Bristol & Brunel’s ss Great Britain by Steam

Your Journey

Set the course for adventure aboard the Belmond British Pullman train. Savour the pioneering spirit as you head to Bristol and Brunel’s majestic ss Great Britain, once the largest ship in the world.

A special steam-hauled departure will add extra vintage magic to your great day out. On the outward journey to the West Country a delicious brunch is served in your beautiful wood-panelled carriage. Interiors are resplendent with intricate marquetry and art deco features. Your table is set with pristine white linen, bespoke china and sparkling cut glassware, complementing the gastronomic treats on offer. Sit back and relax as liveried stewards take care of you. Marvel at the changing views through your picture window and listen to the evocative chug of the steam engine. Arriving at your destination you will be met by guides and coaches for the transfer to the ss Great Britain in Bristol’s harbour. Return to the train after your visit and enjoy a champagne reception. Look forward to the culinary delights of a four-course dinner served with our sommelier’s selection of wine. Few things are as quintessentially British as a day trip by rail. A steam-hauled excursion aboard Belmond British Pullman makes the journey as magical as the destination.

Includes

Round-trip travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train

Steam locomotive

Welcome sparkling Bellini

Fine-dining silver service

Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey

Morning tea and coffee

Visit to the ss Great Britain, including coach transfers and admission

Sumptuous four-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu, including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys

Half a bottle of wine per person

Coffee, tea and petits fours

The ss Great Britain

About

The ss Great Britain

Hailed as “the ship that changed the world”, ss Great Britain was designed and built by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 

At its launch in 1843 the magnificent vessel was the largest ship in the world. As the first screw-propelled, iron-hulled steamship to cross the ocean it revolutionising shipping. During its lifetime it sailed around the world 32 times, taking passengers from England to New York, Australia and South America. 

Today, restored to glory, it provides a fascinating insight into life at sea in the 19th century, complete with recreated sights, sounds and smells.