Luxury train italy
British, Prussians and Austrians thus discovered the grandeur of imperial Rome and the Popes, the works of Palladio in Venice and the Veneto, the Renaissance in Florence and neoclassicism in Naples, following the recent archaeological discoveries in Pompeii. But also the Baroque in Sicily, about which the German writer Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer wrote at the beginning of the 19th century: “Sicily is the point in the i of Italy, the rest seems to me only a stalk placed to support such a flower”.
In 2023 the spirit of the Grand Tour will be reborn and it will do so on the rails that link the winding length of the country of the boot through the myth of the Orient Express, the rail service that during the belle époque connected Europe from East to West with the standards of the most exclusive luxury. The project is the result of collaboration between Arsenale SpA, a company active in high-end hospitality, the Accor group, owner of the Orient Express brand, and Trenitalia.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the world’s most famous set of railcars. It promises to take you not only to Europe, but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fittings, the train epitomizes the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.
On a train where luxury is the standard, the exquisite Grand Suites breathe an air of grandeur. Indulge in a sense of unbridled sumptuousness previously known only to royalty during the Golden Age of train travel.
Venice simplon-orient-express price
If we opt for the low season the pocket will suffer less, but completing the trip (8 days, 7 nights) will cost up to 4,250 euros for the Grand Luxury Suite and 2,850 euros for the Junior Suite. The minimum trip is 3 days and 2 nights, for an amount of 814 euros per person for the Junior Suite and 1,214 euros per person in the Grand Luxury.
The Transcantábrico offers 2 itineraries: From Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastián, traveling along the Cantabrian Coast and passing through emblematic places such as Oviedo, Covadonga, Santilla del Mar or Santander. Or the León route, which departs from León and also ends in Santiago de Compostela, passing through Santander, Llanes, Ribadesella or Ferrol. With three decades of life, this train is a 5-star hotel on rails.
Orient express 2022
The routes will start in 2013, with a total of 6 trains and several iconic routes from the north to the south of the country. However, they intend to add three more international destinations such as Paris, Istanbul and Split at a later date.
In addition, customers who so wish will be able to make a special stopover in Rome, where the first Orient Express Hotel Minerva is scheduled to open in 2024. Onboard services will include haute cuisine, entertainment and a lounge bar, as well as additional options such as reserved routes or offers at exclusive locations.