Orient Express: Luxury Trains Travel Through Europe
The Venice-Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) is best known as a rolling palace. The trains are meticulously restored with the 1920s retro styles and with luxurious interiors for the carriages. Currently, apart from its original interiors, four new carriages renovated with distinctive decors are launched.


TextWenchien Wu

The most common mean of transportation is the airplane whether traveling from Prague to London, or from Venice to Amsterdam. Compared to the faster and more convenient airplane, the train is a granny-chic way of slow living. When you don't pursue living fast-paced, you'll experience and find more through the beautiful mountains and landscapes out of the windows of the carriage.

However, slow living doesn't mean you need to give up delightful enjoyment. While stepping aboard the VSOE, it's similar to entering an exquisite and comfortable hotel room. The stewards are glad to help the passengers. You'd get champagne served by our stewards. They'll fulfill your needs even though it's a whim. More than that, there are exclusive showers, which make the guests feel at home.

Going back to the 1920s
The designs of the VSOE's traditional room types are restored as much the same as that in the 1920s. The following details would tell you more about how an exquisite and meticulous restoration project is done. The carriage's exterior colors and fonts inlaid on the trains are quite retro. The Grand Suites are named famous cities, including Venice, Istanbul, and Paris. Such a concept is to express distinctive characteristics of the major European cities.

A Brand New Design Theme for 2023
Apart from the existing six Grand Suites with distinctive interiors, the VSOE will officially launch four new suites in June of 2023, which are named the La Campagne, Les Montagnes, Les Lacs, and La Foret.

The designers got inspired by the regions and beautiful scenery that the Belmond trains travel across the European continent. For instance, the inspiration for the Suite La Foret comes from the Black Forest in southwest Germany. This picturesque journey travels between Prague and Paris. The inspired regions could start at a pasture in northern Italy and terminate at a rustic village in southern France. A route full of lush green plants and flowers expresses the idea for the Suite La Campagne.
La Foret

La Campagne
On the way to Venice, the designer gets inspiration from the natural landscape  Alberg and turns the idea into the interiors of the Suite Les Montagnes. Lakes are part of European landscapes, such as Lake Zug in Switzerland and Lake Como in Italy. The designer uses the idea inspired by lakes to conceive the Suite Les Lacs, a suite adorned with cerulean blue shades.
Les Montagnes
Les Lacs
Restored meticulously by French artisans, these two Orient Express have four different characteristics to the memory of the legendary glamour of the golden age, an era traveling by trains. Belmond's website has opened the reservation for 2023. If you still can't go abroad this year, you might as well keep the budget that had been stored for three years in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to treat yourself next year!

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