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Rekindle the romance of the rails

July 08, 2019 at 7:16 PM

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most storied set of carriages in the world. It promises to take you not just across Europe, but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.


An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests. Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming you on board with a knowing smile. Settle in to your cabin, adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as a grand voyage begins.

Inspired by some of the great European capitals the train travels to Vienna, Prague and Budapest, each Grand Suite is created with scrupulous craftsmanship that embraces the train’s iconic history throughout. From the hand embroidered cushions to intricately carved marquetry, the suites offer an unmatchable experience with perfectly placed mosaics, silk patterns, en-suite bathrooms, double beds and a private living area with underfloor heating.

The Grand Suite experience includes free-flowing champagne, a personal 24-hour cabin steward, private in-cabin dining, spacious marble en-suites, bespoke amenities, a complimentary bathrobe and private transfers to and from the train.
The three new Grand Suites will bring the total number of suites on board to six as they join Venice, Istanbul and Paris and are available for booking NOW!


Get in touch with our Quay Travel experts and step aboard for a decadent journey back to the 1920s in an icon of art deco design.


Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities. Give us a call on 0800 782 987 or drop in for a chat (and great coffee) at our office at 2/49 Apollo Drive, Mairangi Bay, Auckland.


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