Delve into the glamour of the British Pullman train as you embark on a fascinating journey to Highclere Castle, ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Carnavon. Take your seat in one of the individual carriages, adorned with intricate marquetry and authentic art deco fixtures and furnishings. Watch the ever-changing English countryside roll by as you sip a sparkling Bellini and await your silver service, three-course brunch.
On arrival to Highclere Castle you set off on a private guided tour around one of the most impressive English country houses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has also served as the location for the much-loved TV series Downton Abbey. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to wander through the enchanting gardens and gift shop. You can also explore the Egyptian Exhibition — the 5th Earl of Carnavon famously discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb with Howard Carter.
On your journey back to London you are welcomed back aboard British Pullman with a reviving glass of champagne. Sit back and reflect on your day whilst you savour a delicious three-course dinner with our sommelier’s choice of wine. As the train winds its way towards London Victoria Station, you end your excursion with coffee, a selection of delectable petits fours and an incredible story to tell.
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