Departing From

  • St Albans,
  • Luton,
  • Bedford,
  • Wellingborough,
  • Kettering,
  • Corby,
  • Oakham,
  • Melton Mowbray,
  • Loughborough,
  • East Midlands Parkway

Step aboard the Midland Pullman for a very special day tour through the Yorkshire Moors and Esk Valley to the historic fishing port of Whitby for an afternoon break.

We travel through the Vale of York, then along the East Coast route to Middlesbrough, and into vast open moorland, meandering through the magnificent forests and dales of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with its picturesque villages of honey sandstone, embattled castles & historic abbeys which has become famous as the setting for the TV drama ‘Heartbeat’ – to the ancient fishing town of Whitby, where around two hours will be available at your leisure.

The Esk Valley line is one of the hidden gems of the railway network.  It offers a succession of constant surprises and stunning views. Passing Sleights and Ruswarp to the beautiful fishing port of Whitby with its narrow-cobbled streets, bustling harbour and intriguing curio shops selling the famous Whitby jet jewellery. 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 dominating the skyline and inspired Bram Stoker to write his novel, Dracula.


St Albans 05.45 23.15
Luton 06.00 23.00
Bedford 06.15 22.45
Wellingborough 06.25 22.35
Kettering 06.35 22.25
Corby 06.45 22.15
Oakham 07.05 21.55
Melton Mowbray 07.20 21.40
Loughborough 07.40 21.20
East Midlands Parkway 08.00 21.00

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.