Belmond British Pullman Short Break to Cornwall

Board the Belmond British Pullman & escape from the city to breathe the Cornish air and marvel at its special quality of light. We’ll take you to famous gardens, country houses, classic restaurants and charming fishing ports. We have five different exciting options for you to choose from.

From the moment you join us, you are transported to a world of pure indulgence. Take a seat in the vintage carriages that once ran on legendary 1920’s services such as The Brighton Belle and The Golden Arrow.

Glide through stunning scenery to destinations all over Britain as champagne flows and gourmet cuisine is served. Expect glamour, fun and a dash of adventure on all of our UK day trips and weekend excursions to cities, country houses and sporting events.

This Belmond British Pullman short break is extremely popular, so contact us today to be put on the shortlist for this exciting trip in 2021.

*Price is estimated based on 2020 prices
*Weekend date to be confirmed for 2021

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  • Round Trip train journey from London Victoria to Cornwall aboard the British Pullman
  • Brunch and three course lunch served en route aboard the British Pullman
  • Two nights hotel accommodation including breakfast and dinner
  • Exciting Excursions
  • Five course lunch served on return aboard the British Pullman

From £1,395 per person*

Belmond British Pullman Short Break to Cornwall

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Cornwall Tour Options

If one day just isn’t enough, our selection of exclusive overnight Cornwall breaks are a truly indulgent experience.

Your short break to Cornwall will take place over 3 days, you’ll begin your journey on Friday morning and return to London Victoria on Sunday evening. 2021 weekend date is still to be confirmed.

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ST MAWES AND FALMOUTH

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Cornwall Weekend Break featuring St Mawes and Falmouth

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Escape to another world hidden on the South Cornwall coast.

You’ll find the tropical climes of magnificent St. Mawes are akin to the Mediterranean. Wander among the lush foliage of Trelissick House & Garden on an exclusive tour of this exotic coastal paradise.

Lunch is served with a sea view at the Idle Rocks Hotel, followed by a visit to Cornwall’s National Maritime Museum. Your home from home for this weekend in the West is Falmouth’s spectacular Royal Duchy Hotel.

Detailed Itinerary (subject to confirmation for 2021)

Day One

Settle into your comfortable seat and admire the intricate marquetry and gleaming brass, as well as the passing scenery as the Belmond British Pullman travels west. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served shortly after departure, followed further into the journey by a three-course lunch with a glass of champagne and a half bottle of wine.
A coach awaits at the station to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel.

Day Two

On Saturday, you will enjoy a full-day of excursions. You’ll find the tropical climes of magnificent St. Mawes are akin to the Mediterranean. Wander among the lush foliage of Trelissick House & Garden on an exclusive tour of this exotic coastal paradise. Lunch is served with a sea view at the Idle Rocks Hotel, followed by a visit to Cornwall’s National Maritime Museum. In the evening, a table d’hôtemenu is served in the hotel restaurant.

Day Three

On Sunday morning, please have your luggage ready for collection outside your room by 09.45. Again, you should keep anything you may need on the train journey with you as there will be no access to luggage until the train arrives at London Victoria. You are asked to check out of your room and settle any additional expenses by 11.00. The coach will depart for the Station at 11.30 (to be confirmed by your guide), where you board Belmond British Pullman for the journey back to London Victoria.

The return to reality is sweetened by a delicious five-course lunch with champagne and wine on the journey back to the capital. Tea and cake are served shortly before arrival in London Victoria. Your luggage will be available for collection from outside our check-in lounge. Belmond British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.

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HELIGAN AND THE EDEN PROJECT

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Cornwall Featuring Heligan and the Eden Project

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Savour the views of the Falmouth seafront with your stay at The Royal Duchy Hotel. Then head inland to discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan, recovered from the grasp of time and restored to their former beauty. After, a new world awaits, The Eden Project’s biosphere domes recreate the planet’s ecosystems and host a magnificent array of exotic flora—a botanist’s dream!

Detailed Itinerary (subject to confirmation for 2021)

Day One

Settle into your comfortable seat and admire the intricate marquetry and gleaming brass, as well as the passing scenery as the Belmond British Pullman travels west. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served shortly after departure, followed further into the journey by a three-course lunch with a glass of champagne and half a bottle of wine.

A coach awaits at the station to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel.

