Start your Christmas festivities in style with a slap up seven-course meal aboard the UK’s most luxurious train. Passengers on the Northern Belle will be wined and dined during a scenic trip through the wintry countryside of Darlington, Durham and Newcastle with a seven-course meal to get them in the festive spirit on December 10. Sipping on champagne in 1930s-style elegance, customers will travel via vintage locomotive in Britain’s answer to the iconic Orient Express. Liveried stewards will show passengers to their tables, decorated with crisp white linen, cut glass and fine China where they can enjoy their fine dining experience. Diners will also be entertained by a table top conjurer as they feast. In keeping with the elegant style, passengers are asked to dress smartly for the ride – no jeans or trainers are permitted. The train will begin its journey from Darlington at 11:30am, arriving at Durham at noon and then picking up more passengers at Newcastle Central Station at 12:30pm. Visit the Northern Belle’s website or call 0844 8404525 to book a seat. Tickets cost £260 per passenger.