Luxury Train News July 2019
Luxury Train News July 2019
New Grand Suites, Seven Stars Kyushu, Belmond offers, Deccan Odyssey, Spain 2020 and more
London’s Luxury Train: Offers July – December 2019
The venerable Belmond British Pullman with early to mid 20th carriages departs London’s Victoria Station on day excursions and dining experiences.
25% off 2nd fare - selected journeys, 10, 21 & 26 July, 13 & 27 September and 9 October.
4 for 3: Book 4 seats for the price of 3 in December 2019.
Private Carriage for Christmas, up to 26 guests from £8,000; selected journeys:
Christmas Lunch: December 11, 13, 18, 20.
Christmas Lunch with Steam Engine: December 14.
Festive Christmas Afternoon Tea: December 20
Seven Stars Kyushu Available Dates
The Club offers Deluxe Suites and Suites for 4 day / 3 night journeys of Seven Stars Kyushu. It is difficult to get reservations on this jewel of a Train, a showcase for Japanese artistry.
A Member rhapsodizes in feedback here.
There are just 2 Deluxe Suites and only 12 Suites in the Seven Stars for each departure.Here is a useful guide to the ryokans (traditional Japanese inns), used for one night.
Dates 2020 / 2021 for 4 Days / 3 Nights
2020 April 7 - 10 / May 19 - 22 / October 20 - 23 / December 1 - 4
2021 March 9 – 12. Further 2021 dates will be made available later.
According to the Japan Tourist Office, these dates are in prime seasons for visiting Japan.
Please get in touch to reserve your Suite.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, 3 More Grand Suites
Three new Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suites will be added for the 2020 season. The new suites - Vienna, Prague and Budapest - are named for these European destinations.
From the hand-embroidered cushions to intricately carved marquetry, the Grand Suites have mosaics, silk patterns, en-suite bathrooms, double beds and a private living area with underfloor heating.
Reservations are open for the following selected 2020 departures (more to follow):
June: 17, 18; July: 08, 09, 15, 16, 22, 24; August: 12, 13, 19, 20
October: 07, 08, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24; November: 04, 05, 11, 12
Inquire about availability on one of these departures, or be listed for another date.
Great Southern Platinum Offer
Book Great Southern, Australia’s new luxury train route between Adelaide and Brisbane, before 14 July 2019 for 5% off Everyday fares, Platinum Service; Club member 2.5% discount also applies.
Inaugural season: 13 December 2019, 3, 17 & 24 January 2020.
Note: here is a useful guide to Australian luxury train luggage allowances.
Spanish Luxury Trains 2020
The 2020 rates and dates for the Spanish Luxury Trains are now available.
Al Andalus Most Journeys are in Andalusia, southern Spain*; also one Journey each way, Seville – Madrid and Seville – Santiago de Compostela.
El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo Follows the Atlantic-facing part of Spain known as España Verde (Green Spain) and its hinterland*.
El Transcantábrico Clásico* is re-named Costa Verde Express, Bilbao-Gijon or Gijon-Bilbao, 6 days / 5 nights.
El Expreso de la Robla explores lesser-known Northern Spain; Good value first class travel, each compartment with private bathroom.
Planning a train in Spain? *Limited 2019 late season availability
Deccan Odyssey: 7 Nights for 5
Book selected Journeys on the Deccan Odyssey, Mumbai to Mumbai, and get 2 free nights.
The Deccan Odyssey operates in the State of Maharashtra.With 21 carriages for up to 80 passengers and a crew of over 30, there is plenty of space; 8 passengers per carriage in Deluxe Class, and 4 per Presidential Suite carriage. There is an on-board Spa.
Hidden Treasures of Gujarat 26 October 2019 or 21 March 2020
Jewels of the Deccan 30 November 2019 or 28 December 2019
Offers are subject to availability and cannot be combined; new bookings only; ask for group rates, 12 or more.
25% off Companion Fare 6-night journey in July, August or September 2019 for 25% off the 2nd fare.
25% off Companion Fare July, August or September 2019 for 25% off 2nd fare.
Complimentary Stay July 2019 for 2 free nights at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. Single supplement may apply.
25% off Companion Fare from Venice, August, October or November 2019, excludes Grand Suites.
Hotel Offer Combine a selected October 2019 journey with 2 nights in Belmond Cipriani Hotel before or afterwards, £7,000 for two sharing Garden View Room and Twin Cabin, includes Venice transfer. October 10 - Venice to Prague; 20 - Venice to London; 24 - Venice to Budapest; 28 - London to Venice.
25% off Companion Fare October, November or December 2019 for 25% off 2nd fare. Only valid for Pullman Twin, two sharing; excludes 8 September 2019 & Fables of the Peninsula.
Please contact us for more information about luxury train news July 2019 or to book a luxury train journey.
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