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Isle of Man & Lancashire Vintage Transport

Isle of Man & Lancashire Vintage Transport

A superb variety of trams, steam trains, vintage buses, ferries and breweries. We visit the famous Rush Hour enthusiast's event on the Isle of Man and visit some of the charming but lesser known heritage sites in North West England.

8 Days From £799

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 09 April 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wirral Transport Museum and heritage tramway

  • Travel on the Merseyrail class 507s and 508s in their final months of operation

  • Extended weekend at the Isle of Man Rush Hour Event

  • Visit the British Commercial Vehicle Museum

  • Private Steam Charter at the charming West Lancashire Light Railway

  • Visit the Museum of Transport in Manchester

  • Travel on the Manchester MetroLink

  • Evening meal at the Seven Brothers Brewery in the centre of Manchester

  • Steam on the East Lancashire Railway

  • A trip on the Heaton Park Tramway

  • Visit the Bury Transport Museum

  • Lunch at the Irwell Brewery

 

Also Included in your Tour Fare:

  • 7 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • All excursions & admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

DAY 1

Arrive in New Brighton, after checking into our hotel we travel on the Merseyrail to Birkenhead Hamilton Square. We cross the road and board a vintage tram to take us to The Wirral Transport Museum. The museum is also the heritage tramway's depot which allows us to see all of the fleet along with vintage buses, cars and a model railway. The evening is free to dine at leisure in New Brighton.

DAY 2

We depart the hotel by road to the IOM Ferry Terminal for the mid-morning cruise to the Isle of Man arriving Douglas mid-afternoon. After transfer to the Empress Hotel on the seafront the afternoon is free to use your rover ticket on the heritage transport system. You are free to dine at leisure on the island.

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DAY 3

Today we enjoy the Isle of Man Rush Hour event. The next two days are yours free to enjoy the Rush Hour event as you wish.

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DAY 4

Another day to make the most of your unlimited travel on the Isle of Man Rush Hour event.

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DAY 5

This morning we take the ferry from Douglas to Heysham Port. On arrival back on the Mainland we travel on the only train of the day from Heysham to Lancaster where we change to a train to Manchester Deansgate which is a short walk from our hotel for the next three nights. The rest of the day is free to explore Manchester, or you may like to ride the Metrolink Trams.

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DAY 6

Another very exciting day of transport! Our coach takes us to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland before taking us to the charming West Lancashire Light Railway for a private steam charter and a look at their extensive collection of 2' gauge steam diesel, petrol and electric locomotives! Our coach will then take us to the Manchester Museum of Transport. After visiting the transport museum, we walk to Queens Road Metrolink stop where we travel to the centre of Manchester for a tour and evening meal at the Seven Brothers Brewery.

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DAY 7

Travelling by tram to Bury Interchange where we enjoy a visit to the East Lancashire Railway steaming along the whole length of the line including visiting the Bury Transport Museum and lunch at the Irwell Brewery. We continue by tram to enjoy an afternoon charter of a vintage on the Heaton Park Tramway.(

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DAY 8

This morning we bid farewell and take our trains to homeward destinations.

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HOTEL

Travelodge New Brighton

Our Wallasey New Brighton hotel has a stunning seafront location within the trendy Marine Point development. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel. Single travellers have sole occupancy of a double room.

 

Empress Hotel, Isle of Man

The hotel commands a prime position on the Victorian promenade overlooking Douglas Bay; built at the end of the 19th Century, it has been extensively upgraded and proudly maintains its status as one of the best hotels on the island. All bedrooms have luxurious en-suite marble bathroom, complimentary refreshments, TV, hairdryer, trouser press, and Wi-Fi.

 

Premier Inn Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester

Modern hotel typical of the Premier Inn range with restaurant and relaxing bar. All rooms equipped with modern facilities including free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee facilities, power shower. Most rooms also have a bath.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Euston

£1,045

£895

Greater London

£1,055

£915

South of England

£1,015

£909

East Anglia

£1,115

£919

South West

£1,075

£945

Heart of England

£899

£845

Midlands

£899

£835

Yorkshire

£899

£855

North East

£999

£909

North West

N/A

£825

South Wales

£1,119

£905

North Wales

£885

£835

Scotland

£1,055

£935


Tour Base Fare £799 (Join and leave at first / last hotel)

 

Single Room Supplement £159

 

7 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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