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EDINBURGH EXPLORER STATESMAN

SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2019

DEPARTING FROM:
Derby (06.00/22.40) Long Eaton (06.10/22.30) Beeston (06.30/22.10) Ilkeston (06.45/21.55) Alfreton (06.55/21.45) Chesterfield (07.10/21.20) Sheffield (07.35/20.55) Meadowhall (07.45/20.45) Moorthorpe (08.20/20.10) York (09.00/19.35)

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

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. 

Following departure from your local station ‘The Statesman’ whisks us north over the Lakeland fells or along the Northumberland coast for an arrival into Edinburgh Waverley station and an afternoon break. The station is located just below one of the UK’s most historic and popular shopping areas – Princes Street, with its international stores on one side and the beautiful gardens on the other.

There is something for everyone in this truly enchanting city with numerous attractions all within easy walking distance – perhaps visit the Old Town and take a stroll down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or visit 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, or jump on an open top bus, departing every few minutes from Waverley Bridge offering a tour of all the major historic sites and attractions.

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
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 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
£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
Limited Availability Please Call 0345 310 2458£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 (Party of 4) joining at
£500
Standard joining at
FULLY BOOKED£80
Standard (Party of 4) joining at
FULLY BOOKED£300