Departing From

  • Hull,
  • Brough,
  • Gilberdyke,
  • Goole,
  • Thorne North,
  • Doncaster,
  • Mexborough,
  • Sheffield,
  • Chesterfield,
  • Derby

Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through beautiful Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ for an afternoon sightseeing break of around three hours in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton.

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Travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary past Powderham Castle there are magnificent views across to the Jurassic coast as our train takes the exciting sea wall line racing through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot.

There is a choice of two destinations in which to relax before our return in the late afternoon.

Torquay – One of Britain’s top tourist resorts and a jewel in the English Rivera’s crown made popular by the Victorians with sparkling white Villas perched on verdant hilltops overlooking pure sandy beaches and an azure sea it matches anything you’ll find on the French Riviera. There are beautiful gardens and a palm tree lined promenade leading to a lively harbour and international marina with an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, shops, and quality restaurants.

Paignton – With gorgeous long sandy blue flag beaches, paddler friendly waters, a traditional pier and seafront alive with holiday fun there is no shortage of things to do, alternatively take a steam train ride (payable locally) along one of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in the country and through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie to the riverside station at Kingswear.

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Hull 06.00 23.00
Brough 06.20 22.40
Gilberdyke 06.30 22.30
Goole 06.50 22.10
Thorne North 07.10 21.50
Doncaster 07.40 21.20
Mexborough 07.50 21.10
Sheffield 08.10 20.50
Chesterfield 08.30 20.30
Derby 09.00 20.00

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

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £350

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) - £185

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.