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

- Thank-you gift for every completed journey over £500;

- Pay for 3 and 4th travels free: Book any journey and travel before 31 March 2015,  pay for three guests and the fourth travels free of charge PLUS complimentary Wine Discovery Package (different wine paired to each course)

- NOTE: 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 Orient Express style in one day on the British Pullman, 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 Train

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. 

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 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 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 – 2014/2015

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.

 

 

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:

2015:  January 16.  February 20.  March 20.  May 1,30.  June 26.  July 24.  August 26.   October 2.  November 13.

£320 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 2014 and 2015:

2014:  October 22.

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

£395 per person

 

Historic Bath by Steam

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

The  itinerary for Historic Bath is the same as above.  Or 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:

2015:  May 13.  September 23.

£495 per person

 

Dinner on the British Pullman

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.  Depart London Victoria around 19.15hrs*, returning 23.00hrs.

Dates and Prices  2015:

2015:  January 24.  February 14.  March 12.  June 11.  July 11.  September 10.  October 9. November 12.  December 11.

£420 per person

*Note: planned departure on September 10 is 18:50hrs

 

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 2014 and 2015:

2014:  October 17,24.  November 1 -sold out

£310 per person

2015: January 10,30.  February 13.  March 6.  April 10.  May 15,29.  June 19.  July 3, 25.  August 1,14,28.  September 18.  October 16,23,31.  November 14.

£320 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  2014 and 2015:

2014:   September 12.  November 7.

2015:  January 23.  February 5,28.  March 21.  April 3,17.  May 2,22.  June 12,27.  August 8,21.  September 11.  November 6.

£395 per person 

 

Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train Club and Goodwood Revival

Belmond British Pullman and Goodwood Revival

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

 

More 2015 Journeys listed after the Christmas itinerary

Christmas

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 12:25hrs, returns around 16:10hrs.  Non-steam departs London Victoria  11:45hrs, returns around 16:30hrs

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 4,9,13,20   –  £415 per person.  Steam

2014:  December 6,17,18,19  -  £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 9:40hrs, arriving back around 20:00hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 3, 16

£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  9:40hrs, arriving back around 19:45hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 2

£395 per person

 

Lincoln Christmas Market

Another wonderful Christmas treat, arriving at  Europe’s largest traditional Christmas Market in style. 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  8:30hrs, arriving back around 21:00hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 5

£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  9:40hrs, arriving back around 20:40hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 10

£395 per person

 

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons at Christmas 

Travel to the magical Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons aboard the Belmond British Pullman.  Enjoy a sumptuous festive lunch at Raymond Blanc’s world-renowned, two Michelin-starred restaurant before carols in the local church.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 11

£550 per person

 

New Year’s Eve 2014

Celebrate in style with a festive five-course dinner, including Champagne and fine wine.  Shortly before midnight, the train stops at a station, where you may disembark and welcome in the New Year with a traditional Scottish piper. (Please note that this is a black tie event). Depart London Victoria  19:30hrs, arriving back around 01:15hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 31

£415 per person

2015

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:

2015: February 22.  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

 

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.

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

Dates and Prices 2015

2015:  May 20.  September 9 – sold out

£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.

 

British Pullman – General Information

Dress Code –   Dress code 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.

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.

 

Book Tickets

All prices are at publicly-quoted rates.

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