Day Trip: The Golden Age of Travel on the Belmond British Pullman
Prices from £340 per person
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Dates: Various dates throughout the year – 2020 dates now available
Departing from London Victoria at approximately 11:15 and returning the same day at 16:10. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents. Please note on some dates a steam-hauled service is available – please contact us for further details.
Special Offer – save up to 20% on selected departures
On selected departures between April and June 2019, guests can enjoy a saving of up to 20%. This applies not only to the Golden Age of Travel, but also to other journeys on the British Pullman such as the Valentine’s Day lunch and Mother’s Day brunch. For all applicable departures, guests will also receive a complimentary bottle of champagne per couple. Please contact us for further details.
The Signature Journey – step back into a Golden Age of Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman. Enjoy fine food and wine as you set off on a round-trip through Britain’s glorious countryside.
What to Wear
Smart day wear is appropriate. Please do not wear jeans or trainers.
The Belmond British Pullman
The Belmond British Pullman is glorious in every respect. Originally conceived as “Palaces on Wheels” by George Mortimer Pullman, each lavishly appointed carriage is an original 1920s and 30s masterpiece from the golden age of rail travel.
Lovingly restored with breathtaking attention to detail, each car is a symphony of intricate marquetry, inlaid mosaic floors, sparkling crystal and beautiful Art Deco design.
Relax within deeply upholstered armchairs and celebrate the sovereignty of Britain’s gloriously unique heritage. Sip champagne and embrace an element of the world’s most romantic and exclusive adventure.
The Belmond British Pullman can carry up to 226 passengers and the carriages seat between 20 and 26 passengers in each. On board passengers are seated in either ‘coupé’s’ (small compartments seating up to four people) or in the open car mostly at tables for two. There is a limited number of single tables and tables for three in the open car.
The 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 Britain from that time onwards.
These luxury day cars formed the train that would take passengers from London to the English Channel ports as part of the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, as well as travelling the length and breadth of Great Britain.
The history of the train lies in the individual carriages which today form the British Pullman. The carriages have changed hands many times during their lifetime and bring with them stories and events which give them their unique character.