DEPARTING FROM: Leicester (07.15/19.45) Narborough (07.25/19.35) Hinckley (07.35/19.25) Nuneaton (07.45/19.15) Tamworth (08.00/19.00) Lichfield Trent Valley (08.10/18.50) Rugeley Trent Valley (08.20/18.40) Stafford (08.40/18.20) Crewe (09.30/17.30)
All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change – Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure
Enjoy a day out to the beautiful North Wales coast as our train travels on a 200-mile steam hauled return journey from Crewe across the pretty Cheshire Plain, through Chester and along the delightful Welsh shoreline, known for its stunning beaches with sweeping views of the Dee Estuary, Irish Sea, historic castles, Snowdonia Mountains and finally crossing the Menai Strait with a fast run across Anglesey to the Port of Holyhead for an afternoon break.
The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’
The choice of destinations includes:
A small but lively city and university town, Bangor has a Cathedral with ancient roots this religious site can be traced back to the 6th century. The former Bishop’s Palace has been refurbished as the new home for the museum and gallery. A good shopping centre too along what’s reputed to be Wales’s longest High Street. Visit Penrhyn Castle, the National Trust mansion set in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of town, and nearby Greenwood Forest Park, a popular family attraction.
The port of Holyhead is the busiest UK Irish ferry port and is home to the largest seagoing ferry in the world. The town centre offers several good places to eat and shop. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit where you can learn more about the 100 or so shipwrecks that have taken place in the vicinity and perhaps stroll down to South Stack Lighthouse and there are also excellent coastal walks at the Breakwater Country Park.
There are 3 different classes of travel available, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:
Standard Class – £95
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four with bookings for two persons seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat whilst bookings for one person are normally allocated an aisle seat. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks, sandwiches and alcoholic drinks.
First Class – £145
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four, or table of two offering additional legroom, wide cushioned seats, curtains and large picture windows. Toilet facilities are available in each carriage and a complimentary service of tea/coffee & biscuits are included in the price and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks and alcoholic drinks.
Premier Dining – £260
Includes the service of full English breakfast, morning tea/coffee & biscuits and four course dinner. Seating is arranged the same as First Class around a table of four or table of two laid with crisp linen and dressed in the finest crockery, fresh flowers and glassware. Meals are prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.
Premier Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years
Seats at a guaranteed window table for 2 are available at a supplement of £25 per person in First Class & Premier Dining
We are unable to cater for special dietary requirements other than a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please see our full terms & conditions here for further details https://saphostrains.com/booking-conditions/
To make a booking just select the joining station from the drop-down menu and enter the number of seats required in the quantity box.
*The contents of the cakes may contain traces of the following allergens: Milk, Egg, Soya, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cracked Rye, Flax Seeds, Millet, Barley, Wheat, Sulphur Dioxide, Sulphites, Lupin and Mustard. WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES OF CELEBRATION CAKES TO PURCHASE.
** Hand tied arrangement. If you would prefer specific colours, please indicate this in the ‘Special Requests’ box at the Check Out stage. Our florists will endeavour to meet your colour requirements, but this cannot be guaranteed due to seasonal availability.