Statesman Rail is delighted to present a programme of day and weekend excursions to transport the discerning traveller to interesting and varied destinations in comfort and style, hauled by vintage diesel locomotives, on board ‘The Statesman’ land cruise train.
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019DEPARTING FROM: Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Crewe, Stafford, Rugeley, Lichfield, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Rugby Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel through the heart of England and around London on the elevated route offering distant wonderful views of our capital city as we continue to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. Royal Windsor has so much to offer with all attractions within easy walking distance ranging from the imposing castle, which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British Kings & Queens for 1,000 years.click here for full details and secure online booking
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019DEPARTING FROM: Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Barnt Green We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey around the beautiful Devon coast on the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish, with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ - the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air. Alternatively, take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway.click here for full details and secure online booking
SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019DEPARTING FROM: High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame, Bicester, Banbury, Warwick, Solihull, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent, Derby This very special tour offers a delightful journey through Yorkshire to the quintessential seaside resort of Scarborough. Passing through historic York we cross the River Ouse with magnificent views of the Minster towering over the city, then cross the Vale of York and follow the River Derwent past Kirkham Abbey with views of the North Yorkshire Moors and through the historic market town of Malton to delightful Scarborough for an afternoon break of around three hours.click here for full details and secure online booking
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019DEPARTING FROM: Ely, March, Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Leicester, Kettering, Wellingborough, Bedford We are pleased to present a unique tour travelling through the Vale of the White Horse and rolling hills and gentle scenery of beautiful Wiltshire, with a choice of destinations for an afternoon break - the elegant Georgian city of Bath Spa, where a visit to the Roman Pump Room and Baths is recommended. Or, the unique charms of Bristol, its ancient Dockyard including the S.S Great Britain launched by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 and now restored as a proud memorial to its great designer. Whichever you choose we can guarantee a memorable and lasting experience of the West Country.click here for full details and secure online booking
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019DEPARTING FROM: Holyhead, Bangor, Llandudno Jct, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester, Frodsham This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, we travel over 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Following an afternoon break in the historic county town of Appleby our memorable journey continues over the highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with a backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.click here for full details and secure online booking
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels on an enchanting journey over the border and through the Scottish Lowlands to the very heart of the capital and what is regarded by many as Britain’s most beautiful city where the afternoon is available for shopping and sightseeing. Visit the the Palace of Holyroodhouse or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle set high on a rocky crag, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny. For the more adventurous take a short tram ride to the former Royal Yacht Britannia.click here for full details and secure online booking
SATURDAY 19 TO MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2019DEPARTING FROM: Stevenage, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, York Enjoy a superb three-day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with purple heather carpeting the mountains and autumn leaves turning to a burnished gold – Travel is over the scenic Highland line to Inverness as we cross impressive bridges with views of cascading waterfalls and tranquil lochs plus a return journey over the spectacular and remote route to Kyle of Lochalsh with an off train excursion included to the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle. Overnight accommodation will be in quality 4-star hotels in Inverness.click here for full details and secure online booking