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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Christmas Carols On The Union Of South Africa Steam Train

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9133

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

Festive 2021

PRICE FROM ? £139 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Enjoy the opportunity to take a trip behind the majestic steam locomotive, the Union of South Africa during a wonderfully festive journey exclusively for our customers on Friday 10th December. Built in 1937, this iconic locomotive is one of only six surviving Gresley A4s. She also carried Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip for the official re-opening of the Borders Railway in 2015. We combine this with visits to the world-famous Bury Market and Manchester’s magical, award-winning Christmas Markets; a splendid way to get into the festive spirit!

Coach Itinerary

Day 1 

From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel, stopping en-route at the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets. Packed with gifts, crafts, food and drink, jewellery and more, take the chance to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy a spot of dinner at the market or one of the city’s many eateries before we travel to our hotel to check in for our overnight stay.

Day 2 

Today we board our train behind the magnificent locomotive Union of South Africa for a festive, steam-hauled round trip along the East Lancashire Railway, complete with a brass band and carols on the platform along with mulled wine and mince pies. Santa is even due to stop by during our journey with a gift for everyone! There will also be time before or after our train ride to soak up the festive atmosphere of the famous Bury Market. Later, we rejoin the coach for our journey home.

Please note: in the case of mechanical issues, we reserve the right to substitute the locomotive.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area with breakfast
  • Exclusive steam train journey behind the Union of South Africa including mulled wine, mince pies, brass band, carol singers and a visit & gift from Santa
  • En-route visit to Manchester Christmas Markets
  • Free time in Bury

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  • Overnight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area with breakfast
  • Exclusive steam train journey behind the Union of South Africa including mulled wine, mince pies, brass band, carol singers and a visit & gift from Santa
  • En-route visit to Manchester Christmas Markets
  • Free time in Bury

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Accommodation

Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant. 

Hotel accessibility information

Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobilit

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