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Caviar, Champagne and much more!

To celebrate our fantastic recognition from Condé Nast Traveller magazine, we are enhancing our guest experience at no additional cost with the inclusion of a Champagne reception, Caviar and Blinis , upgraded Sommelier's choice wine, Port with the cheese board and Fortnum & Mason tea . We've also brought back Champagne Afternoon Tea which includes a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne per couple.

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Delight friends or loved ones with a unique and unforgettable experience on board the Northern Belle, where they can immerse themselves in opulence while traversing breathtaking landscapes. Whether it's a romantic escapade or a thoughtful gesture, Northern Belle gift cards offer a remarkable journey that will be treasured for years to come.

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Readers’ choice awards 2023.

The Northern Belle has been voted one of "the best train trips in the world" by readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller magazine for the second year in a row.

The magazine said: "It’s all about the food – and the scenery. The meal services are exquisite, offering fine dining crafted mostly from UK suppliers so you can enjoy classic British fare as the heaths, meadows and dales roll on by."

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Our mission is simple; to exceed our guests' expectations. We are constantly striving to improve the experience, make special memories for our passengers and operate the most luxurious train.

Experience luxury rail travel at its finest

Beyond the world of ordinary first-class there has been an almost secret world. Since the dawn of railways there has existed a world of private luxury trains and only a handful remain. The Northern Belle is one such Train, and the most luxurious, carefully restored to its former glory by the Venice Simplon-Orient Express. Welcome to our world.

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Our mission is simple; to exceed our guests' expectations. We are constantly striving to improve the experience, make special memories for our passengers & operate the most luxurious train.

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We were greeted by the most friendly and amazing smile, from the moment we got on board, the staff went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction, the welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff made the day very pleasant. The menu offered a delightful array of dishes, each expertly crafted with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Every bite was a culinary delight. My dining experience was truly exceptional. and I can’t wait to return. The luxurious train, coupled with exceptional service, made our day truly memorable Highly recommended!
Absolutely fantastic this Christmas trip is a must the best experience you can give someone the staff are absolutely lovely the food amazing could not fault this at all.
The Christmas Festive Lunch journey from Liverpool to Holyhead was great. We were in the Glamis carriage and the decor was lovely. The food was delicious and the porn star martini was very good. We were serenaded by songs and there was also a magician going from table to table. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
I was very thankful that we had Del in our carriage who was very helpful. As we no longer spring chickens. He kindly helped us out of and back into the carriage. A big thank you. I hope the managers will thank him from us. Someone who is that willing and helpful should be utilised to the fullest extent. Great team member
First trip in 4 years and just as good as ever, if not better - superb, friendly attentive service attending to our every need in that wonderful atmosphere only found on the Northern Belle and the entertainment too from the singing duo and magician at the table. All four of us had a great day out from Carlisle to Dundee - topped off by a tour of Glamis Castle.
Went on a circuit of Cumbria on 23rd September. Was originally meant to include a return leg through the Dales on the Settle-Carlisle line, but had to be changed due to engineering works on the line. For us, the alternative route down the coast was even better and so we were very happy with the change. Throughout the whole journey, the attentive staff were outstanding and the food and drink were to genuine fine dining standards. The carriage was beautifully presented. Yes, it is expensive, but you don't mind if the experience exceeds all expectations as this one did. Strongly recommended.
Fabulous excursion from Darlington to Edinburgh made an excellent experience by being hauled by Flying Scotsman to mark its Centenary. Absolutely faultless service, food, and organisation. The preparation and presentation of the carriage (Duart) was superb and was regularly maintained throughout the return journey. Nothing was too much trouble for the hardworking staff who cannot be praised highly enough. Main meal of beef was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. Absolutely recommended to anyone. A wonderful day.
We did the Flying Scotsman centenary special journey - from York to Edinburgh. What a wonderful day! The superb, efficient team worked hard to make our day memorable. The luxurious carriages and excellent food and beverages added to the glamour of the day. I’d recommend one of the Northern Belle journeys to anyone wanting this kind of special day out.
What an absolutely wonderful experience. A perfect day with friends spent being served outstanding food and drink by kind, attentive staff whilst relaxing in luxurious surroundings. The whole experience ran like clockwork and will be fondly remembered.
Our hosts Emma and Assam worked very hard in hot conditions to make this a memorable experience. The carriage was comfortable, despite the heat, and the food service for our champagne afternoon tea was excellent. We made our way across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and the food and drink kept flowing and filled the time well. This is a great experience and one we would look to do again and would recommended anyone looking to do an afternoon tea for a special occasion to look at this as it is so different from the norm.
We travelled the Liverpool-Edinburgh route of the Northern Belle as part of a birthday present. We were in the Harlech carriage and attended by Barry, Lily and Del. The overall experience was already good in our view but the staff made it perfect, very attentive, chatty and also helpful with whatever we needed. The job they do is difficult, trying to provide a luxury experience for their guests while being bounced about a railway track, but they did it professionally! not once moaning or groaning about it. Had a superb day, the staff were polite and couldn't do enough and we thoroughly enjoyed it! so thank you guys, you are a credit to the company!
Excellent customer service these days is a luxury, and Northern Belle have this down to a fine art. From the beautifully decorated immaculate carriages, fantastic food with accompanying drinks to the attention to detail, the whole day was a wonderful experience for my family and I.
An amazing day of luxury and wonderful service and who doesnt want to go to Devon in a day! This was a day of pure pampering thanks to Anwyn, Phil and Lucy who looked after us on the Belvoir carriage of the Northern Belle. They really were fantastic. Make sure you have dieted for a few days as the food really is amazing and keeps in coming! The service from all three in beautiful surroundings really did make this a special experience and the added bonus was 24 degrees sunshine in Devon. Included was the Dart Valley steam train and ferry tickets to Dartmouth and a lovely afternoon strolling by the river and a glass of wine before we headed back to the Nothern Belle for the journey home. Most people were celebrating an anniversary or birthday so a lovely atmosphere on the train. Worth every penny and 5 star review fully deserved.
12/8/23 My husband & I travelled on the NB I can’t Thank the ladies enough for their hospitality & generosity on the beautiful, colourful & Very comfortable Chatsworth. The food was endless & the presentation was mouth watering. Tremendous charisma & presence from anwen. What a chatty, friendly, kind & approachable host. Always smiling. Really made us feel relaxed & at ease. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed being passengers in luxury. It was lovely spending the day in trustworthy hands. All the staff work so hard to accommodate for the train. It’s remarkable. Thank you for a special memorable day
As a birthday gift from my employers my daughter and I had a trip from Edinburgh to Dumfries House (which included a guided tour), brunch. and champagne reception with a 5 course dinner on the way home. A full day from 9:20 in the morning to arriving back in Edinburgh after 10p.m. and the most wonderful experience from start to finish. You feel very special sitting in the beautiful surroundings (the Alnwick carriage), amazing food, lovely staff and not forgetting the on board entertainment. For anyone wanting to experience something special I would highly recommend the Northern Belle and look forward to doing it again in the future.
What an amazing experience. The train was fabulous and the staff made it their misdion to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. Cannot fault the food or the staff. If you want to spoil yourself you must do this trip.
From the moment we got to Durham train station the service on the Northern Belle was fantastic. The staff attention to detail was great. The food was incredible and Glamis Castle was lovely place to visit. I would like to thank the staff to allow me to see their kitchen and talk to the chef. I can't recommend this more highly then say it was worth very penny!
We travelled on The Northern Belle from Cardiff to Truro on 3/6/23. From the minute you board right throughout your journey, you are treated to the luxury of the train. The seats are armchairs, the crockery and glasses are quality and the food is absolutely outstanding. Barry and his team were friendly and professional. We had both musicians and a magician to entertain us. This is our second trip aboard The Northern Belle and certainly hope it’s not the last.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has always promised romance, glamour and adventure. Take a journey through Europe on board this truly romantic and stylish train to some of the most distinctive cities and hotels in the world. For more than a century, travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has epitomised European elegance and continental chic. Today, the experience is as fresh, as magical, and as effortlessly elegant as ever. This legendary train, which has captured the imagination of aristocrats, spies, film stars and writers, threads its way through majestic scenery to destinations such as London, Venice, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Istanbul.

