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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN

Saturday 19 May 2018

Departing from: Nottingham (06.00/22.50) Beeston (06.10/22.40) Long Eaton (06.20/22.30) Derby (06.45/22.20) Tutbury & Hatton (07.00/21.55) Uttoxeter (07.15/21.40) Stoke-on-Trent (07.35/21.20) Kidsgrove (07.45/21.10) Congleton (07.55/21.00) Macclesfield (08.10/20.45) Stockport (08.30/20.25) Manchester Victoria (09.10/19.50) Bolton (09.40/19.20)

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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This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with a backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Ribblehead Viaduct, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with stunning views of the three peaks. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and the pretty Westmorland market town of Appleby, then on to the border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime break of around two hours.

We return around the longest and most scenic coastal line in England – the beautiful twisting Cumbrian coast route hugs the coastline offering spectacular views across the Solway Firth and towards the Isle of Man, passing through historic Whitehaven, pretty Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the background of the Lake District Mountains aglow with the setting sun.

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