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British Pullman England, Europe

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

 - Discount off the published prices of any Belmond journey, further to our other offers;

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

 - Option 1: selected journeys in  April 2014: £100 discount per couple. 

 - Option 2: book any journey departing before April 30, 2014; pay for 3 passengers and the 4th person travels free.

- Option 3: book any journey departing before June 30, 2014 for 15% discount.

- American Express cards are accepted by the Club without charges until October 1, 2014 for these journeys, which we quote for in GBP (£).

 

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.

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

  

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. More than 150kg of caviar and 22,000 bottles of champagne are served on  the UK journeys each year.  Special diets are accommodated.

 

 Itineraries – 2014

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.  If there are no dates listed that are convenient, please contact us in case there are some non-listed journeys that could be feasible.

 

 

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 at around 11.45hrs, return around 16.40hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014 and 2015:

2014:  May 2,31.  June 27.  July 25. August 29.  October 3.  November 15.

2015:  January 16.  February 20.  March 3.  May…..

£310 per person

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Historic Bath

Join the British Pullman as you journey to Britain’s best-preserved Georgian city.  Take a guided coach tour 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: September 5 SOLD OUT.   October 22.

2015:  January 17.  March 28.

£395 per person

Historic Bath by Steam

The  itinerary is the same as above.   Depart London Victoria at 8:45hrs, arriving back around 21:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014:

2014: May 14.  September 24

£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  2014 and 2015:

2014:  May 9.  June 5.  July 12.  August 16.  September 11.  October 12.  December 12.

2015:  January 24.  February 14.  March 12.  April …….

£420 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 at around 11.45hrs, returning around 16.40hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014 and 2015:

2014: April 11.  June 13.  July 5. August 2,15.  September 19.  October 4.  November 1.

2015: January 10,30.  February 13.  March 6.  April…….

£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 at around 12.25hrs, returning around 16.10hrs.

Dates and Prices  2014 and 2015:

2014:  April 4.  May 3,23.  June 6,28.  July 11,26.  August 9,22.  September 12.  November 7.

2015:  January 23.  February 5,28.  March 21.  April…….

£395 per person 

 

The Devon Weekend

Enjoy a leisurely journey to Cornwall for a fabulous weekend, with a selection of tours depending upon your choice.

Brunch with Bellinin and a three-course lunch with Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person are served on the outward journey, and a five-course lunch with  Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on the return trip.  Coach transfers to and from the hotel.  The 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.

A full-day guided tour by coach of Dartmouth with a visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College.   A short boat cruise on the River Dart and a visit to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s former holiday home.

Dates and Prices 2014

Friday April 25 – Sunday April 27

£1,025 per person

 

The Cornish Weekend

Enjoy a leisurely journey to Cornwall for a fabulous weekend, with a selection of tours depending upon your choice.

Brunch with Bellinin and a three-course lunch with Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person are served on the outward journey, and a five-course lunch with  Champagne and half a bottle of wine per person on the return trip.  Coach transfers to and from the hotel.

A  two night stay, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis in a selection of hotels depending upon the tour.

Depart London Victoria 09.30hrs, arrives back 20.30hrs.

OPTION 1: Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.  Stay at The Royal Duchy Hotel. Situated on the Falmouth seafront, this elegant hotel 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.

OPTION 2: Trewithen and Caerhays Castle, including a lunch at the castle and a cruise along the River Fal.  The Greenbank Hotel offers panoramic views and traditional charm, with an impressive seafront location overlooking Falmouth Harbour.

OPTION 3: Padstow.  A morning visit to Pencarrow House and Gardens, followed by a visit to Padstow, with a three-course lunch including a glass of wine at The Seafood Restaurant, Carlyon Bay Hotel.  Set in 250-acres overlooking the golden sands of St Austell Bay, the Art Deco Hotel boasts tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and Elemis Spa.

Option 4: Tresco (Sold Out). 

Dates and Prices 2014

Friday April 25 – Sunday April 27

£1,000 per person – Gardens

£1,015 per person – Trewithen

£1,060 per person  - Padstow

 

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The Golden Age of Travel on the British Pullman around Exeter

Enjoy a special opportunity to travel around the beautiful Devon countryside within these iconic surroundings.  A delicious five course dinner with champagne and a half bottle of wine per person will be served.

Depart Exeter 18.30hrs, returning around 22.15hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014:

2014: April 26

£250 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 at 09:30hrs, arriving back around 21:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014:

2014: August 1

£415 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 at 08:30hrs, arriving back around 21:30hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014:

2014: September 13

£495 per person

 

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

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 4,9,13,22   –  £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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 9:40hrs, arriving back around 20:40hrs.

Dates and Prices:

2014:  December 11

£395 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 at 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 at 14.30hrs and return at 17.00hrs.

Dates and Prices 2015:

2015: February 22.  March 15.  April ….

£205 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.

£265 per person  -  Lunch

£205 per person  -  Tea

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 at 14.30hrs and return at 17.00hrs.   On 29th March, depart 15.15hrs, return 18.15hrs.

Dates and Prices 2014 and 2015:

2015: February 22.  March 15.  April ….

£205 per person

 

 

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. 

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.

 

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