Douglas Lighthouse
Douglas Lighthouse

The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. It is a self-governing British Crown dependency which is renowned for its medieval castles, staggering coastline and rural landscapes. The capital, Douglas, is famous for the Manx Museum which explores the island’s Viking and Celtic heritage. The Isle of Man is also famous for its annual TT race which features cross-country motorcycles racing around the island.

The Isle of Man was awarded status as a UNESCO World Biosphere Region in 2016. It is unique in the fact that is is the only island in the world where its entire jurisdiction has been awarded this prestigious title. This status recognises the the existence of the island’s population alongside a diverse natural habitat.

The Isle of Man prides itself on this award and is committed to the conservation of not only nature and wildlife, but also their culture, heritage and communities. This makes it a beautiful destination to visit.

Upcoming Departures

Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Andrew Foxon
6 days
Price from


UK: Not required.

USA: Not required for a stay up to 90 days in duration.


Manx Pound.

Packing advice:

In the summer, wear light cotton clothes, such as t-shirts, shorts, and sandals. Although, if you are planning to visit the cities and towns, you may want to bring comfortable walking shoes. Pack sunglasses, a sun visor or hat, and sunscreen for the sunnier days. It rains often, so it's advisable to pack a waterproof coat. In the winter, dress up warm as the temperatures can drop.

Cultural differences:

There are not many cultural differences between the residents of the Isle of Man, the British and the Americans. They are warm and friendly, and enjoy welcoming visitors to their beautiful island.




Very similar to the rest of the UK, a tip of 10 to 15% is usual for restaurants. However, if this has already been added to the bill, a further tip is not required or expected. Andante Travels will take care of gratuities to restaurant staff, local guides and drivers.