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The Orient Express Train, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Eastern and Oriental Express, the Hiram Bingham Train, British Pullman, Northern Belle, Royal Scotsman. You will have without doubt heard mention of these trains at some stage in regards to the Orient Express gang of trains. So let’s examine them briefly and continue to remove a few of the confusion!
The "Real" Orient Express Train
No more exists! This may come as a surprise to you however it is true. The genuine Orient Express Train, the actual descendant from the original 1883 Orient Express, takes a last journey at the conclusion of 2009 after over 125 years service!
All of the following are privately owned and operated by Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) Limited. They are all consisting of beautifully restored train coaches via the 1920s, 30s & 50s. Under that banner these trains operate:
Venice-Simplon Orient Express (VSOE)
It is possible to take the VSOE from London (using the UK area of the trip about the British Pullman – see below) to Paris and Venice approximately once per week from March to November. Less often it travels to Rome, Krakow, Budapest, Prague and Istanbul. The European area of the train consists of 1920s sleeping-cars.
Each day time Pullman Train that travels from London to Folkestone along with providing day trips and luxurious lunches primarily throughout the Southern section of the United Kingdom. Along with visiting places like Hever Castle and Wisley Gardens you may enjoy a sumptuous lunch aboard departing from Exeter, Plymouth and Bournemouth. In addition they run events including the Golden Age as Steam Day.
The sister train in the British Pullman, The Northern Belle offers day excursions and short breaks throughout Britain from major stations throughout the South, West, Midlands, North of England, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy immaculate carriages, superb food, service and scenery to take your breath away. Visiting locations as diverse as Glamis Castle, Portmeirion, The river District, Hampton Court, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond and also the Trossachs to name just a few, as well as trips to special attractions like the Chelsea Flower Show, Ladies Trip to Royal Ascot and Wimbledon.
The Royal Scotsman
Taking just 36 guests, privately cabins, an excursion around the Royal Scotsman is considered among the world’s great rail journeys. You can find luxurious trips which is available from both the night Highlands short break up to a 7 night Grand Tour of Britain all departing from Edinburgh.
Eastern and Oriental Express
A sister train to Europe’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, winding through a few of the world’s best and exotic landscapes, it voyages through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and also on into Laos. And also the classic journey from Singapore to Bangkok (or the other way around), you are able to take a legendary 7 day tour of Thailand or Malaysia.
Machu Pichu on the Hiram Bingham Train
Once only obtainable when walking, today there is a truly relaxing approach to reach Machu Picchu from Cuzco: aboard the Hiram Bingham train. It can be named following your explorer who discovered the extraordinary remains from the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu in 1911. The carriages have a distinctive blue and gold exterior as well as the interiors are lavish and inviting with elegant decoration within the kind of the 1920’s Pullman trains.
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