of the Guild of Manx Registered Tour Guides ('Blue Badge') in 2013. This included training and assessment in site visit, guided walk, coach commentary, and written exam.

Since then I have guided several groups of passengers from visiting cruise ships, as well as some private bookings.

Restrictions

Regretfully I am not insured to take passengers in my car. However, if desired, I am able to act as a 'step-on' guide with a hired car and driver.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Tours by Phil C.

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Douglas Town Walking Tour

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Highlights of the island's capital (3 miles)

47 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Douglas Promenade 2 Hours Private Tour

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2 hour walking tour + horse tram ride

55 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours

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Around Douglas Head Walking Tour

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scenic coastal and inland views on foot (8 miles)

67 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Chapel and Crosses in Isle of Man

Scenic ride by Manx Electric Railway & 6 mile coastal walking tour

74 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Snaefell Mountain by Railway

MER to Laxey + SMR to summit + 5 mile walk back to Laxey + MER back,...

120 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

6 hours

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Half day tour to Laxey by Manx Electric,...

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electric tram out and back + 3 mile walk around Laxey

62 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Santon half day tour by Train

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steam train and 7 mile coastal walk

94 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

5 hours

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Best of Isle of Man Private Tour

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Visit the main highlights of the Isle of Man with a local guide!

506 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours

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