Day Two

On Saturday you can enjoy a full-day excursion to the beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the fascinating Eden Project. Lying at the heart of one of the most mysterious estates in England and the former seat of the Tremayne family since the 16th century, Heligan is now the site of the largest garden restoration in Europe. The award-winning gardens extend to some 80 acres of pleasure grounds, including a magnificent complex of walled gardens and an extensive vegetable garden, all restored to their former glory.

The Eden Project offers an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking location. A gateway into the fascinating world of plants and people, it serves as a vibrant reminder of how we need each other for our mutual survival. Space-age technology meets the lost world in the biggest greenhouse ever built. 50 metres tall and the size of 30 football pitches, the magnificent Rainforest Biome is home to steamy rainforests, lush tropical plants and a crashing waterfall.

Lunch on Saturday is not included, but there are refreshment facilities available at both Heligan and the Eden Project. In the evening a table d’hôte dinner is served in the hotel restaurant.

Day Three

On Sunday morning, please have your luggage ready for collection outside your room by 09.45. Again, you should keep anything you may need on the train journey with you as there will be no access to luggage until the train arrives at London Victoria. You are asked to check out of your room and settle any additional expenses by 11.00. The coach will depart for the Station at 11.30 (to be confirmed by your guide), where you board the Belmond British Pullman for the journey back to London Victoria.

The return to reality is sweetened by a delicious five-course lunch with champagne and wine on the journey back to the capital. Tea and cake are served shortly before arrival in London Victoria. Your luggage will be available for collection from outside our check-in lounge. Belmond British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.

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TREVIBBAN VINEYARD AND LANHYDROCK

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Cornwall Featuring Trevibban Vineyard and Lanhydrock

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The tour begins with a morning visit to the working vineyard at Trevibban Mill. A tour of the vineyard and winery with a wine tasting is followed by an early light lunch enjoyed over the beautiful views across St Issey valley. The afternoon finishes with a visit to Lanhydrock House, a majestic Victorian country house with extensive ‘below stairs’ quarters and beautiful gardens. Your accommodation for the weekend is at the elegant Carlyon Bay Hotel.

Detailed Itinerary (subject to confirmation for 2021)

Day One

Settle into your comfortable seat and admire the intricate marquetry and gleaming brass, as well as the passing scenery as the Belmond British Pullman travels west. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served shortly after departure, followed further into the journey by a three-course lunch with a glass of champagne and half a bottle of wine.

A coach awaits at the station to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel.

Day Two

On Saturday you can enjoy a full-day excursion to a beautiful vineyard and majestic Victorian country house. A tour of the vineyard and winery with a wine tasting is followed by an early light lunch enjoyed over the beautiful views across St Issey valley. The afternoon finishes with a visit to Lanhydrock House, a majestic Victorian country house with extensive ‘below stairs’ quarters and beautiful gardens.

In the evening a table d’hôte dinner is served in the hotel restaurant.

Day Three

On Sunday morning, please have your luggage ready for collection outside your room by 09.45. Again, you should keep anything you may need on the train journey with you as there will be no access to luggage until the train arrives at London Victoria. You are asked to check out of your room and settle any additional expenses by 11.00. The coach will depart for the Station at 11.30 (to be confirmed by your guide), where you board the Belmond British Pullman for the journey back to London Victoria.

The return to reality is sweetened by a delicious five-course lunch with champagne and wine on the journey back to the capital. Tea and cake are served shortly before arrival in London Victoria. Your luggage will be available for collection from outside our check-in lounge. Belmond British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.

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PADSTOW

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Cornwall Featuring St Ives

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A foodie haven and cultural hotspot, Padstow is the jewel of north Cornwall. Unveil the history of the north Cornish coast with an exclusive tour of Prideaux Place, before heading to the harbour to enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s celebrated Seafood Restaurant. Take your time to explore Padstow’s charms then retreat to the Carlyon Bay Hotel, your spectacular weekend base in St Austell.

Detailed Itinerary (subject to confirmation for 2021)

Day One:

Settle into your comfortable seat and admire the exquisite marquetry and gleaming brass, as well as the passing scenery as the Belmond British Pullman travels west. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served shortly after departure, followed further into the journey by a three-course lunch with a glass of champagne and half a bottle of wine.
A coach awaits at the station to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel.

