True trainophiles will love the new 14-day Best of Britain Steam Tour offered by Golden Eagle Luxury Trains.
Celebrating Britain’s rich history of steam locomotion, a special anniversary adventure awaits lovers of slow travel in the United Kingdom. The October adventure is a 3,500-kilometre itinerary timed for the 10th anniversary of the Tornado, the first steam locomotive in over 50 years to break the 100mph (160km/h) point on British tracks.
The locomotive will pull a complement of 10 carriages from the luxurious Belmond Royal Scotsman, accommodating just 38 guests on an extraordinary adventure that begins in Edinburgh before delving into the Scottish Highlands for a black-tie dinner at 14th century Cawdor Castle, and a private whisky tasting at J&G Grant’s Glenfarclas Distillery.
In Wales, the train will skirt the Cambrian coast before venturing back into England with visits to Bath, Devon, and Cornwall, with world-class dining at historic castles and country estates along the way. Visit Salisbury, Oxford, and York en route back to Edinburgh where a farewell dinner will be held at the National Railway Museum.
This Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Best of Britain adventure is priced from US$40,000 per person, and departs October 14, 2018.
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