I wrote earlier of the Great Venice Simplon Orient Express (and its hefty price tag), Now I’ll discuss how to attempt this journey for a fraction of the price.
It was the backdrop for Agatha Christies’ most memorable detective-mystery novel, proving that the journey is sometimes more of an adventure then the destination itself.
It was the train that vampire-hunter Van Helsing took to intercept Dracula’s travels back to Romania in Bram Stoker’s classic novel.
It was there that James Bond fought off his rival spy on his way to Venice in “from Russia with love”.
It’s chambers held historic value too, when in 1981 an Armistice was signed in cabin number 2419 by two generals, ending World War I.
When the roaring 30’s was the golden age to travel, it was the Orient Express everyone was traveling on.