The Merchant Venturer

7029 Clun Castle

Saturday 11th December 2021

Bristol is another popular Vintage Trains Christmas destination. The Christmas Market is in the very heart of the City Centre. There will be over fifty unique stalls selling seasonal delights and crafts as well as entertainment from the likes of Santa and reindeer.

This is all underneath the glistening Christmas tree adorned with an array of delightful decorations and spectacular lights that welcome and guide visitors through the magical market.

Our train will also call at Bath for those passengers who wish to alight to visit the fabulous city. Baths artisan makers will be showcasing their crafts around Bath Abbey Quarter and Queen Square. Festive Food and Entertainment will be on show around the city.

Joining arrangements

Solihull, Dorridge, Leamington Spa and Banbury. The return journey will drop-off at all outward stations.

Seating Arrangements

Seating is available in  “Bubbles” of two or four Pullman Cars and Open Coaches. Private Compartments for six people are also available. You will be seated at tables of two or four or in a Private Compartment in your selected Coach according to your booking. You will not be allocated specific seats.

Boarding Card

A boarding card confirming your booking details and allocated coach will be emailed to you upon completion of your booking. Please print this boarding card to access the train. Separate tickets are not issued.

Final Details and Timings

Final details and timings will be published on this web page  7 – 10 days prior to the date of the train.

Book Seats

Step One
Select Class of Travel

Step Two
Select Coach

Step Three
Select Number of Passengers in Bubble

Step Four
Complete Details

Step  Five


Select the station from which you intend to join the train

Meals are included in Pullman and Club Class. If you would prefer a vegetarian option please indicate Number of Vegetarian Meals Required

Passengers who require assistance to travel should contact us at to discuss their requirements prior to booking.