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DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019

DEPARTING FROM:
Nottingham (05.30/22.50) East Midlands Parkway (05.50/22.30) Loughborough (06.05/22.20) Leicester (06.20/22.05) Hinckley (06.45/21.40) Nuneaton (06.55/21.30) Coleshill Parkway (07.20/21.10) Barnt Green (07.50/20.35)

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

We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey around the beautiful Devon coast and 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.  

Travel alongside the stunning Exe & Teign estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic Coast, before our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and alongside beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company with the train all the way to Newton Abbot.

At Paignton we join the steeply graded heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart and into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth bedecked in all its regatta finery – there are antique shops and cafes to explore – why not take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. Following around three hours to enjoy the excitement of the regatta, our train will return in the late afternoon.

There are 4 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: £80
Party of 4 – £300

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 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
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 ticket price includes 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. On the return journey you will be welcomed back on board with a glass of chilled champagne and a selection of tempting canapés will be served followed by a four-course dinner with a half bottle of house wine, and coffee with petits fours. An ‘at seat’ drinks service is available for purchase throughout the day.
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 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
£285
Pullman Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£310
Pullman Dining (Party of 4) joining at
£1120
Premier Dining joining at
£255
Premier Dining (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£280
Premier Dining (Party of 4) joining at
£1000
First Class joining at
£130
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
£155
First Class Dining (Party of 4) joining at
£500
Standard joining at
£80
Standard (Party of 4) joining at
£300