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Golden Eagle Luxury Trains

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains operate some of the world's most pioneering rail journeys throughout Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, China, Central Asia and Iran, onboard a selection of the world's leading luxury private trains. They offer their guests first-class customer service, a romantic exploration of the world's most remarkable sites and a room with a view that constantly changes. On board these luxury hotels on wheels you can expect welcoming cabins, fine dining and elegant surroundings - no matter where you choose to explore. Rail cruising is a fantastic way to absorb the rich culture and cinematic landscape of the country offering a unique and memorable exploration of the places we visit.

Belmond British Pullman journeys in UK

Belmond British Pullman

Step aboard Belmond British Pullman and return to an age of luxury, comfort and glamour, when service was always impeccable and life was lived at a less hurried pace. Sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and offering the same standard of service on day excursions and dining trips from London Victoria. Each luxuriously appointed carriage is an original 1920s or 1930s masterpiece from the golden age of rail travel lovingly restored with breathtaking attention to detail. Each British Pullman car is a symphony of intricate marquetry, inlaid mosaic floors, sparkling crystal and beautiful Art Deco design. Relax within deeply upholstered armchairs and celebrate the sovereignty of Britain's gloriously unique heritage.

The Northern Belle journeys in UK

The Northern Belle

Embark on the luxurious Northern Belle on a day excursion, dining trip or weekend away from regional departures around the UK. Expertly and exquisitely detailed, each carriage bears the name of a stately home and is furnished with specially commissioned designs, fabrics and beautiful marquetry. Exquisitely laid tables with starched table cloths, along with uniquely branded silverware, emphasize the level of sumptuosity; the artistic adornment and luxurious furnishings complete the elegant and comfortable carriages. Breathe deep, and embrace the intimate 'country house' atmosphere of each unique carriage. Sip champagne and embrace an element of one of the world's most romantic and exclusive adventures.

Belmond Royal Scotsman journeys in Scotland

Belmond Royal Scotsman

To step aboard Belmond Royal Scotsman is to step into a different world. On board, civility, luxury and gracious hospitality remind you of gentler, more relaxed times during the romantic age of travel when getting there was as much fun as arriving. With a maximum of only 36 guests aboard at any one time, you have plenty of space, time and encouragement to do as you please. Belmond Royal Scotsman provides an effortless way to experience the beautiful and secluded scenery that Scotland has to offer in absolute luxury. Dining is an exquisite experience, with fixed menus that reflect the many seasonal changes and are consistently regarded as the best in any hotel in the world. The extensive cellar provides a range of fine wines to accompany lunch and dinner, as well as a fine range of liqueurs and malt whiskies.

Rovos Rail journeys in South Africa

In South Africa is the Rovos Rail 'Pride of Africa' - one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Recapture the romance and adventure of a bygone era onboard this train. Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an enviable reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. The Rovos Rail experience begins on the platform with a glass of sparkling South African wine, while porters in smart livery carry your luggage to your quarters. A maximum of 72 passengers can enjoy the traditional furnishings and period Edwardian Décor - fine wood panelling and teak pillared dining cars, where fine china, crisp linen and silver service prevail. Spacious suites combine modern technology with traditional comfort and elegance. this really is a luxurious African experience not to be missed.

The Blue Train journeys in South Africa

The Blue Train is unique - it is not merely a train, but combines the luxury of the world's leading hotels with the charm of train travel. It may be thought of as an all inclusive luxury rail cruise which also offers the opportunity to view South Africa's ever changing, spectacular landscapes and the option to visit interesting tourist attractions along the way. By day, the luxurious suites offer lounge chairs from which you can enjoy views of some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world; by night the suites are transformed into sumptuous, subtly lit bedrooms. Gourmet cuisine in the dining car is complemented by the finest South African wines sourced from boutique vineyards. To complete the pampered experience, personal butlers will attend to your every need.

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The epitome of luxury train travel, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express deals are designed to get you and your loved ones aboard the most luxurious locomotive in the world. With brand new 2024 & 2025 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers available, now is the perfect time to make a journey of a lifetime and create memories you will cherish forever. Like a five-star hotel on rails, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is synonymous with the very finest luxury available anywhere on land, in the air or at sea. With every exquisite detail, the very best service and exquisite cuisine, it’s no wonder the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most famous train in the world. ‍

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Experience a life-changing journey with our 2024 & 2025 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express deals where you will be taken back to an era where luxury and style was everything. Glide through the UK, Europe, Asia or beyond in unrivalled levels of luxury and see some of the most spectacular sights in the world along the way. All of our luxury train journeys include everything outlined in the itinerary. For day trips that’s usually at least one multiple-course meal, and if your day trip includes an excursion, that’s entry to the point of interest plus transfers as well. If you choose a sleeper journey, you’ll benefit from all meals throughout your journey as well as your own private cabin, 24 hour steward service, towels, robes and everything else you may require. are specialists in Venice Simplon-Orient-Express style luxury train journeys onboard trains of the same era and style. Most of our trains are beautifully restored from the 1920s or 1930s and even our more modern trains are faithful representations of what luxury rail travel means.

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One can ride a luxury train across the UK for as little as £210 per person! For this you would be enjoying a four hour scenic round-trip onboard a 1930s luxury train while enjoying a classic afternoon tea. Included in a journey such as this would be:

  • Welcome champagne reception
  • Traditional afternoon tea
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  • Onboard entertainment

There are a wide selection of cheap luxury train journeys, in fact a large majority of our journeys cost £400 per person or less! Compared with sleeper journeys where prices can be in the thousands of pounds per person, we are proud to offer luxury train day trips deals in the UK that are some of the most affordable in the world.

Luxury Train UK Day Trips

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The most affordable luxury train tickets are for UK day trips. All of our luxury train journey UK day trips are round-trips and return the same day back to your original departure point. All of our day trips include everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable day out in luxury, the only extras not included being additional drinks you may with to order from the onboard bar. UK luxury train day trips tend to fall into two categories: ‍

Dining journeys

These are journeys without an excursion and passengers remaining on the train throughout the duration of the trip. These journeys focus on the fine cuisine prepared fresh onboard by chefs in the kitchen car while the train takes a scenic route. The route of these journeys does vary, but generally the train will always take a leisurely route across the British countryside. The route of these journeys is not confirmed until two weeks before departure as National Rail do dictate where the trains can go. That said, expect to see glorious views of the British countryside rather than busy commuter routes through cities. Dining journeys range from Afternoon Teas and lunches to formal dinners. On occasion celebrity chefs may also make an appearance and host the event themselves. We are particular pleased to offer journeys hosted by Raymond Blanc as well as Michel Roux Jr .

Journeys with excursions are made up of an outward journey to the point of interest, leisure time at the point of interest and a return journey. Like the dining journeys, everything is included as a package with day trip excursions apart from additional drinks at the bar. Excursions can cost a little more than dining journeys as more is included as standard. Excursions tend to last all day where as dining journeys last around four hours. These types of journeys also include a brunch on the outward journey as well as a dinner on the return meaning two meals are included instead of one. The destinations our luxury train journeys head to vary but include visits to historic cities and towns of interest, stately homes and even flower shows. Some of our most popular day trips visit places such as Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth House and often frequent flower shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show . is proud to offer two of the most luxurious trains in the UK for day trips. For those looking for luxury train day trips from London , we have a glorious 1920s train that departs exclusively from Victoria and has been beautifully restored. For those looking for Luxury Train UK day trips elsewhere, we have another magnificent 1930s train that has also been expertly restored and departs from a wide range of locations across the Midlands and North of England.

