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The Winchester Pullman

Saturday 23 May 2020

Doncaster to Winchester

Departing: Doncaster, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Sleaford, Spalding
Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel aboard our beautifully restored land cruise train 'Spirit of the Lakes'

This trip replaces the one planned for the 7th April 2020. Today our comfortable Pullman train will take us on a fascinating journey around London to enjoy free time in the attractive and historic city of Winchester which can also boast of once being England's capital city.

After departure from Doncaster and picking up as detailed we head south along the East Coast route before leaving the main line just before Kings Cross to take the high level route around London. This route offers fascinating views across our capital as we thread our way through the complicated system of junctions and commuter lines which criss cross our capital city. Continuing south we expect to arrive in Winchester around midday to enjoy a break of three to four hours.

Winchester is a very attractive city with many beautiful buildings and museums to enjoy. You may wish to take a stroll along the River Itchen or perhaps visit the famous Cathedral. Alternatively take a look inside the great hall where hangs King Arthurs Round Table and if the Arthurian legend is of interest then do no forget that Winchester has many links to the great King. There is even a city walk from King Arthurs statue in the Broadway to his last known resting place beneath Hyde Abbey Garden. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

After our time in Winchester we retrace our route around London and on to home stations expecting to arrive back mid to late evening.


Pullman DiningPullman First ClassFirst ClassStandard Class

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.

Station Outward Return
Doncaster TBC TBC
Gainsborough TBC TBC
Lincoln TBC TBC
Sleaford TBC TBC
Spalding TBC TBC
Winchester TBC TBC
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