Departing From

  • Finsbury Park,
  • Hertford North,
  • Stevenage,
  • Letchworth Garden City,
  • Royston,
  • Cambridge,
  • Ely,
  • March,
  • Peterborough,
  • Grantham

We are pleased to offer this incredibly special tour as we travel through the Vale of York, then along the East Coast route to Middlesbrough, and into the vast open moorland.  We meander through the magnificent forests and dales of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with its picturesque villages of honey sandstone, embattled castles & historic abbeys to the ancient fishing town of Whitby, where around two hours will be available at your leisure.

The Esk Valley line is widely considered to be one of the hidden gems of the railway network.  It offers a succession of stunning views along its 36 miles from Middlesbrough to the traditional fishing port of Whitby. Leaving urban life behind we journey into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park passing isolated communities and beside the River Esk to the beautiful fishing port of Whitby with its narrow-cobbled streets, bustling harbour, and intriguing curio shops.

During your stay consider enjoying the best fish n chips in Britain and walk it off by climbing the 199 steps that lead from the old town up to the ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey which dominates the skyline and inspired Bram Stoker to write his novel, Dracula.

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Finsbury Park 06.00 21.10
Hertford North 06.40 20.25
Stevenage 06.55 20.15
Letchworth Garden City 07.00 20.10
Royston 07.15 20.05
Cambridge 07.30 19.50
Ely 07.45 19.35
March 08.05 19.15
Peterborough 08.25 19.00
Grantham 08.45 18.40

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

Classes of Travel

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)

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)