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BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN

Saturday 15 September 2018

Departing from: Ely (06.40/21.45) March (07.00/21.20) Peterborough (07.30/20.55) Stamford (07.50/20.35) Oakham (08.10/20.15) Melton Mowbray (08.20/20.05) Loughborough (08.55/19.40) East Midlands Parkway (09.10/19.25) Ilkeston (09.40/19.05) Alfreton (09.50/18.55) Chesterfield (10.10/18.40)

All timings shown above are approximate and should be treated as a guide only – Tickets and confirmed final timings will be forwarded by post and you should receive these no later than 7 days prior to departure

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We present a scenic journey to the spectacular and beautiful North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors to the historic city of Durham or onward to Newcastle for an afternoon sightseeing break. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in Durham, Newcastle - or an optional visit to the award winning Beamish Open Air Museum.

On arrival at historic Durham, which has been voted as ‘the best city in the UK’ around four hours will be available at leisure to enjoy the many delights with its cobbled streets, Norman Cathedral & dramatic Castle that were founded in 1072 and today are a World Heritage Site as they stand high above the River Wear where relaxing cruises and riverside walks are available – The city is alive with boutiques, galleries, museums and shops selling local food.

Our train continues to the city of Newcastle situated on the bank of the River Tyne with its seven bridges the oldest of which was erected in 1849. There is the vibrant shopping centre, castle & cathedral to explore in the three hours available – or perhaps take the ‘Metro’ to the various historic attractions and sandy beaches at Whitley Bay.

Alternatively, enjoy an exclusive visit to the award winning Beamish Museum which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited:
Beamish Open Air Museum
Leaving the train at Durham road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the award winning 300 acre Beamish Museum for a totally unique day out. It’s a vast, living, working experience of life as it was in the North East of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s where the past comes to life with costumed guides and the opportunity to travel by Tram or omnibus to the Town, Colliery Village, Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and a 1825 Railway complete with the Puffing Billy locomotive. Perhaps enjoy a pint in the restored Sun Inn or sample traditional fish n’ chips cooked on an Edwardian coal fired range.
Supplement....£30 per person

There are 4 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of 4 with bookings for 2 seated side by side and single bookings normally allocated an aisle seat - a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £80 Party of 4.....£300

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits are included and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £150 Party of 4......£580
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Premier Dining
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 in First class carriages with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. A full English breakfast and four course dinner will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available.
Adult: £255 Party of 4.....£1000
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Pullman Dining
This is the ultimate travel experience – seating is in our refurbished Pullman style umber & cream wood panelled carriages offering additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows with seating at tables of of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with fine crockery and glassware. The ticket price includes 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. On the return journey you will be welcomed back on board with a glass of chilled champagne and a selection of tempting canapés will be served followed by a four course dinner with ¼ bottle of house wine, and coffee with petits fours. An ‘at seat’ drinks service is available for purchase throughout the day.
Adult: £285 Party of 4.....£1120
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Premier and Pullman Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years