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! The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created
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.
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Culture lovers and sun seekers are well-served in the glamorous French Riviera. Prestigious art galleries, high-end restaurants, wonderful beaches and a pleasant year-round climate mean there is no shortage of things to do in Nice.
Explore the glamorous French Riviera. over the easter break. find out more here.