Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

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After departing from Bedford we work our way via the pick-up stations North-West to Manchester. This vintage diesel hauled Festive Special will bring you to your destination at a time where the festive season is in full swing, be prepared for the wonderful Christmas atmosphere in this large city!

MANCHESTER: There is plenty to see and do in Manchester whether you wish to take in the museums, galleries and historic landmarks or to go on a shopping spree. The Christmas Markets, regularly named one of Europe's best, will feature nearly 350 stalls spanning 10 distinctive market sites, transforming the city centre in to a festive wonderland.


PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning, a selection of pastries with coffee mid journey and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.

FIRST CLASS: First Class passengers will be served A selection of Tulip Muffins, Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the outward journdy and a savoury refreshment box followed by cake of the day and Freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.

REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First Class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class and Premier Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Provisional Timings Outward Return
Bedford 06:44 23:05
Wellingborough 07:03 22:45
Kettering 07:14 22:34
Leicester 08:06 21:48
Loughborough 08:23 21:28
Manchester Piccadilly 11:16 17:59