Thursday 17th November 2022

Chester at Christmas - Shopping & Sightseeing

Oxford, Gloucester, Cheltenham

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The Experience

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Chester: Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain's most popular places for an unforgettable visit, especially at Christmas!

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled into your seat, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served. In the care of your steward, sit back and relax in the convivial atmosphere, enjoying the views from your window as you travel towards the walled city of Chester.

On arrival a short guided coach tour will take you from the station into the centre of this beautiful Roman city. Your knowledgeable local guides will point out all the highlights and places of interest. Enjoy a walking tour taking in the Cathedral, Amphitheatre and the black and white timbered rows and then enjoy some free time to explore at your leisure. A visit to the Christmas Markets is a must do!

Chester’s Christmas markets will get you in the festive spirit

Explore Chester’s beautiful Christmas markets to meet with friends, uncover unique stalls and gifts, get into the Christmas spirit and of course enjoy a cheeky Gluhwein or mulled wine! 

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without milling around the markets with a hot chocolate or a tipple of something to warm you and perhaps a little something sweet while you enjoy browsing the stalls for the perfect gifts. Chester always has a great variety of Christmas markets to choose from bringing great festive cheer to the city.

 

On return to the train a champagne reception awaits. A sumptuous dinner accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine is served as you mull over the many highlights of the day.

INCLUDES 

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Fine-dining
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Admission into the Cathedral
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Free time in Chester
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Sumptuous seven-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours

Chester

Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain's most popular places for an unforgettable short break.

The ancient city is a truly breathtaking experience. Each chapter of Chester's history is etched into the very fabric of the city. Well, you are walking where Roman Legionaires marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons.

Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral with Europe's finest example of medieval carvings - and of course the one and only 700 year old Rows galleries where shopping is a double delight.

You'll find stores galore offering the hottest fashion in Chester all set against a background of unique treasures of antiquity and a vibrant cafe culture where outdoor dining and people watching go hand in hand.

£ 390.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Oxford Parkway

7:30
Departs
Oxford
12:30
Arrives
Chester
17:30
Departs
Chester
22:15
Arrives
Oxford

Gloucester Station

9:00
Departs
Gloucester
12:30
Arrives
Chester
17:30
Departs
Chester
20:45
Arrives
Gloucester

Cheltenham Spa Station

9:15
Departs
Cheltenham
12:30
Arrives
Chester
17:30
Departs
Chester
20:30
Arrives
Cheltenham
Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact [email protected] for group pricing.

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