Day Two

On Saturday you can enjoy a full day excursion with a guided tour of Prideaux Place, one of Cornwall’s impressive Elizabethan houses, owned by the same family who have lived there since its completion in 1592, then on to Padstow, a fine example of the Cornish fishing port, latterly made famous by its association with the celebrity chef, Rick Stein.

Enjoy a three-course lunch (with a glass of wine) at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant on the picturesque quayside where the lobster boats and trawlers land their fresh fish. After lunch, there is time to explore Padstow before returning by coach to your hotel. In the evening a table d’hôte dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant.

Day Three:

On Sunday morning, please have your luggage ready for collection outside your room by 09.45. Again, you should keep anything you may need on the train journey with you as there will be no access to luggage until the train arrives at London Victoria. You are asked to check out of your room and settle any additional expenses by 11:00. The coach will depart for the Station at 12 noon (to be confirmed by your guide) where you board the train for the journey back to London Victoria.

The return to reality is sweetened by a delicious five-course lunch with champagne and wine on the journey back to the capital. Tea and cake are served shortly before arrival into London Victoria. Your luggage will be available for collection from outside our check-in lounge. Belmond British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.

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ST IVES

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Cornwall Featuring St Ives

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South Cornwall is famed for its vibrant art scene, and we’ll whisk you away to sample the highlights. Visit the first class Penlee Gallery in Penzance and view the finest collection of Cornwall’s historical art. A seafood lunch is served at The Godolphin Arms with views overlooking St Michael’s Mount. Next, we escort you to the iconic harbour of St Ives where you can tour the local galleries at your leisure. The Budock Vean is your hotel for the weekend, a tranquil hideaway on the banks of the Helford River.

Detailed Itinerary (subject to confirmation for 2021)

Day One:

Settle into your comfortable seat and admire the intricate marquetry and gleaming brass, as well as the passing scenery as the Belmond British Pullman travels west. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served shortly after departure, followed further into the journey by a three-course lunch with a glass of champagne and half a bottle of wine.

A coach awaits at the station to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel.

Day Two

On Saturday you can enjoy a full-day excursion exploring south west Cornwall’s artistic legacy and coastal views with a morning visit to the little Italianate villa in Penzance, the Penlee Gallery, followed by a seafood lunch at The Goldophin Arms on the water’s edge of Mount’s Bay, a two-mile stretch of beach in the historic market town of Marazion. The panoramic restaurant overlooks the beautiful St Michael’s Mount. Then on to the pretty harbour town of St Ives which you can explore at your leisure.

If you visit The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, please say you are travelling with Belmond British Pullman to gain entry. The coach returns late afternoon to Falmouth. In the evening, a table d’hote menu is served in the hotel restaurant.

Day Three:

On Sunday morning, please have your luggage ready for collection outside your room by 09.45. Again, you should keep anything you may need on the train journey with you as there will be no access to luggage until the train arrives at London Victoria. You are asked to check out of your room and settle any additional expenses by 11.00. The coach will depart for the Station at 11.30 (to be confirmed by your guide), where you board the Belmond British Pullman for the journey back to London Victoria.

The return to reality is sweetened by a delicious five-course lunch with champagne and wine on the journey back to the capital. Tea and cake are served shortly before arrival in London Victoria. Your luggage will be available for collection from outside our check-in lounge. Belmond British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such timings, routes and associated itineraries are therefore subject to change.

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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Travel Back in Time

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Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and you are back in the heyday of great train travel. From the moment you join us, you are transported to a world of pure indulgence. Take a seat in the vintage carriages that once ran on legendary 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow.

Glide through stunning scenery to destinations all over Britain as champagne flows and gourmet cuisine is served. Expect glamour, fun and a dash of adventure on all of our day and weekend excursions to cities, country houses and sporting even.

Honouring George Mortimer Pullman, the father of luxury train travel, our Pullman carriages are the height of train luxury. Each is individually named with a unique story to tell.
Some have been used extensively by the British royal family. Others have carried luminaries including President de Gaulle and Nikita Khrushchev. Two were part of Winston Churchill’s funeral train. The oldest carriage, Ibis, dates back to 1925. Others, like Audrey and Vera, survived bomb damage during air-raids over London’s Victoria Station in 1940.

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DINING

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Dining

Fine Dining Experiences

Prepare for a luxury fine dining experience to rival the best restaurants in London. Each course inspired by the views from your window.
Freshly made each day using the best local produce, the cuisine aboard Belmond British Pullman is an unsurpassable pleasure.
As the train takes you on a journey through the beautiful British countryside, the chefs will lead you on an equally exciting gourmet adventure.

