Enjoy a delightfully relaxing short break with Orient-Express and be transported away from the cares and stresses of modern times back to a more gracious age. Travel on board the British Pullman and visit British towns and cities where life is taken at a leisurely pace as time-honoured customs and splendid architecture await to fascinate and enchant you. Shortbreaks are also available with the Northern Belle from London and other regional cities.
Your short break will adopt a truly luxurious atmosphere as you are cosseted with our service, comfort and delicious food, en route to a glorious break at a fine hotel.
Tours and Trips
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Christmas Dinner & the Ritz 2006
From $680 USD
Begin your evening of indulgence with a bottle of champagne and fruit provided in your comfortable Superior King bedded room at The Ritz London. Later, make your way to Victoria Station to board the gleaming vintage carriages of the British Pullman. The opulent art deco surroundings of the original Pullman carriages, all built in the 1920s and 30s, evoke an atmosphere of retro glamour.
As dusk falls, the British Pullman will travel out of London and into the Home Counties and as the gentle rhythm of the journey begins, liveried stewards will serve a sumptuous five course Dinner with champagne, wine and a liqueur. [more information]
Cornwall emits an air of breathtaking beauty. Standing proudly on the south west coast, its mild and moist climate allows an exotic array of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers to luxuriate. The most recent spectacle to emerge is that of the Eden Project – described as the “Living Theatre of Plants and People”. Stunning in its vision, it creates a vast global garden for thousands of beautiful and important plants. Housed in an award winning building on the Falmouth harbour-side, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history. [more information]
Your journey begins with Brunch with Bucks Fizz served on the outward journey from London. On arrival at York you are taken on a guide tour of Castle Howard where afternoon tea is served.
Enjoy dinner on board as the Northern Belle continues travelling north, offering spectacular views of the historic cities of Durham and Newcastle on the River Tyne. On arrival in Edinburgh, transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights. [more information]
Begin your evening of indulgence with a bottle of champagne and fruit provided in your comfortable Superior King bedded room at The Ritz London. Later, make your way to Victoria Station to board the gleaming vintage carriages of the British Pullman. The opulent art deco surroundings of the original Pullman carriages, all built in the 1920s and 30s, evoke an atmosphere of retro glamour. [more information]
Celebrate with the one you love aboard the luxurious carriages of the British Pullman. Your journey will take you on a circular tour, departing from and returning to London Victoria. A five course meal with a cocktail, glass of champagne, half a bottle of wine and a liqueur will be served, while strolling musicians entertain. [more information]
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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.