When you think about opulence on a train, you can’t go past the Venice Simplon-Orient Express. This glamorous Art Deco gem pampers you with excellent cuisine and decadent amenities like suites with pompous private bathrooms and never-ending champagne. All, while you pass through some of the most interesting cities in Europe.
The Japanese Seven Stars in Kyushu has a reputation of offering an incredibly indulgent train experience that accommodates as little as 30 people in 14 suites. Guests are picked by lottery system and the lucky winners are able to enjoy intricate Japanese craftmanship on board with stunning rosewood and maple walls, beautifully etched sliding glass doors as well as traditional shoji paper screens.
The Northern Belle in the UK is embellished with exquisite fabrics and marquetry, intricate tables adorned by precious silverware, and elegant furniture for a truly unforgettable ride. The Blue Train’s systems for braking, suspension, lighting and under-floor-heating were designed with one thing in mind: The guests’ comfort.