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For the Belmond British Pullman, Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Pay for 3 and 4th travels free: Book any journey by 25 March and travel before 31 March 2015;

- £100 discount per couple: Book and travel in February or March. Book before 25/3/15.  Not available on dinner trains.

- NOTE: Please request the promotion you require.  Train promotions cannot be combined (except for Club discount), are only valid for new bookings and are subject to availability 

 

Fay says, “Experience the world-class luxury train style in one day on the British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, with a wealth of journeys from which to choose, starting from and returning to London as well as other favourite cities and towns in Great Britain.  Imagine the delight of receiving one of these journeys as a gift.”

About the British Pullman

The Belmond British Pullman takes its name from George Mortimer Pullman, an American, who in 1864 built The Pioneer, the first railway carriage designed with true comfort for the passenger.   The later creation of the Pullman Car Company in 1882 led to his domination of luxury train travel in the US and later, Great Britain.  Rail cars based on the principles of full-service Pullman rail travel were included in many trains across Europe.  

After a period of decline in the second half of the twentieth century, the Venice Simplon Orient Express led the way in introducing the travelling public to the delights of luxury trains once again, resulting in this sister train that has carried Royalty and Heads of State around Great Britain.  The Belmond British Pullman is part of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the world’s most famous train. 

Most of the journeys of the British Pullman are behind diesel engines; only a few have a steam locomotive (Historic Bath by Steam and Golden Age of Travel by Steam).

Step aboard and be taken back to the heyday of great train travel.

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Accommodation

Delight in the elegance of the beautiful vintage carriages of the British Pullman that once ran on the legendary 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow. The  interiors of each of these dining carriages are individual and consist of wonderful  marquetry and plush armchairs along with  tables adorned with elegant glass, crisp linen and beautiful flowers.  They each have their own name and history, for example Minerva has Edwardian-type marquetry, Zena was used in the film ‘Agatha’, while Perseus was reserved for Royalty, visiting Heads of State and used in Winston Churchill’s funeral train in 1965.

Catering

Menus on the British Pullman feature the finest seasonal delicacies from the British Isles, coaxed into classic and innovative dishes by the team of chefs. Each dish is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients from mainly UK suppliers.

Each meal is paired with the finest wines and indulgent extras.   Special diets are accommodated.

 

Itineraries – 2015

With day trips, dining experiences and afternoon teas, the British Pullman offers a range of journeys and excursions, a selection of which are listed below.  So be it a romantic lunch on Valentine’s Day; a special tea for Mother’s Day; a day at the races (Ascot Ladies Day or the Grand National); a Christmas Market or just for a special occasion, there is a wonderful choice.  

We do not list all the available journeys here.  If you cannot find a convenient date or journey below (or on the Calendar Of Luxury Train Journeys), please contact us in case there are some non-listed trips that could be feasible.  These include: Brunch; Historic York; Cambridge & Ely; Sandringham; Brighton Belle; Laurent Perrier Dinner; Chatsworth House; Petworth House; Longleat; Canterbury.

 

2015

 

Murder Mystery Lunch on the British Pullman

There has been a murder on board; can you solve the case before it’s too late? During the murder mystery train tour, you’ll enjoy a five-course meal with champagne and a half bottle of wine.  There are no opportunities to disembark – so solve the mystery fast!   Depart London Victoria  around 11.45hrs, return around 16.40hrs.

Dates and Prices 

2015:  March 20.  May 1,30.  June 26.  July 24.  August 26.   October 2.  November 13.

£310 per person

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Historic Bath

Join the British Pullman as you journey through some wonderful landscapes to Britain’s best-preserved Georgian city.  Take a guided 30/40 minute coach tour (that finishes by the Roman Baths), or choose to explore Bath at your leisure – its many highlights include the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room, the Abbey, museums, antiques shops and chic boutiques.  Enjoy all this whilst having brunch with Bellini on the outward journey, and a four-course dinner with Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person upon the return.  Depart London Victoria around 09.40hrs, arrive back around 19.45hrs.

