Enjoy your 2-night stay, now offering more onboard entertainment including live music, roulette and blackjack. With more time to relax onboard, indulge yourself in the all-inclusive experience of the exclusive Blue Train and 1 night at the President Hotel
Promotional pricing is per person sharing valid from 1st April 2019 - 30 May 2019
What's included in the deal:
President Hotel 4*:
Situated in the exclusive suburb of Bantry Bay, the President Hotel is a peaceful haven just a step away from the buzz of Cape Towns CBD. While all of the President Hotel's modern rooms are unique and offer either a mountain or sea view, they all have some features in common including a choice of queen bed or twin beds, in-room amenities, flat screen, wall mounted TV, satellite television channels and individually controlled heating and cooling systems. The President Hotel boasts the latest in Wi-Fi technology offering one of the fastest hotel speeds available in the country, uncapped and free. The President's 200 Mbps fibre link means that guests can enjoy blazingly fast Wi-Fi in the comfort of the hotel, with no restrictions. Whether it's business or pleasure, you invited to Work, Rest and Play offering the best of both worlds: In the City and By the Sea. The one and two bedroom apartments are perfectly suited for guests travelling with children. Enjoy a relaxed and casual atmosphere whilst indulging at the Islands Restaurant. There are a variety of menu options to suit all palates and preferences, whether it be buffet or la carte or the blackboard specials of the day. The Islands Restaurant is renowned for the best buffet breakfast in Cape Town. The infinity pool and comfortable sun loungers, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion's Head, makes poolside at the President Hotel the perfect place to unwind.
14h30: Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Pretoria Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.
15h00: Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation is done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 18:15.
16h00: The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station.
19h30 - 21h00: First sitting for dinner.
21h15 - 23h00: Second sitting for dinner.
06h00 - 09h00: Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis.
09h30: The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station for an off-the-train excursion (Weather and time-permitting)
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.
10h00: 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.
12h30: Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station, guest will be greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.
13h00: The train departs Kimberly station for the southbound journey to Cape Town. After this exciting tour, guests are welcomed to fresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs served at any one of the lounges.
13h00 - 14h15: First sitting for Lunch
14h30 - 16h00: Second sitting Lunch
17h00: High tea is served in the non- smoking lounge car.
19h30- 21h00: First sitting for dinner
21h15 - 23h00: Second sitting for dinner
06h00 - 09h00: Breakfast is served on a first - come - first - served basis
10h30: The train arrives at Cape Town Station
Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge.
We hope you have a memorable experience!
It is advisable to pack an overnight bag for the journey, as only a limited amount of luggage can be stored in the suite. Butlers will store additional luggage in the Luggage car. Luggage/baggage stored in the Luggage car is limited to 50kg per guest.
Although great care will be taken to safeguard luggage and other belongings, it is recommended that luggage be insured and securely locked.
All luggage/baggage will be subjected to security check and scanning prior to boarding.
The guests should at all times have their valuables securely locked away/packaged or within easy reach.
For safety reasons no guest is allowed to bring dangerous goods such as firearms, flammable substances, fireworks, poisonous or toxic substances on board The Blue Train unless special arrangements have been made prior to departure, and written permission of such arrangement has been obtained by the guest from The Blue Train management.
Valid for selected set departures:
Pretoria to Cape Town: 01 April, 06, 13, 20 & 27 May 2019.
Cape Town to Pretoria: 11 April, 09, 16, 23 & 30 May 2019.
High season hotel supplement of R453.00 per person per night applies from: 01 - 16 April 2019.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase and availability. Taxes are estimated and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and may apply. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.
Operated by: Thompsons Holidays
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