Get ready to join St Catherine’s Hospice for an ‘unforgettable’ trip on a very special train service next spring.
The famous Belmond British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, will be pulling into Horsham on Saturday 18 May 2019.
This is a first for the town, as the luxury train and bespoke journey hasn’t been available locally before.
The trip will help raise vital funds to enable the charity to support more local families living with a terminal illness who need their expert end of life care.
Blaise Tapp, community content editor at the County Times, said: “As part of our ongoing partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice and their Full Circle Appeal, we’re thrilled to be the first to share this once in a lifetime opportunity with our readers.
“We hope some of you will take up the chance to return to the heyday of luxury train travel whilst showing your support for St Catherine’s and its work in our community.”
When you arrive at Horsham station you’ll be met by stewards who will welcome you on board the impressive train headed for Windsor.
On your outbound journey, you’ll 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 (entry included) 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.
A trip on the Belmond British Pullman is a vintage pleasure with carriages restored to the former glory of their 1920’s heyday.
Over a century ago, George Mortimer Pullman, the father of luxury train travel, realised that his passengers would expect high-quality luxury and comfort when travelling.
To make sure his train provided this he instructed the finest craftsman of the time to create in his words, ‘a palace on wheels.’
And today, the Pullman train and its carriages continue to be just that. Giving passengers an exclusive chance to step back in time to an age of glamour, luxury and comfort, the Pullman provides guests with impeccable onboard service in an intimate and comfortable environment.
Each of the 11 carriages are individually named with a unique story to tell.
The trip will provide you with a dash of adventure in the English countryside while helping terminally ill people in the community.
Tickets are £420 per person. Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact Hannah Shorter at St Catherine’s on 01293 447364 for tickets and more information.