Place your bets on a sporting day out with Orient-Express

21st Feb 2012
Place your bets on a sporting day out with Orient-Express

This year, take your marks and get set to travel aboard the gleaming carriages of Orient-Express’ UK day trains, the British Pullman and Northern Belle, to celebrate some of the country’s best loved and prestigious sporting events, including the Chester Races, Cheltenham Races, Goodwood Revival, and the Grand National. 

New to Orient-Express’ schedule will be a trip to the Cheltenham Races departing from London on 16th March aboard the British Pullman. Dressed in their finery, guests will enjoy a sumptuous brunch on the outward journey with a Bellini and prime seats in the Guinness Grandstand to watch preceedings. A five-course dinner with wine and champagne will be served on the return journey.

The British Pullman will again this year head to the Grand National on 14th April, perhaps one of the most famous racing events in the annual calendar and priced at £595.00 per person. This exhilarating day out is not just for horse racing fanatics but one that everyone can enjoy. Guests can place their bets whilst soaking up the surroundings of the Princess Royal Stand.

Alternatively and also new for this year, the Northern Belle will be having a flutter at the Chester Races, departing on 11th May from Darlington, Durham, Newcastle and York.  Enjoy a thrilling day out at Chester’s historic racecourse which has showcased many sporting events since 1400.

Steeped in tradition and a popular event in the racing calendar is Royal Ascot Ladies Day, a chance for guests to don their finest attire for a day out to remember. Departing on 22nd June and priced from £495.00 per person, arrive in style from a number of departure points across the country aboard the carriages of the Northern Belle whilst indulging in sumptuous cuisine served with wine and champagne.


For those with a love for tennis, travel to Wimbledon aboard the Northern Belle on 26th June and watch the world’s most famous players battle it out for the prestigious title in the tournament’s Quarter Finals. This includes Centre Court tickets, an Orient-Express hamper to enjoy during the day and access to the Debenture Lounge. Prices start from £985.00 per person including brunch with a Bellini on the outward journey and a delicious five-course dinner with wine and champagne on the journey home.

Head back in time and travel aboard the British Pullman to the famous Goodwood Revival meeting, departing from London on 15th September and priced from £395.00 per person. Relive the glory days and dress in traditional 1940’s and 1950’s attire for this classic and thrilling day out which includes access to the Grandstand to watch the stunning historic cars. 

The Northern Belle will also be heading to the Masters Tennis Tournament at the Royal Albert Hall on 1st December which includes Grand Tier box tickets. 



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