Departing From

  • Cardiff,
  • Newport,
  • Severn Tunnel Junction,
  • Chepstow,
  • Lydney,
  • Gloucester,
  • Cheltenham Spa

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.

Following departure from your local station we travel north over the border and through the beautiful Scottish Lowlands for an arrival into Edinburgh Waverley station around 13.20 and 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.

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Cardiff 06.45 22.15
Newport 07.00 22.00
Severn Tunnel Junction 07.10 21.50
Chepstow 07.20 21.40
Lydney 07.30 21.30
Gloucester 07.50 21.10
Cheltenham Spa 08.00 21.00

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.