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Blue Train Charter - Stars of Sandstone - 3 Nights

Blue Train Charter - Stars of Sandstone - 3 Nights

Pretoria, South Africa

From: R 39,506.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices

    From: R 39,506.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #9673
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    3 Nights
  • Valid From

    3rd of April 2019 (Wednesday)
  • Valid To

    6th of April 2019 (Saturday)
  • Expires

    9th of March 2019 (Saturday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Enjoy your train journey in luxury on the Blue Train. The Blue Train has been synonymous with luxury hospitality, tourism and leisure since 1946 and has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world's pre-eminent travelling experiences offering a unique way of enjoying some of Southern Africa's magnificent landscapes and landmarks.

The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. It's route take guests through some of the most breath-taking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. Your meals are complemented by the best wines South Africa has to offer. The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendour. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget their journey, where a team of highly qualified and specially trained hospitality staff attend to guests every need.
When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance...

About the Holiday

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, 03 APRIL 2019
07h00 - Arrive at The Blue Train VIP Lounge at Pretoria Station, City of Tshwane, South Africa.
Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.
08h30 - Welcome and introduction to The Blue Train
08h45 - Boarding commences. Butlers will usher guests to their suites.
09h00 - The Blue Train departs Pretoria for Ficksburg.
10h30 - 14h00 - Brunch is served in the Dining Car
(Two brunch sittings, max seating for 42 guests)
16h00 - High Tea is served in the Lounge Car.
17h30 - 22h00 - Dinner is served in the Dining Car (two dinner sittings, max seating 42 guests).
Guests may also enjoy post-dinner drinks, Cognacs and
Cuban Cigars before retiring to their compartments.
22h30 - The Blue Train arrives at Sandstone Estates and guests will retire for the evening on board The Blue Train while it is staged overnight.

DAY 2: THURSDAY, 04 APRIL 2019:
06h30 - 08h30 - Breakfast is served in the Dining Car on a first-come-first-serve basis.
09h00 - Board steam strain for trip to the main Sandstone complex for the 1st day of Stars of Sandstone 2019 activities.
10h30 - 14h00 - Brunch is served in the Dining Car
(Two brunch sittings, max seating for 42 guests)
18h30 - Dinner will be served in the Waenhuis Restaurant at the event.
20h00 - A trip on "The Stargazer Express" to view the night sky at Grootdraai
Overnight aboard The Blue Train.
A shuttle bus service will run throughout the day to and from The Blue Train from 10h00 until 21h30.

DAY 3: FRIDAY, 05 APRIL 2019:
06h30 - 08h30 - Breakfast is served in the Dining Car on a first-come-first-serve basis.
09h00 - Board steam strain for trip to the main
Sandstone complex for the 2nd day of Stars of Sandstone 2019 activities,
10h30 - 14h00 - Brunch is served in the Dining Car
(Two brunch sittings, max seating for 42 guests)
Return to The Blue Train by 17h30.
A shuttle bus service will run throughout the day to and from The Blue Train from 10h00 until 17h00.
18h00 - The Blue Train departs Vailima Siding.

DAY 4: SATURDAY, 06 APRIL 2019:
06h30 - 08h30 - Breakfast is served in the Dining Car on a first-come-first-serve basis.
10h00 - The Blue Train arrives in Pretoria Station and guests disembark.

Luggage
It is advisable to pack small/light overnight case for the journey, as only a limited amount of luggage can be stored in the suites. Butlers will store additional luggage in the Luggage Car. Although great care will be taken, it is recommended that luggage be insured.

Dress Code
In keeping with tradition, it is a compulsory custom to dress formally for dinner to match the sheer elegance of The Blue Train. Evening wear is elegant for ladies and gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie. During the day the dress code is smart casual.

Safes for valuables
Safes are provided in all Suites. While every precaution is taken, The Blue Train cannot be held liable for loss of valuable items left unattended in Suites.

Smoking
Smoking is only permitted in the Club Car. All suites, the Lounge and Dining Cars are strictly smoke-free zones.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 3 Nights on-board The Blue Train from Pretoria to Sandstone Estates and return
  • All meals and selected drinks daily
  • 2 days entrance to the event
  • Blue Train gift
  • Cognacs, Cuban Cigars
  • Butler service
  • Transfers to and from the event

Itinerary

  • DAY 1:Departs Pretoria for Ficksburg, arrives at Sandstone Estates and guests will retire for the evening on board The Blue Train.
  • DAY 2:After breakfast - Board steam strain for trip to the main Sandstone complex for the 1st day of Stars of Sandstone activities, overnight aboard The Blue Train.
  • DAY 3:After breakfast - Board steam strain for trip to the main Sandstone complex for the 2nd day of Stars of Sandstone activities, Train departs Vailima Siding.
Excludes
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specified
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Pretoria
Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) and official de facto capital.

Nguni-speaking settlers, who later became known as the Ndebele (derived from the Sotho word for 'refugees'), were probably the first people to recognize the suitability of the river valley which was to become the location of the future city of Pretoria for settlement. During the difaqane in Natal, another band of refugees arrived in this area under the leadership of Mzilikazi. However, they were forced to abandon their villages in their flight from a regiment of Zulu raiders in 1832. Pretoria itself was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius.

Pretoria is situated in the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld, approximately 50 km north of Johannesburg in the north-east of South Africa. It lies in a warm, well sheltered, fertile valley, surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 31 January 2019

Terms and Conditions apply.

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