Dates and Prices  

2015:   March 28.  June 17.  September 4.  October 21.

£395 per person

 

Historic Bath by Steam

or Bristol and Brunel’s SS Great Britain

The  itinerary for Historic Bath is the same as above.  Or carry on Bristol for the coach transfer to the SS Great Britain,  one of the great wonders of the industrial revolution. Experience the sights, sounds and smells that would have greeted passengers on board the first iron-hulled, propeller-driven ship to cross the Atlantic.   Depart London Victoria 8:45hrs, arriving back around 21:30hrs.

Dates and Prices

2015:  May 13.  September 23.

£495 per person

 

Dinner on the British Pullman

and Valentine’s Dinner

Join the British Pullman for “The Dinner”, a round-trip magical evening of fine wining and dining amongst passengers dressed elegantly in evening attire.   Begin with a glass of champagne before enjoying a seasonal tasting menu, matched with our sommelier’s choice of wine.   “The Dinner” is limited to 90 guests; so book early to guarantee your place.  Valentine’s Dinner – make it a special evening by dining on this fabulous train.    ‘Black tie’ formal wear is suggested for this memorable journey.  Depart London Victoria around 18:50hrs, returning 23.00hrs.

Dates and Prices 

2015:  March 12.  June 11.  July 11.  September 10.  October 9.  November 12.  December 11.

£420 per person

 

The Dinner and the Ritz

A magical night of fine wining and dining incorporating two renowned British icons. Begin with a glass of champagne before enjoying a seasonal tasting menu, matched with our sommelier’s choice of wine.  End your evening in style by heading to The Ritz, for the night, with a full English breakfast in the morning. Return transfers between the Ritz and the station.  Depart London Victoria 18:50hrs, arriving back 23:00hrs

Dates and Prices  

2015:  March 12.  June 11.   September 10.  October 9.   November 12.  December 11.

£755 per person

 

The Golden Age of Travel on the British Pullman

A round-trip through the beautiful Kent countryside, otherwise known as the Garden of England, is a luxurious way to spend a day whilst enjoying a delicious five-course lunch with champagne and a half bottle of wine per person.  Depart London Victoria around 11.45hrs, returning around 16.40hrs.

Dates and Prices  

2015: March 6.  April 10.  May 2,15,29.  June 19.  July 3, 25.  August 1,14,21,28.  September 18.  October 16,23,31.  November 14.

£310 per person

 

The Golden Age of Travel by Steam on the British Pullman

The steam engine brings back memories of a bygone era, and so is  a wonderful way to travel through the British countryside, full of nostalgia while enjoying fine dining!  The round-trip includes a five course lunch with champagne and a half bottle of wine per person.  Depart London Victoria  around 12.25hrs, returning around 16.10hrs.

Dates and Prices  

2015:  March 21.  April 3,17.  May 22.  June 12.  July 10.  August 8.  September 11.  November 6.

£395 per person

 

Goodwood Revival

Revel in the glamour of 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s motor racing at this classic car extravaganza. Get into the spirit by dressing up in the style of the era and prepare for a spectacular day out.

Enjoy brunch with Bellini on the outward journey, a three-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine on the return, coach transfers to the Revival and admission and grandstand seat.   Depart London Victoria 08:30hrs, arriving back around 21:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2015:

2015:  September 12

£495 per person

 

The Afternoon Tea

The quintessentially British experience of afternoon tea is enhanced by being on the British Pullman as it takes you on a round-trip through Britain’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy English sparkling wine with a traditional afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes and scones, with tea and coffee. Depart London Victoria  14.30hrs and returning around 17.00hrs.

Dates and Prices 

2015:  March 15.

