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British Pullman Experience

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British Pullman Experience

7 Days

Explore the best of all things British on this London-based adventure, where the highlight will be an opulent train journey through the English countryside. With a specially designed programme intended to indulge; experience grand sites of history, awe-inspiring architecture and exclusive experiences throughout your week-long stay.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Dream Escape’s tailor-made programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • Attend the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show at a grand Baroque estate whose 1000-acres of parkland will be filled with the work of Britain’s best garden designers.

 

  • Experience some of the renowned British pomp and ceremony as you watch the Changing of the Guard.

 

  • Make time for afternoon tea at the official grocer to the royal household accompanied by live piano music and waist-coated waiters.

 

  • Drive out of London and visit HM, The Queen’s preferred weekend retreat – a 13-acre complex of medieval, Georgian and Restoration buildings.

 

  • Evoke a bygone era of romantic travel with a seat aboard the Belmond British Pullman, a private luxury train.

 

  • Travel in style down the River Thames by boat and admire London’s many landmarks from a unique perspective.

 

  • Climb aboard a private capsule on one of London’s tallest landmarks, and sip champagne as you enjoy panoramic views for twenty-five miles in all directions.
  • Explore the world’s oldest museum all by yourself on a private pre-opening visit.

 

  • Visit ‘one of the most perfect buildings ever erected in England’, a marvel of Gothic architecture that hosted the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

 

  • Taste the best street food in Britain at Borough Market, indulging in global delicacies to suit every taste.

 

  • See the ‘greatest working collection of Crown Jewels in the world’, that sparkles with an array of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

 

  • Enjoy a champagne reception and four-course dinner onboard the Belmond Pullman served with the sommelier’s choice of complementary wine.

 

  • View the world’s most impressive display of arts and culture in a museum filled with objects from fashion to paintings and ceramics and tapestries.

 

Whilst not exploring London and the surrounding scenery, Dream Escape recommends using London’s first ever hotel as your base. Composed of eleven Georgian townhouses, classic English style defines this luxurious yet intimate hotel.

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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.

PLACES VISITED

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.

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    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018