First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out

We are excited to launch our new ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’ package, offering the chance of a luxury day out in our brand new Pullman First Class carriage, ‘Gwyrfai’...

The arrival of Autumn would traditionally have signalled a busy period for our on-board catering staff as they would begin to prepare our renowned ‘Pullman Afternoon Tea’ experiences.

However, this Autumn, we have been busy designing an alternative ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’, which will act as a provisional substitute for our traditional ‘Pullman Afternoon Teas’.

We are excited to launch our new ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’ package, offering the chance of a luxury day out in our brand new Pullman First Class carriage, ‘Gwyrfai’ on our Welsh Highland Railway ‘Back to Beddgelert’ service from 26th September.

Please note, our ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’ package will only be available on our ‘Back to Beddgelert’ service between Caernarfon – Beddgelert. The package will not be available on our ‘Heritage Trains’ service from Porthmadog – Tan Y Bwlch.

This new package will be priced at £175 for two people travelling together.

Perspex screens have been tastefully added to the carriage to provide five bays of armchair seating at tables for up to four passengers travelling together as a group.

This beautifully finished carriage, generously funded by members of the Welsh Highland Railway Society and built in our own workshops, gives the feeling of the Orient Express right in the middle of Snowdonia.

In addition, our lovely hampers, created with care and attention, deliver great refreshments in safety and comfort.

To book a ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’ package, please click here.

*Customers who have already booked an original ‘Pullman Afternoon Tea’ can transfer their original booking to a new ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’ package by calling our Booking Office.

Please see the ‘First Class Luxury Pullman Day Out’ schedule here:

1015:

Arrive at Caernarfon station where you will be met by your host and escorted to Caffi De Winton for a welcome morning coffee & biscuits and your complimentary Guide Book.

1045:

Collect your Pullman Hamper before you get onto the train. You will recognise the unique Pullman Carriage, ‘Gwyrfai’ as soon as you step out onto the platform. It is the one with panoramic glass windows right outside the door and will be at the rear of the train on the journey to Beddgelert.

1100:

Your train leaves Caernarfon and heads for the foothills of Snowdon. Shortly after leaving Rhyd Ddu station, the train crosses the summit of the line and begins its descent through the forest to the pretty village of Beddgelert, arriving at 1245. Here you will have 90 minutes to explore before the return journey.

Your Pullman hamper includes:

  • A Selection of sandwiches, on granary bread including: Welsh Beef & Caramelised Onion, Brie & Cranberry, Chicken & Pesto, Roast veg & Hummus wrap for vegan option
  • Side salad
  • Mini Pork Pies & Scotch Eggs or Potato Salad (Vegetarian) or Couscous (vegan)
  • Packet of Crisps
  • Nature’s Nectar™ Cheese, Biscuits and Grapes
  • Apples
  • A Bottle of water and a 200ml bottle of Prosecco for each guest



1415:

Your train departs for Caernarfon. Your locomotive will have run round the train so now you are next to it, right at the front of the train. On your return to the train, you will find a box of sweet treats to enjoy on your journey back and a flask so you can enjoy a hot drink to accompany it.

Your Treats box includes a selection from:

  • Homemade mini scones with jam, butter & clotted cream
  • Mini Homemade sponge slice
  • Bara Brith
  • Blackberry Crumble Tart
  • Welsh Cake
  • Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance by email to hamper@ffwhr.com.

 


1600:

On arrival at Caernarfon there is a chance to get those all-important photos of you, your luxury carriage and the steam engine side by side before you leave. Our gift shop and facilities will still be open for your use.

We look forward to welcoming you on this very special day out.