British Pullman Menus

Menus feature the finest seasonal delicacies from the British Isles, crafted into classic and innovative dishes by our executive head chef and his team.
Each course is expertly prepared in a cupboard-sized kitchen and accompanied by the finest wines and indulgent extras.

Celebrity Chef Dinners

THE DINNER HOSTED BY TOM KERRIDGE

Tom Kerridge is the Chef Patron of the UK’s only two-Michelin-starred public house, The Hand & Flowers. For one fabulous evening he will re-create his refined pub experience on rails. Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspired cuisine, fine wines and conviviality.

THE DINNER HOSTED BY MOSIMANN’S

Chef Anton Mosimann, owner of one of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the UK, shares his ‘cuisine naturelle’ ethos aboard Belmond British Pullman. Enjoy a stunning five-course menu complemented by glorious views as we journey across the great British countryside.

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THE DINNER

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The Dinner

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Prepare for a luxury fine dining experience to rival the best restaurants in London. Each course inspired by the views from your window.
“The Dinner” is a glamourous soiree on wheels.

Dress to impress, step aboard and anticipate some of the finest luxury dining London has to offer.

Start the evening with a cocktail reception in our private lounge at London Victoria Station, complete with live music.

Be welcomed aboard with a glass of champagne as the train begins its journey through the glorious British countryside. Savour a seasonal tasting menu, carefully created by ourExecutive Chef, each course complemented by our sommelier’s choice of fine wines.

With only a limited number of journeys throughout the year, make sure not to miss this opportunity to enjoy a gourmet trip on the Belmond British Pullman.

Put on your finery and step aboard the Belmond British Pullman train for an exclusive dining experience in London.

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GROUPS

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Reserve A Carriage Or Charter The Train

Group travel on trains brimming with style and history—Belmond British Pullman is the ultimate iconic venue for any private party or event.

From business functions and wedding receptions to retirement parties and anniversaries, celebrate on one of our scheduled trips or charter the train and tailor your exclusive itinerary.

Each meal is accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes selected by our sommelier. Additional drinks can also be provided, from traditional cocktails to rare cognacs. To complete your event we also offer exclusive mementos for groups, including ticket wallets, photo frames and travel journals.

Call Our Groups Team For A Quotation 0800 122 33 64

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EXTRAS

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Packages and Onboard Extras

pullman-extras-thumbBOUQUET OF RED ROSES, £65

An elegant bouquet of 12 Red Roses. (Please note there is an additional charge of £20.00 for Valentine’s Day Lunch and Dinner journeys)

pullman-extras-champagneCHAMPAGNE, £68

A boxed bottle of Champagne Brut Reserve NV

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TRAVEL TIPS

Useful information whilst you are onboard the Belmond British Pullman

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Essential Onboard Information

ROUTES AND TIMINGS

Your travel documentation will be sent to you fve to seven days prior to departure. Please note, routes and timings are subject to the constraints of the rail network and may alter. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure

WHAT TO WEAR

Smart casual (but not jeans or trainers) is recommended on board. For race meetings, a jacket and tie is often required. Please wear practical clothing for outdoor events.

DINING

Your fare includes table d’’hôte meals. Let us know of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. We are unable to prepare meals requiring strict religious observance in their preparation.

SMOKING

Belmond operate a strict no-smoking policy on board their trains.

MOBILE PHONES AND HANDHELD DEVICES

Please turn these off while in your carriage as a consideration to other passengers.

INSURANCE

We recommend you purchase adequate travel insurance for your trip. We cannot be held responsible for loss of deposits and/or other costs incurred if you cancel your reservation.

DISABLED PASSENGERS

We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded in wheelchairs. However, our staff will assist any passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored in the vestibules.

SEATING

Belmond operate between eight and 11 passenger carriages at any one time. Our four different styles of Pullman carriage seat between 20 and 26 passengers with seating combinations made up of tables for one, two, three and coupés (private compartments for four). At busy times, parties of two may be seated sharing a coupé with another party of two. Parties of fve or more will be seated at a combination of tables—.

GRATUITIES

These are entirely at the discretion of the passenger and are not included in your fare. Tips are shared by all members of the on-board crew.

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