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SETTLE & CARLISLE CHRISTMAS CIRCULAR

Wed 30 December 2020
Departing From: Derby, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Kidsgrove, Alsager, Crewe

Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train for a special circular tour over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway

SETTLE & CARLISLE CIRCULAR

Sat 9 January 2021
Departing From: Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Crewe

Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train for a special circular tour over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway

SETTLE & CARLISLE CIRCULAR

Sat 23 January 2021
Departing From: Birmingham International, Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley Town, Stafford, Crewe

Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train for a special circular tour over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway

SETTLE & CARLISLE CIRCULAR

Sat 20 February 2021
Departing From: Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester, Frodsham

Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.

SETTLE & CARLISLE CIRCULAR

Sat 13 March 2021
Departing From: Stoke on Trent, Congleton, Macclesfield, Poynton, Stockport, Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Chorley, Leyland

Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.

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WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

Sat 20 - Mon 22 March 2021
Departing From: Milton Keynes, Rugby, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the West Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year with the prospect of snow covered mountains.

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PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR STATESMAN

Wed 31 March 2021
Departing From: Doncaster, Retford, Newark Northgate, Grantham, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City

Enjoy an exciting day trip to the dynamic and vibrant waterfront city of Portsmouth. From the pomp and ceremony of our proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering visitor attractions, museums and miles of beautiful waterfront....

WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

Sat 10 - Mon 12 April 2021
Departing From: Stevenage, Hitchin, St Neots, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford, Doncaster, York

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year

SETTLE & CARLISLE CIRCULAR

Sat 17 April 2021
Departing From: Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Church Fenton, Garforth, Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton

Step aboard the celebrated ‘Statesman’ land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.

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English Riviera Statesman

I felt I wanted to write and tell you what a wonderful day my wife plus two friends had on your train trip to Torquay yesterday (18th July).  We travelled “Pullman Class” with all meals. The train looked so good, especially the inside of the coach – it was immaculate.   The toilets were particularly impressive and inviting.  The meals served were probably the best we have ever had on a train (we regularly go on Great Rail Journey holidays, the Railway Touring Company outings and Great Central Railways excursions).However the greatest praise is due to the staff, they made us feel so welcome and special.  Every one of them was willing to chat and continually smiled (beneath their masks).  Nothing was too much trouble for them, even at the end of a very long day the service was still outstanding. You should feel very proud of your company. I am quick to criticise when things go wrong but am very happy to compliment when I think something is above expectation, and the trip to Torquay was definitely that. The icing on cake was the wonderful sunshine in Torquay during our visit – organised by you, I am sure!

Chris Blake – St Neots

July 18, 2020

English Riviera Statesman

Pullman Class travel started the moment the train stopped at Kidderminster for us to board with a red carpet greeting from the staff. We were guided to our seats and from then on we wanted for nothing. The comprehensive menu was only surpassed by the unbelievable quality of service from the staff, no request was too much for them. We travelled in luxury and were fed beyond belief all the way to Torquay arriving half an hour early. After approximately five hours of sampling the delights of the resort we were met at the station for the return journey with a punctuality rivalling Japanese Railways, oh and the red carpet both off and back on in Torquay.
The return journey was luxury and food for every mile. Dinner started in the West Country and finish in the West Midlands, a magnificent banquet with wonderful service throughout. A journey that you wished would never end, but it had to and yes with a red carpet.
An experience that will never be forgotten and also won't be the last for us with Statesman.

What a truly wonderful day – Dave (Halesowen)

July 27, 2019

Lord of the Isles Statesman

It is the best way to see thecountry. The Pullman carriages are superb, the staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble and the food is super. We were lucky with the weather so were able to enjoy the whole experience, we had a marvellous time.

A Wonderful Experience – A Houghton

October 21, 2019

Lord of the Isles Statesman

I do like travelling by train anyway, whether it be in the UK, in Europe or in North America, but this Pullman Class 3-day trip to northern Scotland was simply delightful. My wife and I shared a table for 4 with two others, people who were strangers to us as we were to them, and it was certainly a huge piece of luck that we all got on very well indeed together. But even if we had not had such good conversation, that would not have affected the quality of the rest of the experience provided. The total presentation was lovely, starting from the welcome on board, with a beautifully laid table and Buck's Fizz (I was not the only one to say that simple champagne would be fine -- which was immediately provided). Service was immaculate and friendly throughout the 3-day trip. Food was really excellent, and the 7-course lunch on the return trip on Sunday was wonderful. That might sound like a lot, but when spread out gently over 3 hours, it was just a delicious series. The Inverness hotel was one I would be happy to return to, and our 2 nights' stay there was flawless. The intermediate day trip to Eilean Donan castle was the fulfilment of a long-standing wish, and I'm looking forward to a reprise to the Lake District and a 4* hotel.

Such a Charming Experience – Stephen H

October 21, 2019
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