– New route for 2023: London Victoria circular through Kent and along the White Cliffs of Dover
– Three classes of travel: Pullman Style Dining, First Class & Premium Standard
– New elevated dining led by Executive Chef, Nicholas Allen
The Steam Dreams Rail. Co, the provider of unique and magical steam train journeys, launches its quintessential Garden of England Lunchtime Tour through Kent this month.
Starting with its inaugural departure on Thursday, 22nd June through to 29th August 2023, the lunch tour will depart from London’s Victoria Station at 10:00 for a five-hour journey, returning at 15:00.
A new route for 2023, this picturesque tour hauled by the iconic Mayflower 61306, will steam out of London before reaching the Kent countryside with its breath-taking landscapes. The train will then cut eastward through the North Downs and head towards the North Kent coast before descending to meet the South Coast at Dover and steaming beneath the famous White Cliffs alongside the English Channel before turning northwards for the return to London.
Juliet Soley from Steam Dreams commented: ‘We are very excited to be launching this stunning new summer route through some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer.’
Soley added: ‘Passengers love the nostalgic experience travelling by steam train affords. This coupled with its luxurious interiors reminiscent of a bygone era, locally sourced menus with an exciting array of dishes (for those choosing the dining option) and stunning scenery makes for a magical day out, creating memories to last a lifetime.’
Visitors can choose to travel in one of three classes of travel: Pullman Style Dining, First Class and Premium Standard.
Pullman Style Dining offers the epitome of vintage steam travel with the highest level of service and comfort. Passengers will be seated in stunning carriages with elegant armchair seating around tables for two or four, elegantly laid with crisp linen and embellished with fine crockery, fresh flowers, and glassware.
Those indulging in Pullman Style Dining will be welcomed on board with a glass of Champagne whilst being tantalized by the aromas and heavenly flavours from the newly elevated dining experience which presents a bespoke, seasonal three-course menu meticulously designed by Executive Chef, Nicholas Allen and prepared on-board. The menu abounds with delicious, locally sourced seasonal produce, inspired by the regional cuisine of our route.
First Class offers a lighter option whilst seated in the same luxurious carriages. Guests will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a savoury snack box to be enjoyed while taking in spectacular views of the passing countryside, from cushioned armchair style seats.
In Premium Standard seating is configured in tables of four with large picture windows offering stunning views. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available. There is a choice of refreshments at hand to purchase from the buffet bar. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnics on-board.
Dining options from £195 per person in Pullman Style Dining. £125 per person in First Class and Premium Standard tickets from £79 per person.
For further information and to book call 01483 209888 or visit www.steamdreams.co.uk