Friday 5th November 2021

Historic Oxford - Sightseeing & Shopping

Lancaster, Preston, Manchester

The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Today’s adventure takes you to Historic Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and the home of the world famous University.

Your journey begins as your steward welcomes you aboard the Northern Belle to your comfortable armchair seat. Elegant tables laid with starched tablecloths, uniquely branded silverware and highly polished glasses complement the luxurious carriages.

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled in, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you travel towards Oxfordshire. In the care of your steward, sit back and relax in the convivial atmosphere, enjoying the views from your window. On the Northern Belle, the journey is as exciting as the destination.

On arrival at Oxford the day is yours to explore the city at leisure.

There are many museums in Oxford, including some of the best in the UK such as Ashmolean Museum which was opened in 1683.

Oxford castle is one of the oldest buildings in the UK having been in existence for over 1,000 years. Visitors can go on guided tours through the Oxford castle where they will get to hear its stories and the fascinating inhabitants of the castle.

The Oxford Covered Market was built in 1774 and is home to over 55 shops. You can also go to the University of Oxford Shop for your own Oxford souvenir items or visit Alice’s Shop for “Alice in Wonderland” souvenirs as well.

After a wonderful day rejoin the coach for the short journey back to the station, where we welcome you back on board the Northern Belle with a refreshing glass of champagne.

Later, you are served a sumptuous five-course dinner accompanied by half a bottle of wine as we wend our way home.

INCLUDES 

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Fine-dining
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Free time to explore Historic Oxford.
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Sumptuous five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
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  • Timings shown are for guidance purposes only. Actual timings will be received from Network Rail closer to the date of departure.

£ 335.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Lancaster Station

7:30
Departs
Lancaster
12:30
Arrives
Oxford
17:00
Departs
Oxford
22:30
Arrives
Lancaster

Preston Station

7:50
Departs
Preston
12:30
Arrives
Oxford
17:00
Departs
Oxford
22:00
Arrives
Preston

Manchester Victoria Station

8:50
Departs
Manchester
12:30
Arrives
Oxford
17:00
Departs
Oxford
21:00
Arrives
Manchester
Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £60 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 reservations@northernbelle.co.uk for group pricing.