Luxury Train News December 2018
Luxury Train News December 2018
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What's new for 2019 in the world of luxury trains?
Mary Berry on the Belmond British Pullman
Mary Berry returns to host two Afternoon Teas on board Belmond British Pullman in 2019
3 May and 4 May 2019, Mary Berry presents a selection of her favourite cakes, desserts and scones for the British Pullman, London’s luxury train.
Mary will meet the train’s 100 guests as she passes through the Art Deco 1920s carriages discussing her award-winning career and providing some baking tips. From £300 per person.
Eastern & Oriental Express: 2019 Guest Chef Culinary Journeys
Eastern & Oriental Express has a series of ‘pop-up’ culinary collaborations for 2019 with highly acclaimed international chefs. The chefs bring their signature style to the train, in partnership with the train's executive chef Yannis Martineau.
Edible Art by Janice Wong from US$3,500 per person
5 February 2019: Singaporean Pastry Chef, Janice Wong brings her passion for desserts and culinary art to the rails.
Gastronomic Adventure with Luke Mangan from US$2,900 per person
1 March 2019: Luke Mangan from Australia owns and operates 19 restaurants worldwide. Luke accompanies guests into a local food markets and talks about his cuisine.
East Meets West with Didier Corlou from US$2,900 per person
2 September 2019: French chef Didier Corlou blends the best of Vietnamese and French cuisine at his signature restaurants in Hanoi. Chef Didier will serve up a ‘four-hand’ dinner & afternoon tea and conduct a ‘Spice Atelier’ mixing the flavours of East and West.
Stepping On Board with Ian Kittichai from US$3,400 per person
8 October 2019: Thailand’s celebrity chef Ian Kittichai will host his signature dinner. Kittichai creates authentic Thai dishes with a contemporary spin and take guests on a guided tour of a local food market.
Deccan Odyssey Southern India or Coast-to-Coast
Two special new Deccan Odyssey routes for 2019 with British-Australian owned Golden Eagle Trains.
5 December 2019: The Madras Mail - join Golden Eagle’s founder Tim Littler on a President’s Tour, Mumbai - Hyderabad, southern India.
7 February, 14 December 2019, 6 February 2020: The Darjeeling Mail - coast to coast from Mumbai (Bombay) to Kolkata (Calcutta), taking in the hill plantations of Darjeeling, the bazaars of Delhi, the famous sites of Agra and spiritual Varanasi.
Prices from £11,795 per person, with 7 nights’ Deluxe Class on Deccan Odyssey, 7 hotel nights and all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks.
Please get in touch about Southern India or Coast-to-Coast, two less-travelled luxury train routes.
Persia & Silk Road on the Golden Eagle
2 October 2019 - The Persia and Silk Road journey on the Golden Eagle is a new 16-day route to rarely visited places whose very names inspire and intrigue: Almaty – Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Darvaza Gas Crater – Ashgabat – Sarakhs – Mashhad – Yazd – Kerman – Rayen – Mahan – Shahdad Desert – Isfahan – Shiraz – Persepolis – Tehran
Prices from £15,195 per person based on 2 sharing, including 3 hotel nights, 12 nights on Golden Eagle in Silver Class (upgrade available), all meals, drinks with meals including wine (excluding Iran), guided off-train programme, porterage, arrival / departure transfers, Tour Manager and gratuities. Flights are extra.
Danube Express: Castles of Transylvania, Istanbul - Budapest
27 June 2019 - Castles of Transylvania, a new journey on the Danube Express, visits 4 countries in 7 days, departing from Istanbul on part of the old orient express route.
Istanbul – Veliko Tarnovo – Sinaia (Peles Castle) – Brasov (Bran Castle) – Sighisoara – Sibiu – Kecskemet – Lajosmizse - Budapest
Taking in 4 countries, multiple castles and palaces, and some of Central Europe’s most beautiful scenery over 7 days, this new trip is perfect for time-poor travellers wanting to visit an host of captivating destinations.
Price from USD $9,295 per person based on 2 sharing Deluxe Class with private bathroom, including 2 nights’ 5-star hotel accommodation, 4 nights on Danube Express, meals and drinks, guided off-train excursions programme, porterage, arrival and departure transfers, services of a Tour Manager and all gratuities. Flights are extra. Heritage Class available with shared bathroom.
Maharajas Express: 50% off Companion Fare
Selected departures on the Maharajas’ Express in March & April 2019: pay for one and the companion travels half-price. Conditions apply.
20 March, Gems of India: 4-day Delhi to Agra, via the ‘golden triangle’ with Jaipur and Agra.
23 March, Indian Panorama: 8-day return journey to Delhi, visiting Jaipur, Lucknow, via Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, and Varansi.
30 March, Indian Splendour: 8-day tour from Delhi to Mumbai, via Agra and Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Balasinor.
6 April, Heritage of India: 8-day tour from Mumbai to Delhi, via Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur and the Taj Mahal Agra.
14 April, Treasures of India: 4-day tour similar to the Gems of India.
Blue Train: Classic Journey now 3 Nights
From January 2019, the Blue Train has added an extra night to its classic Pretoria / Cape Town journey, meaning an additional 10 hours to enjoy the train and more excursion time. There is now a new Observation Car and, soon, two new sleeping coaches.
Blue Train: Pretoria / Hoedspruit
2019: Take the Blue Train to or from your safari in the Greater Kruger area.
Depart Pretoria at 15:00hrs, arriving Hoedspruit the next morning at 10:00hrs; or travel in the other direction. Next departures: Pretoria to Hoedspruit 19 July, 27 September; Hoedspruit to Pretoria 20 July, 28 September.
Plan your own safari or ask expert Joanna French at the Luxury Safari Club for ideas.
Great Southern: new Australian Train
Launching for a maiden travel season restricted to 6 December 2019– 27 January 2020, the Great Southern will link Adelaide and Brisbane.
The Great Southern explores Australia’s south-eastern corner with either a 3-day northbound or a 4-day southbound itinerary.
Onboard accommodation includes Gold Single, Gold Twin and Platinum cabins. Fine food, wine and world-class hospitality and opportunities to explore off the train.
Fares: Gold Single from AUD$1,649, Gold Twin from AUD$1,829 per person, Platinum from AUD $3,899 pp. Inclusive of onboard dining, beverages and off-train excursions.
Belmond Offers Page
This useful page lists all currently available Belmond offers for these trains:
Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, south America’s only sleeper train;
Belmond British Pullman, London’s luxury train;
Belmond Grand Hibernian, the Irish luxury train;
Belmond Hiram Bingham the best way to Machu Picchu;
Belmond Royal Scotsman from Edinburgh into the Highlands;
Eastern and Oriental Express, elegance in South East Asia;
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express the doyenne of trains.
Please contact the Club to book any journey in the luxury train news December 2018 or to ask a question about luxury train travel.
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