Help St Catherine’s Hospice by taking a luxury trip on the Orient Express’ sister train

The Belmond British Pullman carriages have been restored to their former glory
The Belmond British Pullman carriages have been restored to their former glory

St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley has chartered the famous Belmond British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, to take people on an unforgettable trip.

Pulling into Horsham station on Saturday May 18 2019, the train will take guests through the beautiful Sussex countryside as it travels towards Windsor.

The Belmond British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Belmond British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A St Catherine’s spokesman said: “During your outbound journey, you can sit back and relax as you indulge in a Bellini Brunch accompanied by live music.

“You’ll then have time to explore historic Windsor, including the Queen’s favourite weekend home, Windsor Castle before heading back to Horsham.

“On your return journey, you’ll be welcomed back on board with a glass of champagne before enjoying an exquisite three course dinner and wine in your opulent surroundings.

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“This bespoke trip has never been available locally before and offers people a truly extraordinary Christmas treat.”

The Belmond British Pullman carriages have been restored to the former glory of their 1920’s heyday.

More than a century ago George Mortimer Pullman, the father of luxury train travel, instructed the finest craftsman of the time to create in his words, ‘A palace on wheels’.

The spokesman added: “Give someone you love an exclusive chance to travel back in time to an age of glamour and luxury this Christmas. And help raise vital funds for local terminally ill people in your community.”

Tickets are £420 per person.

To book your tickets, or for more information, contact Hannah Shorter at St Catherine’s on 01293 447364.