Who doesn’t remember Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express? Is was a best seller and still is a well known detective novel.
The Orient Express is the immortalized name of a long-distance passenger train created in 1883. The Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) have created an international railway connection between Paris and Istambul, and actually these prominents cities and the train itself become synonymous with luxury travel.
Although the Orient Express route have changed many times along time, nowadays, Paris-Istambul route is still available. The Orient Express was a showcase of luxury and comfort at a time when travelling was still rough and dangerous. CIWL soon developed a dense network of luxury trains all over Europe, such as the Blue Train, the Golden Arrow, North Express and many more.
But, unfortunately, in 1977, the Orient Express stopped serving Istanbul. and one by one, due to high-speed trains, on 14 December 2009, the Orient Express ceased to operate and the route disappeared from European railway timetables.
Nowadays, the Venice-Simplon Orient Express train, a private venture by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd (named as Belmond in March 2014) using original CIWL carriages from the 1920s and 30s, continues to run from London to Venice and to other destinations in Europe, including the original route from Paris to Istanbul.
From the research I’ve done, the original route will be available departing from Paris on 28 August and arriving Istambul on 2 September 2015.
Wouldn’t be just a girl’s dream come true a marriage proposal in these timeless luxury journey?
For about 27 764 € for 2 people on a 6 days / 5 nights all-inclusive, including the extravagante luxury of just the companionship of your beloved on the cabin suite, truly deserving some Canapés, a bottle of Lechère champagne and crystal glasses and a Rose Bouquet for the moment of the proposal.