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Home > Blog > Belmond Trains The Art Of Rail Travel

Belmond Trains: The Art of Rail Travel

By Tully Luxury Travel | 05-30-2022 | Train, Travel

Aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the journey is a vacation unto itself.

Make no mistake – this is the grand tour you’ve been dreaming of, a classic adventure on a sublime scale. The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE), unique to Belmond, is one of the world’s most recognized travel experiences, a journey of enchanting elegance within original 1920s train carriages.

Imagine a rousing, scenic train ride, one that harkens back to the golden age of travel, an era of movie stars and royalty – a time when there was no such thing as being overdressed. On the VSOE, you visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world – Paris, Vienna, Venice, Budapest, Prague, Florence, or Rome – weaving through the bucolic European countryside to get there. The signature journey, from Paris to Istanbul, is as exclusive as it gets.

Art Deco style and intimate comfort.
Each of the six grand suites, complete with private ensuite baths, is inspired by an iconic city along the route, dressed to the nines in total vintage luxury. Forty-eight classic twin cabins are converted to a nighttime configuration during the dinner hour, replete with damask sheets. Each contains a wash station, with shared facilities situated at the ends of the sleeping carriages.

The beautifully restored day cars present chic Old World glamor. Lalique glass panels define the gorgeous Côte d’Azur. Intricate wood marquetry characterizes the Étoile du Nord, while L’Oriental is resplendent in elegant black lacquer. Formal evenings are headlined by the five-star culinary perfection of Chef Jean Imbert, whose table d’hôte menus blend seasonal, local ingredients with classic Haute-heritage flair. Are you retiring to the bar car after dessert? Yes, absolutely.

Inclusive routes slated for 2023..
New itineraries between Florence and Paris allow guests to indulge in just one night of pure passion on the VSOE, an evening of timeless magic. Journeying through the stunning scenery of Italy and France, you enjoy a fleeting yet incredibly fun micro-vacation. Once you say hello to the conductor and commune with the porters, you settle in for a soothing and splendid ride that includes a heavenly four-course meal, a continental breakfast, and the assistance of a dedicated steward.

Treat yourself to rail reminiscence.
Tully Luxury Travel can make any of these incredible one-way trips a reality in the blink of an eye. Our Travel Designers will deftly direct you to just the right itinerary – from March to December – with stopovers in the cities you want to see more of.

You’ll soon discover why the incomparable Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is one of the most genuine train experiences you could ever imagine.

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