Christmas Market Day Trips by Rail

Activity code: CMR

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a day out to a magical Christmas Market
  • Explore Roman Baths or the cities of York and Bath by bus
  • Discover festive food and drinks
  • Return rail travel from London

Description

Bath

Train Journey
Start your adventure to Bath off at Paddington Station at 8:30am, where you’ll retrieve your train tickets for a 9am departure. Sit back and relax as you whizz through the breathtaking English countryside. Once you arrive in Bath, you’ll either visit the Roman Baths or take an Open Top Bus tour before exploring the Christmas Market. For your return journey, please choose your preferred return train time.

Roman Baths
Discover the world-famous Roman Baths, one of the best historic attractions in the country. Soak in glorious views of the hot springs, explore the Roman Temple and Roman Bath House, and take a sip of the water in the Pump Room.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful Georgian city from our open top bus. With two different routes and 37 stops to explore, you’ll be sure to see all the iconic sights of the city including the Royal Crescent, the picturesque Pulteney Bridge, the University of Bath, American Museum and Prior Park and Landscape Gardens.

Christmas Market
Meander through the picturesque streets of Bath to explore the magical Christmas Market. With over 150 chalets, discover a variety of personalised gifts, jewellery, homeware, and of course, a wide selection of delicious festive food and drink.

York

Train Journey
With your e-ticket at hand, arrive at King’s Cross Station at 7:30am for an 8am departure to York. Your train back from this beautiful city will be 7:29pm. 

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Explore the historic walled city founded by ancient Romans with a Viking past on our open top bus. Unrivalled in Britain for its magical charm and beauty, enjoy panoramic views of iconic landmarks including York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and more. 

Christmas Market
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, York’s Christmas Market is a festive wonderland full of famous alpine chalets hosting local traders and products. Expect artisan gifts, magical Christmas lights and decorations, homemade fudge as well as plenty of traditional market food and drink.

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Additional Information

What's Included:


  • Return train tickets
  • Visit to Christmas Market
  • Entrance to Roman Baths or Open Top Bus (if selected)
  • Open Top Bus in York (if selected)

What's Excluded:


  • Food and drink
Please Note:
  • This tour is refundable if cancelled up to 14 days prior to travel date. 
Schedule

Bath Train schedule times: 

Please ensure you arrive to the station at least 15min prior to your train departure time to avoid missing the train. 

Meeting Time: 8:45am 
Departure (approx.): 9:00am*
Arrival to Bath: 10:25am*

Return time*: Trains return to London every 30 minutes until approximately 10pm. Please select your preferred return time at the time of booking.  Your info pack including train tickets will be emailed to you, so please leave your contact details on the checkout page.
Journey time: 80-90min approx.

Hop on Hop of the City of Bath:

Two routes running daily.

The City Tour takes you past The Roman Baths, The Abbey, The Royal Crescent, The Assembly Rooms, The Guildhall, Grande Parade, Pulteney Weir, Parade Gardens, Royal Victoria Park, Jane Austen Centre, Mary Shelley "House of Frankenstein".

Frequency: every 6 to 15 mins - from 27th March to 30th November & every 20 to 30 mins - from 1st December to 26th March.

The Skyline Tour takes you past: Prior Park and Landscape Gardens, The American Museum, The University of Bath, Rainbow Woods, Holburne Museum, Skyline Walk.

Frequency: every 15 to 30 mins from 27th March to 30th November & every 60 mins – from 2nd January to 26th March.

Operational Hours
First departure 10:00 
Last departure 17:00

Click here to see Hop on Hop off maps, bus stops location and frequency.

Roman Baths:

Mon to Wed: 10am to 7pm 

Thurs to Sat: 10am to 8pm 

Sun: 10am to 6pm

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York Train schedule times:

Please arrive at least 15min prior to train departure time to avoid missing the train.

London to York

Meeting time: 7:45am
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 8:00am
Arrival at York Station: 9:49am*
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York to London

Departure from York: 7:31pm*
Please arrive at least 15min prior to train departure time to avoid missing the train.
Arrival to London King's Cross: 9:39pm*

York Open Top Bus Tour:

Bus starts from Exhibition Square Bus Stop (Stop 1).

1st November 2022 to 3rd January 2022
Daily - Buses run every 30 minutes 
First Bus: 9:45am
Last Bus: 3:15 pm

A circuit takes approx. 1 hour

Click here to view the route map