28hrs on World’s Most Luxurious Train: The Venice Simplon Orient Express

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Today I’m taking The Venice Simplon Orient Express in a Grand Suite, all the way to Venice, passing through three countries. This is not only the world’s most iconic, but arguably the most luxurious sleeper train. I have the grand suite today, which features an ensuite bathroom with shower, living space, dining table and double bed. There are three restaurants onboard and even a lounge car with baby grand piano. It’s like the very best 5* hotel on the rails.

Belmond runs all kinds of trains, but this one has been on my list for a long time. I feel incredibly fortunate I was able to get an upgrade to a suite which I’d never in a million years get the chance to travel in with cash. So how did I book this?

As discussed in the video, I used my friend Jarvis’ luxury travel agency: https://theluxurytraveller.com to book this trip. He assisted no end in arranging all the finer details of the trip and in getting the my space available upgrade to the Grand Suite.

0:00 – Introduction
1:20 – Getting Onboard
3:28 – Grand Suite Tour
6:49 – Dinner
10:07 – Lounge Car
12:18 – Switzerland
15:31 – Lunch in Italy
21:21 – Other rooms