The crystal glasses are gleaming, the silver is polished, marquetry panels varnished and cabins prepared; arrangements are complete for the start of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ 2013 season. This year sees the train head to Scandinavia on a new and exciting itinerary from Venice to Stockholm via Copenhagen and the restoration of two of the 17 iconic carriages, keeping the romance of train travel alive.
The British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offer travellers an extensive programme of luxury dining experiences and day excursions to Britain’s historic towns and stately homes. Breaking Travel News sits down for a fine-dining journey around the south coast of England.
This year, take your marks and get set to travel aboard the gleaming carriages of Orient-Express’ UK day trains, the British Pullman and Northern Belle, to celebrate some of the country’s best loved and prestigious sporting events, including the Chester Races, Cheltenham Races, Goodwood Revival, and the Grand National.