John Shakespeare is an enthusiastic and engaging tour guide who has been guiding groups and individuals for many years worldwide.

His aim is to make your visit an enjoyable and memorable experience and offers a flexible choice of well-liked and popular itineraries or personally tailored tours to suit your interests.

Tour Guide, John Shakespeare at Niarbyl, Isle of Man

The Isle of Man boasts over 100 miles of beautiful coastline consisting of sweeping sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. With a mild climate, rolling hills, and an abundance of open spaces and interesting landmarks, the Island has something for everyone.

Aside from the natural beauty of the Manx countryside and coast, there are plenty of unique landmarks to uncover during your visit to the Island. You’ll find there’s plenty to discover during your trip to the Isle of Man; why not let us help you get the best from your visit? Explore our unique island with an experienced and entertaining fully qualified, registered and insured Blue Badge Driver Guide.


Heritage Transport Tour

From Douglas along the famous TT course to St Johns, and Tynwald Hill, then on to historic Peel, to visit Peel Castle. Heading south we enjoy the Niarbyl and the stunning coastal scenery of the west coast…

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Northern Explorer Tour

From Douglas to Laxey to see the Laxey Wheel, stopping next at Maughold, then on to Ramsey, set against the magnificent backdrop of the North Barrule hills. After some time here, we head west to historic, …

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Vikings and Castles tour

Explore the unique Viking heritage of the Isle of Man taking in the Viking carved stone crosses at Braddan Old Church, then on to the site of a Norse homestead at Braaid.  Next, it’s St Johns, Tynwald Hill, …

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Heritage Transport Tour

Enjoy the Isle of Man’s unrivalled network of heritage railways with Horse Tram, Electric Tram and Steam Train. With special private access tours of the workshops and stables available, this is a must for all transport…

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Start your visit to the Isle of Man with an easy “Meet and Greet” at the Cruise Terminal from your friendly tour guide John.

Whether you want an in-depth special interest tour, a scenic overview, a walking tour or a VIP experience, John can help. Always mindful of your comfort, the pace will be set to suit you.



This is a terrific way for your group to start their Isle of Man journey, helping to bring alive the culture and heritage of the Isle of Man for you and your visitors.

Peel Castle


Offering a first class “meet and greet” for your clients at the airport, John is a fully insured and registered private hire taxi, so you can rest assured that your visitors are in good hands. Whether you need a brief introduction, or a full day tour, John can organise the trip.

Always mindful of busy schedules, he is happy to accompany your visitors in the evening or at the weekend if preferred.



John can help you discover your own Isle of Man story by tailoring a special itinerary just for you.

You may wish to research your Manx ancestral roots, or maybe explore a particular area of interest.

There’s so much to delve into…


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