Enjoy your Luxury Holidays on the Venice Simplon-
Ask anybody for their concept of an iconic train, and the answer will always be the Venice
Simplon-Orient-Express. This popular Orient Express train has seen much iteration in its
history, but currently, it runs as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, run by Belmond, and still
retaining its Golden Age charm that has captivated passengers for many years.
When you board the Orient Express train, you will be welcomed by a cabin
steward, who will take you to your cabin and leaves you to settle in, after
which you will be taken to one of the restaurant cars for lunch. In the
afternoon, you have some time to explore, before you begin to get ready for
dinner - which is outstanding by the way - whilst your cabin attendant
transforms your cabin into sleeping quarters. You can have a drink at the bar,
and it doesn't matter how long you are there for because the bar closes when
the last person leaves.
The staffs are absolutely incredible. It's very hard to describe, but you feel
lucky to be receiving service at this level. They treat everyone on board the
same; however, their treatment feels special. It's obvious that they take great
pride in what they do, and they are happy to share the experience of traveling
on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with other people.
It's also pretty mind-boggling how the food is done. The kitchen is tiny, and
they'd have chefs in there working like a well-oiled machine to cater for the full
capacity of the train. None of the food is frozen, it's all prepared fresh, and the
plates come out pristine and exquisitely flavored.
One of the favorite bits of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the corridors. There's just
something about them - the dcor, the windows - everything is very 1920s and
beautiful, with impeccable parquetry that has been so lovingly taken care of
throughout the years. The windows especially, because they are these large picture
windows that stretch down the length of the corridor