The Northern Belle - Flying Scotsman Steam Journey

Flying Scotsman Steam Special to The Royal Yacht Britannia

A luxury train journey to the Royal Yacht Britannia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Flying Scotsman

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.

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.

Included in this Northern Belle Flying Scotsman Luxury Train Journey

  • Spectacular journey steam hauled by Flying Scotsman
  • Welcome sparkling Mimosa cocktail reception onboard
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Transfer to the Royal Yacht
  • Champagne drinks reception back on board with canapés and Caviar blinis
  • Sumptuous six-course dinner including: Award-winning Great British cheese board with Port to accompany, delicious dessert and a selection of petits fours
  • Sommelier’s specially selected bottle of wine per couple
  • Fortnum & Mason teas and Northern Belle blend coffee

Steam Hauled

We are awaiting confirmation as to whether we can run the Flying Scotsman in 2024. If you would like to be updated when the journeys are to be released, please contact us here.

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This is a brief overview of our booking terms and conditions. Please note each individual operator has their own terms and conditions and by booking with you are also accepting the operator's terms. For more information regarding operator terms and conditions please contact us or the operator directly.

PLEASE NOTE: Receiving receipt of payment is not confirmation that your booking has been successful. We will contact you one to 10 working days after you have paid to confirm your booking, take further details of those travelling and send your itinerary. In the rare instance your booking cannot be fulfilled for any reason, such as the operator cancelling a journey or anything else beyond our control, we will be in touch with alternative options or will refund your payment.

All prices shown are for one adult ticket. Sleeper journeys are based on two adults sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge.

Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be emailed to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact

As an authorised ticketing agent of luxury train journeys, we may need to pass some of your details (such as your name and dietary requirements) on to the train operators in order to complete your booking. This is done so the operators can add you to their guest list, send you your tickets and ensure the meals served to you onboard meet your dietary requirements. By booking with, you are agreeing that you allow such necessary details to be shared with the operators under the cause of legitimate interest. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone or email

There are a limited number of private tables and cabin types onboard. While we keep our website updated regularly, there may be occasions when private tables or cabin types become fully booked meaning we are unable to fulfil your booking requirements. Should this be the case, we will contact you to discuss alternative options and refund any payments made.

We have the right to refuse the request of a deposit when a journey is scheduled to depart in less than 16 weeks. If you choose to book with a deposit you must pay the remaining balance in full 15 weeks before departure at the latest. Should you fail to pay the remaining balance 15 weeks prior to departure, you will forfeit your deposit and your booking. Deposits are accepted by request. Most journeys require a 25% deposit to secure a booking however some specialist journeys do require a 50% deposit. Please contact us for confirmation.

Tickets are sent electronically around 5 days before departure. You will not receive tickets or any form of 'gift pack' in the post. This is in an attempt to reduce paper use and do our part for the environment.

By booking a journey you agree to these terms, the terms set out by each individual operator and our cancellation policy.

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