Chester & Lake District break with Belmond Northern Belle experience

A historic railway journey & optional London stay

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Belmond Northern Belle

Lake Windermere

The Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor

Deluxe room, The Chester Grosvenor

Eastgate Clock, Chester

Chester Cathedral

River Dee cruise, Chester

The Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor

River Dee, Chester

Belmond Northern Belle

Belmond Northern Belle

Lake Windermere

Belmond Northern Belle

Belmond Northern Belle

Lake Windermere

The Washington Mayfair Hotel

Superior Double room, The Washington Mayfair Hotel

The Washington Mayfair Hotel

London

The Washington Mayfair Hotel

The Washington Mayfair Hotel

An opulent round-trip journey aboard the stunning Belmond Northern Belle, with a five-star Chester stay, optional London stay and plenty of extras, including a Chester city tour and Lake Windmere boat trip

There's something undeniably romantic about travelling by luxury train, and Belmond Northern Belle exudes it in carriage loads. Belmond Northern Belle is imbued with 1930s elegance and glamour, whisking its travellers back to a gracious age and truly encapsulating the decadent spirit of travel. You'll begin your adventure in London as you're welcomed on board by your steward. After admiring the handcrafted interior of your carriage, it's time to watch the landscapes roll by as make your way from London to Chester, tucking into a three-course Bellini brunch on your way there, followed by a champagne lunch a little later, as you make your way towards Chester.

Upon arrival, you’ll check-in to The Chester Grosvenor to spend three nights in five-star comfort, were you'll get to enjoy breakfast and entrance to the Thermal Suite at the hotel's acclaimed spa. The next day, explore the city with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and see it all from a new perspective with a boat cruise along the River Dee. On your third day, you’ll board Belmond Northern Belle again, where you'll get to indulge in brunch as you head to the Lake District. During your visit, you’ll ride the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and take a boat trip on the beautiful Lake Windermere. End the day back on board Belmond Northern Belle, with a champagne reception and four-course dinner, with half a bottle of wine, a Great British cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petit fours.

After your final night in The Chester Grosvenor, you’ll embark Belmond Northern Belle one last time to be greeted with a welcoming champagne and canape reception. Then, you’ll glide your way back to London over a delicious four-course lunch on board – a decadent way to wind down an equally as elegant sojourn.

Good to know

If you fancy extending your stay, opt to spend your first night in London’s leafy Mayfair, with a stay at The Washington Mayfair Hotel. Constructed in 1913, this London base maintains much of the design ethos and opulence of its Art Deco origins.

Please note that Belmond Northern Belle departs from London Victoria. Guests are required to make their own way between the hotel and London Victoria station (if choosing the option to stay in London).

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We like

  • The romantic nostalgia of your luxury train travel, with indulgent extras
  • Cruising around Chester with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • Taking a scenic boat trip across Lake Windemere
  • Opting to add a London Mayfair stay to kick off your trip in style

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