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Chester & York and the Saphos Classic Steam Train

Chester & York and the Saphos Classic Steam Train

Sun 2 to Tue 4 Jun 2024: A 3 Day Escorted Tour to Chester & York and the Saphos Classic Steam Train with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 4th June 2024




The moment you step aboard the exquisite Saphos Train you are transported back to the golden age of travel, surrounded by intricate marquetry and plush upholstery. Begin your day of splendour with a chilled glass of Buck’s Fizz, toasting the exceptional experience that awaits. - Liveried stewards will be on hand, offering unrivalled personal service to ensure every detail is satisfied. - A sumptuous full English or fish breakfast will be presented on the outward journey, alongside a selection of pastries and granola, using only the best produce specially selected for its quality. - Alight from the train and be whisked away to the enchanting city of York and a captivating visit to York Minster. A champagne reception and selection of expertly crafted canapes await your return to the train, while the on-board chefs prepare a culinary masterpiece showcasing the finest in British cuisine. - An exquisite five-course seasonal dinner will be served, including the Great British cheese board, biscuits, and chutneys – all accompanied by the Sommelier’s choice of a half-bottle of wine per person and concluded with tea, coffee and homemade petits fours for the finishing touch. - Return to your hotel carrying cherished memories of indulgence and splendour. 


Your Luxury Package Includes:

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with 'First Class Seating & Legroom'

  • Fully Reclining Seats

  • Complimentary on board hot and cold drinks

  • Free WiFi and USB Charging points.

  • Complimentary Gift Bag

  • One Speedy, Departure Point here at our Depot in Henley-in-Arden

  • Free Secure Parking

  • Reserved Coach Seating

  • 2 Nights hotel Stay

  • Sun 2 June: DBB in our Hotel (3 Course/3 Choice+ Tea/Coffee) + 2 Night Stay

  • Mon 3 June: Saphos Classic British Steam Train - Round Trip Travel from Chester to York behind a steam-hauled luxury train

  • Coach excursion & entrance to York Minster plus a little free time in York. 

  • On our return to the train enjoy a champagne reception with canapes - 5 Course Set Dinner including the 'Great British Cheese Board with biscuits & chutneys  - Half Bottle of Wine per person. Concluded with tea, coffee and homemade petits fours for the finishing touch.

  • Tue 4 June: Breakfast at our Hotel before departure.

  • Entrance to Tatton Park on Return Journey (Free Flow Visit)


We travel north to historic Chester. Free time at leisure to explore the unique ‘Rows’ of two-tiered shops, take a stroll around the City Walls before checking into the 4* Grosvenor Pulford Hotel for our 2-night stay. Dinner tonight will be taken in a hotel restaurant.


We drive to Chester Railway Station, where we join the luxurious Saphos Classic Steam hauled train for a day trip to York.

Your Journey

On-board Saphos our Train, the Pullman Dining carriage, evoking elegance of a bygone era. Unravel the allure of a bygone era on a once-in-a-lifetime journey from Chester to York, steeped in elegance, sophistication, and unbridled glamour aboard the Saphos, one of Britain’s most luxurious trains, as seen on Channel 4. Settle into meticulously restored 1920s carriages hauled by an authentic steam locomotive, where liveried stewards ensure every detail in an ambiance of pure opulence. Begin your journey with a sumptuous full English or fish breakfast with pastries, artfully crafted with attention to detail and savoured while the breathtaking landscapes glide by. Disembark in world-famous York, a city oozing with charm, where we include a visit to the historic and marvellous York Minster.

On our return journey we are served an exquisite five-course seasonal dinner accompanied by the Sommelier’s choice of a half-bottle of wine per person.

Upon our return to Chester our coach will be waiting to whisk us back to our hotel for our overnight stay.


Departing after breakfast we uncover the magnificent Tatton Park. Spanning over 1,000 acres, is Britain’s most complete historic estate. The centrepiece is the majestic Tatton Hall, an elegant neoclassical mansion, standing as a testament to the opulence of its former residents. Visitors are invited to wander through its lavishly furnished rooms, adorned with fine art and period décor, offering a glimpse into the lives of the highly influential Egerton family. Surrounding the hall lies the 50-acre Tatton Gardens, featuring meticulously landscaped formal gardens, tranquil lakes, vibrant floral displays that change with the seasons and the enchanting Japanese Garden, serving as inspiration for even the most casual gardener. We return home during the early afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Nr Chester

Escape into the tranquil Chesire countryside, where the 4* Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa awaits. Combining traditional elegance with contemporary amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a pool, spa and gym, the Grosvenor Pulford allows guests to surrender to serenity. The hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Chester's historical centre and marginally east of the Welsh border. Wander through the immaculate hotel grounds and surrounding footpaths and marvel at the beauty of an exquisite British landscape.



Duration, Dates and Prices:

Sun 2 - Tue 4 Jun 2024

2 Nights




Single Occupancy Supplement: £130  


Initial Booking Deposit £75pp  


Travel Insurance: £29.50

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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