Friday 20th November 2020

Winchester at Christmas

Manchester, Crewe, Birmingham

The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Kick start the festive season in style with an indulgent day excursion aboard the Northern Belle luxury train to the city of Winchester.

Your day begins as your steward welcomes you on board the Northern Belle and shows you to your seat. Elegant tables laid with starched linen, uniquely-designed silverware and polished glasses complement the luxurious carriages.

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and once you have settled into your seat, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served. In the care of your steward, sit back in your plush armchair seat, enjoying the views and celebrating Britain’s glorious railway heritage as we journey to Hampshire.

On arrival in Winchester you have free time to explore the city’s sights and attractions under your own leisure. The ancient capital of England, Winchester, is an unspoilt cathedral city sitting on the edge of the rolling South Downs National Park. One of the most popular attractions is the stunning Winchester Cathedral. Additionally, there are a host of other attractions within walking distance of the station including City Mill, The Discovery Centre and The Great Hall, home to King Arthur’s Round Table.

On return to the train, a champagne reception awaits. A sumptuous dinner accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine is served as you mull over the many highlights of the day.

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

The magnificent building you see today was founded in 1079 and extensively remodelled over the next five centuries by successive bishops. Traces of many different periods and architectural styles remain.

The Cathedral was not built all at once. It’s a living handbook of the main phases of English church architecture from the 11thcentury until the early 16th century, when much of today’s building was complete.

INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Free time in Winchester
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Tea, coffee and petits fours

£ 335.00 Per Passenger

Manchester Victoria Station

7:00
Departs
Manchester
13:45
Arrives
Winchester Station
17:00
Departs
Winchester Station
23:00
Arrives
Manchester

Crewe Station

8:00
Departs
Crewe
13:45
Arrives
Winchester Station
17:00
Departs
Winchester Station
22:00
Arrives
Crewe

Birmingham International Station

9:30
Departs
Birmingham
13:45
Arrives
Winchester Station
17:00
Departs
Winchester Station
20:30
Arrives
Birmingham
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.