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Belmond British Pullman Short Break from London 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. This Belmond British Pullman short break is extremely popular – make sure you don’t miss the chance to take this year’s short break to Cornwall.

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.

We have five different exciting options for you to choose from.

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Details In Brief
  • Unique Experiences
  • Includes Excursions
  • Includes Hotel Accommodation
  • Fine Dining Experiences

From £1,100 per person

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The 2019 British Pullman short break to Cornwall is now confirmed for departure on Saturday 01 June returning Monday 03 June 2019. Please note that the total cost & exact itinerary detail is still subject to final confirmation – This is an extremely popular trip. Please contact us to add to 2019 wait list & guarantee first refusal on this year’s trip.

We are visiting some beautiful gardens, as well as classic restaurants and cultural centres, so there is plenty of choice this year.

Cornwall Weekend featuring St Ives and Peniee Gallery

Hotel: Royal Duchy Hotel

From £1,160 per person

South Cornwall is famed for its vibrant art scene, we will whisk you away to sample the highlights that include, a visit to the Peniee Gallery and lunch at The Godolphin Arms.

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CORNWALL WEEKEND FEATURING ST IVES WITH ROYAL DUCHY HOTEL LONDON VICTORIA – TRURO STATION – LONDON VICTORIA 2 NIGHTS

  • 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 Truro to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel. View Royal Duchy 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 Truro 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.

Cornwall Weekend Featuring Heligan & the Eden Project

The Eden Project by Neil

Hotel: Royal Duchy Hotel

From £1,100 per person

Saviour the views of the Falmouth seafront with your stay at The Royal Duchy Hotel, then head inland to discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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    CORNWALL WEEKEND FEATURING HELIGAN & THE EDEN PROJECT WITH THE ROYAL DUCHY HOTEL LONDON VICTORIA – TRURO STATION – LONDON VICTORIA 2 NIGHTS

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  • 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 Truro to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel. View Royal Duchy 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 Truro 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.

Cornwall featuring Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall

 Belmond British Pullman

Hotel: Carlyon Bay

From £1,100 per person

Take a journey through the history at Cornwalls Treirce manor house followed by a trip to watergate bay for panoramic views and lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant.

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CORNWALL WEEKEND FEATURING JAMIE OLIVER’S FIFTEEN CORNWALL WITH THE CARLYON BAY HOTEL LONDON VICTORIA – PAR STATION – ST AUSTELL STATION – LONDON VICTORIA 2 NIGHTS

  • 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 Truro to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel. View Carlyon Bay Hotel

  • Day Two:

  • On Saturday, enjoy a visit to a real Cornish gem, the intimate Elizabethan manor house of Trerice, with its fine interiors and a delightful garden nestled in a peaceful corner of rural Cornwall. Then continue north above Newquay to Watergate Bay where Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. An award-winning restaurant and social enterprise, Fifteen Cornwall gives disadvantaged young people the opportunity to train for a new career in the kitchen. With fresh table d’hôte menus each week sourcing local produce served with an Italian twist, this is a chance to relax, enjoy lunch and soak up the scenery of the North Coast.

    Please note there are about 20 steps down (and up after lunch!) to the restaurant and you are asked to let us know in advance if you think this may cause you problems. After lunch, the coach will return to the 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 Truro Station at 11.30 (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.

Cornwall Weekend featuring Padstow

the Harbour Padstow, Cornwall by Dave Merret

Hotel: Carlyon Bay

From £1,190 per person

A foodie heaven and cultural hotspot. Padstow is the jewel of north Cornwall. Unveil the history of the north Cornish coast with an exlusive tour of Prideaux Place, before heading to the harbour to enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s celebrated Seafood Restaurant.

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the Harbour Padstow, Cornwall by Dave Merret

CORNWALL WEEKEND FEATURING PADSTOW WITH THE CARLYON BAY HOTEL LONDON VICTORIA – PAR STATION – ST AUSTELL STATION – LONDON VICTORIA 2 NIGHTS

  • 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 Par to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel. View Carlyon Bay 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. View Rick Stein’s Seafood 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 St Austell 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.

