Whatever the occasion – from a special birthday or anniversary, a thank you or just a much-needed treat after the stresses and isolation caused by the pandemic (with all the money you’ve saved, you can afford it!) find out just why this train has such a fabulous reputation …… with the MURDER MYSTERY being the icing on the cake!
Revel in luxury and nostalgia whilst gliding through the glorious English countryside. Enjoy a delicious freshly prepared 5-course meal served with champagne and wine by attentive, liveried stewards whilst taking in the shenanigans of someone being murdered in true Agatha Christie style – on the train! Can you work out whodunnit?
Special gifts and treats do not get much better than this, so why not pamper yourself or a loved one, to this ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Away-Day.
2021 will be our 9th Luxury Away-Day experience on this beautiful train, which I can promise you is like no other in the world and I am sure you will come home with some wonderful memories!
We invite you to step aboard the famous Belmond British Pullman train for a day of fun, adventure and nostalgia, with a few surprises thrown in!
Part of Belmond British Pullman Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, it’s the world’s most famous train. With its beautifully restored marquetry, crystal glass and deep upholstered armchairs, the Pullman carriages provide a unique and original setting for all kinds of social occasions. We normally have a Solent Events carriage all to ourselves too.
Once board one of the exquisite vintage carriages, you will be whisked back in time to the 1920s and a taste of the high-life whilst savouring exceptional cuisine, fine wines & bubbly. Glamour, fun and a dash of adventure are all part of this fabulous day out. There will even be a prize for the best outfit depicting days gone by!
As each carriage, dates from the 1920s & 1930s and is staffed by the Pullman’s famous, loyal and immaculately liveried stewards, you will relish the majestic comfort of a sumptuous armchair whilst admiring the intricate marquetry, woven brass luggage racks, gleaming crystal and silken lampshades that transport you back to a more gracious age. ‘Travel’ was so much more than just simply to arrive!
As usual, our luxury transport will whisk you off to London from four local pick-ups. Glamour and excitement builds at Victoria Station in London as you arrive for refreshments in the Orient Express lounge on platform 2, ready to be met by your personal steward aboard a stately carriage.
Places will be limited as usual, so we urge you to express your interest as soon as possible and make 2022 YOUR special year!
0645 Coach leaves Panache Coach Depot, Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End
0730 Coach leaves Stokes Bay – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0740 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0750 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0800 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1000 Arrive Victoria Station, London
1035 Check-in on platform 2
1045 Welcome aboard with a glass (or two!) of champagne & canapés
1105 Our journey into the English countryside begins
Whilst meandering through the Kent countryside, enjoy a sumptuous 5-course lunch with wine & champagne, whilst guessing ‘who dun it’ with your travelling companions – or on your own!
1625 Arrive back at Victoria Station – platform 2 – with time to take photographs for your ‘Memory Box’!
1700 Meet coach where dropped off for journey home
Complimentary glass of wine & nibbles served
1900 Arrive in home area
The above itinerary is provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
To adhere to Covid-19 protocols, coach seats will be strictly allocated according to the stated pick-up location, from back to front. Please note that pick-up locality and seat numbers cannot be changed after the final itinerary details have been posted.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.
Couples & friends will be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Solent Events & Leisure reserves the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
Your details will be safe with us & will not be passed on to any other person, company or business