Travel back in time by train!
The Golden Age of Travel by Steam is one of the Belmond British Pullman Train’s most popular train trips in England. Passengers travel back in time to the 1920s to enjoy a lavish ride on the train that is led by the famed steam engine, Tornado—you’ll feel like you are in an episode of Downton Abbey! The journey begins at Victoria Station in Central London and travels through the beautiful Kent countryside before journeying through the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and then returning to the London Victoria Station. The dining cars are decorated with 1920s-themed decor, furniture, and dinnerware.
Guests enjoy a champagne toast, followed by a delicious five-course meal, complete with chutney, cheese boards, biscuits and petite fours. A traditional English meal follows as the train snakes along the countryside. Wine, coffee, and tea also are served at your pleasure. The train’s large windows allow passengers to enjoy the scenery throughout the trip as they learn about the area’s history, including a look at some of the famous people that road on Tornado’s train through the years. This particular trip cost £395 per person and we think it is the perfect activity to do with someone who has never been to the English countryside. While the trains run all year long, weather permitting, the fall and springtime are the best times to visit, as the scenery is just gorgeous.
Belmond is a renowned travel company that operates nearly 50 river cruises, train rides, and hotels, including the Belmond La Samanna (St. Martin), Belmond Villa San Michele (Florence, Italy) and the Belmond El Encanto (Santa Barbara, California) in more than 20 countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Peru. They focus on providing customers with unforgettable luxury experiences. In addition to the Golden Age of Travel by Steam, Belmond British Pullman Train offers several other exciting trips, including Murder Mystery Lunch rides, Historic Canterbury rides, Sandringham rides, Historic Bath rides, Blenheim Palace rides and more.