Departing From

  • Chesterfield,
  • Alfreton,
  • Ilkeston,
  • East Midlands Parkway,
  • Loughborough,
  • Leicester,
  • Narborough,
  • Hinckley,
  • Nuneaton,
  • Coleshill Parkway

This is a day tour to the beautiful West Country as our train travels through Bristol and the Somerset Levels onto the preserved West Somerset Railway – the longest heritage line in Britain, for a journey through the beautiful rolling Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast offering stunning views across the Bristol Channel. There will be an afternoon sightseeing break in either historic Dunster or the popular seaside resort of Minehead.

At Taunton we join the picturesque West Somerset Railway for a journey over the full length of the line passing Apple Orchards and sleepy country stations – travelling along the coastline we stop at Dunster where you may alight and take a 20 minute walk to visit the medieval village with its historic buildings, packhorse bridge, ancient Mill, tea rooms and Priory Church – towering above the village is Dunster Castle dating back to Norman times and now in the care of the National Trust.

Or continue to the popular seaside resort of Minehead with the station situated right on the promenade and pretty harbour only a short stroll away. There are cafes, tea rooms and restaurants in abundance and with picturesque coastal walks there is plenty to do during the two-hour afternoon break.

CONFIRMED TRAVEL TIMINGS

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Chesterfield 05.50 22.10
Alfreton 06.00 21.55
Ilkeston 06.20 21.45
East Midlands Parkway 06.45 21.25
Loughborough 06.55 21.10
Leicester 07.15 21.00
Narborough 07.40 20.45
Hinckley 07.50 20.35
Nuneaton 08.00 20.10
Coleshill Parkway 08.15 19.55

Destination Timings

STATION ARRIVES DEPARTS
Minehead 12.50 15.25
Dunster 12.45 15.30

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining
£395

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two is available at a supplement of £50 per person.

Bookings for parties of three passengers are accommodated at an ‘exclusive table for three’ with the fourth seat being unoccupied for your added privacy. A total supplement of £195 is applicable for this seating type.

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)
£195

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two is available at a supplement of £50 per person.

Bookings for parties of three passengers are accommodated at an ‘exclusive table for three’ with the fourth seat being unoccupied for your added privacy. A total supplement of £100 is applicable for this seating type.

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 and drinks for consumption during the journey