Christmas begins here! A great day out featuring No. 60163 Tornado hard at work on the West Coast Main Line, an afternoon break in the medieval city of Chester and a festive Christmas Market all combine to bring you a really memorable day.
Our outward route is via the main line through Tamworth and Stafford to Crewe, reaching Chester at lunchtime. We will have a break of over three and a half hours in Chester. A frequent shuttle bus links the station forecourt with the city centre. No other city encapsulates the ‘feel’ of Old England quite so well as Chester, with its truly splendid black and white timbered buildings (‘The Rows’) and the famous Eastgate Clock. Chester Castle and Military Museum are a short walk away, along the city walls.
Next to Chester’s ancient cathedral you will find Chester’s magical Christmas Market, with over seventy traditional wooden chalets huddled around a sparkling Christmas tree. There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers, which are sure to make the perfect present.
Don’t forget to sample the delicious hot food and drink, including tasty mulled wine, local ales and hot chocolate from the Real Ale Bar; the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market.
Those booking First Class seating can look forward to luxurious surroundings, travelling in a comfortable and roomy seat with curtains by the windows. For a little more indulgence, why not consider the First Class Dining experience, with silver service for all meals, each cooked on the train by the elite team of chefs. Enjoy a full English breakfast on the outward journey and a relaxed four course Christmas dinner on the way home as the sun sets, the station lights twinkle and Tornado’s reassuring rhythmical exhaust sets the seal on a memorable day out. Alternatively, Standard Class seating is also available for those simply wishing to enjoy the scenery and have an enjoyable festive day out.
|First Class Dining||£245.00|
|First Class Non-Dining||£159.00|
|Milton Keynes Central||09.00||20.05|
First Class Dining
Includes the Great British Breakfast and a four course dinner.
First Class Non-Dining
Includes complementary tea or coffee, a buffet car is available.
A buffet car is available.