£210 per person

 

Mothers Day Lunch or Afternoon Tea

Lunch – treat your mother to a special lunch aboard the British Pullman, accompanied by a glass of Champagne, on a round-trip through Britain’s beautiful countryside.  Enjoy a three-course lunch with Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person as well as  a small gift for your mother.  Depart London Victoria 11.15hrs, return 14.15hrs.

Tea – indulge your mother with traditional afternoon tea, accompanied by English Sparkling Wine, on a round-trip through the beautiful English countryside.  Enjoy English sparkling wine with a traditional afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes and scones, with tea and coffee, as well as a small gift for your mother.    Depart London Victoria  15.15hrs, return 18.15hrs.

Dates and Prices 2015

March 15.

£275 per person  –  Lunch

£210 per person  –  Tea

 

Grand National

Travel to Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National, the world’s greatest steeplechase. From your reserved seat in a prestigious stand, you are perfectly placed to watch all the nail-biting action and enjoy the vibrant social scene. Includes:  Brunch on outward journey; coach transfers; entrance to the course; reserved seat in the Princess Royal Stand; five-course dinner on the return journey.   Depart London Victoria  7:00hrs, arriving back around  23:30hrs.    Please note:  The coaches may depart from the racecourse before the last race.

Dates and Prices:

2015:  April 11

£625 per person

 

Cornish Weekend: the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project

Belmond British Pullman Eden Project Luxury Train Club

 Enjoy a leisurely journey to Cornwall on the Belmond British Pullman.

Includes:  Brunch with Bellini and a three-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on outward journey; coach transfer to/from the hotel; two nights’ accommodation at The Royal Duchy Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; full-day guided tour by coach to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project; five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on return trip. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, a stunning 2000-acre oasis hailed as ‘the garden restoration of the century’.  The Eden Project, a millennium initiative recreating the planet’s ecosystems.

 Belmond British Pullman Royal Duchy Hotel Luxury Train Club

 The Royal Duchy Hotel

Situated on Falmouth seafront, the elegant Royal Duchy offers dramatic views across the bay.  Enjoy use of the hotel’s heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, or pamper yourself at the treatment room.  Included room is a Standard Double, double bed.   Please advise if you require an upgrade and we will quote accordingly.

Dates and Prices 2015

24-26 April 

£1,030 per person

 

 Cornish Weekend: Trewithen and Caerhays Castle

Enjoy a leisurely journey to Cornwall onboard the Belmond British Pullman.   Includes: Brunch with Bellini, and a three-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on outward journey; coach transfer to/from the hotel; two nights’ accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; full-day guided tour by coach to Trewithen and Caerhays Castle, including lunch at the castle and a visit to the National Maritime Museum or free-time to explore the town of Falmouth; five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on return trip.

Greenbank Hotel:  The Greenbank Hotel offers panoramic views and traditional charm, with an impressive seafront location overlooking Falmouth Harbour

Dates and Prices 2015

24-26 April

£1,050 per person

South Devon Weekend

Enjoy a leisurely journey to Devon onboard the Belmond British Pullman.   Includes: Brunch with Bellini, and a three-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on outward journey; coach transfer to/from the hotel; two nights’ accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; full-day guided tour by coach of Dartmouth with a visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College and a short boat cruise on the River Dart and a visit to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s former holiday home; five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on return trip.

Thurlestone:  Situated on the beautiful South Devon coast, the award-winning Thurlestone Hotel is nestled in 19-acres of sub-tropical gardens and just a five-minute walk from the sea. Facilities include a nine-hole golf course, two swimming pools and spa.

Dates and Prices 2015

24-26 April

£1,060 per person

 Cornish Weekend Featuring Padstow

Enjoy a leisurely journey to Cornwall onboard the Belmond British Pullman.   Includes: Brunch with Bellini, and a three-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on outward journey; coach transfer to/from the hotel; two nights’ accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; full-day guided tour by coach with a morning visit to Prideaux Place, followed by a visit to Padstow, and a three-course set lunch including a glass of wine at The Seafood Restaurant; five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on return trip.

