The Winchester Pullman
Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel
The Winchester Pullman
Doncaster to Winchester
Departs – Wednesday 10 April 2019
From Doncaster, Retford, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, Huntingdon, and St Neots.
On this day 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 arrive 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 Arthur´s 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 Dining On the outward journey passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complimentary Buck's Fizz plus elevenses or light lunch (depending on finalised timings). Champagne and canapés followed by a delicious four course dinner accompanied by a quarter bottle of wine, will be served on the return journey.
Pullman First Class passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward leg and freshly made sandwiches, a scone, jam and butter will be served on the return journey. To accompany this, there will be a complimentary service of tea and coffee on both journeys.
Standard and First Class passengers will have access to a buffet for the purchase of tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!
First Class, Pullman First Class and Pullman 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.