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Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Swansea, Cardiff

A dining extravaganza that will take Christmas to a whole new level, a day you are sure never to forget.

Your Journey

Settle into a plush seat in your festively- decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven course lunch with all the trimmings. Your table is set in lavish style with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china. 

Liveried stewards take care of all your needs as the train journeys through enchanting wintry landscapes. Admire the changing views through your picture window. Take in the sumptuous details of your vintage carriage, evoking the glamour of 1930s “Belle” trains. 

Read about the trains history and imagine the famous faces that once passed through its corridors. A convivial atmosphere and entertainment from a table-top magician make this a journey to remember.

THE EXPERIENCE

From the moment you see the gleaming Northern Belle train pull into the station, you are transported back to a more glamorous age. The vintage train offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy hand crafted interiors, impeccable service and gastronomic cuisine. Sip champagne, absorb the views, chat with your fellow travellers. Unwind and relax - timeless memories are guaranteed.

What's included

Round trip travel on the Northern Belle

Welcome champagne reception on board

Seven course Christmas lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys

On board entertainment including table magician and strolling musicians

Bottle of wine per couple

Tea, coffee and petit fours

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Departing from

Swansea, Cardiff

  • Swansea Station

  • Cardiff Central

We are currently awaiting provisional timings.
Timings are subject to network rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

All Dates & Stations

December 2022
Thu 1st

Wakefield Westgate, Leeds Station, York

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  • Wakefield Westgate

  • Leeds Station

  • York

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Sat 3rd

Darlington Station, Durham Station, Newcastle Station

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  • Darlington Station

  • Durham Station

  • Newcastle Station

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Sun 4th

Glasgow Central Station, Edinburgh Waverley Station

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  • Glasgow Central Station

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station

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Wed 7th

Swansea Station, Cardiff Central

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  • Swansea Station

  • Cardiff Central

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Thu 8th

Gloucester Station, Cheltenham Spa Station

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  • Gloucester Station

  • Cheltenham Spa Station

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Fri 9th

Coventry Station, Birmingham International Station

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  • Coventry Station

  • Birmingham International Station

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Mon 12th

Crewe Station, Chester Station, Liverpool Lime Street

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  • Crewe Station

  • Chester Station

  • Liverpool Lime Street

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Tue 13th

Manchester Victoria Station, Preston Station, Lancaster Station

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  • Manchester Victoria Station

  • Preston Station

  • Lancaster Station

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Thu 15th

Derby Station, Nottingham Station, Grantham Station

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  • Derby Station

  • Nottingham Station

  • Grantham Station

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Fri 16th

Norwich Station, Ipswich Station

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  • Norwich Station

  • Ipswich Station

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Sat 17th

London Victoria

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  • London Victoria

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Tue 20th

York, Doncaster Station, Sheffield Station

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  • York

  • Doncaster Station

  • Sheffield Station

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Wed 21st

Manchester Victoria Station, Huddersfield Station

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  • Manchester Victoria Station

  • Huddersfield Station

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Please Note

  • Bookings of two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact [email protected] for group pricing.

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If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our reservations team.

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All of the Northern Belle carriages are luxurious First Class style carriages. Each row of seats is a table for two (when available carry a supplement charge) and on the other side of the aisle a table for four. The tables of four can be as a shared table, with a booking on either side of the table.

Northern Belle has limited tables for two. We are happy to take a request, however this is not a guarantee and there is a chance that you may be sharing a table of four with another couple. Subject to availability you may guarantee a table for two by paying a supplement of £90. When booking online if private tables of two are available it will offer them automatically, but you can select a shared table without a supplement subject to availability.

Yes. If notified at the time of booking, we will do our best to comply with any dietary requirements. These include Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Pescetarian and the exclusion of certain ingredients such as nuts, onions and dairy. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in preparation. Please order at least 14 days prior to travel to ensure we can order the supplies to the train whilst on tour. Please note that due to the small preparation areas on the train we cannot guarantee cross contamination within the kitchen and if you have severe allergic reactions then please call the reservations team to discuss. When you book on line you will find a section to list your passenger’s dietary needs and other comments.

We are able to accommodate passengers with slight walking difficulties. However, we recommend they are accompanied by a carer. We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded on wheelchair. Staff are able to assist passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored during the journey.

Some journeys are not suitable for people with disabilities. Should you have any special requirements please contact your nearest reservations office.

Dress code varies according to the journey. For specific information on your journey please locate it on our Journey Search and refer to the what to wear section. Please note that we ask travellers not to wear jeans or trainers.