Carlyon Bay Hotel:  Set in 250-acres overlooking the golden sands of St Austell Bay, the Art Deco Carlyon Bay Hotel boasts tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and Elemis Spa.

Dates and Prices 2015

24-26 April – sold out

£1,095 per person

 Cornish Weekend Featuring Tresco

Enjoy a leisurely journey to Cornwall onboard the Belmond British Pullman.   Includes: Brunch with Bellini, and a three-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on outward journey; coach transfer to/from the hotel; two nights’ accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; full-day excursion to Tresco, including return transfers by skybus flight from Newquay and boat/coach, with a guided tour of the Abbey Gardens; five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on return trip.

The Royal Duchy Hotel:  Situated on Falmouth seafront, the elegant Royal Duchy offers dramatic views across the bay. Enjoy use of the hotel’s heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, or pamper yourself at the treatment room.

Dates and Prices 2015

24-26 April – sold out

£1,175 per person

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The Golden Age of Travel on the British Pullman – Exeter or Plymouth

A round-trip through the beautiful Devon  countryside is a luxurious way to spend an evening whilst enjoying a delicious dinner with champagne and a half bottle of wine per person.  Depart Exeter St Davids  around 18:30hrs, returning around 22:15hrs.  Plymouth is a luncheon, departing Plymouth 11:30hrs, returning around 15:15hrs.

Dates and Prices  2015:

2015: April 25

£320 per person

 

Glorious Goodwood

Combine a trip on the Belmond British Pullman with a flutter on the horses at one of the highlights of the sporting year.  Your badge will be given to you on your outward journey, allowing you access to all ground-level public areas and bars. Enjoy brunch with Bellini on the outward journey, a four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine on the return, entrance to the Gordon enclosure and return coach transfers to the racecourse.   Depart London Victoria  09:30hrs, arriving back around 21:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2015:

2015:  July 31

£425 per person

 

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons 

One of Britain’s finest dining experiences awaits you at chef Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.  Enjoy a champagne brunch on the outward journey, coach transfer to Le Manoir,  a two-Michelin-starred three-course lunch, incorporating ingredients from the hotel’s own two-acre garden, and dessert with coffee served on your homeward journey.

Christmas – Enjoy a festive Christmas lunch in these traditional surroundings, followed by carols in the local church before rejoining the festive train for the return as above.

Depart London Victoria around 09:00hrs, returning 19:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2015

2015:  May 20.  September 9 – sold out.  December 10

£565 per person

 

World Class Rugby

The Luxury Train Club is offering quality rail travel to world class rugby at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

Travel on the Belmond British Pullman from London’s Victoria Station to Cardiff, return, for the following international rugby games:

RBS 6 Nations 2015

6 February:     Wales v England, includes Category 1 match ticket

Price per person          £899 inc. VAT (Club Member discount applies)

2015 Rugby World Cup

11 October:     France v Ireland / 17 October: Quarter Finals 2 / 18 October: Quarter Finals 3

Price per person          £445 inc VAT Club Member discount applies

NOTE: Rugby World Cup offer excludes match tickets, but these will be available, from official sources.

Included for all journeys:  Fine dining, steward-served, both ways;  champagne and wine;  coffee / tea & petit fours;  fully-licensed cash bar;  journeys hosted by Rugby Internationals; Victor Ubogu and Lee Mears and possibly other players to be confirmed.

