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Explore the Isle of Man, east off the coast of Ireland, for a travel experience that brings you the history, culture, and life of the Isle like never seen before! Join Trouvaille and our host, James Mueller, for a week-long adventure.

This travel experience includes: All accommodations and transportation while at the Isle of Man; all breakfasts and dinners; all tour and admissions costs; all tour gratuities; and travel insurance. Trouvaille will also provide pre-trip planning support; a welcome package, and 24/7 customer service.

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Failt Erriu

Welcome! Arrive, check in, and get settled at a local Bed & Breakfast. You’ll then have the opportunity to enjoy a walking tour of Douglas and visit the nearby Manx Museum. We will conclude our first day with a group dinner at a local area restaurant featuring classic Irish fare!

Day 2: Port Erin

After breakfast, we will take the train to Port Erin to explore the island’s Railway Museum, spend an afternoon in Castletown, visit a medieval castle, the Nautical Museum, wonder at the Old House of Keys museum, and take in all the history!

Day 3: Laxey

The plan today following breakfast includes a visit to the Electric Railway Museum and a journey to the village of Laxey where we will see the Laxey Wollen Mills and the Neolithic tomb at King Orry’s Grave. Jump back on the train to visit the Great Laxey Wheel, then return to Douglas for dinner and a traditional music “seshoon.”

Day 4: West

Head west after breakfast to Tynwald Hill in St. John’s, Peel Castle, and the House of Manannan. Next, visit The Braaid farmstead with its Norse longhouses. Then, we return to Douglas and ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway to the highest elevation on the island for a sunset dinner.

Day 5: South

After breakfast, we wander south to explore Manx’s ancient past. Begin at Cronkney Merriu, an Iron Age rampart; then visit Rushen Abbey, a monastery from 1134; and Balladoole, a notable historic monument in Manx. Continue on by exploring the Meayl Hill Neolithic passage grave and the traditional Manx farming and crofting way of life at Cregneash.

Day 6: North

Go north to witness Cashtalyn Ard and a Neolithic Tomb. Then journey off to Kirk Maughold founded ~450 BCE by St. Maughold, the “Manx St. Patrick” and the site of three extant keeills (chapels) and a large collection of Celtic and Viking crosses. Pass through the Royal Ramsey on the way to the Grove Museum of Victorian Life, and then a visit to the Milntown Estate & Gardens before returning to Douglas for our farewell dinner.

Day 7: Departure

Savor a final group breakfast before you depart for home or your next adventure! James will be available to help with post-tour planning and transport to the airport.

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Trip Type

Regular, Senior

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