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Sep 20, 2019


  • Raymond Foreman posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    The Orient Express Train, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Eastern and Oriental Express, the Hiram Bingham Train, British Pullman, Northern Belle, Royal Scotsman. You will have without doubt heard example of all these trains at some point in regards to the Orient Express band of trains. So let’s examine them briefly and then try to remove many of the confusion!

    The "Real" Orient Express Train

    Not exists! This may come as a surprise for you but it’s true. The actual Orient Express Train, the actual descendant in the original 1883 Orient Express, took its last journey at the conclusion of 2009 after over 125 years service!

    Every one of the following are privately owned and run by Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) Limited. All are comprised of beautifully restored train coaches received from the 1920s, 30s & 50s. Under that banner these trains operate:

    Venice-Simplon Orient Express (VSOE)

    It is possible to take the VSOE from London (using the UK the main trip for the British Pullman – see below) to Paris and Venice approximately once per week from March to November. More infrequently it travels to Rome, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Istanbul. The eu section of the train comprises of 1920s sleeping-cars.

    British Pullman

    A day time Pullman Train that travels from London to Folkestone and also providing excursions and luxurious lunches primarily throughout the Southern the main Uk. And also visiting places like Hever Castle and Wisley Gardens you can enjoy a luxurious lunch aboard departing from Exeter, Plymouth and Bournemouth. In addition they run special attractions like the Golden Age as Steam Day.

    Northern Belle

    The sister train of the British Pullman, The Northern Belle offers day excursions and short breaks throughout Britain from major stations through the South, West, Midlands, North of England, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy immaculate carriages, superb food, service and scenery to look at your breath away. Visiting locations as diverse as Glamis Castle, Portmeirion, The stream District, Hampton Court, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs to mention just a couple of, as well as trips to special attractions like the Chelsea Flower Show, Ladies Day at Royal Ascot and Wimbledon.

    The Royal Scotsman

    Taking just 36 guests, privately cabins, a trip for the Royal Scotsman is considered among the world’s great rail journeys. You’ll find luxurious trips provided by both the night Highlands short break up to a 7 night Grand Tour of england all departing from Edinburgh.

    Eastern and Oriental Express

    A sister train to Europe’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, winding through some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic landscapes, it voyages through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as on into Laos. Plus the classic journey from Singapore to Bangkok (or the other way around), it is possible to take an epic 7 day tour of Thailand or Malaysia.

    Machu Pichu for the Hiram Bingham Train

    Once only accessible when walking, today there exists a truly relaxing strategy to reach Machu Picchu from Cuzco: aboard the Hiram Bingham train. It is named following the explorer who discovered the extraordinary remains of the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu in 1911. The carriages possess a distinctive blue and gold exterior along with the interiors are deluxe and inviting with elegant decoration in the kind of the 1920’s Pullman trains.

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