The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust can confirm that 60163 Tornado will be hauling the Venice Simplon Orient-Express 'British Pullman' on Friday 20th August. The train will depart London Victoria at 1225hrs and return at 1610hrs and travel via Guildford.
As the train makes its way into the station at Victoria, your glamorously dressed hosts invite you out to the platform to board. Take the time first to walk to the front of the train and admire the gracious, powerful and magnificent steam locomotive Tornado.
From the moment liveried stewards welcome you to your immaculately appointed carriage, the adventure begins. Stepping aboard the British Pullman is like stepping back in time. For every detail, from regal carpets, woven brass luggage racks and mahogany glass-panelled doors to silken lampshades and velour tapestry armchairs, transports you back to back to a more gracious age.
In the care of your steward as time passes unnoticed, enjoy a delicious five course lunch, unruffled and unhurried. Few journeys will take you out of modern time quite so thoroughly and into another era.
A liqueur will round off your meal before the train arrives at London Victoria. Your journey aboard the 'British Pullman' takes you on a circular tour. Guests do not disembark from the train during this journey.
VSOE ‘British Pullman’ (Tel: 0845 077 2222; web: www.orient-express.com)