Departing From

  • Penzance,
  • St Erth,
  • Redruth,
  • Truro,
  • St Austell,
  • Bodmin Parkway

We are pleased to offer a memorable day tour recreating one of the great holiday excursions of the golden age of railway travel with a journey over Brunel’s iconic Royal Albert Bridge, through Devon and onto the preserved Paignton to Dartmouth Railway with time to discover the many charms of the ‘Torbay Riviera’ with an afternoon break in picturesque Dartmouth

We travel through maritime Plymouth and over the steeply graded Devon Banks offering views of Dartmoor and through Totnes to Newton Abbot, where the train reverses and takes the scenic coastal line through Torquay with views across to the Jurassic coast. At Paignton we join the preserved heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie then alongside the beautiful River Dart and into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth for a three-hour afternoon break.

There are antique shops, art galleries and cafes to explore – perhaps take a leisurely cruise onboard the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer ‘Kingswear Castle’. Following time to enjoy the beauty, splendour, and tranquillity of this picturesque town our train returns in the late afternoon along the famous sea wall at Dawlish as the sea keeps company with the train past Powderham Castle with views across the estuary to Exmouth.

CONFIRMED TRAVEL TIMINGS

STATION DEPARTS RETURNS
Penzance 08.00 21.30
St Erth 08.10 21.20
Redruth 08.25 21.05
Truro 08.40 20.50
St Austell 08.55 20.35
Bodmin Parkway 09.15 20.15

Destination Timings

STATION ARRIVES DEPARTS
Kingswear 12.00 16.40

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining
From £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)
From £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.