Imagine yourself travelling the world by train in the painstakingly restored style and luxury of the 1920s.
Sumptuous carriages, exquisite cuisine and attentive personal service make the Orient Express the perfect setting for any celebration or special holiday. Travel through Britain, Europe, the Far East or Australia and enjoy the plush, richly decorated interiors that recall a bygone age of luxury travel, and ensure an atmosphere of indulgent relaxation.
A wide choice of day excursions and weekend breaks around Britain are available. Aboard the meticulously restored umber and cream British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, passengers can enjoy fine wines and food freshly prepared by French chefs as Britain’s countryside gently unfolds outside the window.
For something a little farther afield, try a classic Orient-Express journey through Europe. Regular schedules include special departures to some of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Go from London to the historic waterworld of Venice, incorporating a stop in Paris and a breathtakingly scenic journey across the Alps. Other options include a six-day journey from Paris to Istanbul, stopping at Budapest. Alternatively, travel from Romania’s fascinating capital, Bucharest, on a 3-day journey back through Eastern Europe to finally arrive in Paris. Other journeys take in Prague, or even glamorous Monte Carlo on the Mediterranean coast.
The Eastern & Oriental Express offers the ultimate vantage point from which to explore the Far East. The style and splendour of the E&O, combined with the adventure of a journey to the fascinating cities of Asia, provide a unique travel experience. Trips taking in the island city-state of Singapore, the vivid floating markets of Thailand and Malaysia’s beautiful countryside, transport you through fairytale scenery of ancient palaces, villages, sculpted paddy fields and impenetrable forests.
Road to Mandalay Cruise
The Orient Express also links up with the Road to Mandalay deluxe river cruise ship to offer scenic journeys through the dramatic landscapes of ancient Burma. Cruise through Myanmar (formerly Burma), a land of serene and unspoilt beauty. Taking the historic trade-route of the Irrawaddy River, your cruise sets off on this magnificent journey from either bustlingly Mandalay or the long-abandoned city of Bagan, with its spectacular temples set in lush green forest. The cruise will take you past some of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights, including ancient ruins, towering cliffs, gorges and stunning scenery. The Road to Mandalay combines the luxurious atmosphere of the Orient Express with a distinctly Asian tradition, offering air-conditioned cabins, a top-class restaurant serving a range of inventive cuisine, a bar and a swimming pool.
The Great South Pacific Express is the perfect supplement to a longer holiday in Australia. A quintessentially Antipodean train, its every detail has been sourced from Australia’s railway heritage: solid red cedar wood walls, the finest myrtle burl panels and delicate stained-glass clerestory roofs combine to make the train the most luxurious hotel on wheels in the Southern Hemisphere. The trip will take you on a 16-night journey that includes visits to the Daintree Rainforest and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, as well as travelling down the spectacular Kuranda Mountain Railway.
The Orient Express offers the holiday of a lifetime in some of the most beautiful and exotic locations in the world. Whether you are taking a journey through England’s peaceful countryside, or floating downstream on the Road to Mandalay luxury river cruiser, you will be guaranteed memories to last a lifetime.