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Historic Oban at Leisure

Friday 2nd August 2024

Edinburgh, Glasgow

Per passenger

Your Journey

Your day will begin with a red carpet welcome at your departure station where our attentive Stewards will usher you aboard the Northern Belle luxury train for a journey to remember forever. Once you’ve been escorted to your plush seat, one of our liveried Stewards will carefully pour you a sparkling Mimosa cocktail as you study celebrated Head Chef Matthew Green’s sumptuous menu.

Ahead lies a journey back to the Golden Days of rail travel, a time when nothing was too good for the pampered passengers. Our Executive Head Chef and his team will be hard at work in the kitchen carriage preparing a sumptuous three-course brunch and six-course dinner, accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of wine. Each course boasts the finest seasonal ingredients from local Scottish farms and fishermen, and all innovatively crafted in our recently refurbished kitchen carriage.

En route to Oban, we will be heading up part of the West Highland line with views over Loch Lomond, beautiful Glens and lush green forests, all whilst a delicious three-course brunch is served as the glorious Scottish countryside passes by. When we reach Crianlarich the line splits as we go west past Loch Awe and onwards to the coastal port of Oban.

On arrival, spend your day at leisure, Oban is a bustling port town with shops, cafes, bars and gift shops. Spend a few hours at leisure enjoying the fresh sea air and the best Scottish seafood around, you could enjoy a local whisky from the Oban distillery. Admire the Victorian architecture and watch the hustle and bustle of the port as the Calmac Ferries come and go with travellers.

After an incredible day, we rejoin the Northern Belle for a Champagne reception, before tucking into a sumptuous six-course dinner during the leisurely journey home.


From the moment you step aboard one of our exquisitely decorated 1930s-style Pullman carriages, time slows down on the Northern Belle as we transport you back to the golden era of rail travel – the days when nothing was too good for those sophisticated passengers who demanded to travel in true style.

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Friday 2nd August 2024

Departing from

Edinburgh, Glasgow

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station

  • Maryhill

  • Destination
  • Oban

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

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Friday, 2nd August 2024
Historic Oban at Leisure

Join the Northern Belle for a day of fine dining and leisurely exploration of Oban's vibrant port town.

Round-trip travel on the Northern Belle along the West Highland Line

Welcome sparkling champagne Mimosa

Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey

Free time to explore Oban at leisure

Champagne reception back on board including canapés and Caviar blinis

Sumptuous six-course dinner: Scottish seasonal table d’hôte menu including: Award-winning Great British cheese board with local whisky to accompany, delicious dessert and a selection of petit fours

Sommelier bottle of wine per couple

Fortnum & Mason tea and Northern Belle Blend coffee

£495 per passenger

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Upgrade your journey
Laurent-Perrier Class

In addition to our Historic Oban at Leisure journey why not upgrade your on-board experience to include the following:

Champagne reception upgraded with Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésime Vintage 2012

Bottle of wine upgraded from our Northern Belle Collection per couple

Bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut NV per couple

Additional £95per passenger

Single travellers will receive half bottles of these derivatives.

Book with Laurent-Perrier Class
Experience another class
KRUG Class

In partnership with KRUG champagne we introduce another class of travel.

In addition to our Historic Oban at Leisure journey why not upgrade your on-board experience to include the following:

  • Bottle of KRUG Grand Cuvée Champagne per couple

  • Bottle of wine upgraded from our Northern Belle Collection per couple

  • Seating allocated in Duart formerly a carriage on The Royal Train or Glamis named after Her Majesty’s childhood home

  • A memorable gift on departure

Additional  £195per passenger - very limited availability

Single travellers will receive half bottles of these derivatives.

Book with KRUG Class

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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 £75 per passenger. When booking online if private tables of two are available you can select your preference, but you can select a shared table without a supplement subject to availability.

All of the Northern Belle carriages are vintage pullman style. Each row of seats is a table for two and across the aisle a table for four.

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.

Please Note

  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • The Northern Belle is hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive unless advertised as a 'steam special'
  • 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
  • Bookings of two attract a surcharge of £75 per passenger for a private table for two
  • Bookings of five or six attract a surcharge of £150 for the use of the private table for two
  • 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.