The legendary "Orient Express" is making a comeback: luxury travel is being considered in Paris

By Tychyna TetianaMar 1, 2024 22:16 PMNews
The legendary "Orient Express" is making a comeback: luxury travel is being considered in Paris
In 2025, the train will run again in Central and Eastern Europe. Source:

The renowned explorer and creator of the Orient Express, Georges Lambert Casimir Nagelmakers, spent ten months in the United States, where he became enamored with new modes of travel. Immersing himself in the world of railroads in 1867, he expanded his engineering knowledge while seeking solace from a psychological ailment.

Upon his return to his native Belgium, he aimed to recreate a luxurious long-distance travel system. The inventor's inaugural train departed from Paris to Vienna in 1883, as reported by USA News.

Subsequently, the route extended to Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople and having undergone several name changes. This opulent train became a legend, meticulously attended to in its maintenance and creation, down to the smallest detail. The last regular service of the train took place in 1977.

It is known that Nagelmaker, the train's creator, participated in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, where he secured a gold medal in equestrian sports. The French capital saw Nagelmaker become an Olympic champion once again in the 1/8 finals in 1924.

A century later, as Paris prepares to host the Olympic Games again, the French group Accor, owner of the Orient Express brand, plans to revive this legendary route. The restoration of these luxury cars is noted to be in progress.

Accor boasts ownership of 5,300 hotels across various brands, ranging from budget-friendly Ibis or F1 to upscale establishments like Raffles, Fairmont, and Sofitel. Presently, the company intends to launch a chain of luxury hotels under the Orient Express name, with the first expected to debut in Venice and Rome. The third Orient Express hotel is slated to open in Riyadh in 2025, with plans already underway for the fourth in London.

As revealed, the company has assessed the demand for rail travel and is restoring the original cars of the Orient Express, which were stored in Polish depots.

The debut of the new Orient Express, traversing Central and Eastern Europe, is slated for 2025. Simultaneously, the route for the Dolce Vita Orient Express in Italy has already been mapped out. The cost of train tickets will range from 2500 to 3700 euros per person, contingent upon the type of cabin, which designers promise to fashion in the style of the sixties.

It is noteworthy that the precise date and ticket prices for the Orient Express are yet to be determined.

As previously reported by TravelWise, earlier in the UK, the engineer Richard Trevithick was remembered as one of the country's railway innovators.

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