Saturday 28th November 2020

Northern Belle - Christmas excursion to Edinburgh markets

All aboard a vintage train for a Christmas excursion experience you will treasure forever.

Great Britain’s finest vintage train, the Northern Belle, is returning to Hull for Christmas 2020 and you can be part of it.


Designed and built by Venice-Simplon Orient Express, the Northern Belle now offers luxury day trips across the UK. Kick start the festive season in style with an indulgent day excursion aboard the Northern Belle to Edinburgh’s picturesque Christmas market on Saturday 28th November 2020. Dove House Hospice is excited to be offering the opportunity for you to join them onboard.


A luxurious Christmas experience awaits…

You will gather at Hull Paragon Station as the Northern Belle pulls into the station and you will then settle into your plush seat and admire the intricate details of your luxurious carriage. Features include stunning mosaics, murals and marquetry crafted by the country's top experts and each of the train's seven carriages is individually decorated and named after a British castle or stately home.

Your table is immaculately set with white linen, bespoke china and cut glass ready for your gastronomic journey, as well as Christmas crackers. Sit back and let the liveried stewards look after you as you marvel at the ever-changing views of the glorious British countryside. On arrival in Edinburgh, your time is your own to explore the sights and attractions at a leisurely pace. Tickets are priced from £335 (including an £85 deposit with the balance due in August 2020) and a percentage of your ticket price is donated to Dove House, East Yorkshire’s only hospice.

To book your tickets, call the Dove House events team on 01482 785795.

Your excursion will include:

  • · Round-trip travel from Hull Paragon Station aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • · Welcome champagne reception on board
  • · Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • · Morning tea and coffee
  • · Free time to explore festive Edinburgh
  • · Champagne reception back onboard
  • · Sumptuous four-course dinner
  • · Half a bottle of wine per person
  • · Coffee, tea and petits four


East Riding resident Mrs Jones has travelled on the Northern Belle with Dove House for Christmas before: ‘We had a simply brilliant day on the Northern Belle! Your every need is catered for on this exquisite train – the surroundings are beautiful, the food amazing and the service second to none. I would encourage anyone to book a ticket.’

Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this exceptional experience. To book your tickets, call the Dove House Hospice events team on 01482 785795.

Please note that due to strict seating allocations, groups of three may be seated with single travellers. This event was originally advertised as taking place on Saturday 14th November. Northern Belle made the decision to change the date after confirming the dates of the Christmas Markets.