Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

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The vintage diesel hauled Festive Bath Explorer departs from Carnforth via Warrington before skirting along the county of Staffordshire and south to where two first class destinations await you, Bath & Bristol.

BRISTOL: With over 4 hours break, Bristol is famed for its independent and creative side. It is a famous maritime city and is now home to the famous ship SS Great Britain which was designed by Isambard Brunel. Bristol has all the high street names as well as a number of shopping centres and an abundance of eateries, bars and pubs making it a great place to stretch the legs. Bristol's Christmas Market is running up until Christmas Eve, click here to find out more.

BATH: Enjoy roughly 3 to 4 hours in a city so beautiful and special that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Independent, creative, unique and stylish it is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water and original Roman style baths. A must visit for those who have not been and a destination which never loses its charm for people returning.


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

Final Timings Outward Return
Carnforth 05.42 23.04
Lancaster 05.54 22:52
Preston 06:21 22.27
Leyland No pick-up 22.16
Wigan North Western 06:40 21.53
Warrington Bank Quay 06.54 21.38
Crewe 07:23 21.07
Stafford 07.52 20.40
Bath Spa 12.46 17.01
Bristol Temple Meads 13.08 16.36