Orient Express Day-Trip: Luxury Shopping Trip on the Orient Express:
A trip on the Orient Express would be a train journey that many people dream of, but what if you could combine that with some luxury shopping? Some of Britain’s finest luxury goods will be for sale on the first ever Orient Express Shopping on the Rails day-trip.
The Orient Express British Pullman train will leave from London’s Victoria Station for a non-stop day-trip through the Kent countryside. On this special Orient Express day-trip, passengers will travel in vintage carriages that were first used in the 1920s, a period considered by many as the ‘golden age of travel’.
Shopping on the Orient Express
The Orient Express day-trip includes the opportunity to see and buy the latest collections from 10 top British brands: Harrods, Brora, Cath Kidston, Royal Warrant-holding Ettinger, Miller Harris, Liberty, Holland & Holland, Astley Clarke, Daniel Sandler and the Collection Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Award-winning jewellery expert Bill Foreman, whose career includes working for the Crown Jewellers Garrard, will be on hand to offer passengers professional help and advice.
About the British Pullman
The British Pullman is the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Some of the carriages were used by the British royal family. Others carried passengers who included President de Gaulle and Nikita Khrushchev. Two of the carriages were part of Winston Churchill’s funeral train.
Many of the carriages were withdrawn from service in the 1960s and ’70s. They feature Art Deco marquetry and brass fittings and all have been fully restored.
Orient Express Day-Trip Details
Date: Thursday, December 1st
Time: Between 11.45 am and 4.30 pm
Cost: £300 per person – includes a four-course Christmas lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person.
If you can’t make it this year, a second trip is planned for December 6, 2012 (£350 in 2012).
Orient-Express, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PF
Tel: +44 845 077 2222