Departing From

  • Ayr,
  • Troon,
  • Kilmarnock,
  • New Cumnock,
  • Kirkconnel,
  • Dumfries,
  • Annan,
  • Gretna Green,
  • Carlisle

This very special tour includes a journey over two spectacular routes the majestic Settle to Carlisle railway, with 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. And the beautiful Hadrian line between Carlisle and Newcastle as we follow the route of the pretty River Tyne.

Our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines and the sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with stunning views of the three peaks. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the Aire Valley and past the market town of Skipton, then on to the historic city of York for a sightseeing break of around three hours.

York

A city of extraordinary historical wealth with a magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls enclosing a medieval spider’s web of narrow streets. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. The modern, tourist-oriented city has numerous attractions to explore including the Jorvik Centre and superb National Railway Museum.

 

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Ayr 07.30 21.50
Troon 07.40 21.40
Kilmarnock 07.55 21.25
New Cumnock 08.25 20.55
Kirkconnel 08.45 20.35
Dumfries 09.05 20.15
Annan 09.10 20.00
Gretna Green 09.20 19.50
Carlisle 09.50 19.30

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.