This 'Golden Age of Travel' Luxury Train Experience includes:
• Round Trip aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train
• Welcome Champagne reception on board with canapés
• Fine-dining with silver service
• Five course lunch and a half bottle of wine per guest
• Coffee, tea and petit fours
• Journeys usually last around five hours
• Please note we have steam and non-steam hauled options for these trips
What Can I Expect
Step back in time to the glamorous 1920's aboard the Belmond British Pullman! This is the Golden Age of rail travel, so it’s time to dress to impress and experience true vintage luxury, as you enjoy fine dining silver service on a day trip through the English countryside, onboard the sister train to the Venice- Simplon Orient-Express.
Departing from London's Victoria Station, you’ll revel in the superior standards of service and fabulous food. Then there's the superb Kentish scenery you’ll be treated to as a passenger on these special Belmond British Pullman lunch excursions. Everything is as you expect - smart stewards waiting to greet you on the platform and show you to your tapestry armchair seat, complete with silk lamps adorning the linen covered tables.
Indeed, the train’s history is brought back to life as your journey unfolds. These elegant Pullman carriages have transported such dignitaries as President de Gaulle, the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and various members of her family, as well as a special commission as Winston Churchill’s funeral train.
The circular voyage into Churchill’s beloved Garden of England allows plenty of time for you to savour the five course meal served at your table. The food is simply delicious. Freshly prepared and beautifully presented, there is no finer luncheon accompaniment to a journey on the Belmond British Pullman.
Setting off from central London mid-morning, you’ll return late afternoon, having been utterly immersed in the sheer luxury of your Golden Age trip. Any experience on a British Pullman is an indulgence, but this five course lunch day trip on board the Belmond British Pullman is surely the voyage of a lifetime and one no passenger will ever forget.
• All dates are subject to availability and generally operate between March and November
• As these train journeys are very popular please allow plenty of time to book
• Departures vary and a confirmed schedule will be supplied upon booking
• Vouchers are valid for trips up to the voucher value. Prices for experiences may vary in line with demand. You may need to look further ahead for a date of equal value or if you wish to travel on a date that does not correspond with your voucher or upgrade to an alternative experience, you may pay a supplementary fee. No refunds will be made for bookings that have dropped in price.
• Smart day wear is requested to be worn on board the British Pullman - please do not wear jeans, men may wish to wear a jacket and tie
• Because of the vintage nature of the train wheel chair access is not possible onboard, help is available for passengers with disabilities, with facilities to stow folding wheelchairs.
• For the comfort of all, this is a non-smoking train throughout and passengers are asked to turn off their mobile telephones whilst on board
• If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us when booking and we will do our best to comply. We are, however, unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in their preparation.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• There are four different styles of Pullman carriage, seating between 20 and 26 passengers with various seating combinations made up of tables for one, two or three and private compartments seating four. Please note that at busy times, parties of two may be seated sharing with another party of two. Parties larger than four will be seated at a combination of tables
• The value of this voucher can be exchanged or used as part payment for other journeys at the time of booking with Belmond
• Departing from London Victoria the circular route usually travels through Kent 'The Garden of England'