Posted in travel

Train Journeys

My dream is to someday travel on The Orient Express

Here are some facts about this amazing train service that ran from 1883 to 2009, and its name became associated with glamour, luxury, intrigue, and even murder!

Orient Express

Aff ciwl orient express4 jw.jpg

The Oriental Express poster advertising the winter 1888–1889 and timetable.

The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL).

The route and rolling stock of the Orient Express changed many times. Several routes in the past concurrently used the Orient Express name, or slight variations. Although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway service, the name became synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel. The two city names most prominently associated with the Orient Express are Paris and Constantinople(Istanbul), the original endpoints of the timetabled service. The Orient Express was a showcase of luxury and comfort at a time when travelling was still rough and dangerous

The VSOE makes regular luxury train journeys across Europe, offering gourmet meals, private overnight cabins, and attentive staff within its wonderfully restored historical train carriages. The signature trip is the 36-hour luxury train journey from London to Venice.

Image sources From Wikipedia, instagram and Pinterest.