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Our third tour to Edinburgh at Christmas starts from Peterborough and offers passengers along the East Coast Main Line the chance to travel north of the border in style to enjoy all the pre-Christmas attactions of Scotland's beautiful capital city aboard our luxurious Pullman train 'The Spirit of the Lakes'.
Edinburgh is one of our most popular destinations and there is no wonder. First there is the journey north with the stunning scenery of the east coast to admire as the train rushes along the cliff tops giving spectacular sea views from the train. Then there are the attractions of Edinburgh which include the famous castle, numerous museums, galleries and the shops of Princess Street, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. At Christmas time there are also two bustling Christmas markets and an ice rink in the park. Add to all this the lights and decorations that you would expect of a capital city at this time of year and you have the perfect combination for a great day out.
Departure from Peterborough should be at around 0630 with a break in Edinburgh of around three hours. Arrival back into Peterborough should be approximately 2230
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Pullman Dining: Passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complementary Bucks Fizz plus elevenses or light lunch (depending on finalised timings) on the outward journey. A delicious four course evening meal preceded by canapés and Champagne will be served on the return journey. Dinner will be accompanied with a half bottle of wine per person. We kindly ask that passengers do not consume their own alcoholic drinks in Premier Dining Class.
We are able to offer a vegetarian menu with 7 days advance notification but regretfully we are unable to offer any other special dietary requirements (i.e. nut allergy, vegan, gluten free diets etc).
Pullman First Class: Passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward journey and sandwiches and scone on the return run, this will be accompanied by a service of tea or coffee.
First Class: The carriage is traditional First Class seating with more legroom and width than standard class. The seating is six seats across each row set out as a table for two and a table of four. Although food and beverages are not included in this class of travel, First Class passengers will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!
Standard: Our Standard Class carriages offer the same train experience at exceptional value for money. All our standard class passengers travel in refurbished vintage Mark I or Mark II coaches and will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of teas, coffees and light snacks.
Supplement for a private table for two in first class and dining £20.00 per passenger. Fares are subject to a £3.75 booking fee.