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European Sleeper Journeys

Experience life onboard a luxury train as you explore Europe in one of the most luxurious ways possible. A European sleeper journey takes passengers across the continent in style as you enjoy 24 hour steward service, your very own private cabin and freshly prepared cuisine for every meal. Like all of our journeys, our European sleeper journeys include everything outlined in the itinerary, which is normally everything apart from additional drinks from the bar car. Much like the original luxury sleeper train route , luxury sleeper journeys travel across Europe between most major European cities. There are a wide number of journeys to choose from but generally the journeys come under two categories: ‍

One night, one-way journeys

Some of the most popular and most affordable sleeper journeys, these take passengers from one European city to another for a taste of luxury life on the rails. Journeys usually take two days and one night as you admire the ever-changing landscape from your window. You will be treated to a formal dinner, breakfast and either brunch or lunch throughout your journey with stewards available for your every need 24 hours a day. Throughout your journey you are free to explore the train as you wish. Wander the carriages and admire the fine detailing and craftsmanship. Recline in the bar car with a drink and converse with fellow passengers or unwind in your very own private cabin.

Return sleeper journeys

Enjoy the convenience of a round-trip with a return sleeper journey. Following a similar format to the one-night journeys, but with two nights at leisure in a European city and a return journey. Taking four nights in total, a return sleeper journey is the ideal short break where you’ll enjoy two nights onboard a luxury sleeper train as well as two nights in a European city. During your time in the city you are free to do as you wish. Once again, everything is included in the itinerary however hotels are not. That said we will happily organise hotels for you by request. Expect the same private cabin, 24 hour steward service and fine cuisine as one-night journeys, but with an extra journey back to your original departure point to extend your time onboard even further. Some of the cities our European sleeper journeys travel between include:

We are pleased to offer one of the most luxurious trains in the world as the train of choice for luxury sleeper train journeys. Made up of beautifully restored 1920s carriages, this particular train is faithful in style and representations of trains travelling during the Golden Age of Travel. Passengers have the choice between three cabins covering a range of price points, the most luxurious of which boasts an exceptionally large room complete with marble en-suite.

Scotland Luxury Train Trips

Scotland Luxury Train Journeys

Simply stunning highland views, exquisite cuisine and a journey of a lifetime are all that await with our Scottish sleeper journeys. Embark on a journey onboard our luxury Scottish sleeper train, complete with it’s very own spa car onboard! All of our Scottish journeys are round trips departing from and returning to Edinburgh. Journeys range from two to seven nights and take passengers on a tour of Scotland, occasionally dropping south over the boarder into England. These Scottish journeys take passengers to areas of beauty, stately homes, gardens and distilleries across a leisurely tour that spans multiple days and nights. This is the most luxurious way to explore Scotland, both in terms of the must-see sights but also hidden gems. Everything is included as standard with our Scottish tours; all excursions, your own private cabin, all meals and even selected drinks at the bar. After paying for your ticket, you could quite easily enjoy your entire journey without having to spend a penny more on anything else.

Asia Luxury Train Trips

Asia Sleeper Journeys

See Southeast Asia in unrivalled style and luxury as you embark on luxury train trip in Asia. Climb onboard a modern iteration of the classic Oriental Express style luxury train as you travel between Southeast Asia’s major cities:

  • Kuala Lumpur

These journey visit many modern cities and includes guided sight-seeing tours to more traditional hot spots. Some journeys also include a choice of excursions for you to really immerse yourself in the local culture. An elegant sleeper train with journeys that typical range from two to seven days, this train is the ultimate luxury train for sight-seeing in pure, unrivalled comfort. With elegant wood panelling and exceptional private suites for you to retire after a day of exploring, a luxury train journey across Asia is the ideal experience for those seeking to head East.

Peruvian Luxury Train Trips

Peruvian Luxury Train Trips

We are pleased to offer two luxury trains in South America , one being a modern take on the luxury train offering ultra-luxurious cabins and even an on board spa. All cabins are en-suite and include a shower and WC as well as air conditioning and even oxygen should passengers require on some of the journeys with a higher altitude. The entire train has been designed to be place of pure relaxation as you take in the stunning landscapes that glide by. Tickets include all meals and a free-flowing bar as well as all guides and tours that may be in the journey’s itinerary. Journeys are one-way as standard, but guests can choose to travel return between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa should they wish. The other train is a more traditional 1920s style train that covers Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru. A once-in-a-lifetime journey that combines luxury with adventure, this train focuses on taking you through the historic ‘lost’ sights of Peru in avant-garde style. Like all the trains we offer, this one is sumptuously decorated with fine woods and fabrics complimented with fine cuisine.

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The Orient Express

Legendary train.

This is the story of a train born from a dream, one that defies time.

Beginning in 2025, The Orient Express will invite travelers to relive the legend aboard 17 original Orient Express cars dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, adorned with exceptional décor – a set of cars formerly known as the ‘Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express.’

Reimagined by architect Maxime d’Angeac. An original design, inspired by the 1920s, created with the codes of contemporary luxury.

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The first liveable experience into the future Orient Express train, reinterpreted by architect Maxime d’Angeac. The hereunder video is a journey to discover the Bar Car and Restaurant Car as well as the train’s suites and corridors.

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The presidential suite, the essence of the myth.

Occupying an entire train car of the former Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient Express, the Presidential Suite invites travelers to step inside through a private entrance.

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Orient Silk Road Express & Silk Road Train Tour Packages

The Silk Road Express train provides the perfect way to visit Central Asia’s magnificent main features while being treated to spectacular scenery along the way. An Orient Express Silk Road holiday will give you a chance to take in some man-made wonders, such as the ancient cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, as the Silk Route Train wind’s its way from Almaty in Kazakhstan to Tashkent in Uzbekistan on one of The Luxury Train Travel Company’s Silk Road Train travel packages.

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Tours on The Orient Silk Road Express Train

Below are the rail tours we offer that use the Orient Silk Road Express. Just click on any tour to open a PDF containing all you need to know about the trip.

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Almaty ● Bishkek ● Tashkent ● Kokand ● Shahrizabz ● Samarkand ● Khiva ● Bukhara ● Tashkent

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Although Central Asia’s Silk Route railway and its destinations may not be as world-famous as other railway journeys, that by no means makes a Silk Road Train trip any less spectacular or memorable. Orient Express Silk Road holidays are a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for most travellers and will offer unforgettable and magical moments. From the vast steppes and desert landscapes between the cities, Silk Road rail tours allow one to take the past less trodden and step away from the already beaten track. These spectacular Central Asia rail tours provide an abundance of opportunities for passengers to explore ancient excavations, witness the manufacture of traditional silks and carpets, and immerse in the breathtaking natural wonders the region offers during an Orient Silk Road Express train tour.

Your Central Asia Silk Road rail tour could start in one of the five available classes of cabins and depart from either Almaty or Tashkent. Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan and is tucked neatly in the foothills of the Trans-lli mountains, making it a great starting point for your 13-14 night experience onboard the Silk Road luxury train. Or begin your Silk Road rail tour in Tashkent and leave Almaty as the final spectacular destination for your Orient Express Silk Road holiday. Whichever one of these Silk Road rail tours you decide to adventure on, you’re guaranteed to experience and see things that will leave an indelible impression in your memory that will keep you wanting to return to this provocative and intriguing part of the world for another Orient Express Silk Road holiday again in the future.

Absorb Central Asian History, Culture And Cuisine From The World Famous Luxury Orient Silk Road Express Train

Central Asia has a vibrant history, with many of the region’s countries having a past steeped in yesteryear’s nomadic empires and tribes. Travelling through Central Asia on the Silkroad railway opens up a new world of cultural experiences you won’t find on more well-known train journeys. The options you’ll find for new and exciting cuisines are almost endless. Central Asian cuisine has seen a heavy influence from Turkish, Chinese, Mongol, African, Arab, Indian, and Persian cooking, all of which can be enjoyed onboard and during off-train excursions during your Silk Road Train trip. Many passengers boarding the Silk Road Train for a tour would be unfamiliar with much of the cuisine as the region is not renowned for its culinary delights. But, during your Silk Road rail tour, you’ll feast on many incredible culinary delicacies, including soups such as Laghman and Borscht and main courses like Plov, the national dish of Uzbekistan, made from rice, carrots, onions, and either mutton or beef, giving you a wonderfully unique insight into the history and culture of the people during your Orient Express Silk Road tour.

