Blue Train, South Africa

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Blue Train, South Africa

Highlights Include:

  • Experiencing luxury train travel
  • Gourmet cuisine and fine South African wines
  • Sightseeing excursion enroute to your final destination
  • A more scenic and comfortable way to travel than flights
Tour Details

From: $1,586 per person | Single supplement on request

3 days

2021 Departures: Weekly
January 1 – August 31, from $1,586 per person
September 1 – November 15, from $1,957 per person
November 16 – December 31, from $1,586 per person

This delightful train ride is a perfect way to traverse the South African countryside in style. Connecting the popular Cape Town to Pretoria (near Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport), the Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel; its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The route of The Blue Train, from Pretoria to Cape Town, takes guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savor exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. Meals are complemented by the best wines South Africa has to offer.

NOTE: This route also runs in reverse, from Cape Town to Pretoria. 

This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Embark: Pretoria, South Africa | Meals: D

Registration for The Blue Train begins at 4:00pm in the Pretoria Station Lounge, where guests can enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Boarding commences at 6:00, and once all guests are on board the train departs. Dinner is served during the journey at two times: 7:30-9:00 and 9:15-11:00. Overnight on The Blue Train

The Blue Train

Day 2Off-Train Excursion at Kimberley Station| Meals: B L D

Breakfast is served between 6:00 and 9:00 before the train arrives in Kimberley at 9:30. After disembarking, a bus will transfer you to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. You will also have the opportunity to see “The Big Hole” before transferring back to Kimberley Station at 1:00pm. Lunch will be served in two sittings between 1:00 and 3:00 before High Tea is served in the Lounge Car. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the rolling landscapes and smooth motion of the train before the standard two sittings for dinner.

Day 3Arrive Cape Town| Meals: B

Breakfast is served between 6:00 and 9:00 before the train’s arrival into Cape Town at 10:30. Disembark and have a full day to explore the city!

  • Two nights’ train accommodation with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • All beverages (except French champagne)
  • Butler service while on the train
  • Off-train excursion to Kimberly
Not Included
  • All flights and related taxes
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, or health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
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