Europe is one of the most favorite travel destinations for luxury tourists. The blend of ancient colonial aura, facilities that exude modern class, rich history and culture and fairytale landscapes makes it a truly exotic and a generally expensive travel destination. Interestingly, the geopolitical dynamics of the continent also makes it is very conducive and triggers inter-continent tourism, which further adds to the content’s tourism.
While generally, fancy aircraft with first and business classes are associated with luxury traveling globally, in Europe luxury trains are the real game. If you want to experience the real beauty of Europe and get the most of its natural landscapes and timeless history, you should, by all means, go for a luxury train. They do take longer, as any train would, but the experience is unmatched by any other mode of transport. Here is why you should consider this exotic train for your euro travels if you can afford the costs.
The Timeless History
Although the Venice Simplon Orient Express started its operation in the late 70s to early 80s, the carriages that it uses are vintage jewels from the early twentieth century. Despite being refurbished, their original aesthetics were retained and merely looking at the train will give you a very Victorian vibe. If you have ever visualized Europe from what was illustrated in classic English literature, then this train is your chance to live that imagery in real life. The beautiful layout and the interior of the train will transport you back into the colonial era, and the whole experience is enthralling.
The Class and Comfort
When you spend a significant chunk of money for luxury traveling, then it is not just about ensuring comfort, but you would want some class too. If your definition and exposure of classy traveling have been limited to those flat-bed first class suites in fancy airlines, you need to experience a journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. The vintage carriages from the Victorian era donned in the dark polished wood will instantly make you feel like royalty.
The wooden cabins and suites are furnished with ornate pieces of furniture and equipped with all essential amenities such as bathrobes, toiletries, television and luxurious, comfortable bedding, something that no other mode of travel can offer you. Other than the accommodation cabins and suites, you can experience fine dining with delicious food and a selection of excellent breweries that makes you feel like royalty.
The Beautiful Views
One thing that gives train journeys a significant edge over air travels is that you can get to witness some of nature’s hidden jewels while being on the move. As you depart and move towards your destination, the train will take you through the diverse European geological terrain. As you sip your coffee in the morning, you can witness the beautiful European sun rising above the lush green stretches of farmlands dotted by wooden huts with streams gushing across them and the alps in the backdrop creating a scene straight out of a fairytale.