Is there any more glamorous way to travel than on board the iconic Belmond British Pullman, hauled by a magnificent steam engine? Revel in the romance of a bygone age and board a carriage dating from the 1920's and 1930's, with exquisite art deco marquetry and table lamps shedding soft light on beautifully polished brass. Once on board, be seated in comfortable armchairs and served a glass of chilled champagne each by a smart liveried steward. When the steam engine roars into life, glide out of London and into the glorious Surrey countryside as a delicious, freshly-prepared five-course meal with a half bottle of wine is served.
Selected Thursday, Friday and Saturday dates from January - November.
Minimum age is 16. If a vegetarian meal is required, please advise at point of booking. Smoking is not permitted on board. Only folding wheelchairs can be stored on board and some mobility is required on the train.
The weather should not affect the experience, however please note that the train runs on the public rail network and is subject to any imposed delays (although this is one train that no-one minds being delayed on).
The trip lasts approximately three and a half hours, departing around 12.15pm. Receive tickets, confirmation of departure times and a full itinerary shortly before the departure date.
Up to 26 passengers share a carriage. Most tables are for two, but the train also has tables for one, three and four. All seating is allocated subject to availability on the day by the supplier and cannot be guaranteed.
Smart/casual wear (no jeans or trainers).
Please note that very occasionally, the steam engine may be substituted with diesel or electric traction in case of mechanical breakdown, engineering works or for reasons of fire risk in very dry weather.
The experience was fantastic, the food brilliant, the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Carriages were clean and bright and the ride smooth.
Only drawback was the time waiting at certain points around the circuit. 3 places waiting for up to 25 minutes. Apart from that, everything else was brilliant.
We had such a wonderful day. The train is truly magnificent and the staff could not have been more pleasant and attentive. We were looked after from the moment we stepped on board. Strongly recommend you add a trip on the Orient Express to your 'Bucket List'
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