By Mark Buck, MD United Europe
While travelling by train may not be as popular as it was centuries ago, travelling in style certainly still is. From airlines offering private rooms with their very own chefs, to walk-in closets on cruise ships, travel has become an industry where luxury makes its mark. And nowhere is this more apparent than the romantic world of rail travel. Let us introduce you to Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express…
Experience a world of timeless glamour on an iconic luxury train journey through Europe. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express comprises 12 sleeping cars, each with their own significant history (the oldest one having been built in 1926), three dining cars and one bar car.
Expect the finest vintage oak finishings, luxurious mosaics sourced from all over the world and stylish Art Nouveau interiors.
Step aboard and experience truly elegant travel in Art Deco surrounds. It’s full steam ahead as you chug your way through the European countryside to such iconic capitals as Venice, Prague, Budapest and Paris. Enjoy delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and lively onboard entertainment as your crisscross the Europe’s ever-changing scenery. One thing that is guaranteed is that you won’t see the same view twice. Unless you come back for more, of course!
Revel in the sense of history that is exuded throughout this luxury train. From the 1920s to the 1930s, the carriages of the Venice Simplon Orient Express train played a significant role in the golden age of travel. Today every carriage has been lovingly restored to its former glory, recreating one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.
Travel aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express has been refined to an elegant art. It’s more than experiencing true luxury. It’s an experience of history.