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Dinning with Distinction on The East Lancs Railway

Dining with Distinction on the East Lancs Railway

Wed 29 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2023: A Short Break Dining with Distinction on the East Lancs Railway with Johnsons Coaches

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Wednesday 29th November to Friday 1st December 2023


Join us on the East Lancashire Railway for a Festive lunch of Dining with Distinction, as we transport you back to a time of effortless elegance, style, sophistication and superb first-class service. We will also visit the beautiful historic Leighton Hall.


Look What’s Included:

  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating & Legroom

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • 2 nights half board

  • Dining with Distinction Luncheon & Train Ride on the East Lancs Railway

  • Guided Tour of Leighton Hall

  • Lunch Vouchers to the value of £9.50pp


Not included: Lunches on Thursday & Friday.



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Day 1

We head north to the East Lancs Railway, where we step on board one of the traditional, Pullman-style carriages - just like those on the Orient Express - and we’ll transport you back to when dining by train was the height of luxury. As you steam through the charming Lancashire countryside soaking up the picturesque panoramas, we’ll treat you to an indulgent meal and an experience you will never forget. In the afternoon we continue to our hotel for dinner and our 2-night stay.

Day 2

Join us today as we head to Leighton Hall in Carnforth. On arrival you will be treated to tea or coffee and mince pies in front of an open fire and will then be given a guided tour of the home of the famous Gillow furniture making family. Of course, the House will be dressed for Christmas and will give guests a glimpse of nostalgic Christmases gone by in the wonderful estate. Then, it is a short journey to Bay View Garden Centre, for free time in their Christmas Shop, plant area and restaurant, with stunning views over Morecambe Bay. We also include a £9.50 per person lunch voucher for this visit too.

Day 3

Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets return this winter offering mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city.

Your Hotel


4* The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, Nr Bolton

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa is a collection of 17th century farmhouses with breathtaking views of the West Pennine Moors. The hotel offers ground floor bedrooms but please note that the hotel is designed in a village layout with cobbled floors and no lift in the main hotel. There is a traditional restaurant that serves classic British cuisine and an extensive wine list. The Courtyard Bar offers a range of cocktails, light snacks and beverages. The Village Spa offers a range of luxury treatments. Spa facilities include a sauna, steam room and hydro pool, and there is also a modern gym and swimming pool. The hotel’s external wide-open spaces and extensive ground floor areas are ideal for a short getaway.



Duration, Departure Dates & Price

2 Nights

Wed 29 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2023



Tour Departs: 9:30am

Tour Returns: 6:30pm



Double for Sole Use: £60 | Holiday Insurance: £23

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)



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Henley Feeder Meet Point Liveridge House - Feeder Meeting Point
Joining main coach at Depot
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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