They say that half the fun is in the journey and in this case the destination comes secondary to what is known as the most comfortable and stylish form of public transport. A journey that has enticed travellers for decades and has carried royalty, celebrities and many famous historical figures has added a new country to its destination list.
This prestigious and luxurious train journey is extending its service and for the first time in its long history, it is now possible to travel in style from Venice all the way to Stockholm, Sweden. The journey covers five European countries as it snakes its way through Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, providing stunning views and five-star service along the way.
Its turbulent and fascinating story just adds to the layers of legend and prestige. After its unfortunate post-World War 2 demise, the train was rescued by rail enthusiast James B. Sherwood who restored the carriages and put it back into motion. In 1982 the London to Venice journey resumed and still enjoys huge popularity today. Luckily passengers can again enjoy the luxury of expertly mixed cocktails, finely crafted four-course dinner menus and a 24-hour steward service.
Head back to the golden age of travel and imagine generations stretching back to the 1920s basking in the luxury of these classic train carriages and enjoying the ambience both inside and out.
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