Departing From

  • London St Pancras,
  • St Albans City,
  • Luton,
  • Bedford,
  • Wellingborough,
  • Kettering,
  • Market Harborough,
  • Leicester

This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering – including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.

Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines with the prospect of snow-covered mountains glistening in the winter sunlight. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Ribblehead Viaduct, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with stunning views of the three peaks. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and the pretty Westmorland market town of Appleby, then on to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime break of around two hours.

Our return journey  is over the Cumbrian Fells with views of the Lakeland Mountains and through the Lune Gorge, thence passing historic Lancaster and through Preston where we take the line over the Pennine Moors with the climb to Copy Pit Summit and through steeply sided Calder Valley to Wakefield.

CONFIRMED TRAVEL TIMINGS

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
London St Pancras 06.00 22.25
St Albans City 06.20 22.00
Luton 06.30 21.50
Bedford 06.45 21.35
Wellingborough 07.00 21.00
Kettering 07.10 21.00
Market Harborough 07.20 20.50
Leicester 07.35 20.30

Classes of Travel

First Class (non-dining) - £155

Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four, or table of two. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a complimentary service of tea/coffee & light snacks are included. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks. Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £35 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use. (Minimum Booking 2 persons)

Pullman Dining - £310

Seating is arranged at tables of four, or two, laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with the finest crockery, fresh flowers and glassware. On a typical one day tour the service includes a full English Breakfast accompanied with glass of chilled bucks fizz served with old-fashioned, courteous attention by your personal carriage steward, followed by a late morning tea/coffee service with pastries. Following an afternoon stop for sightseeing you will be welcomed back on board with a glass of chilled champagne and selection of tempting canapés as you look forward to the gastronomic journey ahead comprising of a sumptuous four course dinner, lovingly created by our brigade of chefs and accompanied by a half bottle of house wine. Your memorable journey concludes with the service of coffee & Petits Fours. An extensive range of drinks including aperitifs, fine wines, champagne, and liquors is available for purchase throughout the day. Covid-19 Social Distancing Seating – Bookings of two passengers will be seated together at a ‘guaranteed window table for two’ with a mandatory supplement of £35 per person charged. Bookings of three or four passengers are seated at a shared table and charged the normal per seat price, with the adjacent table remaining out of use. (Minimum Booking 2 persons)