Embark on a timeless journey into the rolling Sussex countryside to the attractive village of Arundel and its majestic castle, an enchanting medieval fortress.
Your steward welcomes you aboard the iconic British Pullman train at London Victoria Station and escorts you to your plush seat. Take time to admire the details of your carriage, with their exquisite art deco features, as you sip a sparkling Bellini cocktail. A three-course brunch is served at your elegant table, which is set with crisp white linen and bespoke glassware. Through your window you can admire the changing scenery as the train makes its stately way to Chichester. Alight at Chichester Station, where your guide accompanies you on the coach journey to Arundel Castle, which sits high on a hill overlooking the South Downs. Here you are at leisure to explore the restored medieval fortress, family home of the Dukes of Norfolk since the 11th century. Admire rich tapestries, heraldic stained glass, rare paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto, and one of the finest Regency libraries in the world. Climb the 131 steps up to the keep for stunning views of the town, the River Arun and the sea in the distance. Wander around the breathtaking gardens, which range from the contemporary rose garden to Italianate terraces lined with spring tulips or summer agapanthus. Or step outside into the picturesque town to explore the antique shops and vibrant art galleries. Afterwards rejoin the coach for the transfer back to Chichester where there will be a little time to explore this cathedral city, famed for its Roman history, internationally acclaimed theatre and vibrant cultural scene. Peruse the shops or perhaps stop for a drink in one of the many pubs or cafes before making your own way back to Chichester station ensuring you return 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Rejoin the gleaming carriages of British Pullman. Settle back into your seat and savour a refreshing glass of chilled champagne, before indulging in a three-course dinner with a bottle of our sommelier’s choice of wine on your return to London Victoria. Your luxury journey has now come to an end ─ we hope to see you soon aboard the British Pullman.