Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a luxurious train experience operated by Belmond. It offers one of the most glamorous ways to discover Europe and has become synonymous with luxury travel in many people's minds. From beautiful carriages decorated in a turn-of-the-century style to exquisite cuisine and five-star service, this train is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The first journey was made on 4 October 1982, and the birth of the modern Orient Express can be traced back to 1883 when Georges Nagelmackers founded La Compagnie Internationale des Wagons Lits (CIWL). The company quickly became renowned for its superior service and for providing an exclusive mode of transport for European royalty, business leaders, and celebrities. The CIWL built some of the world's most prestigious sleeping, dining, and lounge cars in order to provide customers with all the comfort they would expect from first-class travel. By 1914 there was an extensive network of routes across Europe, including Paris - Istanbul, Paris - Trieste (Venice), and Paris – Vienna.
The Orient Express is renowned for its fine dining experience. On board, you will find dishes designed by top chefs that are prepared fresh onboard using local ingredients. In addition to delicious meals, you also have access to unlimited drinks, including fine wines, spirits, and cocktails, as well as coffee and tea throughout your journey. In each carriage, you will also find silverware engraved with the Orient Express logo along with stylish china plates providing a truly remarkable culinary experience.
As well as enjoying delicious cuisine while on your journey aboard the Venice Simplon–Orient Express, you can look forward to staying in beautifully appointed cabins equipped with all the comforts you would expect from a luxurious hotels. Each cabin is tastefully decorated in a turn-of-the-century style, complete with comfortable beds boasting crisp white sheets, plush pillows, and stylish décor that captures all its timeless elegance. Other amenities include en suite bathrooms complete with showers, and bathrobes, providing maximum comfort, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi allowing passengers to stay connected throughout their journey.
The orientation express currently has two main routes departing from London termini at Victoria Station, traveling through France into Italy via Turin before arriving at its final destination, which can either be Rome or Verona, depending on what route it takes during peak times of the year. These two routes take a variety of paths throughout Europe, so make sure to discuss the possibilities with your LuxRally travel advisor! Alongside these two main routes, there are also shorter journeys available such as those traveling between Milan and Paris, plus some very special day trips allowing passengers temporary access to some beautiful parts of Europe usually inaccessible to tourists, such as remote areas of Eastern Germany Switzerland Provence more.
The Luxury of LuxRally Travel, a Belmond Benefits Partner
Travel has never been more exciting than with LuxRally, an official travel partner of Belmond Hotels. With their exclusive partnership, you can enjoy a range of benefits and amenities that will make your experience even more luxurious. From free breakfast for two daily to complimentary Wi-Fi in-room and a $100 credit per stay for use at spas or restaurants, LuxRally has it all. The icing on the cake? Early check-in and late check-out when available, as well as a welcome amenity and VIP service. Book your next Belmond Hotel, Train, or cruise experience today with LuxRally - you won't regret it!