DEPARTING FROM: Preston (08.00/21.30) Wigan North Western (08.20/21.10) Warrington Bank Quay (08.40/20.50) Hartford (08.50/20.30) Crewe (09.30/20.00) Stafford (10.00/19.30)
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
Travel in style on our steam hauled train to enjoy a wonderful day out to Stratford-upon-Avon, one of England’s most historic and vibrant towns. Situated in the heart of the Midlands on the River Avon Stratford is today most famous as the home of Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare whose birthplace is a “must see”, as is Anne Hathaway’s cottage. The train is diesel hauled by a heritage locomotive to Crewe where one of our famous steam locomotives takes over for a fast run down the West Coast main line through Stafford and Walsall and then through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside for a lunchtime arrival at historic Stratford-upon-Avon.
Dating from Tudor times, Stratford still looks like a small half-timbered market town and there are many fantastic areas to explore, all within easy walking distance of the station which is why visitors flock back year after year. From quaint side streets with unique curio shops to open parkland along the river, there’s something for everyone. There is a good range of coffee houses and tea rooms to rest those weary feet and why not visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Butterfly Farm or take an open top bus tour.
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’
There are 3 different classes of travel available, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:
Standard Class – £95 FULLY BOOKED
Early booking discount price – £65*
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 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
Early booking discount price – £99*
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 – £250
Early booking discount price – £199*
Includes the service of full English breakfast, morning tea/coffee & biscuits and three 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 with the finest crockery 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 £20 per person in First Class &
*The early booking discount price applies to bookings made up to 30 days prior to travel, after this time the full fare will be charged
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.