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|07:30||Register and check in at Pretoria Station
Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks
|08:00||Boarding starts and Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.|
|08:30||The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station|
|10:30 – 12:30||First Brunch sitting|
|12:30 – 14:30||Second Brunch sitting|
|15:30||High tea served in the Lounge Car.|
|17:10||The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley station. Guests disembark and assemble at the railway museum where they will be ushered to a bus, which will take them to the centre of Kimberley to join an old tram for a ride down to the mine.|
|17:45||Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are firstly taken to the Diamond Die to try their luck to win a diamond, after there will be several interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole.|
|18:35||Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley station. At Kimberley station they are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass with The Blue Train logo on is a memento for them to keep.|
|19:05||The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to Cape Town. Guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges. Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie or dress in traditional attire and ladies in elegant evening or traditional wear.|
|19:30||First dinner sitting|
|21:15||Second dinner sitting commences|
|07:30-10:00||Breakfast served (first come first serve basis). Otherwise breakfast is served in-suite at the guests’ request.|
|12:00||The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town station. Butlers usher guests to the Station Lounge|
|07:30||Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station.
Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.
|08:00||Boarding starts Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.|
|08:30||The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station|
|10:30-12:30||First Brunch sitting|
|12:30-14:30||Second Brunch sitting|
|14:35-15:15||The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein for a 45 minute 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.
|15:20||The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria.|
|15:30||High tea is served in the Lounge Car.|
|17:00||Guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.|
|18:30||First sitting for dinner.
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies in elegant evening wear.
|20:30||Second sitting for dinner|
|07:30-10:00||Breakfast served (first come first serve basis). Otherwise breakfast is served in-suite at the guest’s request.|
|12:50||The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station. Butlers usher guests to the Station Lounge.|
The De Luxe Suite offers a choice between twin beds with a shower and or double bed with a bath.
The Luxury Suite is more spacious, offering a choice between twin or double bed with bath facilities. Luxury suites also boast a selection of compact discs and movies on DVD.
CANCELLATION POLICY: the following rules apply to all bookings:
|Written notice received||Cancellation fee|
|70 days or more||Loss of deposit|
|69 days or less prior to train departure||100%|