Journey through the British countryside indulging in the finest Christmas feasts whilst relaxing as your every need is taken care of by a livered steward. Exquisite food, impeccable service and musical entertainment combine to create an ideal Christmas setting for a special someone.
Throughout December, Orient-Express offers the perfect gift with its Christmas lunch and dinner departures which are available from 1st December to 21st December. The British Pullman departs from London Victoria costing from £275 per person(pp) and the Northern Belle from regional cities across the UK such as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and many more costing from £195pp.
For those interested in the distinctive aromas and lively atmosphere of Christmas markets, the Lincoln Christmas market will not disappoint. The Lincoln Christmas market is the largest traditional Christmas market in Europe treating visitors to an array of Christmas merchandise and tasty delicacies. Departing from London Victoria on 4th December aboard the British Pullman at a cost of £345pp, spoil a loved one for this once in a lifetime journey. An alternative to the Lincoln Christmas market is the journey to Bath at Christmas where guests can indulge in the architectural delights of the town and the magnificent Cathedral which forms the backdrop of the Christmas market. The journey departs from London Victoria on 2nd December aboard the British Pullman at a cost of £330pp.
Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, journey to Chatsworth House aboard the Northern Belle train and marvel in the splendour of the stately home and gardens which will be dressed for Christmas. The journey will depart from Crewe, Liverpool and Manchester on 2nd December at a cost of £285pp.
As the harmony of celebrated choirs sets the Christmas spirit, join a journey to Canterbury, Salisbury or Chester for an afternoon of carols set in the impressive Cathedrals of the city which envelops it. Departing from London Victoria on 8th and 15th December, the Canterbury carols costs £330pp aboard the British Pullman and the Salisbury carols departs from London Victoria on 16th December at a cost of £330pp. The Northern Belle journey to Chester costs £285pp and departs from Ely, Ipswich and Norwich on 16th December.
For those seduced by the shopping bug at Christmas, celebrate aboard the British Pullman from London Victoria for the new Bicester Village trip where guests are able to pick up designer labels at a fraction of the price. Who wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a gift from Bicester Village? The journey departs on 1st December and costs £310pp.
To whet guests’ appetite in the run-up towards the big Christmas feast, join a journey to the famed Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons for an inspirational session providing tips on making the perfect Christmas celebration. The session is hosted by the Director of Raymond Blanc’s Cookery School and Simon Lycett who is floral decorator to the stars. Also included in the journey is a three course lunch at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons restaurant. The journey departs on from London Victoria aboard the British Pullman on 1st December and costs £375pp.
And finally, to see the New Year in style, join one of two New Year’s Eve journeys aboard the UK day trains with plenty of time to reminisce over the past year and finalise resolutions for the year ahead. Each trip takes guests on a circular tour of the English countryside with the journey from London Victoria aboard the British Pullman at a cost of £350pp and the Northern Belle departing from Liverpool and Manchester at a cost of £250pp.
Both the British Pullman and Northern Belle are available for group bookings and private charter for a unique and glamorous social or business event. To find out more or to book your Christmas trip with Orient-Express, please contact reservations on 0845 077 2222 or visit the website on www.orient-express.com