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Blue Train

EXTEND YOUR TRAVELJOY SAFARI WITH…

2 DAY / 1 NIGHT BLUE TRAIN RAIL EXPERIENCE (2018)

3 DAY / 2 NIGHT BLUE TRAIN EXPERIENCE (2019)

Step into luxurious lounges and be part of the romantic experience of the Blue Train journeys. The magnificent moving 5 star hotel will show you the ‘Window to the Soul of South Africa’ and its beautiful landscapes. Enjoy a 27 hour overnight journey that will fulfil your every expectation of relaxation, tangling taste buds and 5 star service.  The Blue Train departs weekly between Pretoria and Cape Town, Durban or Hoedspruit.  Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.

Your package will include one night aboard the Blue Train, snacks, meals and drinks aboard the train (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), high tea, 24 hour butler service, WiFi on the train and off the train excursion while on route.

This incredible experience is something special and can be added to most Traveljoy safaris.

Price available on request

 

2018 Itinerary: Cape Town – Pretoria

DAY 1:

06:30      Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks.

Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train

07:30      Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.

Boarding concludes at 08:00am

08:30      The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station

10:30-12:00 First sitting for Brunch

12:30-14:00 Second sitting for Brunch

14:30-15:30 OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION (Weather & time-permitting) The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein

for an off-the-train excursion.On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. The Victoria buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.

15:30      The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria.

High tea is served in the Lounge Car.

18:00      After an exciting interlude guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.

18:30-20:00 First sitting dinner

20:30 Second sitting dinner

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, Cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed

DAY 2: (NEXT MORNING)

07:00 – 10:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.

Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.

12:00 – 14:45 Finger Snack Platters served at leisure (first-come-first-served) in the non-smoking Public areas

15:00      The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station.

 

2019 Itinerary: Cape Town – Pretoria

DAY 1:

14:30      Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station.

Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.

15:30      Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites.

Suite orientation done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 15:45

16:00      The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station (will depart earlier once all guests have checked-in)

16:30      High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car

19:30 – 21:00 First sitting for Dinner

21:15 – 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed

DAY 2:

06:00 – 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.

11:30 – 13:00 First sitting for Lunch

13:15 – 14:30 Second sitting for Lunch

14:30      OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION (Weather & time-permitting) The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station. Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.

15:00      Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole.

7:30        Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station. At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs before dinner.

18:30      The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Northbound to Pretoria.

19:30 – 21:00 First sitting for Dinner

21:15 – 23:00 Second sitting for Dinner

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed

DAY 3:

06:00 – 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis.

10:30      The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station

Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge

Testimonial:

2016 Blue Train, ‘What a wonderful experience this was, everything I could ask for and more – food (each meal of 5 courses) the wines were excellent – service could not be faulted – staff very caring and thoughtful, was picked up and delivered in limousines – most impressive’ Christine