Departing From

  • Eastleigh,
  • Winchester,
  • Basingstoke,
  • Reading West,
  • Tilehurst,
  • Didcot Parkway,
  • Swindon,
  • Chippenham,
  • Melksham,
  • Westbury

We pleased to present a unique day tour to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board the ‘Midland Pullman’ – With rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain, there is the opportunity to visit either the bustling county town of Truro, or maritime Falmouth, pretty St Ives, or historic Penzance.

Highlights of this tour include the twisting scenic line around the breathtaking sea wall between Dawlish and Teignmouth – views of the Dartmoor National Park – and the infamous crossing of the iconic Royal Albert Bridge spanning the River Tamar designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

We travel through the heart of Cornwall to Truro with its magnificent Cathedral and bustling shopping centre, or perhaps take the local branch line service for a visit to maritime Falmouth (payable locally) with its deep-water harbour, curio shops, castles, and a memorable boat trip on the beautiful River Fal.

Our next stop is St Erth where you may join the regular local service train (payable locally) on the beautiful journey around the Hayle Estuary and Carbis Bay with magnificent views of Godrevy Lighthouse and 3 miles of golden sands to visit the ancient fishing town of St Ives – considered to be the prettiest holiday resort in Britain with 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.

 

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Eastleigh 06.35 22.30
Winchester 06.45 22.20
Basingstoke 07.00 22.05
Reading West 07.25 21.40
Tilehurst 07.30 21.35
Didcot Parkway 07.50 21.15
Swindon 08.05 20.55
Chippenham 08.25 20.35
Melksham 08.35 20.25
Westbury 08.50 20.10

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

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £330

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

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 four 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) - £175

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

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 light refreshments, but customers may bring on board their own picnic hamper for consumption during the journey.