Departing Hull around 0600 we make our way west towards Leeds and then north through Skipton to Settle junction where we join the route of the famous Settle to Carlisle line. Enjoying the magnificent scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, we pass over the towering Ribblehead Viaduct and on through Dent towards Appleby and the impressive Eden Valley. After marvelling at the white waters of the Eden Gorge we arrive into Carlisle where we expect to break for around two hours. Carlisle is an attractive city with ancient city gates and pedestrianised centre close by the station.
Our return journey offers scenery which matches and at times may even surpass that of the Settle to Carlisle line. Our Pullman train hugs the coast as we make our way through Whitehaven, Seascale and Ravenglass offering sweeping sea views to the west and the rugged mountain scenery of the English Lakes to the east. The stunning vistas continue as we then swing east and run alongside Morecambe Bay passing through the resorts of Ulverston and Grange over Sands. After enjoying some of the finest scenery England has to offer we then return across country to home stations with memories to savour, expecting to arrive into Hull around 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 a glass of Champagne and finished off with petit fours will be served on the return journey. Dinner will be accompanied with a quarter bottle of wine per person. We kindly ask that passengers do not consume their own alcoholic drinks in Pullman/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.