 

Christmas Lunch by Steam or without

The perfect way to start Christmas celebrations, with entertainment, bedecked carriages and a festive five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine as the beautiful winter countryside passes you by. All this is enhanced by strolling musicians.  Steam-hauled departs London Victoria at 12:25hrs, returns around 16:10hrs.  Non-steam departs London Victoria at 11:45hrs, returns at 16:30hrs

Dates and Prices:

2015:  December 8,12  –  £415 per person.  Steam

2015:  December 3,5,16,17,18 –  £370 per person.  No Steam

 

Canterbury Christmas Carols

Join the British Pullman as it travels to the ancient city of Canterbury, home to England’s most famous place of worship.  Watch the Canterbury Singers as they perform for you in a candle-lit crypt before stepping out onto the cobbled streets for a spot of Christmas shopping.      A delicious brunch with Bellini is served on the outward journey, followed by a four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine upon the return trip completes this magical day.  Depart London Victoria at 9:40hrs, arriving back around 20:00hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2015:  December 1,15

£395 per person

 Bath at Christmas

Bath is especially welcoming in the run up to Christmas, with its beautiful Regency buildings that lend themselves to creating a Christmas atmosphere.   Join a coach tour of the city’s historic attractions or head straight to the Christmas Market, held in front of the Abbey, for gifts and foodie treats before browsing the city’s eclectic shopping streets.  Enjoy a brunch with Bellini on the outward journey and then a four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine on the return.   Depart London Victoria at 9:40hrs, arriving back around 19:45hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2015:  December 2

£395 per person

 

Lincoln Christmas Market

Another wonderful Christmas treat, arriving in style at this traditional Christmas Market that nestles in the lee of the Cathedral. Once there wander the market for gifts,  enjoy the  bell ringers and local choirs as they perform by candlelight, be entertained by the street theatre or attend a service at the Cathedral if time permits.   With brunch and Bellini on the outward journey and  a sumptuous four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine, this is a wonderful day out.    Depart London Victoria at 8:30hrs, arriving back around 21:00hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2015:  December 4

£395 per person

 

Winchester Christmas Market

Travel to Winchester’s famous Christmas market for some festive cheer.  This market is held in the atmospheric surrounds of one of the oldest and largest cathedrals in England (consecrated in 1093).  After the market, wander the historic streets of Winchester and explore the magnificent cathedral, where highlights include a precious 800-year-old Bible.  With brunch and Bellini on the outward journey and a sumptuous four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine, this is another wonderful day out.    Depart London Victoria at 9:40hrs, arriving back around 20:40hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2015:  December 9

£395 per person

 

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons at Christmas

Enjoy a champagne brunch on the outward journey, coach transfer to Le Manoir, a festive Christmas lunch in these traditional surroundings, followed by carols in the local church before rejoining the festive train for  dessert, cheese and  coffee served on your homeward journey.

Depart London Victoria around 09:00hrs, returning 19:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2015

2015:  December 10

£565 per person

 

New Year’s Eve 2015

Celebrate in style with a festive five-course dinner, including Champagne and fine wine, whist being entertained by singers. This year the train will stop on Grosvenor Bridge which spans the River Thames just outside Victoria Station from about 23:45 until around 00:15. The train will sit on the bridge with views of the river  as Big Ben chimes at midnight, followed by Scottish bagpipes.  Guests will be invited to welcome in the New Year with a glass of champagne and perhaps see some fireworks. The train will then make its way slowly into London Victoria arriving at around 00:25.  (Please note that this is a Black Tie event, although suit and tie for men are acceptable; ladies are invited to dress for the evening).

Dates and Prices:

2015:  December 31

£425 per person

 

 

British Pullman – General Information

Dress Code –   Dress code on the British Pullman varies according to the journey.  Smart casual for the day and smart attire for the evening.  No jeans or trainers on any event.  For special events like the Valentine’s dinner, elegant evening attire is required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended depending on the itinerary. Sporting events require a jacket and tie for the gentlemen.  If leaving the train for an excursion, it is possible to leave a small bag on the train (therefore change of shoes etc), in the overhead luggage rack.

Times and travel documents – Travel documents will be sent out about one week before travel.  All times are for guidance.  Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.

Timings:  All timings shown are for your guidance only.  Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.

Offers T&C’s:  Offers may be removed at any time without notice; valid for new bookings only; subject to availability.

 

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All our British Pullman prices are at publicly-quoted rates.

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