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Saturday 28th January 2023



This brand new First Class-only ‘Winter Wonderland’ itinerary offers a chance to experience the very best that UK Railtours and Creative Rail Dining offer. January can be pretty grim – freezing temperatures, miserable weather and the post-Christmas lull mean you might not even want to get off the train – so why bother? 

This tour is something just ‘that little bit different’ compared to our usual fare, and perfectly suited to the short winter days. Beginning at Peterborough, we head south and call at Stevenage, Potters Bar and Finsbury Park. A leisurely start time means you won’t even need to wake up in the dark before making your way to your preferred joining station to be greeted onboard with a glass of perfectly chilled sparkling wine.

Once everyone has joined, sit back and relax as we whisk you on a circular tour of London and the south Midlands, taking in many notable landmarks as they glisten in the crisp winter air. Historic Camden Market and Roundhouse, the impressive Wembley Stadium, the gothic spire of the ruined St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry rising over its modern replacement, and the vast National Exhibition Centre on the outskirts of Birmingham to name but a few.

You’ll be treated to a sumptuous six-course lunch, freshly prepared onboard by Graham Osborne and his chefs and expertly served at your First Class seat by Paul Brooks and Julie Osborne and their team of stewards. We’ve worked with Graham, Julie and Paul for many years now and they’ll be familiar to many of you. There is no more experienced team of railway catering professionals in the entire country!

This photoshoot was done around fifteen years ago (we think!) – they don’t look this young any more but the food is just as good! (Bonus points if you can figure out where it these were taken)

We know from your feedback that many of you appreciate the opportunity to speak with us onboard, and that you may have a lot of questions about our tours and our plans for the future given the turbulent times we find ourselves in. Throughout the day Liz and Simon, ably assisted by our Senior Train Managers, will be making sure that everyone gets as much time as they need to ask us anything at all (ideally about railtours, but we’ll happily talk about anything!)

After lunch is enjoyed, sit back and relax (perhaps with an postprandial liqueur?) as we whisk you back towards home as the evening draws in. All good things must come to an end as we say our farewells, setting down at Finsbury Park, Potters Bar and Stevenage before the train comes to a final halt at Peterborough.

NEW! – Thanks to popular demand we have added a small number of First Class Non-Dining seats on this winter excursion! Sit back in your First Class seat and watch the landscapes fly by, and enjoy complementary tea or coffee from our buffet car. Sample the wide range of food and drinks we have onboard, or why not bring a picnic to enjoy?

First Class Dining includes a glass of chilled sparkling wine and a six-course lunch. A buffet car is available for those in First Class Non-Dining, which on this tour will also include free tea or coffee.

First Class Non Dining£129Very Limited
First Class Dining£249Limited
First Class Dining Party of Four£976Very Limited


Potters Bar11.1517.52
Finsbury Park11.3217.32


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