Departing From

  • Bangor,
  • Llandudno Junction,
  • Colwyn Bay,
  • Rhyl,
  • Prestatyn,
  • Flint,
  • Chester,
  • Crewe,
  • Stafford,
  • Penkridge,
  • Wolverhampton

We proudly recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey through Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty ‘English Riviera’ resort of Dartmouth.

Travelling across the lush Somerset levels, then through the remote Blackdown hills and down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary with its pretty fishing boats and stunning views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic coast, we continue past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and beside beaches and coves with the sea keeping company with the train.

At Paignton we join the heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart with views of HMS Britannia – not a ship but the college that has trained generations of naval officers. Our termination is the riverside station at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth. There are antique shops, galleries, and cafes to explore – perhaps take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or explore Dartmouth Castle before indulging in a delicious cream tea.

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Bangor 05.45 23.30
Llandudno Junction 06.00 23.15
Colwyn Bay 06.05 23.10
Rhyl 06.20 22.55
Prestatyn 06.25 22.50
Flint 06.35 22.30
Chester 07.00 22.10
Crewe 07.20 21.50
Stafford 07.40 21.30
Penkridge 07.50 21.20
Wolverhampton 08.00 21.10

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.