Orient Express today

Very early, during the World War I, Orient Express service introduced new routes. Since the usual route from Paris to Istanbul was suspended, a new route over Milan, Venice and Trieste was allowed instead. Soon after, the Orient Express was running parallel services.

Orient Express trainToday, Orient Express, no longer offers the original well-known route. They are running somewhat shorter routes all around Europe but with the quality and the experience that stays remembered by anyone who takes one of those remarkable trips. The closest route to the original Orient Express that you can take today is the one that starts in Paris and then passes through Budapest, Sinaia, Bucharest and ends in Istanbul.  But there are many other that include The UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Watch the video of an old English couple traveling through The UK on Orient Express train Southern Belle.There are some really great scenes that show the landscapes.

Once you begin your journey, your personal steward will show you your compartment and help you with everything you need. All dishes are freshly prepared on board andOrient Express restaurantOrient served in front of you. Breakfasts and afternoon teas are served in compartments. Special requests, like asking for vegetarian or vegan menu, can be made at the time of booking. In the evening your steward will transform your compartment in a bedroom. And, of course, except from the spectacular scenery and amazing menus, you can enjoy the bar and the boutique. Here is a video from the Orient Express passengers about their experience while travelling…

Remember there is only one rule, you can never get overdressed and never enjoy too much…

Stella – European Travelling Advisor

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1 Response to “Orient Express today”

  1. January 15, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Stella

    What a beautiful train. And I love the video, that really did a lot for me :-) The Orient Express is not a train ride, it is an experience!

    Thank you for the post. You have inspire me to want to take the Orient Express one day!
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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