With a first-class honours degree in Ancient and Modern History from Oxford University and PhD in Art History from the University of Sussex, Lucy Worsley OBE is one of Britain's leading historians. Worsley currently acts as chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces and is well known for presenting historical BBC Television series, including A Very British Romance (2015), Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey (2016) and British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley (2017) - which debunked historical views of the Wars of the Roses, the Glorious Revolution and the British occupation of India. Lucy has also written a number of books, including a children's novel, teen history book and a biography of Jane Austen.
Visit Bath on the Belmond British Pullman and meet Lucy Worsley - SOLD OUT
One day tep back to the golden age of train travel on the Belmond British Pullman. Boarding the train in London, you'll indulge in a welcome bellini and a three-course brunch as you glide to Bath in Somerset.
During your journey, you'll be joined by historian, author and broadcaster Dr Lucy Worsley. Bath was home to Jane Austen for five years at the start of the 19th century when it was a fashionable spa resort. Lucy presented the BBC programme Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors so she'll be able to answer your questions during a Q&A session that follows an exclusive talk.
After arrving in Bath, you will have time to explore the city, including the Jane Austen Centre, Pulteney Bridge, the Royal Crescent, or some of the settings of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton - among them The Assembly Rooms, Bath Street and the Holburne Museum.
On your return to London you will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a delicious four-course dinner on board the Belmond British Pullman.
Reasons to book
Exclusive events with Dr Lucy Worsley
A classic train journey
Discover the city of Bath
Your expert guides
- Return journey on the Belmond British Pullman from London Victoria to Bath
- Three-course brunch with a welcome bellini on the outbound journey
- Morning tea and coffee on the outbound journey
- Exclusive talk and Q&A from Dr Lucy Worsley
- Ample leisure time to explore the sights of Bath
- Champagne reception plus four-course dinner with wine on the Belmond British Pullman inbound journey
- Trip is 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association (Q8549)
Day1Explore Bath and hear from Dr Lucy WorsleyBath, United Kingdom
Your day will start early with a 9am departure from London Victoria station, where the gleaming Belmond British Pullman carriages will be waiting for you. Stewards, resplendent in their immaculate uniforms, will show you to your reserved seat on this stately 'palace on wheels' which was created over a century ago by George Mortimer Pullman.
There are 11 passenger carriages, each an original masterpiece from the 1920s or 1930s with its own name and unique personality. You can choose to sit in either a 'coupé' compartment which seats up to four people, or in the open car at a table for two (at a supplement). There is a limited number of single tables and tables for three.
During your journey, historian Dr Lucy Worsley will deliver an exclusive talk for you and your fellow travellers. That will be followed by a private question-and-answer session on board.
You'll be served a welcome bellini and three-course brunch en route. Settle into a carriage of vintage upholstery, intricate marquetry, mosaic floors, brass fittings and softly shaded lamps. Watch the English countryside unfold through picture windows.
The train journey to Bath station will take approximately two and a half hours. On arrival you'll be free to explore at your leisure. The city, whose baths were built by the Romans, played a starring role in the recent Netflix sensation, Bridgerton. It was also Jane Austen's home from 1801 to 1806 and provided the inspiration for her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
You will later return to Bath station to board the Belmond British Pullman again. During your inbound voyage, you will enjoy a champagne reception and a sumptuous four-course dinner with matched wines, to celebrate the day you've enjoyed. After a smooth journey, you will arrive back at London Victoria at approximately 7.30pm to end your trip.
Belmond British Pullman
There is no finer way to travel than on the luxurious Belmond train.
The sister train to the Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient- Express, these glorious train carriages have been restored to their former glory and are as beautiful today as they were in the heyday of train travel. Recreate the glamour of the 1920s as you glide across the British countryside, enjoying two meals on board and admiring the antique-style marquetry, vintage lighting and heritage upholstery.
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