As well as being able to treat your palate to new tastes and flavours on your Central Asia train tour, the Central Asian region will flood your senses with incredible historical insights and cultural learnings. You’ll experience the excavations of the ancient Afrosiyob town in Samarkand, the Ulug Bek observatory in Bukhara, and visit Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan on your magical journey onboard our Central Asia train tours. You’ll have a truly unique opportunity to enjoy lunch with an Uzbek family during your Silk Road train trip and savour a traditional folk performance. Our Orient Express Silk Road tours will hand you plenty of liberty to explore off-train excursions that you won’t find anywhere else but on these superbly curated Central Asia train tours.

Our Silk Road Tours By Train Offer Exceptional Value With Jampacked Guided Itinerary Stops Throughout Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan And Uzbekistan

Whichever Silk Road Train trip you choose, you’ll have the vacation of a lifetime. Our options for Central Asia rail tours include 13-15 night trips on the Silk Route Railway departing from either the southeastern city of Almaty in Kazakhstan or Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. Each Silk Route Train trip has an incredibly well-curated itinerary that allows passengers onboard the fabulous Silk Road Train to experience the best of Kazakhstan, Turkistan, and Uzbekistan. These countries are often forgotten when it comes to vacation destinations, but each of the itineraries offered by The Luxury Train Travel Company has been perfectly curated to allow passengers onboard these Central Asia rail tours to recognise and experience just how much they have to offer.

The Orient Silk Road Express journey through Central Asia lets you see the world’s second-largest mountain lake, meet local families, experience how traditional bread is baked, and enjoy local handicrafts. Silk Road rail tours also visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Shakhrisabz. These Silk Road Train tours overflow with fabulous and exciting sights, experiences, and adventures, proving why Central Asia train holidays provide such great value. If you’ve ever been curious about this region of Central Asia, or if you’ve not previously considered Central Asia train tours, an Orient Silk Road Express Train tour in 2024 or 2025 could be a life-changing journey you wish you’d taken many years before.

Enjoy An Exceptional Dining Experience During Your Orient Express Silk Road Tour, Both On And Off The Train

Silk Route Train prices include all your meals onboard, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During your Silk Route Train trip, you can order drinks from the dining car or one of the conductors in your carriage. You’ll run a tab throughout the Silk Road Train trip, which you can settle at the journey’s end by paying in USD or Euros. As well as the onboard dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice when visiting destinations. Central Asian cuisine tends to get overlooked by Indian, South East Asian, and Middle Eastern foods, but an Orient Express silk road tour will introduce you to some incredibly famous culinary delights you’ve probably heard of but didn’t know where they came from. You can try Uzbek’s shivit oshi, a green noodle dish, or obi non, wonderful flat Uzbek bread. Each Silk Road train tour and Silk Road train route will give you ample opportunity to indulge in some spectacular traditional Central Asian foods.

Heavily influenced by the culinary cultures of Russia, the Chinese, Indian, Persian, Mongol, Africa, Arab, and Turkish, you’ll find no shortage of new and exciting tastes and aromas on an Orient Silk Road Express Train. Central Asia train tours will introduce you to Uighur’s pulled noodle dish, Halva, and dessert made using flour, sugar, milk, and nuts, or Paklama, a localised version of Baklava that comes drenched in honey. There are no limits to the variety of provocative and breathtaking new culinary experiences on the Silk Road Train route. This part of Asia loves a sweet dessert as much as other parts of the globe, and you’ll be spoilt for choice in what to eat and what to take home from your Central Asian Silk Road Rail tour.

The Orient Silk Road Express Train is One of The Top Luxury Trains in The World, Making Your Silk Road Train Tour A Highly Memorable Experience!

Taking a luxury train tour is something that many people from all walks of life dream of doing at least once during their lifetime and slowly winding their way through stunning scenery, visiting incredible destinations on the route, and indulging in a feast of new culinary experiences. The Orient Silk Road Express provides passengers onboard to do all these things on our carefully curated Silk Road luxury train tours. Your first decision is which of the cabin classes you want to call home during your Silk Route Train trip. Silk Road tours by train are between 13 and 15 nights in duration and provide a wonderful level of comfort and relaxation during your Silk Road Train trip.

With five classes of accommodation available for your journey along the Silk Road Train route, you’re spoilt for choice, from the Habibi class cabin that sleeps four passengers and shared washroom facilities to the most luxurious cabin, the Kalif class. The Kalif class accommodation is the finest offered on the Orient Silk Road Express Train, and all four suites have their own bathroom facilities with separate showers. These Central Asia rail tours are incredible experiences, whichever cabin you frequent, and they all offer outstanding value to the passengers travelling on a Silk Road Train trip. If the Kalif class cabins are already fully booked by the time you register your interest in a Silk Road Train tour, each of the accommodations available onboard the Silk Road Train provide passengers with an incredible level of opulence and relaxation, allowing you to enjoy every second of your Central Asia train tour.

Explore Our Extensive Orient Silk Road Express Journey Options And Silk Road Train Tours Throughout 2024 And 2025

If you’ve always dreamt of taking a long-distance journey by rail or want to treat yourself as a retirement gift or give yourself and your significant other an unforgettable anniversary, these Orient Express Silk Road holidays provide the perfect way to enjoy rail travel to some fabulous destinations. When most people think of the Orient Express, they don’t think of Central Asia, which makes our Orient Express Silk Road tours all the more intriguing and exciting. When thinking about the Orient Express, most people would think about leaving from Paris, but Silk Road Train tours through Central Asia have grown remarkably in popularity as the destinations offer more intrigue and adventure than the more common European route.

We offer a selection of Central Asia train holidays that will travel through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, taking in some truly spectacular scenery between destinations. Silk Route train prices are incredibly competitive, and you’ll adventure on a less travelled path and create beautiful memories that will stand up to any trip on the Orient Express. Check out our Silk Road Train price list and itineraries for 2024 and 2025, and get your place booked for one of these Silk Road tours by train. The places available onboard Silk Road Train tours are very exclusive due to high demand and limited departures throughout the year. We suggest you book your Central Asia train tour onboard the Orient Express as far in advance as possible, especially for the high-level cabins, to avoid disappointment and missing out on an Orient Express Silk Road holiday.

Speak to Our Orient Express Silk Road Tour Experts Today!

If you’re considering hopping onboard the Orient Express Silk Road Train and heading off on a Central Asian adventure, contact our team of Silk Road railway experts and learn how we can help you accomplish the vacation of a lifetime. Along with providing a selection of Orient Silk Road Express Train itineraries for 2024 and 2025, departing from Almaty or Tashkent, The Luxury Train Travel Company’s in-house experts can assist you in organising and booking any off-train excursions that interest you. With our Silk Road train tours, you’ll never find yourself short of options concerning outings and jaunts you can enjoy along the Silk Road railway.

Off-train excursions could be visiting a cathedral, church, museum, or palace or spending time on a culinary adventure. Whatever you’d like to add to your Silk Road Train travel itinerary, our experienced and skilful team will do their best to accommodate your desires within the Orient Silk Road Express Train schedule. Contact our team today if you have any questions or queries or require more information regarding our Orient Silk Road Express holiday packages! Here at The Luxury Train Tavel Company, we endeavour to assist you in creating a unique experience when you book one of our Orient Express Silk Road tours. All the itineraries in our 2024/2025 Silk Road Rail tours are customisable, and our experienced Silk Road Railway experts are here to help.


Orient silk road express central asia tour faqs, what counties does the orient silk road express train tour travel through.

The Orient Silk Road Express travels through four countries in Central Asia during a Silkroad Railway tour. Depending on which Central Asia train tour itinerary you opt for, you could begin your vacation in Kazakhstan and then proceed to journey through Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, with and final destination of Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan.

How much do Orient Express Silk Road tours cost?

Silk Road Train prices will vary depending on the length of your Silk Road Rail tour and what class of cabin you choose to stay in. A 13-night stay onboard the Orient Silk Road Express departing from Almaty in Kazakhstan will cost less than £3700 as of May 2024. If you board the Orient Silk Road Express for a longer journey and want to stay in one of the top Kalif suites, your Silk Road train price will increase but still represent incredible value for a once-in-a-lifetime trip onboard the Orient Express.

