Departing From

  • Cardiff Central,
  • Newport,
  • Cwmbran,
  • Abergavenny,
  • Hereford,
  • Leominster,
  • Ludlow,
  • Craven Arms,
  • Church Stretton,
  • Shrewsbury

This special tour offers a journey on the fabulous Midland Pullman to the heart of Scotland’s capital where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas – it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets.


We travel through the beautiful Scottish Lowlands to Edinburgh for an afternoon break of around 3 hours. The station is located just below one of the UK’s most historic and popular shopping areas – Princes Street, with its beautifully lit trees and international stores on one side and a traditional German & Scottish Highland Christmas Market on the other.

There is something for everyone in this truly enchanting city with numerous attractions all within easy walking distance – from the giant Christmas wheel that lights up the sky high above the festive gardens, a stroll down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle. Scotland’s capital has everything and what makes it even better is the magical combination of festive lights, Christmas events and the unique yuletide atmosphere.


Cardiff Central 05.45 23.50
Newport 06.00 23.25
Cwmbran 06.15 23.10
Abergavenny 06.30 22.55
Hereford 07.00 22.05
Leominster 07.10 21.45
Ludlow 07.25 21.30
Craven Arms 07.35 21.00
Church Stretton N/A 20.50
Shrewsbury 07.55 20.35

Destination Timings

Edinburgh 12.45 15.45

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining

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 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)

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

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 for consumption during the journey.