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CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020

DEPARTING FROM:
Leicester
(05.30/22.05) Melton Mowbray (06.00/21.45) Oakham (06.20/21.25) Stamford (06.40/21.00) Peterborough (06.55/20.45) Huntingdon (07.10/20.30) St Neots (07.20/20.20) Hitchin (07.50/19.50) Stevenage (08.00/19.40)

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

This is a fabulous train offering a circular tour through South East England with features including the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train – the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury.

Our outward journey takes us through the London suburbs and into the open countryside of the pretty Garden of England which is rich with Oast Houses and Hop Fields. After passing Ashford we soon arrive at historic Canterbury, a UNESCO heritage site brimming with thousands of years of history. Today, the city famous for its traditional narrow streets and ancient buildings, including the cathedral, which provided the backdrop to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. 

After a couple of hours for exploration the Statesman train embarks on its scenic return journey, heading towards Minster and taking the junction for Dover and the Cinque Ports. The climb of Martin Mill Bank affords good views of Dover castle and port before our route plunges under Shakespeare’s Cliff and emerge along the famous White Cliffs. Passengers will enjoy spectacular coastal views across the English Channel as we head back towards Folkestone, picking up the outward route and homeward through the London suburbs.

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 https://www.statesmanrail.com/terms-conditions/

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
£295
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£325
First Class joining at
£142
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£172
Standard joining at
£85
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.