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EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

Saturday 2 December 2017

Departing from: Holyhead (05.55/23.30) Llanfairpwll (06.20/23.10) Bangor (06.30/23.00) Llandudno Jct (06.55/22.35) Colwyn Bay (07.05/22.30) Rhyl (07.20/22.15) Prestatyn (07.30/22.10) Flint (07.45/21.50) Chester (08.10/21.30) Frodsham (08.30/21.10) Warrington Bank Quay (08.45/20.55) Wigan North Western (08.55/20.40) Preston (09.20/20.20)

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 are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as our train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

Following departure from your local station ‘The Statesman’ whisks us north on a spectacular journey over the border and through the beautiful Scottish lowlands for an arrival into Edinburgh Waverley station around 13.20 and an afternoon break of around 3 hours. The station is located just below one of the UK’s most historic and popular shopping areas – Princes Street, with its beautifully lit trees and international stores on one side and a traditional German & Scottish Highland Christmas Market on the other.

There is something for everyone in this truly enchanting city with numerous attractions all within easy walking distance – from the giant Christmas wheel that lights up the sky high above the festive gardens, a stroll down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle. Scotland’s capital has everything and what makes it even better at this time of year is the magical combination of festive lights, Christmas events and the unique yuletide atmosphere.

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 with groups of four allocated two window and two aisle seats. Bookings for two persons are seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat whilst bookings for one person are allocated an aisle seat. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks, sandwiches and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £90 Party of 4.....£340

First Class
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four or table of two offering additional legroom, wide cushioned seats, curtains and large picture windows. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a complimentary service of tea/coffee & biscuits are included in the price and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Adult: £140 Party of 4......£540
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Premier Dining
Seating is arranged the same as first class around a table of four or table of two laid with crisp linen and dressed with the finest crockery and glassware. Meals are prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards with a typical one day tour featuring a full English breakfast, late morning tea/coffee & biscuits and a three or four course dinner. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.
Adult: £240 Party of 4.....£940
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

Pullman Dining
This is the ultimate travel experience with an enhanced level of service – seating is in our refurbished Pullman style umber & cream wood panelled carriages offering additional legroom, wide deep cushioned seats, curtains and large picture windows with seating arranged at tables of four or two laid with crisp linen and fully dressed with the finest crockery and glassware. On a typical one day tour 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 selection of tempting canapés followed by a three or four course dinner with a quarter bottle of house wine, followed by coffee & Petits Fours. An ‘at seat’ drinks service is available for purchase throughout the day.
Adult: £265 Party of 4.....£1040
Guaranteed window tables for 2 supplement £25 per person

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