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Grand Tour 2: Orient Express

Brunch on the British Pullman from Victoria to Folkestone.

You can barely tell that this is on a train — we are in a superb restaurant which happens to have moving scenery. Food and furnishings are all exquisite, service impeccable.


Every detail is a work of art. 

At Folkestone, we transfer to a motor-coach to go through the Channel Tunnel to Calais where

The Train

is waiting for us.

We are welcomed aboard by our steward, Rupert.

How often do you see a tray of canapés sitting on a piano. How about on a Grand Piano? … on a train!

The train stops frequently, sometimes changing engines, sometimes to load up with fine food and champagne. Late in the evening we stop in Paris for a fag break / leg stretch.

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