Luxury Train News - July 2016
Blue Train News, Christmas planning and More
Belmond British Pullman: Summer Offer / 2017 Departures
The Belmond British Pullman is part of the iconic journey to Venice; it operates the link to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express between London and the coast.
It also has many departures from London, including dining experiences and day excursions.
Summer Offer: Book by 15 August for £100 per couple off a Golden Age of Travel journey, travel by 30 September 2016.
The Club has the 2017 rates and dates for the Belmond British Pullman.
To enjoy slower travel in style, get in touch
Blue Train: New Route
Pretoria to Hoedspruit, big game country, or the reverse.
The Blue Train is heading up to ‘Big 5’ country with these new departures. Hoedspruit is surrounded by wildlife reserves and safari lodges, an opportunity for ‘rail safari’ packages; the Kruger National Park is one of the top three destinations in South Africa.
Eastern & Oriental Express: For Romantics
30% off State Cabins, Singapore/Bangkok or Bangkok/Singapore on the Eastern & Oriental Express.
Travel between September and end of December 2016 - book before 15 August.
Deccan Odyssey: 25% Companion Discount
Special Offers: Book a double cabin on the Deccan Odyssey in India by 30 August 2016 for travel October 2016 – September 2017 for the following offers (all apply):
Persian Explorer, 12 Days from Tehran
Extract of part of this fascinating itinerary, new for 2017:
Mahan and Rayen. The Mahan oasis is famed for the Prince Garden and the stunning blue Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine dating back to the Mongols. Rayen Castle, a medieval mudbrick citadel, sits below snow-capped Mount Hezar. Visit local Bedouins and listen to tales worthy of ‘1001 Nights’, sitting around the campfire.
Intrigued? Learn more.
Belmond Northern Belle – 2017 rates and dates
Visit Belmond Northern Belle for 2017 departures (up to June).
The Northern Belle starts from many stations in England, from some in Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland.
There are a wide range of dining experiences and day trips on offer, as well as journeys to diverse destinations such as Royal Ascot and garden shows. Consider a Ticket To Ride gift voucher if you are buying a present and don’t know what to choose.
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Shongololo Express - 2018 Rates and Dates
The Shongololo Express is being re-furbished following its purchase by Rovos Rail.
The three itineraries have been re-planned, with more stationary time at night (sleep well) and less road time spent on the excursions.
Southern Cross – Pretoria to Victoria Falls (12 days)
Dune Express – Pretoria to Swakopmund (12 days)
Good-Hope – Pretoria to Cape Town (15 days)
Golf has been added to the Good-Hope trip, at courses such as the Arabella Golf Estate, Ernie Els Oubaai, Fancourt, Champagne Sports Resort, Durban Country Club, Zimbali, Royal Swazi and Leopard Creek.
Dining in the Andes
From May 2017, South America’s First Luxury Sleeper Train, the Belmond Andean Explorer will operate along one of the world’s highest rail routes in the Peruvian Andes; some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world.
Interested? Join the list.
Coming Soon – Spanish Luxury Train Dates
We expect the 2017 rates and dates for the Spanish luxury trains within weeks.
In particular, El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo and (in Standard) Al Andalus tend to fill first.
If you are already planning your train journey in Spain, please let us know if you would like to be informed when they are available.
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