This is a half day tour intended for those who wish to look at the West of the island rather than travel the whole island in a day. The West is one of the most scenic parts of the island and takes in breathtaking views of the coastline to the south and on a clear day you can see the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland. Then we’re on to Peel and its Castle which was originally a place of worship before becoming the fort of Magnus Barefoot, 11th century Viking King of Mann. We will visit the House of Manannan where the Island’s mythological sea god, Manannan, welcomes you to his fascinating Kingdom. Let him guide you through the Island’s rich Celtic, Viking and maritime past.
Pick up and drop off included
Available all year
Scenic Isle of Man
This is a day tour and is intended for those with limited time on the island, and who would like to see as much of the beauty of the island as possible.
From Victorian Douglas we will head north along the coast road, stopping at Laxey an old mining town that is home to one of the most spectacular water wheels in the world.
We will then travel to Ramsey and return to Douglas with a short stop in Peel, with its ancient castle and cathedral. Guests will be picked up from a location of their choice, or cruise ship and returned to a location of their choice.
This is a half day tour intended for those who want to take a trip back into the past travelling on a restored Steam Train and visiting one of the best preserved Norman Castles in the United Kingdom with a personal guide. Castletown was once the capital of the island and Castle Rushen played a vital part in the island’s history starting as a fortification, becoming home to the Lords of Derby and subsequently the island’s prison.
After visiting the castle and town we will take a drive around some of the southern beauty spots.
My own family came from the island so there are connections that I am still researching and learn new things about them daily. Have you family connections with the island? Would like to find out more about your family and how they lived? Why not take the opportunity to spend a day out exploring the island with your own personal guide, who can tailor the tour to your needs.
Discover old Douglas. Starting at the swing bridge on South Quay, we take a journey in the development of the piers, promenades and the infrastructure that was put in place in Victorian times for the development of Douglas from a small harbour into a successful tourist attraction for the Victorians onwards. We finish at the Gaiety Theatre & Villa Marina Complex to complete our tour of old Douglas.