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Christmas Belle

Date: 8th - 24th Dec

Join us during the festive season for a trip on the 'Christmas Belle' in our luxurious Pullman Observation Car.

During your one-hour return journey, you will travel through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside while enjoying champagne and canapes, served at your seat by our Pullman attendant. 

Soak up a traditional Christmas atmosphere in the specially decorated carriage with relaxing comfy chairs. You will also receive a personalised Christmas card and gift.

Please Note: Booking close at 17:00 on the Wednesday prior to the date of travel

2018 Operating Dates
Saturday, 8th December Sunday, 9th December
Saturday, 15th December Sunday, 16th December
Saturday, 22nd December Sunday, 23rd December
Monday, 24th December  
2018 Departure Times
12:05 13:40 15:15
2018 Fares
Individual seat (one person) £32.50
Seat for two persons (two people) £65.00

Seating Plan

Dress Code & Menu

Dress Code

We want dining on the Christmas Belle to be a memorable occasion for you. 

In keeping with Pullman tradition , gentlemen are requested to wear a tie. Guests are respectfully advised that T-shirts, jeans and trainers are not permitted.

2018 Canapes

Smoked Salmon Bellini

Pig in Blanket Pinwheel

Mince Pie Brownie

Confit Turkey Bonbon

Basil, Pesto and Sunblush Tomato Tart

Pear, Goats Cheese and Honey Pastry Puff

If you have specific dietary requirements, please notify us at the time of booking and we will do our best to accomodate your requirements.

Allergens: Although every effort is made to avoid cross contamination, the food on these menus is prepared in an atmosphere that uses Nuts, Gluten, Dairy, Mustard, Soya, Celery, Sesame, Sulphur Dioxide, Fish and Shellfish.

Customer Reviews
Christmas Belle - OMG Totally Amazing

Booked the Christmas Belle for a friend as a birthday present and we all went on it today. WOW WOW! What an amazing trip. Plenty of Champagne. Canapés and Desert Canapés are tasty. Staff on the train are helpful and entertaining. Pullman carriage is fantastic, there is a short talk given about the history of the coach which is very interesting. Views from the train are great. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Visited December 2018
Totally exceeded expectations!! - [5 of 5 stars] Reviewed yesterday
We booked the 'Christmas Belle' for my mums birthday and it was brilliant and excellent value for money!
The staff were lovely, from the chap in the ticket office, to the manager who escorted us to the waiting area, all the elves and the server on the train. We had mulled wine whilst we waited, then an excellent train ride to Corfe and back. The server was very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The Canapés were lovely and lots of champagne too! Already thinking about next years trip!
Visited December 2015
Christmas Belle - [5 of 5 stars] 14th December
I can only wholeheartedly agree with earlier reviewers. This was a wonderful afternoon trip on the railway and it exceeded all expectations. The volunteers and staff worked so hard to ensure everyone was having a great time and the stewards in the Observation car ensured it was a day to remember. Our champagne glasses were kept topped up; the food was lovely; and the present given to each couple on the return trip was thoughtfully created as a memento. Top marks to all concerned!
Visited December 2015
“Christmas Belle - First Class All the Way!”
We booked for the Christmas Belle one hour trip to Corfe including champagne and canapés and a Christmas gift. Sounded good when booking, and priced very reasonably. However what we actually received was more akin to a First Class VIP service.
From the moment we were escorted from the waiting office to the beautifully decorated waiting carriage, for mulled wine (or elderflower drink), to being taken to the Pullman carriage for the trip, during the trip then when leaving, we were treated with such kindness, excellence, enthusiasm and dedication by the volunteer staff, that in itself made the day very special.
They kept our drinks refreshed, served us with canapés during the trip and regalled us with the history of the Pullman.
An hour seemed to last much longer, and nothing was hurried.
A massive thank you to everyone for such a memorable and magical trip. Can't wait to return next year
 
Visited December 2016