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We are proud to present perhaps the ultimate day out with Tornado

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Take your seat aboard the British Pullman, a Belmond Train, as we visit Harrogate for the first time.

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Round-trip travel aboard the 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 sightseeing in Harrogate
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

What to Expect

What to Expect

Join us at the magnificently restored London Kings Cross station and step on board the British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and experience the 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. It is also possible to join the train at Potters Bar station.

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.

Fine Dining

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

The Yorkshire Pullman first ran in 1935, and in 1937 ran an amended route that encompassed York as well as Harrogate. It is this historic route that we take 85 years later.

We depart from the Great Northern terminus at King’s Cross and travel 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 diverge from the ECML west of Selby. From here we climb to Garforth and are routed through Leeds before taking the line through Horsforth to Harrogate where passengers have over three hours to enjoy all the lovely Spa Town has to offer. 

During the break Tornado and the Pullman cars will be serviced for our return journey. We retrace our steps from Harrogate including the stiff climb to Bramhope tunnel and on via Leeds as we return via our outward route.

Unconfirmed timings:

London Kings' Cross: 08:15/22:30hrs

Potters Bar: 08:30/22:15hrs

Harrogate: 14:00/17:00hrs

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