Historic Cambridge Explorer
Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel
Bradford FS to Ely or Cambridge
Departs – Wednesday 04 April 2018
From Bradford FS, Leeds, Adwick and Doncaster.
One of our great university cities, Cambridge is not easy to access by direct train from the north of England, which means our heritage special gives the ideal opportunity to visit this historic city whilst travelling in comfort and style. Our lovingly restored coaches, with all seats at tables, will whisk you down the East Coast Main Line to Peterborough where we branch off, travelling through the flatlands of the east, towards Ely with its famous cathedral and finally our destination, Cambridge.
Ely: We expect around 3 hours in the beautiful "cathedral" city of Ely, which can be seen for many miles over the Fens before our arrival. Known locally as the 'Ship of the Fens' it is famous for its unique Octagon tower, which when lit can be seen for tens of miles. The Cathedral is also home to the only national museum dedicated to Stained Glass. If it's history you're interested in then Ely Museum, housed in the city's old gaol, is an excellent place to start.
Ely has a beautiful waterside area which is an attraction within itself, where you can explore the many cafes and antique shops, visit the Babylon Art Gallery or listen to music in Jubilee Gardens.
Cambridge: During our break you will have time to marvel at the architecture of the University of Cambridge, enjoy a walk alongside or even a punt (subject to availability) along the river Cam with the Bridge of Sighs and famous colleges lining the route.
Other attractions include Botanical Gardens, Museum of Cambridge, Church of St Mary the Great and, of course - as you would expect with such an historic city - Cambridge boasts an attractive centre with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants.
After our break, we rejoin our train for a relaxing journey home as we retrace our outward route back to Doncaster.
PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning, a selection of pastries with coffee mid journey and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.
FIRST CLASS: First Class passengers will be served a selection of Tulip Muffins, freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the outward journey and a savoury refreshment box followed by cake of the day and freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the return journey.
CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.
REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First Class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!
First Class and Premier 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