Whatever the occasion – from a special birthday, a thank you, to an anniversary treat – find out just why this train has such a fabulous reputation. 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.
Keep your wits about you though, as a murder is committed in our midst! In true Agatha Christie style, can YOU help us solve it?
Special gifts do not get much better than this, so why not treat yourself or a loved one to this ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Away-Day with a difference. This will be our 2nd Murder Mystery experience on this beautiful train (like no other in the world!) and was very popular, with a full carriage all to ourselves!
We invite you to step aboard the famous Belmond British Pullman train for a luxury Away-Day and a fun adventure, of which Miss Christie would definitely approve! Unfortunately we didn’t manage to solve the mystery in 2011, but you never know, we could do this time!
A sumptuous 5-course lunch and plenty of head scratching are on the bill during this exciting Murder Mystery experience.
THE GHASTLY PLOT!
The excitement builds as guests arrive, ready to step back in time aboard the historic Belmond British Pullman carriages of the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express. Love and intrigue are in the air as a cast of suspicious characters are embroiled in the intricate plot. Something is afoot, so keep your eyes peeled. With your fellow Solent Events companions, use your ‘little grey cells’ to see if you can help solve this thrilling, chilling crime!
Go back in time to the 1920s aboard one of these exquisite vintage carriages. During the afternoon you will meet the cast of suspects on board. Using your clue sheet and sleuthing skills you can interview them to ascertain who is the most likely murderer. Piece together the clues while savouring exceptional cuisine, paired with fine wines. Glamour, fun and a dash of adventure are all part of this fabulous day out. There are even prizes for the best detectives!
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.
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, whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just your own ‘once in a lifetime’ treat.
This will be Solent Events 8th time on this beuatiful train, travelling in carriages named Vera, Ione, Lucille and Ibis. It will be intriguing to see which carriage we will enjoy this time. Everyone, without exception, has come away with wonderful memories of a truly memorable day.
Places are limited, so book yours now!
PAYMENT PLAN: To make this once-in-a-lifetime affordable to as many people as possible, check out our easy-payment plan on the booking form.
0715 Coach leaves Coliseum Depot (TBC depending on final numbers)
0800 Coach leaves Stokes Bay – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0810 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0820 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0830 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1045 Arrive Victoria Station, London for refreshments in the Belmond Pullman Orient Express Lounge
1105 Your journey into the English countryside begins with a glass of champagne
Enjoy a sumptuous 5-course lunch whilst a murder takes place on the train!
Can we solve this Murder Mystery? Of course we can!
1615 Arrive back at Victoria Station – platform 2
1700 Meet coach where dropped off
1705 Coach leaves for journey home
Complimentary glass of wine & nibbles served
1915 Arrive in home area
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats & theatre seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
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.