Departing From

  • Chelmsford,
  • Colchester,
  • Manningtree,
  • Ipswich,
  • Stowmarket,
  • Bury St Edmunds,
  • Ely,
  • March,
  • Peterborough

We present a scenic journey to the spectacular and beautiful North-East with its landscape of iconic landmarks as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors to the historic city of Durham for an afternoon sightseeing break or an optional visit to the award-winning Beamish Open-Air Museum.

On arrival at historic Durham, which has been voted as ‘the best city in the UK’ around four hours will be available at leisure to enjoy the many delights with its cobbled streets, Norman Cathedral & dramatic Castle that were founded in 1072 and today are a World Heritage Site standing high above the River Wear where relaxing cruises and riverside walks are available.

Alternatively, enjoy a visit to the award-winning Beamish Museum which must be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited.

Mobility: This tour is not suitable for guests requiring the use of a wheelchair or with serious mobility issues.

 

 

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Chelmsford 06.00 22.15
Colchester 06.25 21.45
Manningtree 06.35 21.35
Ipswich 06.50 21.20
Stowmarket 07.10 21.00
Bury St Edmunds 07.30 20.40
Ely 08.00 20.10
March 08.20 19.50
Peterborough 08.35 19.30

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

Destination Timings

STATION ARRIVES DEPARTS
Durham 12.00 16.15

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

Journey Itinerary

- 20/07/2024

Beamish Open-Air Museum (SOLD OUT)

Road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the award winning 300-acre Beamish Museum for a totally unique day out. It’s a vast, living, working experience of life as it was in the North-East of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s where the past comes to life with costumed guides and the opportunity to travel by Tram or omnibus to the Town, Colliery Village, Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and a 1825 Railway complete with the Puffing Billy locomotive.

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining
£395

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two is available at a supplement of £50 per person.

Bookings for parties of three passengers are accommodated at an ‘exclusive table for three’ with the fourth seat being unoccupied for your added privacy. A total supplement of £195 is applicable for this seating type

Seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed in fine crockery, fresh flowers, 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 a 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 five course seasonal dinner, created by our Executive Chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits, and chutneys – all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey concludes with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours.

 

First Class (non-dining)
£195

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two is available at a supplement of £50 per person.

Bookings for parties of three passengers are accommodated at an ‘exclusive table for three’ with the fourth seat being unoccupied for your added privacy. A total supplement of £100 is applicable for this seating type.

Seating is at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. Includes complimentary tea/coffee and light snacks, accompanied with a morning glass of Bucks Fizz and afternoon glass of sparkling wine. There is a buffet bar available for the purchase of light refreshments and you may bring on board your own picnic hamper and drinks for consumption during the journey.