When it comes to the top travel experiences for 2018, riding the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from the comfort of the opulent new Grand Suites is at the top of our list.
The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will take it up a notch this year with the three opulent Grand Suites slated to launch in March. The famous train already delivers sublime comfort, drama, romance and history, transporting guests back to an age of travel when this trip pioneered crossing borders to discover chic, emerging European destinations – in style.
And now in these exceptional suites there’s additional bliss. Each suite has a private bathroom with shower, a double bed, and a living area with décor reflecting three of the cities the train visits: Venice with opulent silks and etched glass, Paris with an haute couture edge, and Istanbul with hand-carved timber and polished embossed leather. As with the classic cabins, the new suites are meticulously restored. Lovers of Art Deco design will be in heaven. (The other carriages are so authentic guests share a bathroom.)
In-room dining is now possible and the train’s cabin stewards are available for all requests. Fancy a late night supper as you speed through the country- side? Service with a smile and a gourmet petit feast comes knocking at your door. Private and perfect.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels between London, Paris and Venice from March to November and from Paris to Istanbul once a year in August/September. Even if you’ve enjoyed this iconic train before, you’re likely to find a new ‘suite’ spot in these sumptuous additions … so, all aboard.