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Cheltenham Gold Cup Day & Northern Belle

Combine a fantastic experience at Cheltenham's Gold Cup day, with the ultimate in style and luxury, travelling on the vintage Northern Belle train.

Begin the day in awe at London Paddington, as you approach this beautiful train, greeted by liveried stewards and enjoying a red carpet welcome to board. Take your plush seats and admire the intricate furnishings and floors on board, before our journey starts.

From the comfort of your exquisite Pullman carriage, enjoy fine foods and drinks as we travel cross country, beginning with a Bellini brunch as we study the form and get some racing advice from the onboard tipster.

Take in the views as we journey to Evesham, at the heart of the Cotswolds, where we take a short coach journey to Broadway and join a magnificent steam train for the onward 45 minute journey. We’ll travel through rolling countryside scenery, before arriving in unique and nostalgic fashion, directly at the back of the Main Grandstand at the racecourse.

With this fantastic package, your Club Enclosure ticket allows access to prime viewing lawns, located by the winning post, parade ring and several bar facilities.

After an action-packed day of racing and experiencing the amazing atmosphere of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, you can skip the crowds and rejoin the steam train back to Broadway, take the short coach transfer to Evesham and rejoin the majestic Northern Belle. On our return journey you can recall memories of the day, whilst savouring a five-course meal, paired with specially selected wines. With glass of champagne in hand, this is certainly an experience worth toasting.

Inclusions:

  • Round trip travel from London Paddington aboard the Northern Belle luxury train to Gold Cup Day of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival
  • Red carpet welcome at London Paddington and a sparkling Bellini cocktail welcome drink
  • Delicious Bellini three course brunch on the outward journey followed by morning tea and coffee
  • Coach transfers to/from Evesham Station to Broadway Steam Railway Station
  • Return steam train transfer to/from Broadway to the back of the main Grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse (cash bar on board)
  • Club Enclosure admission badge to Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Champagne reception on the Northern Belle in the evening
  • Sumptuous five course dinner: British seasonal menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys followed by coffee, tea and petit fours
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Cash bar service throughout the journey
  • Strolling musicians on the return journey

A sample itinerary of the day is as follows

08:00                     Depart London Paddington

10:40                     Arrive Evesham Mainline Station

10:50                     Coaches depart to Broadway Steam Railway Station

11:35                     Steam Train departs Broadway to Cheltenham Racecourse

12:35                     Arrive Cheltenham Racecourse

13:30                     First race

17:35                     Last race

18:05                     Steam train departs to return to Broadway

18:55                     Arrive Broadway and transfer by coach to Evesham

20:00                     Depart Evesham onboard the Northern Belle

22:50                     Northern Belle arrives London Paddington

(Please note timings are subject to change and will be confirmed nearer to the day)