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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

Saturday 13 May 2017

Departing from: Crewe (05.30/23.30) Chester (06.00/23.00) Wrexham General (06.20/22.40) Ruabon (06.35/22.25) Gobowen (06.45/22.15) Shrewsbury (07.00/22.00) Wellington (07.20/21.40) Telford (07.30/21.30) Wolverhampton (07.55/21.05) Tame Bridge Parkway (08.10/20.50) Birmingham New Street (08.25/20.35) Barnt Green (08.45/20.15)

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

TRAIN FULLY BOOKED

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Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through pretty Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ with an afternoon sightseeing break in either Torquay or Paignton. Passing Powderham Castle and travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to the Jurassic Coast our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and alongside beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company with the railway all the way to Newton Abbot.

There is a choice of two destinations in which to relax before ‘The Statesman’ returns homeward in the late afternoon.

Torquay – One of Britain’s top tourist resorts and a jewel in the English Rivera crown made popular by the Victorians with sparkling white Villas perched on verdant hilltops overlooking pure sandy beaches and an azure sea it matches anything you’ll find on the French Riviera. There are beautiful gardens and a palm tree lined promenade leading to a lively harbour and international marina with an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, shops and quality restaurants.

Paignton – There is no shortage of things to do with gorgeous long sandy blue flag beaches, paddler friendly waters, a traditional pier and seafront alive with holiday fun, alternatively visit the award winning Paignton Zoo or take a steam train ride (payable locally) along one of Britain’s most idyllic stretches of coastline through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie then beside the beautiful River Dart to the riverside station at Kingswear.

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