Why does the Orient Silk Road Express offer the best Central Asia train tour?

The Orient Silk Road Express Train provides a beautiful blend of luxury and affordability for those looking to adventure in a less well-known setting. When most people think of the Orient Express, it’s fair to say that the majority would think of the Paris to Istanbul route. But going off the more familiar path and exploring Central Asia on the Silk Road Express Train makes for a wonderful variation on what has been done many times before. The Orient Silk Road Express is the most luxurious train that journeys the tracks of Central Asia, which is why it has become incredibly popular and regarded as the finest Central Asia train tour.

Do your Orient Silk Road Express holiday tours offer different Silk Road train route options?

Current 2024 Silk Road Express Train routes include 13-14 or 15-night Orient Express Silk Road holidays from Almaty to Tashkent or from Tashkent to Almaty. We can also offer a Silk Road Train route from Almaty with a final destination of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan for booking in 2024.

Which of your Silk Road Rail tours is the most popular?

All of the Silk Road Rail tours that we offer are favoured by passengers, and places onboard are at a premium and get booked quickly. The Legendary Silk Road tour from Almaty has proven to be a very popular choice among luxury Silk Road tour fans. This particular Silk Road Train trip takes in seven wonderful destinations across Uzbekistan, Kazakstan, and Kyrgyzstan. It gives the onboard guests a real insight into the culture of this beautiful region of Central Asia. As well as visiting incredible destinations, this Central Asia train tour introduces those onboard to the people who live there and the wonderfully diverse and rich culinary cultures. In truth, each of the Orient Express Silk Road tours that currently offer would provide an excellent opportunity to immerse in Central Asian culture that is often overlooked and ignored. We have curated each itinerary to allow passengers to soak up as much of each destination along the Silk Road Train route while maintaining a relaxed and laid-back pace.

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The best luxury train holidays in Europe and further afield

Mountain railways with breath-taking views, overnighters to iconic cities and afternoon tea rides through the English countryside all feature among the world’s best luxury train rides

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Avoiding airport delays, security queues and packed aircrafts is another big factor contributing to the rise of rail travel , which has resulted in a flurry of new European sleeper train routes.

What is the most luxurious train?

Among the most luxurious trains to experience in the world is the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express , which launched in 1982, making its first journey from London to Venice. The train is famed for its restored 1920s and 1930s Art Deco carriages, along with a tempting array of routes including Paris to Istanbul, Paris to Prague, Paris to Budapest , Amsterdam to Venice , and Brussels to Verona, plus winter trains to the French Alps.

How much is a luxury train holiday?

The cost of a luxury train holiday depends on the company, what your package includes, and how long the journey takes. As a guideline, the classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route from Paris to Venice costs from £3,530 per person but booking the journey as part of a longer holiday will help you get the most of your getaway. For instance, as a trip of a lifetime, you can experience the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with Good Housekeeping as part of a tour of Venice, where prices start at £5,999. The package includes flights from London to Venice, followed by three nights in the spellbinding city, exploring its famous sights and enjoying dinner and a talk with TV broadcaster, journalist and train fanatic Michael Portillo .

You’ll then embark on the overnight train journey (with Michael in tow) to Paris, complete with aperitifs, a four-course dinner, and a sumptuous breakfast of fruit, pastries and fresh coffee.

What is the most luxurious train ride in the UK?

When it comes to the most lavish train rides in the UK, one of the finest is the Belmond British Pullman , a restored 1920s train with antique-style marquetry, vintage lighting and heritage upholstery, and a history of transporting royalty and film stars. Today, it takes train lovers to historic cities , likes of Bath, York and Canterbury; stately homes, such as Blenheim Palace and Sandringham; and seasonal events, including the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot; and ancient castles. With Good Housekeeping Holidays, you can enjoy an exclusive train ride through the English countryside on the British Pullman to Highclere Castle , the location of Downton Abbey , where you’ll join a talk with owner Lady Carnarvon. A published author and passionate proprietor, Lady Carnarvon will discuss the history of the stately home, reveal some of its secrets and share stories from the set of BAFTA-winning TV show. The day includes a welcome drink and three-course brunch on your journey to Highclere Castle , champagne during the talk, and a three-course dinner with wine, coffee and petit fours on the return journey. Other luxury UK trains include Belmond’s Royal Scotsman, which offers cinematic train tours of the Highlands, trips to heritage homes and gardens, and whisky tastings at world-class distilleries. The Northern Belle, a seven-carriage luxury train dating back to the 1930s, also offers an opulent experience. Departing from stations all over the UK, the train takes guests on both day and weekend journeys around the country, offering everything from stately home visits to champagne afternoon tea.

Where is the best place to go for a luxury train holiday?

If you’re looking for a rail trip abroad, the best places for luxury train breaks and holidays are Switzerland, India, Australia and Canada, with some of the most famous luxury trains around the world being the Glacier Express , the Rocky Mountaineer , The Ghan, The Blue Train, the Palace on Wheels, and the Andean Explorer. Looking for the best luxury train holiday for you? Be inspired by these ideas from Good Housekeeping Holidays' collection...

A Venice city break and Venice Simpon-Orient-Express overnighter to Paris

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Join journalist, broadcaster and rail enthusiast Michael Portillo on his very first trip aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express . In March 2025, you can spend two days in Venice before taking an overnight journey to Paris aboard the magnificent train.

After visiting bucket-list landmarks like St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace in Venice, you’ll get to relax onboard, with meals in the plush dining car, cocktails and conversation in Bar Car ‘3674’, and a night in a luxurious cabin.

An Alaska cruise with Canada's national parks and a Rocky Mountaineer ride

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The Rocky Mountains and Alaska are two of North America’s most spectacular areas of wilderness but are surprisingly easy to combine in one trip with Good Housekeeping this summer. From the town of Banff in southern Canada, you can explore both Banff and Yoho national parks, and then ride the historic Rocky Mountaineer train through a landscape of mountain passes, serene lakes, river canyons and pristine forests.

Pulling into Vancouver, step aboard Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess ship and sail through Alaska's Inside Passage, with its fjords, humpback whales, orca, bald eagles and bears, indigenous communities, and fascinating Gold Rush history.


Lake Como, St Moritz and A Bernina Express ride

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The Bernina Express is an enchanting, UNESCO-listed train that travels along the highest railway line in the Alps and gives you a unique view of Switzerland's shimmering lakes and mountain peaks from its spacious, panoramic carriages. On Good Housekeeping's Italy-Switzerland adventure , departing in September or December 2024, you’ll board the Bernina Express in Colico on the shores of Lake Como in Lombardy, northern Italy.

After the ride of a lifetime, you'll alight in Switzerland's most famous and glamorous Alpine resort, St Moritz. Upon returning to Italy for the rest of the trip, you'll also enjoy a cruise on Como , taking in its quaint ports, picture-postcard villages and dreamy mountain backdrop.

A first-class rail tour of Switzerland

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Switzerland’s rail network is renowned for its comfort and efficiency, and is comprised of several iconic mountain railways that you can experience on this glorious Good Housekeeping trip . Enjoy a return trip on the Gornergrat Mountain Railway from Zermatt, which offers outstanding views of the Alps’ famous Matterhorn, as well as a return ride on the Bernina Express to Tirano (in Italy) and back, on which you’ll see the Swiss mountains, glaciers and lakes give way to Italian greenery.

From Zermatt, you’ll then take one of the most extraordinary train journeys, the Glacier Express. Known as ‘the slowest express train in the world’, it chugs along at 24mph for 181 miles through spectacular Alpine scenery, which you'll enjoy from a first-class carriage as you feast on a fabulous lunch. This trip also includes five-star hotel stays in upmarket Zermatt and St Moritz.

A journey to the home of Downton Abbey on the British Pullman

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This September, you can travel from London’s Victoria Station to Highclere Castle, a Grade I-listed country house in Hampshire that was built in 1679 and is surrounded by acres of verdant parkland designed by Capability Brown.

