Expect luxury, glamour and a dash of adventure on an unforgettable trip through the British countryside...
Restored to their former glory, the Belmond British Pullman's carriages are as famous today as in the heyday of train travel. Whether you prefer afternoon tea, flowing champagne or both—as many guests do—there's a journey for everyone. Whichever you choose, we guarantee that you'll be whisked back to a more elegant era.
Step aboard Belmond British Pullman for fine dining to rival even the best London restaurants. Our talented team serve up British fare with an innovative twist. Enticing menus celebrate the culinary highlights of the towns and cities we pass. Sit back, sip chilled champagne and savour every bite while the countryside rushes by.
This restored 1920s train has sheltered royalty and been a star of the silver screen. Each whimsically-named carriage has a story to tell. Explore Audrey, Vera, Minerva and more to discover their distinctive personalities.
Delight in antique-style marquetry, vintage lighting and heritage upholstery—our passion for preserving history is evident at every turn.
The Golden Age of Travel
Departing from London Victoria, a fine dining experience awaits in the beautiful vintage carriages, each made unique with intricate marquetry and art deco designs. Your table is set with starched white linen, specially commissioned china and sparkling cut glassware. Sit back and relax as the liveried stewards care for your every need. Marvel at the ever-changing view through your window as you journey through Kent, the garden of England. Sip champagne, take in the vistas, and you’ll find yourself smiling in anticipation of the Chef’s seasonal menu. Read about the train’s storied history, imagining the famous faces who once passed along the carriages. Whether a gift for someone special or you're simply spoiling yourself, this is a day to remember.
An indulgent afternoon tea awaits in your beautiful wood-panelled carriage, which boasts intricate marquetry and authentic art deco features. Your table is set with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china—ready for your elegant repast. A sumptuous selection of savouries, sandwiches, cakes, fancies and scones is served. Liveried stewards are on hand to take care of your every need.
Relax, unwind and admire the changing views through your picture window. Stretch your legs and stroll through the train to admire the magnificent design details that make each carriage unique. This is the perfect gift for a loved one or an indulgent treat to treasure.
Winchester Christmas Market
Your journey today takes you to the medieval city of Winchester, famed for its magnificent cathedral and other historic attractions. Settle into your comfortable seat and enjoy a delicious brunch with a Bellini as the train journeys south. On arrival in Winchester you are met by your guide, who will accompany you on a short walk takes you to the site of the city's Gothic cathedral where the Christmas Market and ice-rink are located. Inspired by the traditional German Christmas markets, the pretty wooden chalets are full of ideas for Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods. Take time to explore the market and this historic town at this magical time of year. As you embark on your journey back to London Victoria, we welcome you back on board with a glass of champagne. Now it's time to savour a delectable four-course dinner, accompanied by half a bottle of wine, with coffee shortly before arrival in London.
Christmas Lunch by Steam
Take photographs of the immaculate, gleaming steam locomotive while it is stationary at London Victoria Station. Then it is time to board the famous vintage train for a fine-dining experience like no other. Your liveried steward will show you to your table, which is set with fine linen and bespoke tableware. Take time to admire the magnificent marquetry and authentic art deco flourishes of your carriage. As the first course of your gastronomic lunch is served, marvel at the ever-changing views through the window and the plumes of steam trailing through the sky. Read about the train’s history and imagine the famous passengers who once enjoyed its opulent interiors. This is a spectacular start to the festive season, either as treat for yourself or a gift for someone special.
*Selected dates may be operated by a diesel locomotive
Canterbury Christmas Carols
On the outward journey settle into your plush seat and prepare for a delicious brunch. Your elegant table is set with crisp white linen and bespoke china and glassware. As you savour each gastronomic dish take time to admire the beautiful marquetry and art deco features surrounding you. Sit back and relax as liveried stewards take care of your every need, and enjoy the ever-changing views through your picture window. On arrival in Canterbury you are escorted to the famous cathedral to watch the Canterbury Singers perform in a candlelit crypt. Afterwards step out onto the cobbled streets for a spot of Christmas shopping. Return to the train after your visit for a champagne reception. Soon, a four-course dinner is served, complemented by our sommelier’s selection of wine. Sip your champagne, reflect on the day’s festivities and admire the interior design flourishes that make this vintage train unique. Travel aboard Belmond British Pullman makes the journey as magical as the destination.
Bath Christmas Market
On the outward journey a delicious brunch is served in your beautiful art deco carriage, at a table set with pristine white linen and bespoke glassware. Sit back as liveried stewards take care of your every need. Marvel at the ever-changing views through your picture window as the train courses towards the West Country. On arrival in Bath head straight to the Christmas Market for gifts and foodie treats before browsing the city’s eclectic shopping scene. After a delightful afternoon, return to the train for a champagne reception. The highlight of the journey home is a gastronomic four-course dinner accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine. Sip champagne, relax, and take time to admire the design flourishes that make this vintage train truly unique.
If one day just isn't enough, our selection of exclusive overnight breaks are a truly indulgent experience. Boarding in London Victoria, settle back in your comfortable armchair to enjoy a leisurely journey to the west country, with brunch and a three course lunch served en route. See what Cornwall has to offer on one of our short breaks. Your tour includes two nights hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner. To complete your indulgent weekend, a relaxing train ride with splendid views of coast and countryside enjoyed over a five course lunch brings you back to the city on Sunday evening.
Call us on 0800 368 9050, or enquire online for further details. One of our sales team will help find the best journey for you.