Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

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An early vintage diesel hauled festive trip to the ancient capital of England. Departing from the Midlands, this Festive Special heads south east bound for one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom; Canterbury.

CANTERBURY: Canterbury is just a stone´s throw away from Dover and its importance in British history cannot be over stated. It has been, and still remains today, the spiritual home of the Church of England and played host to one of the more gruesome periods of English history culminating in the murder, and resulting martyrdom, of Thomas Becket. Geoffrey Chaucer´s ´A Canterbury Tales´ played its part in laying down the foundations of the English language.

A perfect getaway during Christmas, the Festive Markets will be in full cry. We are sure you will find perfect, unique gifts here with over 50 traditional, British made wooden chalets showcasing the best products that local, national and international traders have to offer.


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
Kidderminster 06:25 21:55
Stourbridge Junction 06:44 21:41
Rowley Regis 06:58 21:22
Birmingham International 07:50 20:31
Coventry 08:15 20:15
Rugby 08:31 19:57
Northampton 09:11 19:34
Canterbury West 12:58 16:15