Saturday 15th June 2019 - London King's Cross to York and Scarborough

Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and experience the excitement of luxury train travel.

Take photographs of the immaculate, gleaming steam locomotive while it is stationary at London King’s Cross Station. Then it is time to board the famous Belmond British Pullman, for a fine-dining experience like no other. Your liveried steward will help settle you at your table, which is set with fine linen and bespoke tableware. Take time to admire the magnificent marquetry and art deco flourishes of your vintage carriage. As your journey out of the capital begins, your steward will take care of all your needs.

Sip champagne, marvelling at the ever-changing views through the window and the plumes of steam trailing through the sky. Read about the train’s history and imagine the famous passengers who once enjoyed its opulent interiors.

Your Ticket Includes:

Round-trip travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train
Steam hauled by Tornado throughout
Welcome sparkling bellini
Fine dining silver service
Delicious three course brunch on the outward journey
Late morning coffee, tea and biscuits
Free time for shopping and sight seeing in either York or Scarborough
Champagne reception back on board
Sumptuous four-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu, including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutney
Half a bottle of wine per person
Coffee, tea and petits fours


Fine Dining

Savour a fabulous brunch at a table set with pristine white linen, specially commissioned china and sparkling cut glassware. Sit back and relax as the liveried stewards take care of your every need. Enjoy the changing views through your picture window as the train makes its way into Yorkshire.

On returning to the train your fine-dining experience continues with a champagne reception. This is followed by a gastronomic four-course dinner complemented by our sommelier’s choice of wine.

    Our Journey

Our route takes us from the Great Northern terminus at King’s Cross and along the East Coast Main Line. After climbing to Potters Bar, we then cross the famous Welwyn Viaduct and head on through Stevenage, St Neots and Peterborough which preludes the long climb to Stoke Summit. It was on this stretch of line, albeit heading south, that Mallard set the World Speed Record for steam at 126mph.

We continue northwards running at the permitted 75mph maximum of our vintage coaches, passing the railway town of Doncaster before we arrive into York, where passengers have around four hours to enjoy all this historic city has to offer. Following the first set down, Tornado continues with the train onto Scarborough by way of Kirkham Abbey, with its Priory ruins and the market town of Malton. We then arrive at our seaside destination of Scarborough where passengers have over two hours to explore.

Our return journey follows our outward route.


Ticket Prices & Booking

Saturday 15th June 2019

Ticket Price
Times (provisional) Outward Return
This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years. All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.