Sit down to a sumptuous brunch on the outward journey, served in a beautiful, vintage carriage. Enjoy immaculate linen, bespoke china and sparkling cut glass, as befits a gastronomic journey of this calibre. Sit back and relax as liveried stewards take care of your every need. Admire the changing views through your picture window and the stunning design details of your carriage. Arriving in Oxfordshire around midday you will be met by coaches for a transfer to the Blenheim estate. Spend the afternoon exploring the house, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Gain a rare insight into the history of its owners, the Dukes of Marlborough. Return to the train for a champagne reception. Look forward to the culinary delights of a four-course dinner accompanied by our sommelier’s choice of wine. Sip your champagne, reflect on your day, and enjoy the art deco flourishes that make this luxury train unlike any other.
Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a monumental baroque country house.
The estate boasts staterooms, exhibitions, and formal gardens and parklands landscaped by Capability Brown. Among its interesting incarnations the palace served as a convalescence hospital during World War I, and as a base for MI5 operations during World War II.
Look out for the beautiful painted ceilings of the Great Hall and Saloon, and the permanent Churchill exhibition in the Old Stables.
Let us know how many people will be travelling, and how many cabins you’ll need.