Prepare to take a journey back in time as you relax into the sumptuous surroundings of the British Pullman's Art Deco carriages. Start your wild adventure with a delicious brunch and a Bellini, served in your comfortable seat as our iconic carriages course through the lush countryside of the South West. On arrival at Westbury Station, you will be met by your guide, who will accompany you on the coach to the Longleat Estate. Enjoy an exciting tour of the safari park and keep an eye out for a variety of exotic animals roaming freely. Stroll through the Capability Brown landscaped gardens or wander along the Pleasure Walk that runs between the Horningsham Lodge and Longleat House. If you’re feeling brave, perhaps enjoy Longleat’s Jungle Cruise and watch as the boat is escorted by Californian sea lions and hippos. Afterwards you board the coach back to Westbury Station to re-join the gleaming carriages. Settle back into your seat and enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled champagne before a delectable four-course dinner is served, accompanied by half a bottle of wine.
Longleat is famous for many things, but foremost are two historic “firsts”. Its Elizabethan house was the first stately home to open to the public in 1949; and in 1966 it launched the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa.
Both still thrive today in the lush, 900-acre parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Home to the Thynne family since 1568, Longleat’s most famous resident is the eccentric 7th Marquess of Bath. The second most famous is Nico, the silverback gorilla who inhabits the island on the lake.
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