Get into the Christmas spirit when you board a luxury from Suffolk to an award-winning Christmas market in Chester. 

The journey will begin in Colchester before making its way to Ipswich for 7.20am on Friday, December 13 where passengers will be hauled to Bury St Edmunds before heading to Peterborough. 

From Peterborough, a steam locomotive takes over for the journey to Chester Christmas market. 

The train will then travel across the heart of the Midlands to Nuneaton where it will then join the West Coast Main Line and enjoy a fast run through Staffordshire.

Upon arrival at Chester passengers will be given three hours to explore the award-winning Christmas market where there will be more than 70 traders selling unique and locally-made gifts. 

Shopping opportunities will also be available at the unique 700-year-old Chester Rows, a series of two-level galleried arcades where there is an array of independent shops and boutiques.

All passengers will receive a souvenir booklet with a map and details of the route to add interest to your journey.

Tickets for the journey start at £175 and more information can be found on the website