On this fabulous day trip , you’ll travel with Good Housekeeping editor-at-large Gaby Huddart on the British Pullman, a luxurious Belmond train, aboard which you’ll enjoy both brunch and dinner. At Highclere, you can savour a glass of champagne as you listen to an exclusive talk by castle owner and resident, Lady Carnarvon.

A no-fly holiday to the Swiss Alps and ride on the Glacier Express

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Flying is strictly off the agenda on this five-day Swiss sojourn , which departs in October 2024, March 2025 and October 2025. You’ll begin with a Eurostar trip from London to Paris, then travel onto Basel and finally to Switzerland's mountainous resort town of Interlaken. After a day visiting the town of Lucerne, its surrounding lake and other villages, you’ll head to Chur to join the Glacier Express .

While onboard, you’ll ascend into the snow-clad mountains, chug past ravines and charming villages, and journey through the Alps’ dramatic Oberalp Pass, all the while enjoying a three-course lunch. After returning to Interlaken that evening, you’ll spend your final day exploring the Swiss capital of Bern before heading back to London via train once again.

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How to Book Italy's Orient Express La Dolce Vita Train

F or more than a century, the Orient Express has captured travelers' imaginations as a grand European hotel on rails, shuttling high society from Paris to Istanbul since 1883. The luxury train became the stuff of legend (as the "spies' express" ) and pop culture, be it in Bram Stoker's Dracula or Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express , while setting the standard for elevated transcontinental travel.

Sadly, the luxury of slow travel couldn't compete with high-speed rail and budget flights, reports The Guardian , prompting the final run of the original Orient Express line in 2009.

That is, until more recently. In the past several years, the legendary locomotive experience has witnessed a rebirth thanks to luxury hospitality brands that are breathing new life into the iconic rail journeys-including the forthcoming La Dolce Vita Orient Express in Italy, a joint venture of French hotel firm Accor and real-estate investment company Arsenale, together with Italy's Trenitalia Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Treni Turistici Italiani .

Starting in spring 2025, La Dolce Vita Orient Express will bring passengers to regions throughout Italy on itineraries that run between two and three days. There are nine itineraries to choose from (depending on the time of the year):

  • Venice and Portofino
  • Venice and Siena
  • The Italian Trans-Siberian: Matera and Palena
  • Rome to Montalcino
  • Rome to Monferrato
  • Southern Italy: Maratea and Palermo
  • Palermo to Rome
  • Sicily and the Mediterranean

Travelers can choose between 12 deluxe cabins and 18 suites, with prices starting at $3,800 per person for a deluxe cabin and at $5,100 per person for a suite.

As for the concept for the new La Dolce Vita Orient Express train, "The train pays tribute to the years of La Dolce Vita, a fantastic period of history, [and] to the artistic and cultural fervor of Italy in the 1960s," according to a press release. Dimorestudio dreamed up the midcentury-inspired design aboard the train's renovated carriages-think pops of terra-cotta paint, tongue-and-groove ceilings, and brass accents galore. Dining aboard La Dolce Vita trains will be a sophisticated affair as well: Travelers will enjoy exclusive recipes created by master Italian chefs who use local ingredients, while sipping award-winning Italian wine. There will, of course, also be a lounge and bar, as well as entertainment, "all boldly celebrating the art, design, and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s," the release stated.

Upon departure from Italy's Rome Ostiense station, La Dolce Vita passengers will have access to their own lounge and a "relaxing pre-boarding experience."

The trains will cross about 10,000 miles of railway lines, 4,400 of which are not electrified and are historic routes traversing less-frequented parts of the countryside. Passengers will get their share of landscape gazing (alpine mountains and sandy southern beaches) and of metropolitan centers like Venice and Rome. "We are thrilled to officially open the doors to a new era of travel with La Dolce Vita Orient Express. This endeavor embodies the essence of exquisite exploration, where sophistication meets adventure," Orient Express CEO Gilda Perez-Alvarado said in a press statement.

Not to be confused with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express , which is currently owned by Belmond, part of LVMH, and runs from London to Venice, La Dolce Vita Orient Express is the latest incarnation of the original train line.

How to book La Dolce Vita Orient Express

Starting on April 2, 2024, travelers in the United States and Canada can call (833) 661-3080 to book their journey with La Dolce Vita Orient Express. And as of April 24, 2024, bookings will be available online on the La Dolce Vita website .

This story was originally published in December 2021; it was updated on March 19, 2024, to include current information.

The interiors of La Dolce Vita were inspired by 1960s Italian design.

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The Most Luxurious Train in Asia Has Returned—Here’s a First Look

Jungle treks by day and cocktail parties at night—it doesn’t get more decadent than traveling in asia on belmond’s eastern and orient express..

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The restaurant car on the Eastern and Oriental Express with antique red velvet dining chairs and white-linen tabletops with formal place settings and small table lamps

Lunches and dinners in the restaurant aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express are an all-out affair.

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Luxury hospitality brand Belmond has been gradually growing its collection of luxurious train rides based on the premise that travel by rail has the ability to transport passengers back to the so-called golden age of travel, a time before the isolation and distraction of social media and when everything had an extra dash of luxury.

I often find myself skeptical when it comes to such lofty selling points. But sitting aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express train as it traveled from Singapore through the rainy Malaysian jungle over the course of three days, I suddenly found myself a believer.

Each night, wearing a cocktail dress, I chatted over dinner and champagne with perfect strangers from all over the world : a British journalist who’d spent decades interviewing celebrities, a Canadian traveler who vowed to go to 60 concerts in her 60th year, an Australian gastronome who flies 24-plus hours for work every couple weeks. After dinner, the nights carried on until the wee hours as passengers sat, sipped, and sang together, either to live piano music in the bar car or karaoke sing-alongs that inspired even the shiest guests on board to belt out familiar tunes. There was little to no cell service—supplying a welcome break from day-to-day digital noise and an opportunity to embrace the art of slow travel .

Following a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the most luxurious train in Asia officially returned to the rails in February 2024 with two new seasonal routes to take travelers around Malaysia in style. Each of the three-day journeys commences in Singapore before carrying passengers through various destinations across Malaysia, including the town of Merapoh, Penang Island, and Pulau Payar Marine Park, depending on the itinerary. For those who want to add even more glamour to their throwback train trip, Belmond has teamed up with fellow LVMH-owned brand Veuve Clicquot to introduce exclusive “champagne train” experiences. Following a Veuve Clicquot–themed journey that I experienced in Malaysia in April, additional champagne-fueled rail routes will be available in Italy and Peru later this year.

Here’s what to expect aboard and how to book.

What to expect aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express

A State cabin on the Eastern and Oriental Express, with a velvet blue chair and couch and a table facing windows

Accommodations are cozy but comfortable, such as this mid-size State cabin.

The train itself is a timeless marvel

Guests aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express are encouraged to dress up—the more drama, the better. It’s all to complement the train, which first debuted in 1993 and is decked out in rich jewel tones, cherry-red wood, and plush decor from engine to caboose.

There are three different cabin styles to choose from: Pullman, State, and Presidential. Each cabin can accommodate two travelers maximum. The smaller Pullmans offer bunk beds, while State and Presidential cabins include two single beds and more floor space. The latter comes with the most perks, including a larger bathroom, private transfers, and a welcome gift upon boarding. I stayed in a State Cabin, the mid-size offering, and found that it was perfectly comfortable for one; the space is technically equipped to accommodate two, although once you add in luggage, it may feel restrictive. It included a compact but smartly designed bathroom (with a shower, sink, and toilet), an armchair, a set of chairs and a table for writing, and a chaise that transformed into a bed at night, all of which made for an easy journey. (The in-room copy of Sparkling Cyanide , Agatha Christie’s 1945 tale of a dinner party turned deadly, was also a nice companion for the journey.)

During the ride, passengers spend most of their time in the bar car or one of the three dining cars. In the former, guests can play cards, mahjong, and other games or view the passing sights from sumptuous golden couches adorned with leopard-patterned pillows. The dining cars offer white tablecloth dining and massive windows so that passengers can enjoy meals alongside the passing scenery. But the highlight is the observation car; its alfresco views of the passing rainforests, villages, and farms did not disappoint. (Rest assured, bug spray is included in your cabin, and the breeze from the moving train generally makes the humidity bearable in the open-air car.)

