Departing From

  • York,
  • Doncaster,
  • Sheffield,
  • Chesterfield,
  • Derby,
  • Long Eaton,
  • East Midlands Parkway,
  • Loughborough,
  • Leicester,
  • Hinckley,
  • Nuneaton

We are pleased to present a relaxing long weekend break to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board “The Statesman” land cruise train. With its rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages, sparkling blue sea and sandy beaches you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain basking in milder temperatures warmed by the Gulf Stream and offering an unforgettable three-day break.

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York 06.10 22.15
Doncaster 06.40 21.45
Sheffield 07.20 21.00
Chesterfield 07.50 20.40
Derby 08.45 19.50
Long Eaton 09.00 19.35
East Midlands Parkway 09.15 19.15
Loughborough 09.25 19.00
Leicester 09.55 18.40
Hinckley 10.15 18.15
Nuneaton 10.25 18.05

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

Journey Itinerary

Friday - 25/09/2020

Our train travels through beautiful Somerset before passing historic Exeter with spectacular views across the River Exe as we follow the coastline and dash through cuttings of red rock and around the sea wall at Dawlish prior to climbing the Devon banks with views of Dartmoor, then into Cornwall over Brunel’s famous Royal Albert Bridge. You may choose to alight at the county town of Truro for the regular rail service to beautiful Falmouth offering a wide choice of top quality hotels overlooking the harbour or on the seafront and just a short walk from the station, alternatively continue on ‘The Statesman’ to alight at St Erth and board the local train for the short journey through Carbis Bay to St Ives, the dazzling Jewel in Cornwall’s crown and voted Britain’s best holiday destination. The destination is the historic seafaring town of Penzance, offering numerous hotels and guest houses, including a brand-new ‘Premier Inn’ directly opposite the station where we are due to arrive around 18.00.

Saturday - 26/09/2020

The day is yours at leisure to relax and enjoy your chosen resort, or perhaps venture further afield with perhaps a day’s sail from Penzance on ‘Scillonian III’ to the beautiful and unspoilt Isles of Scilly, or visit the quaint fishing villages of Newlyn and Mousehole, or take a walk along the cliff top and coastal paths offering stunning views across unspoilt beaches and coves – Whatever you choose don’t forget to include a sumptuous cream tea or freshly made Cornish Pasty.

Sunday - 27/09/2020

Departing from Penzance late morning we call at St Erth and Truro, and our return journey retraces the outward route through Cornwall, passing maritime Plymouth and around the beautiful Devon Riviera Coast.

Classes of Travel

First Class - £300 *

Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee, and light snacks are included, and a buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks.

Pullman Dining - £550 *

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, fresh flowers and glassware. The meal service is detailed below and includes bucks’ fizz with breakfast and a glass of chilled champagne, and half bottle of house wine served with luncheon.

On Train Meals: (Pullman only)
Friday: Full English breakfast and five course Luncheon
Sunday: Seven course Luncheon including the Great British cheeseboard

Statesman Rail Crest

English Riviera Statesman

Pullman Class travel started the moment the train stopped at Kidderminster for us to board with a red carpet greeting from the staff. We were guided to our seats and from then on we wanted for nothing. The comprehensive menu was only surpassed by the unbelievable quality of service from the staff, no request was too much for them. We travelled in luxury and were fed beyond belief all the way to Torquay arriving half an hour early. After approximately five hours of sampling the delights of the resort we were met at the station for the return journey with a punctuality rivalling Japanese Railways, oh and the red carpet both off and back on in Torquay.
The return journey was luxury and food for every mile. Dinner started in the West Country and finish in the West Midlands, a magnificent banquet with wonderful service throughout. A journey that you wished would never end, but it had to and yes with a red carpet.
An experience that will never be forgotten and also won't be the last for us with Statesman.

What a truly wonderful day – Dave (Halesowen)

July 27, 2019

Lord of the Isles Statesman

It is the best way to see thecountry. The Pullman carriages are superb, the staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble and the food is super. We were lucky with the weather so were able to enjoy the whole experience, we had a marvellous time.

A Wonderful Experience – A Houghton

October 21, 2019

Lord of the Isles Statesman

I do like travelling by train anyway, whether it be in the UK, in Europe or in North America, but this Pullman Class 3-day trip to northern Scotland was simply delightful. My wife and I shared a table for 4 with two others, people who were strangers to us as we were to them, and it was certainly a huge piece of luck that we all got on very well indeed together. But even if we had not had such good conversation, that would not have affected the quality of the rest of the experience provided. The total presentation was lovely, starting from the welcome on board, with a beautifully laid table and Buck's Fizz (I was not the only one to say that simple champagne would be fine -- which was immediately provided). Service was immaculate and friendly throughout the 3-day trip. Food was really excellent, and the 7-course lunch on the return trip on Sunday was wonderful. That might sound like a lot, but when spread out gently over 3 hours, it was just a delicious series. The Inverness hotel was one I would be happy to return to, and our 2 nights' stay there was flawless. The intermediate day trip to Eilean Donan castle was the fulfilment of a long-standing wish, and I'm looking forward to a reprise to the Lake District and a 4* hotel.

Such a Charming Experience – Stephen H

October 21, 2019
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