- Reading West,
- Didcot Parkway,
We pleased to present a unique day tour to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board the ‘Midland Pullman’ – With its rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain, there is the opportunity to visit one of the three available stops for an afternoon break – either the bustling county town of Truro, or pretty St Ives, or historic Penzance. Highlights of the journey include the twisting scenic line around the breathtaking Devon sea wall at Dawlish – views of the Dartmoor National Park – the iconic Royal Albert Bridge spanning the River Tamar designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
We travel through the heart of Cornwall to the county town of Truro with its magnificent Cathedral and bustling shopping centre, perhaps take the local branch line service for a visit to maritime Falmouth (payable locally) with its deep water harbour, curio shops and castle. Our next stop is St Erth where you may join the regular local service train (payable locally) on the beautiful journey past the Hayle Estuary with magnificent views of Godrevy Lighthouse and 3 miles of golden sands to visit the ancient fishing town of St Ives with its beaches, quaint cobbled streets, Tate Gallery, sub-tropical gardens and historic harbour.
The final stop is Penzance with spectacular views of St Michaels Mount as we arrive at the most westerly station in England. With around two hours at your leisure there is time to discover the charms of this famous Cornish port and perhaps enjoy a cream tea by the harbour or freshly made Pasty followed by a stroll along the promenade or coastal path towards Marazion.
PLEASE NOTE *
All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.
Classes of Travel
First Class (non-dining) - £155
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four, or table of two. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a complimentary service of tea/coffee & light snacks are included. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks. Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £35 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use. (Minimum Booking 2 persons)
Pullman Dining - £310
Seating is arranged at tables of four, or two, laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with the finest crockery, fresh flowers and glassware. On a typical one day tour the service includes a full English Breakfast accompanied with glass of chilled bucks fizz served with old-fashioned, courteous attention by your personal carriage steward, followed by a late morning tea/coffee service with pastries. Following an afternoon stop for sightseeing you will be welcomed back on board with a glass of chilled champagne and selection of tempting canapés as you look forward to the gastronomic journey ahead comprising of a sumptuous four course dinner, lovingly created by our brigade of chefs and accompanied by a half bottle of house wine. Your memorable journey concludes with the service of coffee & Petits Fours. An extensive range of drinks including aperitifs, fine wines, champagne, and liquors is available for purchase throughout the day. Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £35 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use. (Minimum Booking 2 persons)