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Orient Express

Departing on its virgin journey on October 4 1883, the legendary Orient Express made, for over a century, the most glamorous history on Europe’s rail.

The Orient Express became an inspiration for authors and directors, while eminent personalities, from kings and princesses to spies and diplomates, became its guests. Today the legendary train, renamed to Venice Simplon Orient Express, crosses Europe annually on the original Paris-Istanbul route, offering a unique, authentic experience of incomparable luxury.


Venice Simplon Orient Express

Route: Paris to Istanbul
Duration: 6 days
Number of carriages: 17, including a restaurant, a bar and a boutique carriage
Dress code: black tie attire is required in the restaurant. Jeans, Bermuda shorts and sneakers are prohibited
Max speed: 99.4 mi/hr