Hop aboard two vintage railways and travel through what may well be the Isle of Man's most picturesque areas, including Snaefell Mountain, the island's highest point.
It's a quick transfer from the pier to the Derby Castle Terminus, where you will board the historic Manx Electric Railway for an amazingly scenic ride. The longest of Britain's vintage narrow-gauge lines, the railway is nearly 120 years old and still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian technology. Your route will travel through leafy glens and hollows and atop precipitous cliffs with spectacular views of the coastline. Finally, passing over the Glen Roy viaduct, you will disembark in Laxey and transfer to the Snaefell Mountain Railway, which is nearly as old and venerated as the Manx Electric Railway.
Climbing out of Laxey, the landscape changes dramatically as you reach the 2,036-foot summit of Snaefell. There is no higher point on the island, and the views of the coast and even the giant, manmade Laxey Water Wheel are simply stunning. Stopping at the summit of Snaefell, whose name derives from the Norse word for Snow Mountain, you will enjoy some free time to wander about, taking in the majestic scenery.
After re-boarding the train and descending part way down the mountain, you will hop off and transfer to a motor coach for the leisurely drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stop a Snaefell. Guests must be able to make their own way on and off the train which requires climbing a few high steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Warm, weather-proof clothing and sturdy, flat walking shoes are recommended.