The Blue Train

The Blue Train

3 Days / 2 Nights

Price from$2,155

Follow in the footsteps of Kings and Presidents who have travelled on this magnificent, moving five-star "hotel-on-wheels". On board The Blue Train, luxury assumes a new dimension, and becomes the working definition of everything your heart desires. You will feel it from the moment you step into your suite of choice: the twin-bedded Deluxe with shower, the double-bedded Deluxe with bath; or the twin or double-bedded Luxury suites, both with baths. All of the suites are transformed from elegant, spacious lounges by day, into sanctuaries of comfort and slumber by night.

The journey between Pretoria and Cape Town promises some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery the sub-continent has to offer. You'll travel around the awe-inspiring mountain ranges that dot the continent, through the apparently arid desert landscapes and over untamed savannah grasslands. This is best enjoyed in the elegant lounge car (with the accompaniment of high tea or a pre-dinner drink) with its large picture windows which flood the carriage with panoramic views of the passing countryside. Should you prefer a more relaxing ambiance, then the club car offers card tables, a small library and a fully-equipped bar - as well as a fine selection of Cuban cigars. As one would expect, The Blue Train serves up only the best of fine dining experiences complimented by a selection of superb South African wines.

The Blue Train map

Pretoria to Cape Town Route

Day 1: Depart Pretoria Registration and check-in for The Blue Train begins in The Pretoria Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. On boarding, butlers usher guests to their suites for their suite orientation before departure at 11:00am. Lunch is served onboard, and an elegant dinner awaits you later in the evening; guests can enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

Day 2: Kimberley Station Full breakfast is served in the dining car or in-suite. The Blue Train will arrive at Kimberley Station, guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where you will be ushered to a bus to transfer to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Enjoy a tour of the interesting and historical sites, you will also be taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole. Return to Kimberley Station where you will be greeted with a glass of sherry and continue your journey Southbound to Cape Town. Once onboard and departed enjoy lunch. High Tea will be served at 4:30pm in the Non-Smoking lounge car followed by an elegant dinner later in the evening.

Day 3: Arrive Cape Town Breakfast will be served in the dining car this morning. At 12 noon The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station. Butlers usher guests to the Blue Train Lounge where your journey ends.

Cape Town to Pretoria Route

Day 1: Depart Cape Town Registration and check-in for The Blue Train begins at 12:30 pm at The Cape Town Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Boarding commences at 1.15 pm, butlers usher guests to their suites for their suite orientation. At 2:00 pm boarding concludes and The Blue Train departs. A High Tea awaits you followed by an elegant dinner later in the evening; guests can enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

Day 2: Kimberley Station Full breakfast is served in the dining car or in-suite. In the afternoon enjoy lunch before The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station, guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where you will be ushered to a bus to transfer to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Enjoy a tour of the interesting and historical sites; you will also be taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole. Return to Kimberley Station where you will be greeted with a glass of sherry and continue your journey Northbound to Pretoria. Once onboard enjoy an elegant dinner later in the evening.

Day 2: Arrive Pretoria Breakfast will be served in the dining car this morning. Relax on board and enjoy the scenery before lunch onboard. At 5:00 pm The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station. Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge where your journey ends.

• Luxury accommodation on board • All meals and alcohol on board • Excursions as per the itinerary • Butler service • Porterage and gratuities.

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2021

Deluxe Suite

1 Jan - 31 Aug & 16 Nov - 31 Dec

1 Sep - 15 Nov

Luxury Suite

1 Jan - 31 Aug & 16 Nov - 31 Dec

1 Sep - 15 Nov

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-

$2,155

$2,660

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$2,699

$3,359

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-

$3,235

$3,989

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$4,048

$5,039

Departs

2021 Four to eight departures per month each way. Please contact World Journeys for exact departure dates.

Booking conditions

Formal attire is required for dinner service on the train.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.