The Archaeology of the Isle of Man

6 days

From £1,895

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.


Discover a wealth of sites across a wide range of history

Ellan Vannin – the Isle of Man – boasts a rich archaeological heritage from the Neolithic period and the Iron Age, a Celtic and Norse past, and times under the control of the Earls of Derby, the Dukes of Athol and then the British Crown. Add in the Great Laxey Wheel and Archibald Knox, and you’ll wonder why you’ve not explored before.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover a Viking ship burial at Balladoole
  • View striking examples of Celtic and Norse crosses
  • See the world’s largest working waterwheel at Laxey
  • Visit Tynwald Hill, one of the island’s most distinctive landmarks

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Today's Price

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £95

Meet your Experts

Andrew Foxon

Guide Lecturer

Andrew Foxon has a strong background in archaeology, prehistoric technology and interpretation.

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Anne Chowne

Tour Manager

Anne has been working for Andante Travels as a Tour Manager since 1991, whilst teaching in Islington and training early years and primary teachers at the Institute of Education, UCL.

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Douglas Lighthouse
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
7 September 2020 AIOM200907 7 September 2020 (Monday) 12 September 2020 (Saturday) Andrew Foxon Anne Chowne £1,895
(ex. flights)
£500 £95


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21 June 2021 AIOM210621 21 June 2021 (Monday) 26 June 2021 (Saturday) Andrew Foxon £1,695
(ex. flights)
£105 Book Now
6 September 2021 AIOM210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 11 September 2021 (Saturday) Andrew Foxon £1,695
(ex. flights)
£150 Book Now
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