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Shrewsbury (06.10/22.05) Gobowen (06.40/21.35) Chirk (06.45/21.30) Ruabon (06.50/21.25) Wrexham General (07.00/21.15) Chester (07.20/20.55) Frodsham (07.40/20.30) Warrington Bank Quay (07.50/20.20) Newton-le-Willows (08.05/20.05) Manchester Victoria (08.40/19.40)

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change

We present a scenic journey to the spectacular and beautiful North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors to the historic city of Durham for an afternoon sightseeing break. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in Durham – or an optional visit to the award winning Beamish Open-Air Museum. 

On arrival at historic Durham, which has been voted as ‘the best city in the UK’ around four hours will be available at leisure to enjoy the many delights with its cobbled streets, Norman Cathedral & dramatic Castle that were founded in 1072 and today are a World Heritage Site as they stand high above the River Wear where relaxing cruises and riverside walks are available – The city is alive with boutiques, galleries, museums and shops selling local food.

Alternatively, enjoy an exclusive visit to the award-winning Beamish Museum which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited:
Beamish Open-Air Museum
Leaving the train at Durham road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the award winning 300-acre Beamish Museum for a totally unique day out. It’s a vast, living, working experience of life as it was in the North East of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s where the past comes to life with costumed guides and the opportunity to travel by Tram or omnibus to the Town, Colliery Village, Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and a 1825 Railway complete with the Puffing Billy locomotive. Perhaps enjoy a pint in the restored Sun Inn or sample traditional fish n’ chips cooked on an Edwardian coal fired range.
Supplement: £32 per person

There are three different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of 4 with bookings for 2 seated side by side and single bookings normally allocated an aisle seat – a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. 
Adult: £85

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee, biscuits and light refreshments are included, and a buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. 
Adult: £142
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £30 per person

Pullman Dining
This is the ultimate travel experience – seating is in our refurbished Pullman style umber & cream wood panelled carriages offering additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows with seating at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with fine crockery and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following an afternoon sightseeing break you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous four course seasonal dinner, created by our executive chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys – all accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of a half bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey will be concluded with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours as you arrive back at your home station relaxed and refreshed. 
Adult: £295
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £30 per person

Pullman Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years

We are unable to cater for special dietary requirements other than a vegetarian or gluten free option.
Please see our full terms & conditions here for further details

To make a booking just select the joining station from the drop-down menu and enter the number of seats required in the quantity box.

Type of SeatsJoining PointQuantityPrice
Pullman Dining joining at
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
First Class joining at
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
Standard joining at
Beamish Open-Air Museum Supplement joining at
Gift & Celebration Items
*Celebration Cake - Fruit - Plain Iced - (4in / 10cm)£25
*Celebration Cake - Sponge - Plain Iced - (4in / 10cm)£18
**Seasonal Flower Bouquet£40
Single Red Rose - Boxed£12
Statesman House Champagne - 75cl Bottle£45

* The contents of the cakes may contain traces of the following allergens: Milk, Egg, Soya, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cracked Rye, Flax Seeds, Millet, Barley, Wheat, Sulphur Dioxide, Sulphites, Lupin and Mustard. WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES OF CELEBRATION CAKES TO PURCHASE.

** Hand tied arrangement. If you would prefer specific colours, please indicate this in the ‘Special Requests’ box at the Check Out stage. Our florists will endeavour to meet your colour requirements, but this cannot be guaranteed due to seasonal availability.