Steam Hauled Journeys
For those seeking the ultimate in historic romance why not combine the luxury of the British Pullman with the magnificence of a mighty steam locomotive. Whatever your choice of destination you are bound to arrive in style.
Tours and Trips
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Beaulieu (Steam) - 2008
From $370 USD
Your journey takes you to Beaulieu, situated in the heart of the New Forest and home to the Montagu family since the 16th century. The Palace House and gardens are open to the public and the 13th century Abbey's exhibition of monastic life and the National Motor Museum with 200 exhibits depicting the history of motoring, contrast the past with the present. [more information]
Visit the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill with its striking Great Hall, State rooms and 55 metre Long Library. This journey is steam-hauled. [more information]
Your journey aboard the British Pullman, hauled by a steam locomotive, takes you on a circular tour departing from and arriving at London Victoria. Passengers do not disembark from the train during this journey. A five course lunch accompanied by a glass of champagne and half a bottle of wine will be served en route. A liqueur will round off your meal before the train arrives at London Victoria. [more information]
Your journey takes you to Cheltenham, the Regency Spa town that is the 'gateway to the Cotswolds', before visiting three Cotswold Villages.
Brunch with Bucks Fizz is served on the outward journey. On arrival at Cheltenham, you will be met by your guide who will accompany you on a coach tour of the Cotswolds. You will be able to disembark for a short while in the bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Rejoin the British Pullman at Cheltenham for the return journey to London. [more information]
Your journey takes you to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to Nelson's famous flagship, the HMS Victory. Nearby is the first iron-hulled armoured warship, HMS Warrior, berthed at a special jetty. Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, is one of the best known exhibits since it was recovered from the mud in the Solent in 1982. [more information]
Your journey takes you to Southampton, home of the great ocean liners. Enjoy a delicious brunch with Bucks Fizz on the journey to Southampton.
On arrival at Southampton docks your tour will start with a visit to the Hall of Aviation which depicts the history of Aviation in the Solent area and Hampshire. The Museum tells the story of some 26 aircraft companies, including the Supermarine Aircraft works where R.J. Mitchell the famous aircraft designer produced the Schneider trophy winning aircraft S6B and the legendary Spitfire. You will also enjoy a short boat trip on the Solent. [more information]
This Renaissance-style château, built in 1874, is the creation of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. Housing some of the finest examples of French 18th century decorative arts, the manor’s furniture and porcelain collection rival New York’s Metropolitan Museum and Paris’ Louvre in terms of importance. The manor is further enhanced by a fine collection of paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds and the Dutch masters. Delightful gardens perfect the French experience. [more information]
An old fashioned coastal resort with plenty of charm and character. A delightful and very popular old coastal town, Whitstable is famous for oysters and seafood but also for a growing contemporary arts scene. With fisherman's huts and pretty weatherboard cottages, in streets with eccentric names such as "Squeeze Gut Alley" Whitstable has plenty of charm and character. Rejoicing in its maritime heritage, Whitstable celebrates with the famous summer Oyster Festival in July each year. [more information]
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The British Pullman takes its name from George Mortimer Pullman, an American, who in 1864 built The Pioneer, the first railway carriage designed with true comfort for the passenger. The later creation of the Pullman Car Company in 1882 led to his domination of luxury train travel in Britain from that time onwards.