The UK stretch of the Orient Express is being scrapped due to Brexit border controls.
For 41 years, passengers have been able to board at London’s Victoria Station and travel in style to the port of Folkestone. From there they got on coaches to cross the Channel, arriving to meet another train in Calais and continue their journey.
But from 2024 Belmond, the company that operates the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE), is dropping this London to Folkestone stretch of the journey as crossing the border to Calais has become too difficult.
“We want to avoid any risk of travel disruption for our guests – delays and missing train connections – and provide the
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