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Northern Belle Luxury Train Trip

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Excursion name
Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion (ref:5482)
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Manchester
Departure date
Sat 19th Nov 2022
Number of passengers
Preferred table type (2 passengers only)
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Excursion: Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion
Departure Date: Sat 19/11/2022
Departs from: Manchester
Departure Time (Approximately): 08:30
Return Time (Approximately): 21:30

Excursion Info: Your journey begins as you are welcomed aboard the Northern Belle by your steward, who escorts you to your seat. Settle in, relax and enjoy a sparkling Bellini and three course brunch as the train travels to Wales.

On arrival at Cardiff it is a short walk to the Castle which lies the other side of the famous Principality Stadium and at the heart of the cities shopping district.

Step back in time as you discover the many layers of history at Cardiff Castle with over 2000 years of history from the Romans, the Norman keep built by William the Conquerer upto the Marquess of Bute in the Victorian era who converted the castle to incorporate a Gothic Mansion built with his enormous wealth.

Marvel at the ornate rooms within the Mansion including the Arab Room, the banqueting hall and bibliophile or Marquess's library.

Back aboard the train enjoy a sparkling glass of champagne as you sink back into your seat. Enjoy the ever changing views from your window as the train wend its way home. A delicious five course dinner is served with specially selected wine to round off this day of discovery.

INCLUDED
• Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
• Welcome drink a sparkling Bellini Cocktail
• Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
• Morning tea and coffee
• Visit to Cardiff Castle & Free time at leisure. (Short walk with guides from station to Castle)
• Champagne reception back on board
• Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d'hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
• A bottle of wine per couple
• Tea, coffee and petit fours

Please note that the prices listed are from prices, and may change. All dates are subject to availability. Discounts are available for groups of four or more.

You may share a table with other participants. A guaranteed table for 2 people can sometimes be reserved at an extra cost (generally £90 per couple), please request this in the form opposite.

The train is not suitable for wheelchair users. A wheelchair can be stored on board (if foldable), but can't be used on the train. Please note: Train tickets are dispatched 5-7 days prior to departure.

6 other excursions departing on Sat 19/11/2022:

Cardiff at Leisure from Huddersfield onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion from Huddersfield onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff at Leisure from Leeds onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion from Leeds onboard the Northern Belle

The Golden Age of Travel by Steam from London Victoria onboard the Belmond British Pullman

Cardiff at Leisure from Manchester onboard the Northern Belle

8 other journeys departing from Manchester:

Cardiff at Leisure departing Tue 12/07/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff Castle - Marquess of Bute's Gothic Mansion departing Tue 12/07/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Fireworks Dinner departing Sat 05/11/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Cardiff at Leisure departing Sat 19/11/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Christmas Lunch departing Tue 13/12/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Christmas Lunch departing Wed 21/12/2022 onboard the Northern Belle

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey - One of The World's Most Scenic departing Sat 13/05/2023 onboard the Northern Belle

Settle & Carlisle Steam Journey - One of The World's Most Scenic departing Sat 05/08/2023 onboard the Northern Belle

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Thames Dinner Cruise For Two Very dissapointing!..... arrived 15 minutes late for pick up, should have been 7.30 boarding. No choice of menu, a set meal which included shell fish (my wife has an allergy). We docked for almost an hour of the cruise time, and then stopped to pick up 3 other women on the journey. Our trip was meant to be 7.30pm - 11pm. We boarded at 7.45 (late) and docked at 10.30pm (half an hour early, we had just bought another glass of wine). they started to dis-embark the passengers and then turned all the lights on and we were made to feel that we had to drink the wine or leave it. When we asked why we had docked early...the response was it can sometimes take us half an hour to off load passengers especiall when there are big groups. There were NO big groups on board, what was meant to be a special romantic meal and Thames cruise was not much better than what we would expect from a very average pub meal and 45mins taken off our cruising time. Our mark is low mainly for the blatant shortening of our evening. Very dissapointed.

Reply: Thank you for your valued feedback. We're very sorry on this occasion the experience did not meet your expectations. We will be sure to pass on this information to the operator. Gary Jarvis

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