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CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN

SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019

CONFIRMED PASSENGER TIMINGS

Boarding StationOutwardReturn
Shrewsbury(dep) 06.35(arr) 23.40
Wellington(dep) 06.50(arr) 23.25
Telford(dep) 07.00(arr) 23.15
Wolverhampton(dep) 07.25(arr) 22.35
Birmingham International(dep) 08.20(arr) 22.00
Coventry(dep) 09.00(arr) 21.50
Rugby(dep) 09.30(arr) 21.30
Northampton(dep) 10.10(arr) 21.05
Milton Keynes(dep) 10.30(arr) 20.40
Canterbury West(arr) 14.15(dep) 16.20

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

Standard Class FULLY BOOKED
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: £80
Party of 4 – £300

First Class FULLY BOOKED
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 throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £130
Party of 4 – £500
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Premier Dining
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 in First class carriages with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. A full English breakfast and four course dinner will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available.
Adult: £255
Party of 4 – £1000
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Pullman Dining FULLY BOOKED
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 homemade 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 petits fours as you arrive back at your home station relaxed and refreshed.
Adult: £285
Party of 4 – £1120
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

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

To make a booking just enter the number of seats required in the quantity box and select the joining station from the drop down menu.
If booking a ‘Party of 4’ please enter 1 in the quantity box NOT the number of passengers.

Type of SeatsJoining PointQuantityPrice
Pullman Dining joining at
FULLY BOOKED£285
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£310
Pullman Dining (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£1120
Premier Dining joining at
Limited Availability Please Call 0345 310 2458£255
Premier Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£280
Premier Dining (Party of 4) joining at
Limited Availability Please Call 0345 310 2458£1000
First Class joining at
FULLY BOOKED£130
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£155
First Class (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£500
Standard joining at
FULLY BOOKED£80
Standard (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£300