Embark on the Experience of Your Life: Orient Express Train Ride
If you want to enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime experience then the most famous and elegant train ride in the world is the right choice for you. Embark on the Orient Express Train Ride and you will understand what all the fuss is about.
The original Orient Express was an international train whose first ride ever was in 1883. Its name was associated with luxury travel and also with its original endpoints: Paris and Istanbul. It is also the famous train that inspired Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock.
Today the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is one of the most elegant and talked-about trains in the world. An iconic luxury private train, the VSOE has gained the reputation of one of the world’s finest travel experiences.
VSOE travels from Venice to London and other european cities such as Paris, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Istanbul, Stockholm and Copenhagen. You can admire the beautiful scenery while sitting in a vintage and elegant cabin and eating a delightful meal.
Every single carriage of the train has been restored to its original appearance. The interiors won’t disappoint you either. They are beautiful, luxurious and extremely elegant. You can spend the night in a Single Cabin, Double Cabin or in a Cabin Suite. Either way you will have a steward always there to help you.
I know for sure that you will enjoy the restaurants available for you in the train. You can choose from 3 restaurants and one bar, all located in restored 1920s restaurant cars that will sweep you off your feet.
You have Cote d’Azur Restaurant with sophisticated Lalique glass panels, Etoile du Nord Restaurant with its impressive marquetry and L’Oriental Restaurant and its beautiful black lacquer panels. All three serve amazing european cuisine prepared by Chef Christian Bodiguel in the train’s kitchen. An aspect that you have to know is that every ingredient is fresh. At every stop of the train, the kitchen is filled with different ingredients.
As I said, you also have another option. You can choose to spend a few hours drinking your favourite cocktail in the Bar Car. You can relax in this Art Noveau decorated interior while listening to some great tunes played by their pianist.
If you want to have your own experience with the elegant Orient Express, you have to know that you can choose from many different journeys such as: London-Venice, Venice-Paris, Paris-Budapest-Bucharest-Istanbul and so on. The prices vary from $1400 to almost $4300 for one night.
An interesting fact to know is that you can actually book the entire train for your own private ride, for a party or other purposes. You can have 182 guests in 97 cabins and the entire facilities just for you. Pretty cool, right?
Now that you know what it means to have the train ride of your life, will you choose Orient Express next time you go on a trip?
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