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Luxury Vintage Train Northern Belle

from Newcastle 2021 & 2022

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 2021 and 2022

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Historic Lincoln - Festive Shopping & Sightseeing
Friday 26 November 2021 - £335pp

Our journey will take you to the city of Lincoln, in the East Midlands of England. This ancient city has Iron Age origins with layers of Roman and medieval history in abundance. It’s a delight to stroll around its cobbled streets to discover this historic gem.
Your journey begins as your steward welcomes you aboard the Northern Belle to your comfortable armchair 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 Lincolnshire. 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 Lincoln station it’s a short walk up to the central Cathedral and castle area. Comfortable walking shoes are advised for this excursion.
Find all of your favourite brands in the heart of Lincoln on the High Street. With over 300 shops and restaurants spread throughout the centre of the city, the High Street forms the central street of Lincoln's retail experience. Lincoln's independent shops and boutiques in the Cathedral Quarter also offer a unique shopping experience perfect for festive shopping.
The city's landmarks include Lincoln Cathedral an example of English Gothic architecture and the tallest building in the world for over 200 years.
Nearby the 11th-century Norman Lincoln Castle houses a Victorian prison and also a copy of the Magna Carta, one of only four surviving.
A wealth of culture is on offer with the Museum of Lincolnshire Life housed in Victorian Army barracks and its exhibits displaying local archaeology. Nearby, the Usher Art Gallery has works by Turner and Lowry to name but a few.
After a wonderful day of discovery, make your way back to the station for your return journey. 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 half a bottle of wine as we travel our way 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
Free time to discover Lincoln.
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 petits fours

Christmas Lunch
Friday 3 December £289pp SOLD OUT

A majestic journey through the North East, enjoying the finest Christmas fayre in elegant surroundings.
Settle into a plush seat in your festively-decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven-course lunch with all the trimmings. Your table is set in lavish style with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china.
Liveried stewards take care of all your needs as the train journeys through enchanting wintery landscapes. Admire the changing views through your picture window. Take in the sumptuous details of your vintage carriage, evoking the glamour of 1930s “Belle” trains.
Read about the train’s history and imagine the famous faces that once passed through its corridors. A convivial atmosphere and entertainment from a table-top magician make this a journey to remember.
It’s the perfect way to enter into the festive spirit, either as an indulgent treat for yourself or as a special gift for loved ones.

INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome champagne reception on board
Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Coffee, tea and petits fours
Table magician
Strolling musicians

The Spirit of Travel Lunch
Friday 29 April 2022 - £265pp

Treat the one you love to a luxury train experience and dine in style aboard the Northern Belle vintage train.
Sink into your plush seat in one of the beautiful carriages, each evoking the glamour of 1930s rail travel and the famous “Belle” trains. Admire details such as mosaic floors and ceiling murals lovingly made by some of the country’s top artisans.
Relax at your elegant table, set with crisp white linen and sparkling bespoke glassware, and anticipate the gastronomic journey ahead.
As you savour the first of seven delicious, seasonal courses, take in the ever-changing views of the British countryside. Sip chilled champagne, and enjoy every minute of this unforgettable day. It is the perfect treat for your loved one, or a wonderful anniversary celebration for friends and family.

INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome champagne reception on board
Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Tea, coffee and petits fours
Strolling musicians and table magician
THE EXPERIENCE
As you step aboard time slows down - you begin your journey back into the Golden age of rail travel. Stewards lay red carpets for your graceful embarkation aboard one of the seven exquisite “Belle” carriages. Sink into your comfortable seat, soak up your surroundings, and let the fine dining experience commence.

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Saturday 22 May 2022 - £395pp

A wonderful steam journey featured on Channel 5's "World's most scenic railway journeys".
World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys
Your journey begins in style with a glass of Grand Marque champagne. Once settled into your plush armchair in our stylish dining carriages, a light brunch is served on route to Carnforth.
This is where we join the steam locomotive for our mini day trip to Carlisle.
You will have time for a short leg stretch into Carlisle while the train resets for dinner and you can look forward to a delectable five course dinner served on the return.
We will have plenty of time to take photographs of the Steam engine in Carlisle station, have your picture taken in front of the loco and chat to the firemen and driver.
Highlight of the journey will be travelling over the famous Settle & Carlisle railway line during dinner.
The route, which crosses the remote, scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, runs between Settle Junction, on the Leeds to Morecambe line, and Carlisle, near the English-Scottish borders
Admire the opulent interior design of your carriage, which evokes the 1930s “Belle” trains, each vintage carriage is decked out in luxurious details. Look around and discover plush fabrics and handcrafted murals.

INCLUDES
Spectacular scenic journey by steam over the Settle & Carlisle line.
Welcome sparkling Bellini reception
Delightful brunch on the outward journey
Morning tea and coffee
Time to explore Carlisle at leisure / Photograph the Engine.
Champagne reception back on board
Sumptuous Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hote menu including an award winning cheese board
Complementary bottle of wine per couple
Tea, coffee and petit fours.
THE JOURNEY
The Northern Belle will steam majestically off towards the spectacular 72-mile Settle-Carlisle line. Painstakingly hewn out of the North Pennine moors and Yorkshire Dales during the 1870s by an army of 6,000 navvies, this has been voted number two in a list of “The World’s 10 Greatest Train Journeys”.

“Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder, Shovelling white steam over her shoulder” (to quote W H Auden’s famous “Night Mail poem), we will race through picturesque Appleby before working hard to reach the top of Ais Gill (1,169ft, 356m). Then the Northern Belle drops down to Garsdale until eventually – “Snorting noisily as she passes, Silent miles of wind-bent grasses” – she steams into Settle.
On the way, we will have plunged through 14 tunnels, including the 1.5mile (2404m) long Blea Moor Tunnel, and crossed 22 viaducts, notably the magnificent 24-arch, quarter-mile (402m) long and 104ft (32m) high one at Ribblehead.
Finally after reaching the pretty little town of Hellifield, we head west through Blackburn and back to Preston. Our trip may be over, but we will have memories to last a lifetime.
The journey will be steam hauled from Carnforth - Carlisle - Settle - Preston.

Glamis Castle
Thursday 14 July - £375

Your journey today takes you to Glamis Castle, the Scottish childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Your day begins in regal style with a refreshing Bellini cocktail, served by an attentive steward at your elegant table. Pristine white linen and sparkling glassware prepare you for the fine dining experience to come. Indulge in a three-course brunch as you admire the views both inside and out. Your carriage, which is named after a famous British stately home or castle, evokes the opulence of 1930s "Belle" trains. Outside your window the lush scenery becomes ever more dramatic as the train wends its way to Perthshire.
On arrival in Dundee, guides will escort you by coach to Glamis Castle. Here you are given a fascinating tour of the turreted, fairytale château, ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. Priceless works of art, tapestries and furnishings can be admired in its rooms, and past inhabitants are brought to life with intriguing tales and ghostly legends. The childhood pranks of the young Lady Elizabeth (later to become the Queen Mother) may also be revealed, such as her penchant for pouring freezing water from the ramparts onto arriving guests. Outside there is much to explore, including magnificent Italian and Walled Gardens, a Nature Trail where you may spot red squirrels and herons, and a Pinetum.
At the end of your enchanting visit, rejoin the coach for the short journey back to the Northern Belle. A champagne reception awaits, after which a gastronomic four-course dinner is served. Savour the seasonal delicacies, accompanied by fine wine, as you reflect on the highlights of your day with your dining companions.

INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome sparkling Bellini
Three-course brunch on the outward journey
Morning tea and coffee
Visit to Glamis Castle, including coach transfers, admission and free time to explore
Champagne reception back on board
Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Tea, coffee and petits fours

The Spirit of Travel Lunch
Friday 12 August 2022- £265pp

Treat the one you love to a luxury train experience and dine in style aboard the Northern Belle vintage train.
Sink into your plush seat in one of the beautiful carriages, each evoking the glamour of 1930s rail travel and the famous “Belle” trains. Admire details such as mosaic floors and ceiling murals lovingly made by some of the country’s top artisans.
Relax at your elegant table, set with crisp white linen and sparkling bespoke glassware, and anticipate the gastronomic journey ahead.
As you savour the first of seven delicious, seasonal courses, take in the ever-changing views of the British countryside. Sip chilled champagne, and enjoy every minute of this unforgettable day. It is the perfect treat for your loved one, or a wonderful anniversary celebration for friends and family.

INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome champagne reception on board
Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Tea, coffee and petits fours
Strolling musicians and table magician
THE EXPERIENCE
As you step aboard time slows down - you begin your journey back into the Golden age of rail travel. Stewards lay red carpets for your graceful embarkation aboard one of the seven exquisite “Belle” carriages. Sink into your comfortable seat, soak up your surroundings, and let the fine dining experience commence.

Christmas Lunch
Friday 2 December 2022 - £295pp

A majestic journey through the North East, enjoying the finest Christmas fayre in elegant surroundings.
Settle into a plush seat in your festively-decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven-course lunch with all the trimmings. Your table is set in lavish style with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china.
Liveried stewards take care of all your needs as the train journeys through enchanting wintery landscapes. Admire the changing views through your picture window. Take in the sumptuous details of your vintage carriage, evoking the glamour of 1930s “Belle” trains.
Read about the train’s history and imagine the famous faces that once passed through its corridors. A convivial atmosphere and entertainment from a table-top magician make this a journey to remember.
It’s the perfect way to enter into the festive spirit, either as an indulgent treat for yourself or as a special gift for loved ones.

INCLUDES
Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
Welcome champagne reception on board
Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
Bottle of wine per couple
Tea, coffee and petits fours
Table magician
Strolling musicians
THE EXPERIENCE
From the moment you see the gleaming Northern Belle train pull into the station, you are transported back to a more glamorous age. The vintage train offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy handcrafted interiors, impeccable service and gastronomic cuisine. Sip champagne, absorb the views, chat with your fellow travellers. Unwind and relax - timeless memories are guaranteed.

PLEASE NOTE
Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
Steam: Due to the antique nature of the locomotive from time to time the engines do sadly fail, in this situation we will reserve the right to substitute the advertised locomotive with a replacement. In the unlikely event we can not obtain a substitute we will run the excursion with a heritage diesel locomotive and offer a £ 80.00 per person refund.
Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of trave

THE EXPERIENCE
From the moment you see the gleaming Northern Belle train pull into the station, you are transported back to a more glamorous age. The vintage train offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy handcrafted interiors, impeccable service and gastronomic cuisine. Sip champagne, absorb the views, chat with your fellow travellers. Unwind and relax - timeless memories are guaranteed.

FLORAL & GIFT ENHANCEMENTS
Flowers or gifts can be ordered advance, to be presented on the train with a special message. Please talk to a reservation agent about prices and gift options, or add to your order when booking online. Be sure to include your personalised message in the Further Information section.

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.

All of our Northern Belle tours sell out very early, so to avoid disappointment and reserve your place today with our low deposit scheme. Call Westoe Travel (0191) 455 2292 for more information or to book!

These tours are operated by Northern Belle.
Westoe Travel act as agent for Northern Belle

Mobility We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns

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