Ride the Giants of Steam with short break specialist Superbreak!
November 19, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsVisit the historic city of York during its famous Christmas festival, the St Nicholas Fayre. The streets are bustling with colourful stalls groaning with fine food and wine, unusual gifts and traditional crafts for all the family. You can also enjoy the National Railway Museum’s free Christmas event, Old Time Christmas, with seasonal music, theatre and a special visit from Santa.
Short break specialist Superbreak is working with The National Railway Museum in York to offer the rare opportunity to ‘Ride the Giants of Steam’. For the first time in 30 years, it will be possible to travel from London to York hauled by the famous engine such as Green Arrow, Sir Lamiel or Lord Nelson whilst you relax in classic railway carriages. Combine the thrill of steam travel with a visit to York’s Christmas Markets and the popular National Railway Museum.
The ‘York Festive Flyer’ departs London Kings Cross on Saturday 25 November at 7am and is steam hauled all the way to York. The return journey is by heritage diesel hauled engine and arrives back at 9pm. Therefore overnight accommodation is included both before and after the journey. Both first and standard class packages are available – the first class option includes full English breakfast and four course meal on the return whilst the standard class option allows the freedom to purchase hot drinks and light refreshments from the buffet car.
The First Class package sees you arrive at the four star Hotel Russell on Russell Square on 24 November for a relaxing night before joining the York Festive Flyer at Kings Cross at 7am. Travel first class to York with full English breakfast on your journey up. Spend the day exploring York before returning that evening. A four course dinner is included on the way back to London as well as overnight accommodation on 25 November.
The Standard Class package sees you arrive at the four star Hotel Russell on Russell Square on 24 November for a relaxing night before joining the York Festive Flyer at Kings Cross at 7am. Travel standard class to York and spend the day exploring York before returning that evening. Refreshments can be purchased onboard and overnight accommodation on 25 November is also included.
Superbreak is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holidaybreak plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at www.holidaybreak.co.uk.
Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain for the leisure traveller. Superbreak hold allocations of rooms at all hotels and we can book up to and including the day of departure. For more information or to book call Superbreak on 01904 644455
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