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Golfers are being offered the unique package of a three day celebrity golfing trip to glorious Gleneagles from October 17th to 19th, traveling aboard the Northern Pullman Carriages of the fable Venice-Simplon Orient Express and at the same time making a significant contribution to lung cancer research and patient care.

The special event, to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, offers ardent golfers the chance to board the train in London, Birmingham or Preston for the trip of a lifetime.

Traveling in the company of celebrities like magician Paul Daniels, judo golf medallist Brian Jacks and World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst, the luxury train will whisk them north while European Seniors Champion John Garner offers golf tuition in a special carriage.

Once at Gleneagles, there will be a cocktail reception and buffet evening meal before retiring to bed. On Monday morning golfers can attend the Gleneagles Golf Academy to have their swings assessed by professionals before teeing off in the 18 hole celebrity match on the famous Monarchs course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Two theme evenings have been arranged - one based on the Scottish Whiskey Trail and the second a "Mystery of the Orient" black tie dinner with cabaret by Paul Daniels.

There is the opportunity for a second round of golf on The Wee Course on Tuesday morning before boarding the train for the return journey.

Non-golfers are also catered for with a special shopping expedition to nearby Aberdeen plus Gleneagles many leisure facilities include riding, clay pigeon shooting, falconry or the luxury pool and health spa.

The cost of this unique package - which includes dinner, bed and breakfast for two nights at Gleneagles, return journey on the train, including lunch, two cocktail receptions, lunch at The Dormy clubhouse and use of the Academy and leisure facilities - is £1,250 per individual or £2,000 per couple. Special rates are available for group or corporate bookings.

For further information please call the Foundation at 0141 331 0580