'Peaky Blinders' Fans Will Love This Boozy Gangster-Themed Train Trip
If you're a murder mystery fanatic and Peaky Blinders fan combined, who happens to enjoy a glass of vino or two, we've found your dream experience.
The Napa Valley Wine Train, which runs dinner and wine-fuelled murder mystery train rides in its native California, has recently launched its list of events for 2020 - and there's a special date for fans of all things gangster.
While last year's roster was made up of mainly roaring 20s-themed murder mystery rides, the company's offering for the new year is wide ranging, with our favourite definitely being the 'Death of a Gangster' theme.
Sounding like something straight from the set of the BBC gangster drama, the three hour-long train ride includes a multiple course gourmet meal and wine, while guests are asked to dress in 20s attire as they set the scene of the evening's 'whodunnit?' mystery.
Tell us you can't imagine Tommy Shelby, flanked by his family, sipping a glass of whiskey while trying to work out who killed who aboard this train?
(Side note, this would make SUCH a good Peaky episode. You can have that one for free, Steven Knight!)
"With jealous, jilted lovers, deadly secrets, and plenty of intrigue, our vintage train sets the stage for a devious game of cat and mouse as you search for a killer-or hide your insidious identity from your fellow dinner guests," says the company.
"Of course, you'll still enjoy three gourmet courses of fine California cuisine on your journey. You'll just solve a murder on the side. We hear it pairs nicely with a smooth pinot noir."
Revamped to its former glory, the steel train cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train were built by the Pullman Standard Company in 1915, and were the height of technological advancement at their time.
The train features mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions, and velveteen fabric armchairs. The Shelby Company would no doubt be lapping up these levels of opulence.
With tickets starting at $250 (£194), there are only three dates in place for the 'Death of a Gangster' event - Friday 15th May, Friday 12th June, Thursday 27th August - so you better get in there quickly to ensure your spot.
Of course you'll have to make it to California, too, but what an excuse to tie in your train tour with a trip of the Golden State? It'd make a dreamy birthday present for the Peaky fan in your life.
And if the thug life isn't for you, there are a ton of other themes to choose from, from 'Crime and Punishment' to 'Totally 80s Totally Murder' and 'Midnight at the Masquerade'.
See the full list of dates from the Napa Valley Wine Train below:
Crime and Punishment (20s attire):
Midnight at the Masquerade (Masquerade attire):
- Tuesday, February 25th
- Friday, May 15th
- Friday, June 12th
- Thursday, August 27th
- Thursday, July 16th
- Thursday, July 30th
- Thursday, September 10th
- Thursday, September 24th
- Saturday, October 24th
- Saturday, December 5th
Murder Mystery nights run from 5.30-8.30pm and you can book your ticket aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train here.
Featured Image Credit: Napa Valley Wine Train