The Royal Windsor Express
Holyhead to Windsor
Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel
Holyhead to Windsor
Departs – Wednesday 03 May 2017
From Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester & Crewe.
After picking up across North Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire our vintage diesel hauled service journies down the English Shires along the West Coast Mainline before crossing London and the River Thames. Journeying a little south then Westerly we continue to Windsor, home of Britain´s most famous Castle and Legoland!
WINDSOR & ETON: We expect a break of up to about 4 hours (at Riverside station) in Windsor allowing a visit to your choice of local attractions or perhaps a Riverbank walk. Windsor Castle survived the tumultuous period of the English Civil War, when it was used as a military headquarters for Parliamentary forces and a prison for Charles I. During the Restoration, Charles II rebuilt much of Windsor Castle with the help of architect Hugh May, creating a set of extravagant, Baroque interiors that are still admired. After a period of neglect during the 18th century, George III and George IV renovated and rebuilt Charles II's palace at colossal expense, producing the current design of the State Apartments, full of Rococo, Gothic and Baroque furnishings. Victoria made minor changes to the castle, which became the centre for royal entertainment for much of her reign. Windsor Castle was used as a refuge for the royal family during the bombing campaigns of the Second World War and survived a fire in 1992. It is a popular tourist attraction, a venue for hosting state visits, and Elizabeth II's preferred weekend home.
PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning, a selection of pastries with coffee mid journey and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.
FIRST CLASS: Outward Journey: Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas served with warm Danish pastries. Return Journey: Warm vegetable & cheese tartlet together with chunky coleslaw salad, Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas served with Trio of cakes and fancies.
CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.
REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!
First Class and Premier Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.
The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion
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