Settle & Carlisle Steam Train Journey

Princess Elizabeth 6201

Lakes & Dales as featured Channel 5's "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"

This journey combines three wonderful elements, with one of the world's most scenic railway routes, with delicious cuisine, hauled by a magnificent locomotive. Some of the locomotives to haul this wonderful Settle & Carlisle journey include 6201 -The Princess Elizabeth steam engine, Flying Scotsman and a majestic Tangemere steam engine. Settle and Carlisle, is one of our most exclusive luxury steam train day trips, this particular journey was featured on the Channel 5 programme "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys".

The day commences as you board the luxury carriages of the Northern Belle vintage train, you will enjoy a welcome Champagne reception before you head to your armchair and table. The steam locomotive, will haul the carriages towards Carnforth and as you enjoy the scenery you will also enjoy a delicious light brunch on your outward journey. You will have the opportunity to disembark the Northern Belle and stretch your legs, there will be a few hours to take time at your leisure to explore Carlisle and this is also a great opportunity for you to take some photographs with the train and chat with the driver.

Your homebound journey will be the highlight of the Settle & Carlisle steam train journey, as this is where you will travel over the world-famous Settle & Carlisle railway line. This journey also will show you some of the most scenic regions of the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales. As you make the journey over, you will enjoy your five-course dinner, which will be accompanied by a specially selected bottle of wine.

*Steam: Because steam locomotives are antique, the engines do sometimes fail. If this does occur, Northern Belle will reserve the right to substitute the steam train with a suitable replacement. If, for any reason, this is not possible, Northern Belle will run the excursion with a heritage diesel locomotive and offer a credit of £30pp or a voucher of £75pp to put towards a future trip.

The Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey Includes

  • Spectacular scenic journey by steam over the Settle & Carlisle line
  • Sparkling Bellini welcome reception
  • Delightful brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning coffee and tea
  • Time to explore Carlisle at leisure and time to take a photograph of the engine
  • Champagne reception back on board the Northern Belle
  • Sumptuous Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hote menu including an award-winning cheese board
  • A specially selected bottle of wine per couple to accompany your meal
  • Teas & coffees
  • Petit fours

For those looking for a private table for two on the Settle Carlisle steam journey, we have to inform you that these have sold out on all departures now for 2024. There is plenty of availability though on shared tables, which offer seating for up to four passengers.

Book a 2024 Journey Today to Avoid Missing Out
Limited availability on private tables for Northern Belle call 020 3640 8887 to check
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*Subject to availability. In the event a private table is unavailable, you will be refunded this charge.
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Terms and conditions

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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