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Northern Belle & The Edinburgh Tattoo

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(Tour code: BET19)

Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the 1930’s

Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the 1930's on board the elegant Belmond Northern Belle train to Edinburgh. Enjoy a delicious five-course lunch as you relax in the comfortable carriages. Then explore the bustling city of Edinburgh, including an awe-inspiring evening at the worldfamous Military Tattoo.

  • Belmond Northern Belle Rail Journey
  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Audio tour of Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Great Scots Night
  • Two four-course lunches with wine aboard Northern Belle
What’s Included
  • First Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    2 Lunches
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Northern Belle & The Edinburgh Tattoo 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 London
London Tower Bridge

Arriving in London

Meet your Tour Manager this evening and check into the 4-Star Pullman Hotel in Kings Cross. You may like to arrive earlier and spend some time in London. This evening, we gather to enjoy a welcome drink ahead of dinner.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Northern Belle
Northern Belle

Northern Belle & Great Scots Night

This morning we board the iconic Northern Belle, bound for Edinburgh. Northern Belle is a superbly luxurious 1930s-style experience. On board we enjoy a sumptuous four course meal, with wine. The cuisine is excellent and uses only the freshest of seasonal British produce, all created by the on-board chef and his team. The train provides its own forms of on board entertainment, including live music and a talented magician.

We arrive later in the afternoon and walk to our hotel, the Radisson Blu Edinburgh (or similar).

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh & the Edinburgh Tattoo

Today we enjoy a guided walking tour of Edinburgh, taking in the city's main sights, including the Old Town and Royal Mile.

This evening we enjoy the spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The annual festival incorporates fantastic performers, military bands and brilliant fireworks displays for an inspirational evening.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Your morning is spent exploring the Royal Yacht Britannia with an audio tour. The ship is formerly the seaborne home of the Royal Family. HMY Britannia has sailed over 1 million miles across the globe, transporting the Royal family in luxury style from glittering state visits to relaxing family holidays.

This afternoon or morning, you are free to explore Edinburgh further. Perhaps make the ascent to Arthur's Seat. This ancient volcano offers magnificent views across the city and the surrounding area. This evening we enjoy a night of traditional Scottish festivities, the Great Scots Night.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Northern Belle
Northern Belle

Homeward bound

After a morning at leisure in Edinburgh we return to London, aboard the Belmond Northern Belle, enjoying a farewell meal on board. After breakfast on Day 6 the tour concludes and you are free to depart at your leisure.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 6 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • First Class rail travel
  • All coach transfers

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation, including 2 nights at the 4-Star Pullman London Kings Cross, and 3 nights at the 4-Star Radisson Blu Edinburgh or similar.

Delicious meals included

  • 10 meals including 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners, including 1 Scottish themed dinner in Edinburgh


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Scenic journeys on the luxurious Belmond Northern Belle
  • Two four-course lunches with wine aboard Belmond Northern Belle
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Audio tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Great Scots Night

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
Northern Belle & The Edinburgh Tattoo

Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the 1930’s


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