Luxury Train Journeys
Luxurious train journeys harkening back to the golden age of travel, weaving in culture, history and sights of the destinations. There are several luxury trains in the world but some of the most iconic are described below. Urbane Nomads is looking forward to the luxury train to be debuted in 2017 in Japan. Already making its debut is the star Kyushu.
The legendary Orient Express is a luxury passenger train, once owned by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, which today belongs to the private company Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The route connects Paris and Istanbul, while this appears to link (literally and figuratively) between the two continents – Europe and Asia. Creator of the Orient Express is considered Belgian Georges Nagelmakers. The first journey of the legendary train begins on October 4, 1883 The name Orient Express comes spontaneously and is the work of passengers over long distances traveled by train from Paris to Vienna in that year. In those days, the journey was considered one of the most memorable and adventurous trips, you can take one. The routes of the Orient Express.
At different times of the Orient Express traveled Franz Joseph, Honore de Balzac, Charles de Gaulle, Agatha Christie and many other celebrities. Actually, the writer Agatha Christie plays the most significant role in the promotion of the luxury train, as it has repeatedly mentioned his name in his works. Over the years, Orient Express became a legend, a symbol of luxury and exotic experiences, and becomes part of the plot of several literary works. Quality of service during the journey, however, is still probably the most important factor for the success of the Orient Express.
“Blue Train” – the golden age of travel. Relive the glory days of the journey by steam train in the bosom of Edwardian luxury, while the puff-puffing with “Rovos Rail” in the central region of Bushati and some of the most magnificent scenery on the continent. Menu of travelers by train can be mixed and adjusted according to according to the time and budget and romantic railway enthusiasts.
Take the 25-hour circular route from Cape Town to Knysna in Dutch legendary Hotentotski mountains and along the lake area and the spectacular coast. Or plan in advance to participate in the implementation once a year chetirinaysetdnevnopateshestvie from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, which passes through Zimbabwe and Zambia with trips to and stops in places like Victoria Falls on the way.
“Blue Train” hitting for the first time in 1946 and since it is elegant, stylish and comfortable as the original trains, passengers will certainly appreciate the new generation of cars introduced at the end of the twentieth century. The fresh and refined contemporary decoration is focusing on African aesthetics – the most visible difference in this updated breed of luxury travel, whose routes from Cape Town to Pretoria (with one night on the train) and Pretoriya to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (two nights) are the most popular among many other options.
Maharaja Express is the most luxurious and expensive train in India, put into operation by the beginning of 2010. It is intended for wealthy tourists who are willing to pay for the ticket price from 800 to 2500 dollars. In return, they will feel like real maharajas during the whole journey.
That explains and Òhe Luxury Train Club, whose owner is express that this palace on wheels was intended to revive the 21st century traditions of the former rulers of India, who loved to travel by train. All twenty-four carriages of the luxury train are furnished in style, luxury and ostentation reproducing the time. Equipped with the most modern facilities that technology can offer money to buy, which further proves journey aboard Maharaja Express a royal trip with all pampering and luxury associated with former rulers of India.
Fourteen coaches of the whole composition are designed to accommodate guests whose total capacity is 88 people. They can choose from 20 luxury cabins, 22 suites and a presidential suite, almost 22 meters long. All rooms have large panoramic windows from which to discover the amazing scenery as the train travels through some of the most fascinating places and rural areas of the country, own toilet and bathroom, air conditioning with individual control, LCD TVs, DVD, internet, direct phone line, electronic safe and many other amenities. Each coach is designed so that transport you to another time and feel the luxury and style of life of the related Maharaja.
Rolling palace has two fine restaurants, which will be able to taste the dishes of famous culinary masters exotic safari bar, Raja Club bar with comfortable chairs, elegant boutique.
Routes “Classical India” and “Heavenly India” is implemented for 7 days, 6 nights and will take you from the capital Delhi, in the immortality of Agra and the Taj Mahal, the sanctity of Varanasi and mythical rites over eternal Ganges, the sensuality of Khajuraho, wild beauty national Park Bandhavgar and elegant imperial splendor of Lucknow – “city of Navabite” again and will return to Delhi. This tour starts from September to March each year and is organized once a month. For it is the price of 5500 dollars per deluxe room to nearly 17,500 dollars for the presidential suite.
On Maharaja Express each passenger is royalty and royal service in every detail matters. No doubt this is a small and a bit different journey into an amazing country.