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The Orient Express

Listed under Train Journeys in Venice, Italy.

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Embodying the ideal of rail travel, The Orient Express cannot help but plunge you into the romantic, adventurous world of Agatha Christie, with 1920s art deco throughout its instantly recognizable blue and gold carriages.

This is to say nothing of the routes themselves, which date back to the 1800s and make a dot-to-dot of Europe's greatest and most inspiring cities, before heading out towards the mysterious wildernesses of Eastern Europe.

Smaller stops such as Sinaia in Romania provide a touch of the unfamiliar, a whiff of exoticism. The trips can be up to a week long, and the choice of route tortuous, treating the passenger to some of Europe's most important cultural treasures.

Official Website of the Venice Simplon Orient- Express.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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“The Orient Express”

By Kate Simon for The Independent. First published Sunday, 21st September 2008. ...Our surroundings are indeed splendid, the result of the £11m and 23,000 man hours invested in refurbishing the authentic Wagons-Lits LX-class carriages, which date from … Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Independent, 21st September 2008

“'Then, as though it had been staged for us, it started to snow'”

By Hanif Kureishi for The Guardian. First published 24th January 2009. At last, near the Zattere vaporetto stop, we came to a freezing squatted warehouse. Venetians in overcoats were drinking mulled wine, smoking, feeding their dogs and playing table f… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Guardian, 24th January 2009.

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