Be transported back to the golden age of travel by train with a luxury day excursion on the Northern Belle. With its striking décor and impeccably attired stewards, the Northern Belle is the epitome of 1930s style, and the ideal setting from which to enjoy some of Britain’s most scenic landscapes, dining on freshly prepared gourmet food, on your way to your chosen destination. Newmarket Holidays’ selection of remarkable day trips depart from more than 60 regional train stations across the UK, taking you to some of the country’s most loved destinations in luxurious style.
The Chester Zoo
Newmarket Holidays invites you to be the VIP of the Jungle with an excursion to the Chester Zoo. With over 11,000 animals representing over 400 different species, there’s always something new to see. From new arrivals and zoo births, to updated exhibits and shows, a day at the Chester Zoo promises to be exciting for people of all ages. Take in the world’s largest jaguar enclosure and Europe’s largest congress of orangutans, as you wander the park’s 110 acres of award-winning gardens and exhibits. This day trip also features a guided tour of the historic city of Chester, built by the Romans in 79 AD on the banks of the River Dee.
The National Rail Museum
A visit to the National Rail Museum in York, travelling aboard the stunningly restored Northern Belle, is a dream come true for rail enthusiasts. Liveried service, sumptuous meals and guided tours mark this stunning day trip. Experience over 300 years of locomotive history up close and personal, as you tour the colossal halls filled with trains and railway legends, such as the Duchess of Hamilton. Step into the future of rail travel with the Japanese Bullet Train, and marvel at the sheer lavishness of the Royal Trains. Throughout this excursion, you will soak up the nostalgic atmosphere, from the astonishing museum exhibits to the luxury of your Northern Belle experience.
Choose Your Destination
These are only a taste of the nearly 40 day trips by rail Newmarket Holidays has to offer. From the rails up, the Northern Belle will take you back to the heyday of train travel. Shining brass, ceiling murals and fine wood marquetry interior set this locomotive apart from its modern-day transport counterparts. Enjoy sumptuous meals onboard, including brunch with a Bellini, afternoon tea and a gourmet dinner prepared on-board by the train’s executive head chef. Browse Newmarket Holidays’ fascinating day-trip destinations on its website, then treat yourself to a truly remarkable experience.