The world’s most famous and luxurious train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, whose rich history has lent itself to the plots of many novels and films, arrived in Istanbul today September 5th.
According to a statement released yesterday by the General Directorate of State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD) the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which has been in service since 1883 left Paris on Aug. 31 and is bound for Turkey.
The Orient Express which passed through Vienna, Budapest and Varna reached Istanbul’s Sirkeci Terminal on September 5.
After staying in Istanbul for two days the train will head to Venice on Sept. 7 passing Bucharest, Budapest and Vienna. The train which has eight sleeping coaches, two saloon cars, one bar car, three restaurant cars and one service car has rested at Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal since 1998 every year.
Revered as a piece of art and an Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train offers a journey unlike any other.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express features delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and impeccable service, making a journey aboard this iconic luxury train one of the world’s finest travel experiences – a sequence of unforgettable moments.