Travel, Luxury and Comfort have always been a part of live for those looking for a Lifestyle Vacation.
Ever since Agatha Christie’s classic “Murder on the Orient Express” hit the screens, the Pullman has attained cult status immortalising the legendary “Orient Express”. Started as a normal international rail service, this name has become synonymous with intrigue and the first luxury train in Europe and perhaps the most famous of all Luxury Train Journeys in the world.
Besides Agatha Christie, The glamour and rich history of the has frequently lent itself to the plot and subject of many books and films like Stamboul Train, Death, Deceit and Destiny Aboard the Orient Express, Around the World in 80 Days, From Russia with Love, 102 Dalmatians.
The two cities most intimately associated with the Orient Express are Paris and Istanbul whispering the fascinating history of stylish travel of the upper classes, the aristocracy, of wealthy travelers’ of a fashionable world in a bygone age.
Back in the 1920s, to travel in a compartment with your own washstand was luxury enough. Today the Orient Express runs as “The Venice Simplon Orient Express” and offers original stained-glass, sumptuous wooden inlays and enamelled panelling that attract attention. The on-board restaurant, replete with crisp white tablecloths, sparkling silver and crystal glassware is the last word in classic style and evening dress is still a must.
The journey from Paris to Istanbul, taking in Budapest and Bucharest along the way, lasts eight days and offers travellers spectacular views throughout Europe making it a fascinating and unique journey across seven countries and cultures.
Included in the ticket price are guided tours of all stop-off destinations and the majority of overnight accommodation is in local luxury hotels.