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British Pullman Experience

7 Days

London is renowned as one of the world’s top destinations. With this specially designed programme, experience awe-inspiring architecture, explore sites intertwined with British history and the Royal Family, visit leading museums and savour a flavour of England with special foodie experiences.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Day One: Sunday 2nd June – Arrival in London

Day Two: Monday 3rd June – Royal London

Day Three: Tuesday 4th June – Windsor & Afternoon Tea

Day Four: Wednesday 5th June – Belmond British Pullman – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

 

Day Five: Thursday 6th June – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Day Six: Friday 7th June – Classic London

Day Seven: Saturday 8th June – Departure

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Day One: Sunday 2nd June - Arrival in London

A chauffeur will provide a transfer from London Heathrow to your hotel in the heart of Mayfair, London.

Composed of eleven Georgian Town houses, this historic property offers a luxurious and intimate place to stay, just moments away from the famed Bond Street boutiques. Classic English style is the hallmark of this now legendary hotel.

Day Two: Monday 3rd June - Royal London

A local guide will accompany you today. Begin with a visit to Westminster Abbey. It is a stunning Gothic church which intertwines with the very fabric of English history and has done for more than 1000 years.

Later, make your way to watch the Changing of the Life Guard Ceremony. Life Guards have stood guard at Horse Guards, the official entrance to St James and Buckingham Palace, since the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660.

This afternoon take a sight-seeing cruise along the River Thames to the Tower of London. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates from the early 1080s and has been a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison. See the iconic guards known as ‘Beefeaters’ and the magnificent British crown jewels.

Day Three: Tuesday 4th June - Windsor and Afternoon Tea

Accompanied by a driver-guide, travel to the charming town of Windsor. Visit Windsor Castle, which was established by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.

The private apartments are HM, The Queen’s preferred weekend retreat from the capital and her presence is signified by the Royal Standard flying from the Round Tower. See St. George’s Chapel where HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in 2018.

Return to London in time for Afternoon Tea in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.

Day Four: Wednesday 5th June - Belmond British Pullman - RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Take a seat aboard the Belmond British Pullman for a luxurious train journey to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show at the Chatsworth estate, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

On this glamorous journey through the British countryside a delicious brunch is served. The train’s interiors recall the opulent glamour of the 1920s and are a wonderful setting.

On arrival, guides will meet you for a coach transfer to the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Enjoy an afternoon in the floral marquees and admire the display gardens. Be inspired by some of the UK’s best garden designers, then visit the expansive shopping areas.

Your return journey includes a champagne reception and four-course dinner with a delicious floral theme, served with the sommelier’s choice of wine.

Day Five: Thursday 6th June - Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams

The day is yours to spend at leisure. Tickets will be reserved for The V&A’s phenomenal exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers and Dior’s relationship with Britain: “There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking.”

This exhibition presents over 200 rare Haute Couture garments alongside fashion photography, film, vintage perfume and Christian Dior’s personal possessions.

 

Day Six: Friday 7th June - Classic London

An early start is required for your pre-opening private visit to the British Museum. Founded in 1753, it is the world’s oldest museum. Learn how the world was understood by Europeans in the 18th century, tracing the beginning of the museum and the development of the collection. This provides a wonderful introduction before exploring other galleries in the Museum at leisure after it has opened to the public.

To follow, visit Paul’s Cathedral which hosted the wedding of HRH Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren it is one of London’s most iconic landmarks and took almost 35 years to be completed.

Walk over the Millennium Bridge and past the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to visit Borough Market. It reflects London’s status as a truly global city, with traditional British produce sitting alongside regional specialities from around the world – it’s a great spot for lunch, with something to suit every taste.

This afternoon enjoy fast-track entry to the London Eye. It stands at an impressive 135 metres high and offers a spectacular way to take in many of the city’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes. Enjoy a chilled glass of champagne as you take in the view – the perfect conclusion to your time in London.

Day Seven: Saturday 8th June - Departure

A chauffeur will provide a transfer to London Heathrow for your departure flight.

 

 

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THINGS TO DO

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

THE TOWER OF LONDON

This famed UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the early 1080s and has borne witness to many defining events in British history.

WINDSOR CASTLE

Windsor Castle is a glorious 13-acre complex of medieval, Restoration and Georgian buildings.

AFTERNOON TEA

Choose from vast tea menus, themed afternoon teas or perhaps a glass of champagne.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE

Chatsworth is one of Derbyshire’s most loved historic houses and estates. It has been to the Cavendish family since 1549.  It has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations, 16 in total. Today it is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

The “V&A” Museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, lays claim to being the world’s greatest and largest museum of decorative art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5million objects.

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LONDON

London, with its unique blend of history and culture, is constantly changing, with new landmarks, stylish restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. Recently voted as the gourmet capital of the world, London is the European capital to stay in touch with all that’s new and exciting, while enjoying its wealth of historic buildings and eclectic mix of museums and art galleries. With its unique blend of history and culture, the bustling metropolis of London has long been considered a must-see destination. The city is constantly changing, offering a wealth of historic buildings and monuments, as well as an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries and world famous attractions.

WINDSOR

Windsor lies in Royal Berkshire, whose Royal associations date back to the establishment of Windsor Castle by William the Conqueror in the 11th The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, it saw King John ride out from its walls to sign Magna Carta at nearby Runnymede in 1215. In 1850 Queen Victoria designated it Royal Berkshire and it was at Windsor Castle in 1839 that the young queen proposed to her beloved Albert.

The town of Windsor is a haven for shopping. Encased within the Victorian railway station are a wealth of high-end outlets. It’s a pleasant stroll from here across the river to Eton High Street. Noted for its art and antique shops, this charming thoroughfare also leads to Eton College, the country’s most famous school.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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