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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.
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.