Belmond British Pullman, Christmas Season Selection Itinerary

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The perfect way to start Christmas celebrations, with entertainment, bedecked carriages and fine food. Below are a sample of journeys.

Christmas Lunch by Steam or without

A festive five-course lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine as the beautiful winter countryside passes you by. All this is enhanced by strolling musicians. Approximate Times: Steam-hauled departs London Victoria 12:25hrs, returns 16:10hrs. Non-steam departs London Victoria 11:45hrs, returning 16:30hrs.


Canterbury Christmas Carols

Travel to the ancient city of Canterbury, home to England’s most famous place of worship.  Watch the Canterbury Singers as they perform in a candle-lit crypt before stepping out onto the cobbled streets for a spot of Christmas shopping.  A delicious brunch with Bellini is served on the outward journey, followed by a four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine upon the return trip completes this magical day.  Depart London Victoria 9:40hrs, arriving back around 20:00hrs.


Bath Christmas Market

Upon arrival, take a guided 30/40 minute coach tour (that finishes close to the Christmas Market), or visit the Bath Christmas Market, held in front of the Abbey,  before browsing the city's shopping streets. Enjoy a brunch with Bellini on the outward journey and a four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine on the return. Approximate Times: Depart London Victoria 9:40hrs, returning 19:45hrs.


Lincoln Christmas Market

Arrive in style at this traditional Christmas Market that nestles in the lee of the Cathedral. Wander the market for gifts, enjoy the bell ringers and local choirs as they perform by candlelight, be entertained by the street theatre or attend a service at the Cathedral if time permits.  Brunch and Bellini on the outward journey and a sumptuous four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine. Approximate Times: Depart London Victoria 8:30hrs, returning 21:00hrs.


Winchester Christmas Market

Travel to Winchester's famous Christmas market for some festive cheer. This market is held in the atmospheric surrounds of one of the oldest and largest cathedrals in England. Wander the historic streets of Winchester and explore the magnificent cathedral. With brunch and Bellini on the outward journey and a sumptuous four-course dinner with champagne and half a bottle of wine, this is another wonderful day out. Approximate Times: Depart London Victoria 9:40hrs, returning 20:40hrs.


Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons at Christmas

Travel to the magical Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons aboard the Belmond British Pullman.  Enjoy a sumptuous festive lunch at Raymond Blanc’s world-renowned, two Michelin-starred restaurant before carols in the local church.


New Year’s Eve 

Celebrate in style with a festive five-course dinner, including Champagne and fine wine.  Shortly before midnight, the train stops at a station, where you may disembark and welcome in the New Year with a traditional Scottish piper. (Please note that this is a black tie event). Depart London Victoria  19:30hrs, arriving back around 01:15hrs.