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Northern Belle Luxury Train to the Cheltenham Festival for Gold Cup Day – Friday 15th March 2019

There is no better way to experience a day at the races than on board the Northern Belle. The glamour, thrill and excitement begins the second you see the train stationed at London Paddington where you will start your incredible journey to Cheltenham Racecourse. Liveried stewards await with a red carpet welcome and show you to your plush armchair seats. Intricate marquetry, hand sewn fabrics and mosaic floors make this beautiful train a moving piece of art. From the comfort of your exquisitely decorated Pullman carriage you will glide across country, enjoying the finest food, wines and Champagne. Enjoy a Bellini Brunch, study the form, get some racing advice from our onboard tipster and enjoy the views from your picture window as we journey to the market town of Evesham, located in the heart of the Cotswolds.

On arrival, coaches await for the short journey to Broadway Steam Railway Station where you will board a magnificent steam train which will embark on a 45 minute journey through the beautiful Cotswolds, Malverns and Vale of Evesham and transport you and your guests directly to the back of the main Grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse. You will pull into Cheltenham Racecourse Steam Railway Station located just a furlong from the Paddock in unique and nostalgic fashion.

Your package includes a Club Enclosure admission ticket which is the premium entry ticket at Cheltenham giving you access to the prime viewing lawns located by the winning post, Parade Ring and various bar facilities. After an action packed day’s racing and witnessing the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup, you will re-join the steam train which will take you on a stress free journey back to Broadway — you will miss all of the traffic and congestion in and around the racecourse. Once back at Broadway, our coach transfers will be on hand to return you to Evesham where you will re-join the majestic Northern Belle luxury vintage train for a very special journey home. A delicious five course meal paired with specially selected wine awaits. With Champagne in hand, sit back, relax and raise a glass to a very memorable day at the races.

Belmond to The Cheltenham Festival

From London Paddington to Cheltenham Racecourse aboard the Northern Belle Luxury Train

8.30 am (subject to change) Northern Belle departs London Paddington
11.00 am (Subject to change) Northern Belle arrives at Evesham Mainline Station
11.10 am Coach transfer departs from Evesham to Broadway Steam Railway Station where guests will board the steam train transfer
11.45 am Steam train departs from Broadway to Cheltenham Racecourse
12.30 pm Steam Train arrives at Cheltenham Racecourse Steam Railway Station
1.30 pm First race
5.30 pm Last race
6.05 pm Steam train departs Cheltenham Racecourse
6.50 pm Steam Train arrives at Broadway for coach transfer back to Evesham
7.40 pm (Subject to change) Northern Belle departs Evesham
10.40pm (Subject to change) Northern Belle arrives at London Paddington
Please note: All timings are provisional and are subject to change. Final timings will be confirmed closer to the event date.

Sample Menu

BRUNCH (SERVED ON OUTWARD JOURNEY TO EVESHAM)

Welcome sparkling Bellini
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Morning tea & coffee
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Fresh fruit salad
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Smoked salmon parcel filled with scrambled eggs on a warm English crumpet, dressed with hollandaise sauce and Caviar
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Pastries, croissants, fruit toast and Danish from the bakery

CASH BAR AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL DRINKS THROUGHOUT BOTH NORTHERN BELLE JOURNEYS. IN ADDITION, THERE IS A LIMITED CASH BAR SERVICE AVAILABLE ON THE STEAM TRAIN LEG OF THE JOURNEY.

PLEASE NOTE: THE MENU IS A SAMPLE/PROVISIONAL AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. DIETARY REQUIREMENTS CAN BE CATERED FOR WITH ADVANCE NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.

DINNER (SERVED ON RETURN JOURNEY TO PADDINGTON)

Welcome Champagne reception - Laurent Perrier Cuvée
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Selection of table canapés
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Spiced parsnip, pumpkin and apple soup
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Roast fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef Seasonal vegetables, colcannon and cranberry sauce
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Bottle of house wine per couple (half per person).
Sommeliers selection of red & white.
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Great British cheese board with selection of biscuits and homemade chutneys.
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Chocolate piemontaise and vanilla sauce
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Coffee & tea with petit fours

Full Package includes

  • Round trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train to Gold Cup Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival (from London Paddington)
  • Red carpet welcome at London Paddington and a sparkling Bellini cocktail welcome drink
  • Delicious Bellini three course brunch on the outward journey followed by morning tea and coffee
  • On board tipster on outward journey
  • Coach transfers to/from Evesham Station to Broadway Steam Railway Station
  • Return steam train transfer to/from Broadway to the back of the main Grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse (cash bar on board)
  • Club Enclosure admission badge to Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Champagne reception on the Northern Belle in the evening
  • Sumptuous five course dinner: British seasonal menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys followed by coffee, tea and petit fours
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Cash bar service throughout the journey
  • Strolling musicians on the return journey


Northern Belle Luxury Train to the Cheltenham Festival for Gold Cup Day 2019

Date
LONDON PADDINGTON TO THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL (NORTHERN BELLE)
Friday 15th March 2019 £525.00 per person
Prices are per person and VAT does not apply

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Options

Cheltenham Festival - Racegoers Lunch & Viewing Package
Cheltenham Festival - Marquee Hospitality
Cheltenham Festival - Course Facing Box Hospitality
Cheltenham Festival - Grandstand Box Hospitality
Cheltenham Festival - Main Grandstand Suite Hospitality
Cheltenham Festival - Northern Belle to the Cheltenham Festival
Cheltenham Festival - Steam Train Transfer Only

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Options

Tuesday 12th March - Champion HurdlE - Champion Day
Wednesday 13th March - Queen Mother Chase - Ladies Day
Thursday 14th March - World Hurdle Day - St Patrick's Thursday
Friday 15th March - TIMICO Cheltenham Gold Cup - Gold Cup Day

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