Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man

Train 2243 to Dublin - © Irish Rail
Isle of Man Steam Railway arrives at Castletown - © Isle of Man Tourism
Manx Electric Railway - © Isle of Man Tourism
Ulster Transport Museum

Holiday Highlights

  • Dublin: steeped in history
  • Belfast: packed with history, culture, great food, & super shopping
  • Unlimited travel on Isle of Man Railways
  • Sightseeing in Liverpool
  • Three leisurely ferry crossings
  • Rail journey including the spectacular Boyne Viaduct
  • 11 days from £1,440pp

This is a great circular journey that takes in three capital cities on a leisurely 11-day tour. Enjoy the sights of Dublin, Belfast and Douglas on the Isle of Man and include some interesting transport excursions en route.


Day 1

Your tour begins with the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. If you would like us to arrange transport from elsewhere to Holyhead please enquire via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Days 2 & 3

Two days to explore the irish capital city. Use your Dublin Freedom ticket to travel on the Dublin Bus Tour, the Green Hop on Hop Off Tour and all Dublin Bus scheduled services excluding Nitelink.

Day 4

Morning time train to Belfast for a 3-night stay at the Belfast Hilton Hotel.

Days 5 & 6

Free days in Belfast for sightseeing. Optional visit to Ulster Transport Museum.

Day 7

Morning ferry from Belfast to Douglas for a 3-night stay at the Mereside Hotel.

Days 8 & 9

Two days to explore the Isle of Man. Your Go Explore tickets allow unlimited travel on scheduled services of the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, the Snaefell Mountain Railway and the Douglas Horse Trams. Optional visit to Groudle Glen Railway. Entry to all Manx National Heritage Sites can also be included at extra cost.

Day 10

Afternoon ferry from Douglas to Liverpool and accommodation for one night based on Holiday Inn Express Albert Dock

Day 11

Free morning to explore Liverpool with optional Beatles Magical Mystery tour, or Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing tour. Afternoon train home.

Price Includes

  • 10 nights' accommodation in double/twin room in good quality hotels
  • Rail travel ifrom Dublin to Belfast
  • Ferry crossings as detailed
  • 3-day Isle of Man Go Explore Ticket
  • 3-day Dublin Freedom Ticket

Price per person

From £1,440 per person sharing

Booking form

Download your tour booking form here.


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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
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  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service


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