Join the Northern Belle in a celebratory luxury train journey to Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia hauled by the Flying Scotsman to mark 100 years of service!
This highly anticipated journey hauled by a legend of the railway sets off with a sparkling Mimosa cocktail as you take to your comfortable armchair seat. As The Flying Scotsman takes you towards the Scottish capital from York station (from Darlington to York the journey is diesel hauled). You will be served a delightful three-course brunch by the liveried stewards, your surroundings take you back to the era of the Golden Age of Travel.
On arrival at Waverley Station, you will be met by a coach to transfer you to Ocean Terminal, Leith, where the Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed. Having been berthed at Leith ever since it was decommissioned in 1997, the Royal Family’s beloved yacht was a place where they enjoyed many happy holidays. Today the Royal Yacht is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. Start the tour at the Visitor Centre, learning about the yacht’s rich history. Then tour the five main decks with the help of an audio guide. Highlights include the luxurious State Apartments, royal sleeping quarters and personal photographs of the monarch and her family. Also, make sure to visit the Bridge and the gleaming Engine Room. After touring the magnificent ship if time permits you may have some free time to explore Edinburgh.
It's then time to rejoin the train (which will be hauled by a vintage diesel locomotive) where you will be welcomed back aboard with a Champagne drinks reception accompanied by canapés and Caviar blinis followed by a delicious six-course dinner and sommelier-selected wine.
THE FLYING SCOTSMAN
Built in Doncaster back in 1923 the Flying Scotsman was at the time the most powerful locomotive used by the London and North Eastern Railway. It was also the first locomotive to run a non-stop journey from London to Edinburgh.
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