Saturday 12th September 2020

Jane Austen Festival, Bath

Preston, WIGAN, Liverpool, Crewe

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The Experience

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Celebrate all things Austen in the beautiful city of Bath.

Your day of discovery begins as the train glides into the platform and a liveried steward shows you to your plush armchair seats. Your table laid with pristine, crisp white linen and adorned with sparkling glassware and fine china is ready for your moving feast. Enjoy a delicious Bellini brunch and the ever-changing views from your window as we travel to the South West.

On arrival into Bath Spa enjoy an afternoon offboard celebrating the life and works of one of the nation’s favourite authors. Spend time at the Jane Austen Centre with exhibitions and activities documenting her time in the city. Later join our knowledgeable guides for an informative and fun walking tour seeing the places that featured in her novels – Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Soak up the vibrant festival atmosphere; a must for all literary lovers.

Feeling inspired return to the train for your journey home. Enjoy a glass of chilled champagne and later a sumptuous five-course dinner complete with fine wine. The perfect end to the perfect day.

 

INCLUDES 

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Admission into the Jane Austen Centre
  • Guided walking tour
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Tea, coffee and petits fours

 

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English Novelist in the late 18th, early 19th century. Her most famous books included: - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Her works were later adapted for screen with her unfinished novel “Sanditon” currently airing on ITV.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • 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.

£ 370.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Preston Station

6:15
Departs
Preston
12:30
Arrives
Bath Spa
17:00
Departs
Bath Spa
22:45
Arrives
Preston

Wigan North Western Station

6:45
Departs
WIGAN
12:30
Arrives
Bath Spa
17:00
Departs
Bath Spa
22:15
Arrives
WIGAN

Liverpool Lime Street

7:30
Departs
Liverpool
12:30
Arrives
Bath Spa
17:00
Departs
Bath Spa
21:45
Arrives
Liverpool

Crewe Station

8:30
Departs
Crewe
12:30
Arrives
Bath Spa
17:00
Departs
Bath Spa
20:45
Arrives
Crewe
Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.