Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A Day On The Orient Express

Blooming Fiction A Day On The Orient Express

For an outing that screams Agatha Christie, a day trip with the Orient Express is an absolute must. As big Poirot fans, me and my family booked to go on this pricey but once in a lifetime experience.

There are many different routes you can choose, but on this occasion I'll be showing snaps of the day trip to Folkestone, known as the Discover Folkestone trip.

Despite being widely known as the Orient Express, the vintage trains actually operate under the name of Belmond British Pullman. 

The Discover Folkestone round trip gives you the chance to travel in one of the unique carriages and enjoy a delicious bellini brunch and an afternoon tea. 

Blooming Fiction A Day On The Orient Express

At the halfway mark there's spare time to stroll along the Folkestone promenade after jumping on a coach for a short journey from the train station. As the train pulls in you are welcomed by a lovely band which makes you feel like you've gone back in time. 

It's pot luck as to whether you are graced with a steam engine or an electric train on your journey. My experience was with the electric variety but the carriages are always the classics. 

Blooming Fiction A Day On The Orient Express
Blooming Fiction A Day On The Orient Express
Blooming Fiction A Day On The Orient Express

As I mentioned before, the carriages are unique. Quite literally. Each has a name, mine was Vera, and they all have their own 'look'. 

The layout of the carriages is largely the same but the interiors differ depending on which carriage you are allocated. The interiors are so unique that even the toilet floors differ, each with their own unique mosaic.

Towards the end of the journey you do have the opportunity to explore other carriages before returning to Victoria station in London.

Blooming Fiction A Day On The Orient Express

The journey lasts around seven hours and is priced from £297 per person. 

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