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Northern Belle England, England / Scotland, Europe

Northern Belle
Northern Belle
Northern Belle
Northern Belle
Northern Belle
Northern Belle
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For the Northern Belle,  Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

 - Discount off the published prices of any Belmond journey, further to our other offers;

 - Thank-you gift for every completed journey over £500;

 - Option 1: selected journeys in  April 2014: £100 discount per couple. 

 - Option 2: book any journey departing before April 30, 2014; pay for 3 passengers and the 4th person travels free.

- Option 3: book any journey departing before June 30, 2014 for 15% discount.

- American Express cards are accepted by the Club without charges until October 1, 2014 for these journeys, which we quote for in GBP (£).

 

 Fay says, “The Northern Belle roams the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, spreading the good news that luxury rail travel is back, with all the fine dining and superb service one would expect from a train with an Orient Express pedigree.  Many of these journeys would make a special gift for anyone.”

About the Train

A journey on the Belmond Northern Belle is more than just a day trip as you travel back into the spirit of 1930’s through the  full glory of the British countryside.  The Northern Belle carriages of the Orient-Express provide the ultimate in stylish and enjoyable day excursions and short breaks from major stations throughout the UK, creating a special memory for a special occasion.

Lavishly furnished with specially commissioned fabrics, intricate marquetry and glistening brass, every exquisite detail sets the scene for your dalliance with the romance of travel, within carriages that create a country house atmosphere.  

Accommodation

Each of the six carriages seat 42 and contains tables of two and four with plenty of room for guests to move around and enjoy the sociable atmosphere.  The carriages are named after British castles or stately homes. The fine meals  are freshly prepared and complimented with champagne and wine, impeccably served.

Catering

Menus feature the finest seasonal delicacies from the British Isles, coaxed into classic and innovative dishes by the team of chefs. Each dish is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients from mainly UK suppliers.

Each meal is paired with the finest wines and indulgent extras. More than 150kg of caviar and 22,000 bottles of champagne are served on  the UK journeys each year.  Special diets are accommodated.

Itineraries – 2014

With day trips, dining experiences and afternoon teas, the Northern Belle offers a range of journeys and excursions as well as seasonal day trips, a selection of which are listed below.  If there are no dates listed that are convenient, please contact us in case there are some non-listed journeys that could be feasible.

EDINBURGH

Take the Northern Belle to the Scottish capital and discover its diverse delights and beautiful buildings.  Having departed early in the morning one can enjoy a brunch with Bellini during the journey to Edinburgh, and  then a delicious dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine before arriving back late (from 23.00hrs onwards).  Please specify your choice when booking.   Journey time:  17 hours approximately.

Leisure Trip.  Spend your free time shopping in its renowned big-name stores and specialist shops, or visiting the interesting galleries.

Royal Yacht Britannia.  Uncover the secrets of daily life on board the former floating home of Her Majesty the Queen.  Start your tour at the Visitor Centre, where you can learn about her fascinating history through exhibits and photographs, finishing at the gleaming Engine Room.

Edinburgh Sights.  Visit Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, former home to Mary, Queen of Scots.  Take time to explore the State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.  Available 2014  (Not 14 November)

Edinburgh Underground.  A guided coach tour of the historic Scottish capital. Head underground to one of its more spine-chilling attractions—The Real Mary King’s Close. Shrouded in myth and legend, this allegedly haunted warren of rooms and streets are buried deep below the Royal Mile and are a memorable experience.  Available 2014

Departures, Dates and Prices 2014

2014

31 May:  Crewe (6.00hrs), Chester (6.45hrs), Preston (8.30hrs)

28 June:  Birmingham (5.30hrs), Derby (6.30hrs), Sheffield (7.30hrs)

9 August:  Chester (6.30hrs), Liverpool (7.30hrs), Preston (8.30hrs)

11 October:  Sheffield (7.30hrs), Derby (6.30hrs), Birmingham International (7.30hrs)

14 November:  Manchester (7.00hrs), Bolton (7.30hrs), Preston (8.30hrs)

Price:  £295 per person Leisure only.  £340 per person all other trips.

Private Table for Two -  You can reserve a table for 2 for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

 

SPIRIT OF TRAVEL

Enjoy lunch or dinner with champagne and a half bottle of wine included as you witness the delights of the British countryside.  Strolling musicians and table magicians add to the luxurious ambiance of this five hour round trip.  Journey time:  5 hours approximately.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2014

26 April:  Coventry (11.45hrs), Birmingham (12.00hrs), Wolverhampton (12.15hrs)

29 August:  Leeds (18.00hrs), York (18.30hrs)

25 October:  Glasgow return (12.00hrs)

31 October:  Coventry (18.00hrs), Birmingham (18.15hrs)

7 November:  York (18.00hrs), Leeds (18.30hrs)

Price:  £235 per person

Private Table for Two -  You can reserve a table for 2 for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

 

AFTERNOON TEAS

Afternoon Tea – Strolling musicians and table magicians add to the peaceful ambiance whilst a glass of Champagne, sandwiches, cakes and scones with tea and coffee are served.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party  -  On the same journey one can enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party in the Mad Hatters’ decorated carriage.  There is no Champagne, but there are purple sandwiches, along with other surprises, as well as the strolling musicians and magicians.  Please request this carriage at time of booking.

Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea – On the same journey, one can indulge in sophisticated Champagne tasting, enjoying four glasses of Laurent-Perrier champagne: Ultra Brut, Brut Vintage 2004, Demi-Sec and Cuvée Rosé. Afternoon tea is served whilst the musicians and magicians entertain.

Journey time: from 2 to 4  hours approximately.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2014

6 April:  Edinburgh (13.00hrs – 16.00hrs)

5 July:  Leeds (12.30hrs), Wakefield (13.00hrs), Doncaster (13.30hrs).

14 September: Sheffield (13.00hrs), Manchester (13.45hrs)

12 October:  Coventry (13.00hrs), Birmingham (13.15hrs).

Price:  £185 per person for Afternoon/the Mad Hatter’s tea

…………£225 per person for the Laurent-Perrier tea.

Private Table for Two -  You can reserve a table for 2 for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

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THE FLOWER SHOWS

Travel in style and comfort to these spectacular flower shows, with brunch on the Northern Belle,  a day to wander amongst some of Britain’s finest displays and a delicious dinner with Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on the return trip.  Transfers to and from the shows are included as well as admissions, thus making it a relaxing experience and a great gift.

Venue, Departures, Dates and Prices 2014

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

25 April:  Birmingham (7:00hrs), Wolverhampton (7:30hrs), Derby (8:30hrs)

Price: £340 per person

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

20 May:  Chester (7:00hrs), Crewe (7:30hrs), Birmingham (8:00hrs). SOLD OUT

21 May:  Manchester (7:00hrs), Macclesfield (7:45hrs), Stoke-on-Trent (8:00hrs)

Price:  £395 per person

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

12 July:  Liverpool (7:00hrs), Warrington (7:30hrs), Crewe (8:00hrs), Birmingham (9:00hrs)

Price: £360 per person

Private Table for Two -  You can reserve a table for 2 for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

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HISTORIC BATH

Enjoy a scrumptious brunch with Bellini as the Northern Belle transports you to Bath, Britain’s best-preserved Georgian city that is full of charm, history and wonderful architecture, with its antique shops, museums and so much more.  Take a guided coach tour or choose to explore at leisure.  Entrance is included to the Roman Baths, situated in the square near to the beautiful Abbey.  Relax on your journey home with dinner, champagne and half a bottle of wine.  Journey time: 12 hours approximately.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2014

23 May:  Chester (7:30hrs), Liverpool (8:30hrs), Crewe (9:00hrs)

Price:  £340 per person

Private Table for Two -  You can reserve a table for 2 for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

 

ROYAL ASCOT LADIES DAY

Journey to one of the most popular sporting and social venues.  The Royal meeting is one of the most famous in the equestrian calendar where top class racing is combined with pageantry, style and tradition. Ladies Day is well-known in the social calendar, with the wonderful array of hats gracing the equestrian meeting.
Enjoy brunch with Bellini on the outward journey and dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine upon the return. Admission to the racecourse and reserved entrance to the grandstand enclosure are included.  After an early departure and returning from 21.00hrs onwards, this will be a day to remember.

Departures, Dates and Prices 2014

19 June:  Manchester (07.00hrs), Crewe (08.00hrs), Birmingham (09.00hrs)

Price:  £495 per person

Private Table for Two -  You can reserve a table for 2 for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

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General Information

Dress code:  Smart day wear.  No jeans or trainers at any event.  Comfortable walking shoes where appropriate.

Times and travel documents – Travel documents will be sent out about one week before travel.  All times are for guidance.  Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.

Timings:  All timings shown are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.

Carriage Layout - The Northern Belle consists of six passenger carriages, each with the same interior layout of tables for two and four.  Please note that the quoted fares are for places either at  a 2- or 4-seater table.   Reserve a Private Table for Two, subject to availability, for an additional single payment of £125, which includes the gift of a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne in a presentation box.

Booking & Reservations

All prices are at publicly-quoted rates.  All tour dates and itineraries are subject to change.  Please contact us for up to date information.

We will be happy to answer any questions and make the booking for you  -  contact us in the UK : +44 (0)1249 890205 or info@luxurytrainclub.com     Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of interesting trains and special offers.

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