Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel aboard our beautifully restored land cruise train 'Spirit of the Lakes'
Departing Skegness around 0615 we make our way through Boston and Sleaford across the breadth of the country to the historic city of Chester, which lies close to the Welsh border. An important city in Roman times, Chesters' almost complete circuit of walls offer a fascinating walk of almost three miles around the historic centre. More recent attractions includes The Rows, a dual level shopping centre with its attractive arcades and Tudor style half timbered buildings, which sets Chester apart from most English cities.
At Christmas time the centre of Chester plays host to around seventy traditional wooden chalets which stand wrapped around an iconic sparkling Christmas tree, usually located in Chesters' beautiful Town Hall Square opposite the magnificent cathedral.
For full details of the Christmas Markets in Chester, please click here: Chester Christmas Market
After our break in Chester and having purchased those special Christmas gifts, we make our way back to Skegness arriving around 2200.
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Pullman Dining: Passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complementary Bucks Fizz plus elevenses or light lunch (depending on finalised timings) on the outward journey. A delicious four course evening meal preceded by a glass of Champagne and finished off with petit fours will be served on the return journey. Dinner will be accompanied with a quarter bottle of wine per person. We kindly ask that passengers do not consume their own alcoholic drinks in Pullman/Premier Dining Class.
We are able to offer a vegetarian menu with 7 days advance notification but regretfully we are unable to offer any other special dietary requirements (i.e. nut allergy, vegan, gluten free diets etc).
Pullman First Class: Passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward journey and sandwiches and scone on the return run, this will be accompanied by a service of tea or coffee.
First Class: The carriage is traditional First Class seating with more legroom and width than standard class. The seating is six seats across each row set out as a table for two and a table of four. Although food and beverages are not included in this class of travel, First Class passengers will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!
Standard: Our Standard Class carriages offer the same train experience at exceptional value for money. All our standard class passengers travel in refurbished vintage Mark I or Mark II coaches and will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of teas, coffees and light snacks.
Supplement for a private table for two in first class and dining £20.00 per passenger. Fares are subject to a £3.75 booking fee.