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Ride on the classic British Pullman train, tour the Historic Chatham Dockyard, join the Call The Midwife Tour and hear a talk by actress Helen George

This very special day begins at London's Victoria station where you'll board the opulent Belmond British Pullman. This vintage train will carry through the Kent countryside in true style. With beautiful antique fittings, plush seats and idyllic views out of the windows, a journey on this unique train harks back to the Edwardian era of luxury train travel. On board, you'll be served brunch prepared by expert chefs and a delicious Bellini cocktail to your seat, before arriving at Chatham in Kent and the atmospheric Historic Chatham Dockyard.

It houses the mighty ships of yesteryear, including HMS Gannett and Cavalier. You'll be transported back in time as a costumed midwife takes you on the Call The Midwife walking tour before you relax over a light lunch. Actress Helen George will then give a talk and host a Q&A. The tour comes to a fascinating end with a Call the Midwife exhibition, which includes set props and costumes.

Your day does not end there though. You will be welcomed back on board the Belmond British Pullman for a delicious champagne afternoon tea as you enjoy a leisurely journey back to London in sumptuous surroundings.

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Helen George
Television

Helen George is a TV and stage actress, best known her leading role as the much-loved nurse Trixie Franklin in the BAFTA award-winning series Call the Midwife. Helen has received critical acclaim for her varied stage credits.

Price includes

  • Travel on the iconic and classically styled British Pullman Train
  • A delicious brunch and afternoon tea served during your journey
  • A talk and Q&A with Helen George while enjoying a light lunch
  • Call the Midwife walking tour and props and costumes exhibition
  • A visit to the Historic Chatham Docks and its fascinating naval display

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 23, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 23, 2022
Duration
1 Day
Price per person
£599*

* From price based on sharing a table of four and are subject to availability. This trip will be promoted by select UK media partners. Numbers are limited to 100 people for the tour, with an additional 50 places for customers who would like to take the Belmond train to Historic Chatham Dockyard but not join the tour (general admission to Chatham Dockyard included). This will be at a £50 per person discount. This is a walking tour with some uneven surfaces, please ensure you wear comfortable footwear. It is wheelchair friendly but please advise us in advance if you have any mobility issues and we will accommodate you the best we can.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Explore Chatham and enjoy a Call The Midwife Tour
    Chatham, United Kingdom

    Morning
    Your day begins early at London Victoria station where you'll be shown to your seat aboard the opulent Belmond British Pullman with carriages lovingly restored to their original 1920s design. Together with old-fashioned service, vintage lighting and antique-style marquetry, your journey will be a magical escape into bygone days. Each carriage has a unique livery and you can choose to sit in a 'coupé' compartment which seats up to four people or in the open car at a supplement.

    Brunch
    During your outgoing journey, a mouth-watering brunch along with a classic Bellini will be served, delivering you to your destination refreshed and ready for the Call the Midwife walking tour and atmosphere of the grand Historic Chatham Dockyard.

    Mid-morning arrival
    On arrival in Chatham, you'll be taken by private coach to the Historic Chatham Dockyard before embarking on a walking tour. The tour is led by your very own costumed midwife and along the way you'll recognise the cobbled streets and buildings of 'Poplar' plus iconic locations such as the Grosvenor Hotel and 'Chummy's Hill', where Nurse Noakes famously learnt to ride her bike. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you'll see just how the 400-year-old Chatham dockyard is transformed into East London. The tour culminates with the Call the Midwife exhibition containing set, props and costumes.

    The afternoon
    During a relaxing light lunch which will include sandwiches and delicious cakes, Helen George will give a talk about her acting career and hosting a Q&A. Carriages await at 4pm, ready to whisk you back to the luxury of the Belmond British Pullman and a sumptuous afternoon tea and champagne. Arrive in style at Victoria station by 6pm after a very special day to remember.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

The Belmond British Pullman

Overview

With its silver service, and luxurious interiors, the Belmond British Pullman is stylish and opulent - an unforgettable way to travel.

Style and Character

With Art Deco features, starched white linen tables, bespoke china and sumptuous interior, this is a train with the style, elegance and opulence of yesteryear. This is the sort of train journey where you dress to look fabulous.

Services

You will enjoy impeccable service throughout your journey.

Carriages

Carriages are the height of luxury. Each is individually named with a unique story to tell.

Food and Drink

Expect the very best of British cuisine, including a sumptuous three-course brunch and four-course lunch.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 23, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 23, 2022
Duration
1 Day
Price per person
£599*

* From price based on sharing a table of four and are subject to availability. This trip will be promoted by select UK media partners. Numbers are limited to 100 people for the tour, with an additional 50 places for customers who would like to take the Belmond train to Historic Chatham Dockyard but not join the tour (general admission to Chatham Dockyard included). This will be at a £50 per person discount. This is a walking tour with some uneven surfaces, please ensure you wear comfortable footwear. It is wheelchair friendly but please advise us in advance if you have any mobility issues and we will accommodate you the best we can.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: TST CHATHAM