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Vintage Luxury Train Northern Belle

from Newcastle 2018

Join us on board the Luxury Vintage Train Northern Belle, and enjoy one of these great days out;
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We have a unique opportunity to travel on the Luxury Vintage Train Northern Belle originally restored and renovated by the famous Venice-Simplon Orient Express Company on a day trip from Newcastle Station in 2018







THE SPIRIT OF TRAVEL LUNCH FROM £250pp Saturday 21 April
Departs around 1230 and return approx 1830.
Exact times are confirmed seven days before travel
Embrace the glamour of 1930s train travel while enjoying a fine dining experience aboard the beautiful Northern Belle.
Settle into your plush seat and admire the intricate details of your luxurious carriage. Features include stunning mosaics, murals and marquetry crafted by the country’s top experts. Each of the train’s seven carriages is individually decorated and named after a British castle or stately home.
Your table is immaculately set with white linen, bespoke china and cut glass ready for your gastronomic journey. Sit back and let the liveried stewards look after you as you marvel at the ever-changing views of the glorious British countryside.
Soon you’ll find yourself smiling in anticipation of the first course of the Chef’s exquisite seasonal menu.
An experience to remember forever, this is the perfect treat for yourself or celebration gift for someone special.
INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome champagne reception on board
Fine-dining
Sumptuous five-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
Half a bottle of wine per person
Coffee, tea and petits fours
CHEF RICHIE CUNNINGHAM
Starting as the train’s kitchen porter over a decade ago, Cunningham worked his way up through the ranks to become Head Chef aboard Northern Belle. He celebrates his passion for the great British countryside and its abundant produce by presenting innovative dishes featuring the choicest ingredients of the season.
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CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA FROM £205pp Saturday 21 April
Departs around 1230 and return approx 1830.
Exact times are confirmed seven days before travel.
Indulge in the quintessential British experience of afternoon tea aboard the beautiful Northern Belle train.
Let the pace of life slow as you gaze at the scenery and enjoy the delights of travel from a bygone era.
Stretch your legs and take a stroll through the carriages, each of which is named after a British stately home or castle. Marvel at the different designs and attention to detail in each, or browse the train boutique for unique gifts.
An experience to treasure, this makes the perfect treat or celebration gift.
INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome glass of sparkling wine
Fine-dining
Traditional afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones
Strolling musicians and table magician
THE EXPERIENCE
Fine dining is an important aspect of the Northern Belle experience. Our onboard Chef selects the freshest seasonal and regional ingredients and transforms them into exquisite masterpieces. Your tea may be from Cornwall’s Tregothnan Estate, your sparkling wine from Hush Heath in Kent, and your scones and dainty sandwiches are all freshly baked and prepared. Take time to slow down and savour each delicacy as you relish travel from a more relaxed era.

