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Luxury Vintage Train returns to Kent in Queen’s 90th Year

For the first time in its history the elegant Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, is setting out from Maidstone East Station in Kent to the royal destination of Windsor.

Heart of Kent Hospice has once again teamed up with Belmond British Pullman to create the trip of a lifetime and what promises to be an excursion with many royal connections.

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Surrounded by Art Deco splendour, guests will travel in the same exquisite carriages used by Queen Victoria, Prince Charles, the late Queen Mother, and Princess Anne, as well as many Heads of State.  While enjoying a sumptuous three-course, silver service breakfast, the iconic train will meander through the glorious Kent countryside on its way to Royal Windsor.

Disembarking at Windsor & Eton Riverside station, guests will have all afternoon to explore the historic town, including Eton College, St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, entry to which is included in the ticket price.

Passengers are welcomed back on board with a glass of champagne and to the New Orleans-style jazz sounds of The Dixie Strollers.  The celebrated band will then entertain guests while they enjoy their second fine dining experience, a four course, à la carte dinner with wine, coffee and petit fours during the return journey back to Kent.

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Sarah Pugh, Chief Executive of Heart of Kent Hospice is delighted to be able to offer the unique fundraising event: “We like to provide our supporters with a range of ways to support the work of the hospice. The trip to Windsor aboard  Belmond British Pullman combines an experience of a lifetime while still raising valuable funds for our import work.”

The trip takes place on Saturday 27th August 2016 and costs £450.00 per person.  It departs for Royal Windsor at 10am, returning to Maidstone East in Kent at 8pm. To book tickets call the Fundraising Team on 01622 790195 or email

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