A food-and-drink lover’s journey

While a light breakfast is served in each individual cabin daily, lunches and dinners aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express are an all-out affair. Helmed by decorated Taiwanese chef Andre Chiang (formerly of three-Michelin-star restaurant Le Jardin des Sens in Paris), dishes were inspired by a colorful mix of Asian culinary traditions, including Malaysian influences. The menu included Chinese-braised pork belly, miso-baked codfish, laksa bouillabaisse, and a phenomenal red curry-and-lemongrass consommé that I would later try desperately—and fail miserably—to recreate at home. (Vegetarian options are available upon request.)

In the case of this particular trip, meals also meant superb champagne. Each course at lunch and dinner came with a special pairing, some selections dating as far back as 1990 and ’89—otherwise impossible-to-find vintages.

The alfresco observation car on the Eastern and Oriental Express train with views of the passing rainforest

Passengers will have opportunities to explore Malaysia during daily excursions.

What to expect during excursions

Each full day of the trip splits passengers (the train can accommodate a total of up to 64 on each departure) into groups for various excursions into Malaysia: First, an exploration of Taman Negara National Park, a 130 million-year-old rainforest, and an outing on Penang, where you’ll find the island city of Georgetown and hazy scenes of boats cruising the Malacca Strait, the following day.

There were typically three excursion options to choose from at each stop. I went with a wildlife photography tour in Taman Negara, which took us sightseeing along roads sandwiched between mountains and dense jungle. Although traditionally the park has been known for its wildlife, we spotted a few monkeys from a distance and little else. Another group, who went on an excursion to a tiger sanctuary, found that there weren’t actually tigers present; the third excursion explored Merapoh Caves and not only had the most success with wildlife—thousands of bats lined the cave’s ceiling—but also took a bike tour with enviable scenery.

The following day, my group spent some time exploring and stopping at the Michelin-starred Penang Famous Samosa, a tiny street food stall selling the popular Indian snack, before taking an excellent cooking lesson at a family estate on Penang Hill with spectacular views over the city. Other groups weren’t as lucky; plans for an afternoon exploring the city by scooter and rickshaw were derailed when the humidity levels became too high to bear.

The appeal of the excursions often largely depended on factors outside of one’s control—be that animals or the weather—although certain offerings could use some improvement overall. Still, you’ll likely find that delving into the heart of Malaysia’s unique cities and landscapes will provide a memorable experience.

Prices for the Eastern and Oriental Express start at $6,800/person for a Pullman cabin. Tickets can be purchased on the Belmond website .

What to know about the Belmond and Veuve Clicquot’s champagne trains

Dubbed “Solaire Journeys,” Belmond’s exclusive new collaboration with French champagne brand Veuve Clicquot is putting a new twist on its classic trains: sparkling wine tastings, pairings, and even quizzes for the champagne supernovas among us. While Solaire Journeys won’t be returning to the Eastern and Oriental Express (for now), there are two upcoming, limited-edition excursions on two of Belmond’s most famous routes, with plenty of bubbly on board and tastings led by the Veuve Clicquot’s cellar master Didier Mariotti.

In July 2024, Veuve Cliquot will take over the famed Venice-Simplon-Orient Express which travels from Vienna, Austria, to Reims, France, over two nights. Prices start at $8,800/person for a Historic Twin Cabin for a journey including a Vienna Gala dinner and night at the Hotel Imperial, and at $4,500/person for a Historic Twin Cabin for the journey excluding Vienna. You can request booking information online .

In late October 2024, passengers can embark on a five-night trip from Cusco to Macchu Pichu and beyond aboard the Hiram Bingham and the Andean Explorer. Prices start at $15,000/person for a Twin Cabin; booking information is available online .

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LVMH and Accor join forces to take Orient Express to new horizons

Accor and LVMH have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of Orient Express, a legendary House synonymous for more than a century with the most exclusive travel experiences.

Since the inaugural voyage of its train in 1883, Orient Express has been taking the discovery of the world to new heights for clients in search of distinctive and refined adventures. A symbol of elegance and audacity, Orient Express embodies a lifestyle that encapsulates the extraordinary and enchantment.

Following its acquisition by Accor in 2022, Orient Express is developing new iconic ventures for trains, hotels and sailing ships whose exacting standards will reflect an extraordinary positioning within the travel world. The renaissance of an historic train and the launch of the first Orient Express sailing ship in 2026 will be the next steps in this renewed impetus. In parallel with these launches, Orient Express will open its first hotels in Rome and Venice while continuing the selective development of its global destinations.

Under the terms of the agreements signed today, LVMH will be joining forces with Accor through a strategic investment in the Orient Express brand, in the company that will operate the future hotels and trains, and in the entity that will own the two sailing ships. The first ship is currently under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France, and the two groups will continue to search together for a third partner for this new venture.

By contributing to the revival of this iconic brand, LVMH will add its unique expertise in high-quality products and services, illustrated in particular, in the world of travel, by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train and the five other trains also operated by Belmond around the world. These extraordinary experiences reflect the operational expertise and creativity of LVMH Hospitality Excellence in this field.

Within its Luxury and Lifestyle division, Accor brings together the leading collection of luxury brands with a century-old legacy in the hotel and fine dining sectors. The remarkable heritage and history of several of these brands, including Raffles, Fairmont and Potel & Chabot, have enabled Accor to rejuvenate the experience for clients in search of excellence and distinctiveness. This vision is at the heart of the Orient Express project. 

Bernard Arnault, LVMH Group Chairman and CEO , said, “ Orient Express has embodied adventure and elegance since its origins. Its name has become part of our cultural heritage and remains a source of inspiration for the greatest artists. Orient Express epitomizes the art of refined living and the audacity that drives each of our Houses. We are delighted to be partnering with Accor to accelerate the renewal of this travel icon. Each of our groups will bring the best of its expertise to take Orient Express to the pinnacle of the art of hospitality.”

Sébastien Bazin, Accor Group Chairman and CEO , said, “ Orient Express is a legend ever since its creation 140 years ago, drawing on its roots and its oneiric universe while remaining at all times firmly focused on the future. With Orient Express, Accor is reinventing the art of travel, discovery and great odysseys. With LVMH today, we are opening a new chapter in this exciting journey, with the ambition of exploring new horizons and embodying the audacity and creative passion that drive our groups. We’re delighted to enlist LVMH’s rare expertise to continue pushing further the frontiers of this legend and bringing its embodiment to life in an ever more singular way.”


Accor  is a world leading hospitality group offering experiences across more than 110 countries, with 5,600 properties, 10,000 food & beverage venues, wellness facilities or flexible workspaces. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse hospitality ecosystems, encompassing more than 45 hotel brands from luxury to economy, as well as Lifestyle with Ennismore. Accor is committed to taking positive action in terms of business ethics & integrity, responsible tourism, sustainable development, community outreach, and diversity & inclusion.  Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information, please visit  or follow us on  X ,  Facebook ,  LinkedIn,   Instagram  and  TikTok .

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Colgin Cellars, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Woodinville, Volcán de Mi Tierra, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Newton, Bodega Numanthia, Ao Yun, Château d’Esclans, Château Galoupet, Joseph Phelps and Château Minuty. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Celine, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Loro Piana, RIMOWA, Patou, Barton Perreira and Vuarnet. LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe, Benefit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Fresh, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Officine Universelle Buly. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari,Tiffany & Co., TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Zenith, Fred and Hublot. LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Groupe Les Echos, Cova, Le Jardin d’Acclimatation, Royal Van Lent, Belmond and Cheval Blanc hotels.

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  2. Rainy Orient Express

  3. The Orient Express

  4. Lego Orient Express Train, Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show, January 2024

  5. Cardiff Bus 11 Full Route Visual- City Centre to Pengam Green

  6. No Derail MTH Orient Express


  1. Luxury Train Journeys UK

    Give The Gift of Luxury Train Travel. ... Northern Belle is one such Train, and the most luxurious, carefully restored to its former glory by the Venice Simplon-Orient Express. Welcome to our world. Find out more Browse journeys. ... We travelled on The Northern Belle from Cardiff to Truro on 3/6/23. From the minute you board right throughout ...

