The festive season is always steeped in nostalgia: small feet eagerly pattering down the stairs to find gifts under the tree, games of charades by the fire, home cooked Christmas dinners, the familiar rustle of the Christmas decorations box and a wealth of family traditions. What better way to mark the season, then, than a magical day out aboard the iconic Belmond British Pullman?
A living embodiment of the golden era of British travel, the train's lavish decor will evoke visions of classic Christmas films and transport you back to times gone by. There are a number of journeys and destinations to choose from, so pack your Cabin Case and prepare for a luxurious, festive trip.
Most train travel hinges upon the destination but with the British Pullman, the journey can truly become the main event. Each carriage has its own story to tell, the beautiful decor complemented flawlessly by our charming, vintage-inspired Mini Trunk Clutch; the perfect companion for such a trip.
The embodiment of glamour, each carriage is upholstered in sumptuous fabrics, beset with the most beautiful mahogany fittings and detailed in suitably glamorous art deco style. Discover Audrey, damaged in an air raid in 1940 and later restored to its full glory, after which it transported the Queen, the Queen Mother and H.R.H. Prince Philip. Lucille was a 1920s-era First Class parlour car, Minerva joined the Golden Arrow in 1951 and Phoenix was the favourite carriage of the Queen Mother.
A Gastronomic Delight
As the British countryside whizzes past the window, you'll be treated to gastronomic delights prepared by some of the country's best chefs, from delectable brunches to exquisite multi-course meals. To get into the spirit of the season, why not partake in the festive Afternoon Tea offering or a traditional five-course Christmas Lunch? You'll be attended to by a liveried steward at your table, set with fine linen and bespoke tableware.
Dress to Impress
The luxurious surrounds of the British Pullman are most certainly an invitation to dress to impress. Indulge the glamour of the occasion in your Christmas best and embrace the vintage theme by accessorising with our sweet Mini Hat Box Bag, inspired by the golden age of travel. To stay perfectly poised all day, carry your beauty essentials within our beautiful Small Essential Cosmetic Case.
While the glamour aboard the British Pullman is enough to delight even the most discerning traveller, the destinations certainly aren't an afterthought. Journey into leafy Oxfordshire to the Belmond le Manoir for a magnificent Christmas lunch, venture to Canterbury for carols in the Cathedral or partake in some Christmas shopping at Bath's quaint markets. For those who want to revel in the journey itself, a round trip complete with lavishly bedecked carriages and onboard entertainment will certainly make for an unforgettable experience.
A day out on the Belmond British Pullman is quite simply the perfect festive day out.