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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019

DEPARTING FROM:
Crewe (05.30/23.30) Shrewsbury (06.20/23.10) Wellington (06.40/22.50) Telford (06.50/22.40) Wolverhampton (07.20/22.10) Stourbridge Jct (08.25/21.00) Kidderminster (08.45/20.40) Droitwich Spa (09.05/20.20) Worcester Shrub Hill (09.20/20.05) Cheltenham Spa (09.45/19.35)

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

Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through pretty Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ for an afternoon sightseeing break in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton – Passing Powderham Castle and travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to the Jurassic Coast our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot.

There is a choice of two destinations in which to relax before ‘The Statesman’ returns homeward in the late afternoon. 

Torquay – One of Britain’s top tourist resorts and a jewel in the English Rivera’s crown made popular by the Victorians with sparkling white Villas perched on verdant hilltops overlooking pure sandy beaches and an azure sea it matches anything you’ll find on the French Riviera. There are beautiful gardens and a palm tree lined promenade leading to a lively harbour and international marina with an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, shops and quality restaurants.

Paignton – There is no shortage of things to do with gorgeous long sandy blue flag beaches, paddler friendly waters, a traditional pier and seafront alive with holiday fun, alternatively take a steam train ride (payable locally) along one of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in the country and through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie to the riverside station at Kingswear.

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