The journey is as important as the destination on the Flying Scotsman, with scenic views and the thrill of being aboard such an iconic steam engine.
Two new routes, departing from March next year, take passengers from London to Salisbury and London to Kent, respectively, tough through the southern landscape on the classic 1923 locomotive and pass close to Surrey’s borders in Hampshire.
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The Flying Scotsman has previously set two world records for steam towing, and has been described as the most famous steam locomotive in the world.
The route from London to Salisbury
The new route from London to Salisbury begins at Victoria Station in London before crossing the Grosvenor Bridge on the Thames and traveling towards Hampshire on the South West Main Line.
While traveling to Salisbury, passengers who have chosen to eat, have breakfast or brunch, which they can enjoy along with the atmospheric journey, in preparation for exploring all that the picturesque town has to offer.
While in town, passengers are free to roam around and discover the highlights of Salisbury. Salisbury is home to the tallest cathedral spire in England and hosts a number of fascinating architectural features to enjoy, including historic streets and alleys reminiscent of the Middle Ages.
Once the passengers have taken in all that the city has to offer, they board the Flying Scotsman again for the equally enjoyable return journey. Those who eat will enjoy a two-course evening meal along the way before eventually retiring to Victoria Station.
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The route from London to Canterbury
If you would rather cross Canterbury off your bucket list, then you can board the Flying Scotsman at Victoria Station and head towards the stunning scenery of Kent.
The outward-looking journey offers the same impeccable service and the historic environment with preserved interiors from a bygone era.
Once passengers reach Canterbury, they will have the opportunity to explore the city’s history from its iconic cathedral to its Roman walls and medieval gatehouses.
There are three different prices for traveling each route, with the option to board the beloved locomotive with or without the addition of dining.
Starting with the premium standard price of £ 119, this ticket will take you along the fascinating route of your choice in the open carriages of the 1960s, with free tea and coffee served all day. Passengers are also welcome to bring their own food and drink, or they can buy a variety of meals on board.
For those wishing to dine on board, there are two options, both of which serve breakfast and a set evening meal. The price for Premier Dining is £ 229 and hosts passengers in a 1960s wood-paneled carriage with a glass of Bucks Fizz. The Pullman Style Dining Award welcomes guests with a glass of champagne and orange juice on departure for £ 299.
On top of this, all passengers will receive a souvenir booklet with a map and details of their chosen route, so you have a memory to take home after your trip.
For more information on routes and how to book tickets, visit www.steamdreams.co.uk
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