Cornwall Weekend featuring Trelissick & Trewithen

Hotel: Royal Duchy Hotel

From £1,135 per person

This journey combines the best of the West Country’s historic gardens including Trelissick & Trewithen with lunch at Idle Rocks Hotel overlooking St Mawes harbour.

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CORNWALL WEEKEND FEATURING TRELISSICK & TREWITHEN WITH THE ROYAL DUCHY HOTEL
LONDON VICTORIA – TRURO STATION -LONDON VICTORIA

  • 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 Truro to take you to your hotel. This evening, there will be an informal drinks reception followed by dinner served at the hotel. View Royal Duchy Hotel

  • Day Two:

  • On Saturday, you will enjoy a full-day excursion encompassing two of Cornwall’s great and historic gardens. Trelissick is a beautiful house set in a countryside estate with stunning maritime views over the River Fal. A past full of secrets have been uncovered during restoration work to the house and grounds, including its very own secret garden. You ’ll have the opportunity to explore and enjoy lovely woodland walks through a superb collection of tender and exotic plants before your transfer to the private estate of Trewithen. Internationally renowned for its magnificent display of camellias, rhododendrons, and magnolias, the gardens at Trewithenare described as a ‘spectacle of pink and white’. Discover its rich history and magnificent floral displays before we head to the idyllic village of St Mawes for lunch. Savour a sumptuous three-course lunch with wine as you take in sea views from the
    Idle Rocks Hotel, situated on the harbourside of this charming Cornish village. 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 Truro 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.

Whats Included
  • Outbound journey on the Belmond British Pullman includes Brunch with Bellini, three-course lunch with champagne and wine
  • Two nights Hotel accommodation (table d’hôte dinner, bed and breakfast)
  • Transfers to and from your hotel, excursions by coach
  • Tour Options

  • Whole day guided tour (Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan )
  • Or

  • Whole day guided tour (Padstow with visit to Prideaux Place and lunch
    at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant)
  • Or

  • Whole day guided tour (Penlee Gallery, lunch at Godolphin Hotel, St Ives)
  • Or

  • Whole day guided tour (Trerice and lunch at Fifteen Cornwall)
  • Or

  • Whole day guided tour (Trelissick, lunch at Idle Rocks, Trewithen
  • Return Journey

  • Return to London on The Belmond British Pullman and enjoy a five course lunch with champagne and fine wines

Step Back In Time

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Travel Back In Time

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

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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.

Carriages

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Dining

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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.

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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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

Extras

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PACKAGES AND ONBOARD EXTRAS

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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-champagne CHAMPAGNE, £68

A boxed bottle of Champagne Brut Reserve NV

Special Offers

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OTHER JOURNEYS
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Departure Dates

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Belmond British Pullman – Departure Dates

Date
Event
Station
Departs
Returns

November 29, 2018
Chatsworth House at Christmas
London, Victoria
8:40 am
9:00 pm

November 30, 2018
Winchester at Christmas
London, Victoria
9:40 am
8:00 pm

December 1, 2018
London, Victoria
11:15 am
4:10 pm

December 4, 2018
London, Victoria
9:40 am
8:00 pm

December 5, 2018
London, Victoria
9:40 am
7:45 pm

December 6, 2018
London, Victoria
11:15 am
4:10 pm

December 7, 2018
Lincoln Christmas Market
London, Victoria
8:30 am
9:00 pm

December 8, 2018
London, Victoria
12:15 pm
4:10 pm

December 11, 2018
Salisbury Carols
London, Victoria
9:40 am
6:45 pm

December 12, 2018
London, Victoria
11:15 am
4:10 pm

December 13, 2018
Belmond Le Manoir aux QuatSaisons at Christmas
London, Victoria
8:45 am
7:30 pm

December 14, 2018
London, Victoria
9:40 am
8:00 pm

December 15, 2018
London, Victoria
12:15 pm
4:10 pm

December 18, 2018
London, Victoria
11:15 am
4:10 pm

December 19, 2018
London, Victoria
11:15 am
4:10 pm

December 31, 2018
London, Victoria
6:50 pm
7:50 pm

BROCHURES
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Download a beautifully printed brochure via PDF

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ONBOARD INFORMATION
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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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