Board the immaculate Art Deco train at London Victoria Station where your steward will escort you to your table set with pristine white linen and bespoke china. Settle into your plush seat and absorb the stunning details of your vintage surroundings. A delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you admire the polished marquetry, brass luggage racks and lavish textiles. Each carriage is unique and has a fascinating story to tell. On arrival in Oxfordshire you will be met by guides for the coach transfer to Blenheim Palace. Explore the State Rooms and the Churchill exhibition, or Blenheim Palace - the Untold Story, marvel at the majestic Water Terraces or the formal Italian gardens - this delightful stately home is there to enjoy. After a fascinating visit, you are welcomed back on board with a glass of chilled champagne as you settle into your seat and reflect on the splendour of the palace. A delectable three-course dinner with half a bottle of wine follows as the train wends its way back to London.
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.