Tour Operators and Group Travel
We welcome enquiries for group travel from coach operators and tour organisers.
We also offer group travel arrangements for smaller parties of 10 or more adults travelling together.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements
Vintage Trains Limited,
670 Warwick Road,
Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Tel: 0121 708 4960 Fax: 0121 708 4963
At Vintage Trains we appreciate that coach operators and tour organisers play a vital role in the tourism industry moving people to and from places or events of interest whilst ensuring they enjoy the experience. Ours is a similar function, excepting the fact that we use steam-hauled trains to do the moving!
A steward will be on duty to ensure that groups can take their seats, to answer any questions and to assist passengers who may need some extra help.
Our regular passenger service between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, is an obvious candidate for inclusion in a tour itinerary either as a group activity in its own right, or as part of a programme of differing travel experiences in the Midlands. We will always make every effort to work with a group organiser, and so have compiled a checklist of our facilities, which will help to ensure an enjoyable, and trouble-free, tour.
This page covers group travel on our very popular summer Sundays Shakespeare Express. There is a separate page dealing with Group Travel on our 'one-off' tours & excursions. Group Travel on Vintage Trains
Group bookings qualify for reductions on the standard adult ticket price. The discount will depend upon the group size and the number of adult tickets purchased, so organisers with minibus vehicles of 16-24 seat capacity will also be able to take advantage of reduced fares. To qualify for Group discounts, a party must consist of 10 or more adults travelling together and tickets must be pre-booked.
Contact the VT office for a quotation for groups of 10 or over.
We will reserve seats, in a block, for group bookings and passengers travelling as part of an organised group MUST sit within the allocated block of seats. Unreserved seats are specifically for individual travellers on The Shakespeare Express. Seating is in open coaches, which is very suitable for a group travelling together. The coaches also feature large picture windows affording excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
We can accommodate a small number of people using wheelchairs. Ramps are available. Passengers who can walk short distances can leave wheelchairs in the care of our stewards and we will seat them close by. If these facilities are required, please notify us when booking the seats: accommodation is limited.
Dining & Corporate Activities
We provide Premier Class with dining on most trains in our ex-BR mark 1 Pullman Dining Cars. Dining tables are arranged for 2 and 4 persons. One Car caters for 42 people, the other caters for 30. We are able cater for groups, parties and corporate bookings where it is possible to arrange a special menu. A complete dining train may also be hired.
As an alternative to parking in Birmingham City Centre, free all-day coach parking is available in the Visitor Centre car park at our Tyseley Locomotive Works Site, only some three miles out of the city centre. Stratford-upon-Avon is well provided with coach parks.
Notice : Vehicles and contents left in the TLW Car Park are entirely at the vehicle owners risk.
Bona fide tour operators and organisers are always welcome to book familiarisation visits on our trains. To arrange a visit please contact us.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions or would like further information on any of the points above, please feel free to contact us. The Vintage Trains team look forward to hearing from you!
Customers are reminded that UK government legislation prohibits smoking in public places. Areas designated 'NO SMOKING' include ALL CARRIAGES ON ALL TRAINS AS WELL AS RAILWAY PLATFORMS AND PREMISES.
Vintage Trains regrets that Dogs & Pets are NOT allowed on any train except for Specially Trained Dogs for the Disabled.
Vintage Trains Standard Conditions of Booking and Travel
All bookings are subject to Vintage Trains Standard Conditions of Booking and Travel. They are available here for you to view and print in two formats: