Guided Tours of Mann
Guided Tours of Mann
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About
Jane Hodson returned to her roots on the Isle of Man in 2002 following many years abroad, having schooled there, and such was her love and interest in her own heritage, that she developed an especial interest in the history and culture of the island. She took this interest further and became a Blue Badge Tour Guide in 2013, a formal accreditation from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. Because of her own personal history and interests, she brings knowledge, a friendly demeanour and keen interest into all her tours, and can interact on a one-on-one basis as well as take on bigger tours with complete ease and professionalism. All her tours can be tailor-made to suit either smaller private needs or larger groups, with suggestions and realistic time-frames. She brings in a vivaciousness when describing the past histories of An experienced Blue Badge Guide who is fully insured as a driver guide and can take you out in my Modern, air conditioned and comfortable car for up to four passengers.
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LC, Victoria BC Canada
213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed a half-day tour with Jane, who drove me around the southern part of the island, explaining points of history, geology, culture, architecture, wildlife and more - an interesting and valuable introduction to the Isle of Man. Hospitable and generous with her time, Jane is an experienced Blue Badge tour guide and Manx Registered guide.
Written 12 February 2024
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Kristen
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited Scotland, Ireland and IOM on our visit to the UK. Our full day tour with Jane was nothing short of fantastic. The late October visit coincided with torrential rainstorms in Scotland and IOM. Jane picked us up on time and said she was surprised we didn't reschedule due to weather. We said we were in it to win it and we were still ready to see the island, umbrellas and rainboots ready. Jane was just as game and we headed out for an unforgettable day on the island. The wind was whipping at 60+ miles an hour and Jane willingly drove us up the cliffs to see what we could see. The views were stunning, even as the winds were knocking us off our feet and we marveled at the sheep who seemed completely unbothered. Jane took us everywhere as prior planned, we still climbed up to the top of the Laxey wheel and popped inside the dripping mine, wearing the much needed hardhats. She allowed us to stop and take as many pictures as we wanted, even as we came back to her car wet and dripping every time. We stopped in a teeny, tiny coffee shop, complete with a cozy cat sleeping in a box, overlooking the roaring sea for a mid-morning break. Lunch overlooked the massively churning sea and we were elbow to elbow with the locals (it was yummy, too!). We rode along the streets where the TT races occur. We saw King Orry's gravesite (4000-5000 yo), Tynwald, churches, graveyards, sheep, the only thing we missed was seeing a real Manx cat. :) She told us fascinating stories about Man and what it might have been like back when my grandmother lived in Douglas. She was a delightful tour guide and as we consider a return visit to the UK this year, a revisit to IOM is on the table, as we'd love to see this lovely island again and tour everything we didn't see this time - and of course it would be with Jane!
Written 27 December 2023
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Brad S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We had a special time as we visited sites where our ancestors had lived. Our guide Jane was fabulous and had done a great amount of research for us before our visit. She is the best!
Written 22 December 2023
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Thanks so much Brad, I still have your brilliant spread sheet and a couple of connections to you have also visited the island, so at this rate I will have so much information on your 'line' it will all start to link up
Written 11 January 2024
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Kurt O
Dallas, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Jane provided a tremendous tour of Mann. She does an incredible amount of research in preparation for a tour, and was able to take us to all of the churchyards where my ancestors were born, christened, married, and died. Also, we made it to the farm that my 3g grandfather owned. In addition, we saw many sites including the Great Laxey Wheel and Peel.
I would recommend Jane to anyone wanting to dive into their family history on the Isle of Man.
Written 13 November 2023
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Thank you Kurt, what an interesting family and our lessons in how to pronounce Manx names will stay with me for a while ! I trust that you have a wonderful Holiday season and that you will return one day to the island with family. With best wishes Jane
Written 22 November 2023
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chipjohnzimmer
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
My wife and I were on the IOM For the TT (June 2023) and during the non race day we took a tour of the IOM with Jane Dodson. Jane was awesome. The tour was thorough and Jane was wonderful. Jane customized the tour for us as we wanted to take a drive ot the TT course to start the tour, which is not the standard route. Jane accommodated us and that was our start. We covered much of the Island and went to many fantastic highlights. Jane was very knowledgable of the IOM and its history so the tour was way beyond sightseeing. We would do this again when we return for the TT in the future. Loved it ... Loved Jane
Written 13 November 2023
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What a challenge you gave me Chip, doing that early morning run around the TT course during the racing week. I have a new skill now. It was wonderful to meet you both, and you enthusiasm for our island was so wonderful. Best wishes for the Holiday season and trust that you have a wonderful Christmas and 2024 Jane
Written 22 November 2023
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Ann O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
Jane was friendly and responsive every time I contacted her. She crafted our tour to accommodate our wish to visit the Point of Ayre lighthouse and other significant sites. She was on time and very knowledgeable about the sites, the history, the people, and the economy of Isle of Man. Would definitely recommend her as a tour guide.
Written 12 November 2023
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Many thanks Ann, it was wonderful meeting you all and great to hear a little of your family and explore where they were. I trust you all have a great Christmas and New Year and thank you for your enthusiasm for our little island
Written 22 November 2023
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Jeremy C
Altadena, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Our guide was such a pleasure to work with. She joined us at our hotel and took us in her car for all the site seeing, family heritage info, etc. She was very knowledgeable and did her research on our family and ancestors history - albeit there was minimal info - she was able to find the areas in which our ancestors had lived and worked. I highly recommend this company for guided torus on the Isle of Mann.
Written 12 November 2023
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Thanks so much Jeremy, it was as wonderful experience learning a little about your family and hope that you get some more information as time passes by Best wishes to you both Jane
Written 22 November 2023
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Rudy Mena
California14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Jane was a delightful tour guide who I couldn’t ask for anything more from. From the moment we started planning our day trip, to picking us up at the airport, and dropping us back off at the airport, she was a complete delight. Not only did she show us all of the most beautiful sceneries the island has to offer, she also shared the history that goes with it. If you are ever in Mann and need a tour guide who’s experienced, knowledgeable, and knows the locals, make Jane your top choice.
Written 12 November 2023
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Thanks so much Rudy, it was such a pleasure meeting your family and showing our beautiful island to you. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Jane
Written 22 November 2023
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joyce h
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
My husband and I spent the day touring with Jane Hudson. We wanted to see as much of the island as we could in one day and she delivered. She is SO knowledgeable of the history of the island and brought us to all the important sites. We would highly recommend you ask for Jane. The tour exceeded our expectations.
Written 5 November 2023
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Thanks so much for your review, it is so nice to get positive feedback. Jane
Written 7 November 2023
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jamesck2015
Burlington, NJ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
What a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the Isle of Mann!
We got to hear about the history of the island see it's beauty for ourselves, with Jane, our wonderful guide. She shared her love for Mann with stories rather than just dry facts.
Written 5 November 2023
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Thanks so much for your lovely review, hope that you will come back again one day
Written 7 November 2023
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