Legendary and historic, luxurious and unforgettable, nothing beats a train journey on the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Considered by many as the most famous and luxurious train ever invented, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes its passengers back in time to a gentler age when train journeys epitomized the ultimate in luxury. Still operating to this day, the Orient Express is a 16-car train that boasts meticulously restored carriages that date back to the halcyon 1920s and 1930s.
A journey on this prestigious luxury train is literally the epitome of luxury travel, and is a recreation of the original lavish journey the train used to take in the late 19th Century, from Paris to Consantinople. The modern equivalent in the refurbished, sumptuous train has been offered to those who can afford it since 1982. The journey takes passengers between London and Paris on a sumptuous, pampered journey through exquisite scenery, a recreation of the golden age of train travel that is pure luxury to experience.
Visiting some of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Orient Express, which is currently operated by luxe travel company Belmond, visits numerous exotic destinations, including Prague, Berlin, Budapest and beyond. But no matter where you go and what you see, your experience on board the Orient Express is like no other.
Of course, the Belmond also owns some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, including the magnificent Cipriani Hotel in Venice, where George Clooney married wife Amal more than a year ago. And if you’re planning to visit the romantic city of Canals, you can also spend a night or two at this plush establishment, which is the base for many of the train’s passengers before a journey back to London (the 37-hour London-Venice route remains one of the most popular).
But wherever you embark, and whatever you see en route, pales in comparison to the level of service, the pampering and personalized service on offer on the journey itself. The train is exquisitely designed in Art Deco style, and the attention to detail in every carriage is quite magnificent.
The Orient Express takes a maximum of 182 passengers on an unforgettable journey back in time, a romantic experience that delivers them past Europe’s lush vineyards and hills, ancient castles and churches nestling in lush forests. When you’re not watching the world go by outside your window, you can prepare yourself for one of the highlights of the journey, dining. And there is plenty to look forward to… tea, lunch, dinner and breakfast and then it starts all over again. Every one is an elaborate affair, so dress up accordingly to enjoy sumptuously served dishes.
Of course, the cabins are extremely plush and comfortable, with en suite facilities, making the journey a delight. Reliving one of the world’s greatest train journeys is a luxury in itself, but the food, and the pampering take the Orient Express to an extreme. This is luxury at its finest, an experience not to be missed.
If you would like to book yourself on the ultimate train journey, contact Baroque Travel, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange it for you. Prices include accommodation and all meals on board, and start from approximately $3340 per journey.