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MAD HATTER'S AFTERNOON TEA PARTY FROM £205pp Saturday 21 April
Embark on a delicious adventure that may well become curiouser and curiouser...
Live out Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at a tea party aboard the Northern Belle luxury train.
Take your seat in a Mad Hatter’s decorated carriage for a glorious round-trip through Britain’s beautiful countryside.
This is afternoon tea with a difference. Expect the unexpected with delightful surprises along the way, from purple sandwiches to a mesmerising table magician.
This enchanting afternoon is the perfect gift or treat for fun-loving fans of all ages.
INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome glass of sparkling wine
Fine-dining
Afternoon tea with a twist, including purple sandwiches, cakes and scones
Strolling musicians and table magician
Other surprises—you’ll have to wait and see...
THE EXPERIENCE
Northern Belle recreates the “Belle” trains of the 1930s, allowing you to step back into the golden age of luxury rail travel. Each carriage is named after a famous British stately home or castle, and individually decorated by the country’s finest craftspeople. Look out for magnificent murals, mosaics and marquetry among the intriguing details. Sink into your sumptuous seat, ready to be served an amazing afternoon tea by liveried stewards.
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11 May Muncaster Castle, Lake District £360pp
Depart 6am returns midnight.
Exact times will be confirmed seven days before departure
Today’s adventure takes you to Muncaster Castle and Gardens set in the pretty coastal village of Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.
Your journey begins as your steward welcomes you aboard the Northern Belle and escorts you to your comfortable seat. Elegant tables laid with starched tablecloths, uniquely branded silverware and highly polished glasses complement the luxurious carriages.
Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled in, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you travel towards Ravenglass. In the care of your steward, sit back and relax in the convivial atmosphere, enjoying the views from your window. On the Northern Belle, the journey is as exciting as the destination.
On arrival at Ravenglass Station, our guides are waiting to take you on a short coach journey to Muncaster Castle. The castle’s idyllic setting, with views of the Western Lake District and Scafell Pike, Britain’s highest mountain, as well as its 70 acres of gardens and woodlands, is reason enough to visit.
Add to this the castle with its’ many rooms including the Great Hall, the Dining Room and the wood-panelled Victorian Billiard Room and we have a spectacular day of discovery and delight.
A highlight of the visit is the Hawk and Owl Centre and the magnificent falconry display; witness the silent flight of an owl, the speed of a falcon and the majestic eagle soar over the valley which has been granted UNESO World Heritage Status.
After a wonderful day rejoin the coach for the short journey back to the station, where we welcome you back on board the Northern Belle with a refreshing glass of champagne.
Later, you are served a sumptuous five-course dinner accompanied by Champagne and wine as we wend our way back home.
INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome sparkling Bellini
Fine-dining
Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
Morning tea and coffee
Visit to Muncaster Castle & Gardens , including coach transfers and admissions
Champagne reception back on board
Sumptuous four-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Coffee, tea and petits fours
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23 Nov Chester Christmas Market £325pp
Depart 0700 return 2200
Exact times will be confirmed seven days before departure
Kick start the festive season in style with an indulgent day excursion aboard the Northern Belle luxury heritage train to Historic Chester and its’ picturesque Christmas market.
Your day begins as your steward welcomes you onboard the Northern Belle and shows you to your seat. Elegant tables laid with starched linen, uniquely designed silverware and polished glasses complement the luxurious carriages- sit back in your plush armchair and celebrate Britain's glorious railway heritage.
Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled into your seat, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served. In the care of your steward, sit back and relax in the convivial atmosphere, enjoying the views from your window as you travel towards the walled city of Chester.
On arrival the time is your own to explore the sights and attractions at a leisurely pace. Why not head for the Christmas Market with its festive atmosphere for gifts, traditional stalls and foodie treats before further exploring this city? Cobbled streets, snickelways and black and white timbered building are all part of the unique history of this Roman City.
On return to the train a champagne reception awaits. A sumptuous dinner accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine is served as you mull over the many highlights of the day.
INCLUDES:
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome champagne reception on board
Fine-dining
Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
Morning tea and coffee
Free time to explore Chester
Champagne reception back on board
Sumptuous five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Coffee, tea and petit fours


10 Dec Christmas Lunch £275pp
Includes Round train onboard the train
Sumptuous seven course lunch with wine and champagne
Table Musicians and Magician
Reserve you place now with a deposit of £90pp

ROUTES, SCHEDULES & TIMINGS
Please note that our trains operate within the constraints of the rail network. All details shown initially on your confirmation are for guidance only. Your travel documentation including your full itinerary and confirmed timings will be sent to you five to seven days prior to departure. Please arrive 20 minutes before departure time.

WARDROBE NOTES
Smart casual wear (but not jeans or trainers) is appropriate. For dinner departures, more formal wear is customary. A jacket and a tie for men is required at Royal Ascot and other race excursions. For outdoor events, please wear practical clothing, appropriate for the weather conditions.

DINING
Your fare includes table d’hôte meals on the journey. Menus are subject to seasonal change. If you have any special dietary requirements, make sure to advise us when booking and we will do our best to comply. We are, however, unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in their preparation.

SMOKING
Due to European regulations banning smoking on trains, we operate a no smoking policy aboard the Northern Belle.

MOBILE PHONES & HANDHELD DEVICES
Out of consideration for your fellow passengers, please turn off mobile phones and handheld devices whilst in your carriage.


We also have a number of tours departing from York. We can arrange rail connections from Newcastle, Durham or Sunderland. Please call for details.
17 Feb Spit of Travel Lunch £250pp
17 Feb Valentine’s Lunch £260pp
24 Aug Edinburgh £325pp
24 Aug Edinburgh and Royal Yacht £360pp
27 Nov Edinburgh Christmas Markets £325pp
13 Dec Christmas Lunch £260pp








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