  2. Luxury Train Journeys in Wales

    An ideal setting for events, journeys often visit Wales for social dates on the calendar, making this the ultimate way to arrive in style. Especially when travelling form afar, a luxury train journey is the perfect way to sink into unrivalled levels of luxury aboard 1920's style Pullman carriages and simply meander to your destination in ...

  3. Cardiff onboard the British Pullman

    A day trip to Cardiff onboard the British Pullman. Enjoy a day out to Cardiff onboard the British Pullman luxury train. A beautifully restored 1920s vintage train with ornate décor, fine fabrics, polished brass and intricate detailing. This journey includes an outward journey with brunch, time at leisure around Cardiff and a dinner on the ...

  4. Northern Belle

    A step back in time to the 1930's, Northern Belle luxury train journeys evoke a sense of opulence during the golden age of travel. This luxurious yet intimate train transverses via the glorious Great British countryside en-route to some of Britain's most exquisite destinations. The Northern Belle is a luxury locomotive like no other, with ...

  5. Orient Express

    5-day luxury train journey with the Venice Simplon-Oriënt-Express. Belmond British Pullman and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A full day of discovering Venice. Luxury train journey on legendary route. Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Train Travel Europe Tickets & Costs All Routes & Prices Book the Orient Express!

  6. Belmond British Pullman Day Trips 2024

    This is the Belmond British Pullman (sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express), the most stately of trains. It's like stepping back in time. Because, over a century ago, George Mortimer Pullman, the originator, recognised that his passengers would be accustomed to unrestrained luxury and comfort. And, in order to accommodate them, he ...

  7. Orient Express

    Invent / Reinvent. For the past 140 years, Orient Express has been sublimating the Art of Travel with luxury trains, unique experiences and collections of rare objects. And soon the heritage of this legendary train will be transported to a collection of hotels and sailing yachts around the world. Introducing a new art de vivre, a different kind ...

  8. Luxury Trains

    Sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and offering the same standard of service on day excursions and dining trips from London Victoria. Each luxuriously appointed carriage is an original 1920s or 1930s masterpiece from the golden age of rail travel lovingly restored with breathtaking attention to detail.

  9. Northern Belle

    Northern Belle Day Trips. Range: £100.00 - £1000.00 | Experiences: 24. All aboard the Northern Belle train. Formally known as the Belmond Northern Belle this vintage train brings all the glamour and spirit of 1930's luxury train travel to the 21st century. A day trip on the Northern Belle train combines beautifully restored luxurious ...

  10. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    A glorious one-night luxury train journey from Verona to Brussels onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A night of adventure & fine cuisine. Departing from: Verona. Journey length: 1. Nights. Price per passenger from. £.

  11. Venice Simplon Orient Express

    Reservations · 1 800 237 1236. Address · 4B Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1B 4DA. Contact us.

  12. Cardiff at Leisure

    This luxury train journey on the Northern Belle vintage train, sets off to explore Cardiff at Leisure, where you will arrive in the Welsh capital just after lunch. ... Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train; ... 119 Winter Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 8DS. Orient Express is a registered trade mark owned by Societe Nationale ...

  13. Orient Express Route

    Orient Express Route: The original Orient Express route was modified over its years of service, but the general departure from Paris and destination of Istanbul remained the same. Starting service in 1883, the original Orient Express train ran this route from 1883 - 1914, 1919 - 1939 and 1945 - 1962. From 1883 until 1889, the original ...

  14. Luxury Train Tickets Deals

    The epitome of luxury train travel, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express deals are designed to get you and your loved ones aboard the most luxurious locomotive in the world. With brand new 2024 & 2025 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers available, now is the perfect time to make a journey of a lifetime and create memories you will cherish forever.

  15. Luxury train UK Day Trips 2024 / 2025

    The Northern Belle, Belmond British Pullman, to the Venice Simplon Orient Express - choose UK Day Trips to European Train Holidays ... spirit of travel lunch on the Northern Belle luxury train: £375.00: Cardiff: 13:05: 19:00: 6782: More Info: Sat: 05/07/2025: spirit of travel lunch on the Northern Belle luxury train: £375.00: Cardiff: 10:25:

  16. Wales

    View luxury train travel trips which include travel through Wales. Club Members have a discount off every listed journey, plus other benefits and gifts that cha. ENG | ESP ... 2024 Luxury Train Offers Luxury Train Club Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Special Offer 5 July 2024; Seven Stars Kyushu Suite 18 June 2024; Spanish Luxury Trains 2024 ...

  17. The Orient Express

    Legendary train. This is the story of a train born from a dream, one that defies time. Beginning in 2025, The Orient Express will invite travelers to relive the legend aboard 17 original Orient Express cars dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, adorned with exceptional décor - a set of cars formerly known as the 'Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient ...

  18. Orient Silk Road Express Railway

    The luxury train travel company Contact Us About Orient Silk Road Express Train. We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any questions you have - just email or call us or use the form below. [email protected]. Tel: +44 (0)20 8191 0620

  19. Cardiff by Rail

    La Dolce Vita Orient Express Maharajas' Express Mount Pilatus Rocky Mountaineer Rovos Rail Venice Simplon-Orient-Express ... Customise Your Holiday Choose from any or all of our customisation options to make your trip uniquely yours. ... Cardiff. Breadcrumb. Home Destinations Cardiff.

  20. British Pullman, A Belmond Train

    A quintessential English tour. This Summer, enjoy the unique tastes and scenes of England. The choice is yours — after an indulgent stay at The Cadogan, board the British Pullman train and travel to Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons for one night of culinary wonders. Alternatively, start your English tour in Oxfordshire and travel by private ...

  21. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 2024 Departure Dates

    PUBLISHED: 1st December 2022 (Updated 18th October 2023) All 2024 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Departure Dates can be found on this page. 2024 VSOE Departure Dates. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to operate from Paris for 2024. London inclusive packages available (with Eurostar) 1st Venice Departure 05MAR. 1st Paris Departure 07MAR.

  22. Luxury train UK Day Trips 2024 / 2025

    The Northern Belle, Belmond British Pullman, to the Venice Simplon Orient Express - choose UK Day Trips to European Train Holidays Enjoy a luxury vintage train day trip in the UK from London on the Belmond British Pullman; sister train to the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.Also available are luxury train day trips aboard the infamous Northern Belle, which embarks on journeys from various ...

  23. Luxury train UK Day Trips 2024 / 2025

    The Northern Belle, Belmond British Pullman, to the Venice Simplon Orient Express - choose UK Day Trips to European Train Holidays ... spirit of travel lunch on the Northern Belle luxury train: £375.00: Cardiff: 10:25: 18:05: 6788: More Info: Sat: 05/07/2025: spirit of travel lunch on the Northern Belle luxury train: £375.00: Newport: 11:10 ...

  24. The best luxury train holidays in Europe and further afield

    Join journalist, broadcaster and rail enthusiast Michael Portillo on his very first trip aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.In March 2025, you can spend two days in Venice before taking an ...

  25. How to Book Italy's Orient Express La Dolce Vita Train

    A first look and details on how to book the La Dolce Vita Orient Express train, launching in Italy in spring 2025 as a 1960s-inspired, luxury rail experience with itineraries across Italy.

  26. The Eastern and Orient Express Relaunches in Asia

    In July 2024, Veuve Cliquot will take over the famed Venice-Simplon-Orient Express which travels from Vienna, Austria, to Reims, France, over two nights. Prices start at $8,800/person for a Historic Twin Cabin for a journey including a Vienna Gala dinner and night at the Hotel Imperial, and at $4,500/person for a Historic Twin Cabin for the ...

  27. LVMH and Accor join forces to take Orient Express to new horizons

    Accor and LVMH have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of Orient Express, a legendary House synonymous for more than a century with the most exclusive travel experiences. Since the inaugural voyage of its train in 1883, Orient Express has…