New fascinating voyages and detailed itineraries are on offer aboard each train and cruise, from cruising along the stunning rivers in France and Myanmar, to travelling through the picturesque and lush scenery of South-East Asia or wending through the Alps to one of Europe’s great cities.
A highlight of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express schedule is a series of new and exciting voyages to Scandinavia where the world’s most famous train will travel from Stockholm via Copenhagen for the very first time. The inaugural journey will depart Venice on 8th April 2013 on a scenic and elegant two-night rail journey before making the return voyage from Stockholm back to Italy via Copenhagen. Various package options are available.
Back by popular demand and reintroduced to The Royal Scotsman’s season is the Country Homes and Gardens journey, departing Edinburgh Waverley on 7th June 2013, which is a scenic wonderland of unrivalled beauty where one will discover some of Scotland’s finest homes and gardens on a guided tour with famous writer, Sue Shivers, and artistic photographer, Patsy Floyd. Travelling along the eastern coast and covering 720 miles, passengers will be seduced by some of the most intoxicating landscapes Scotland has to offer while soaking in the history of ancient castles and famous gardens. Prices start from £4,660 per person for this fascinating four-night Highland voyage.
Whisky lovers may be tempted by The Classic Whisky Journey, departing Edinburgh on 21st April, in association with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. The trip, which is new for the 2013 season, will include visits to well-known Scottish distilleries and led by an expert Ambassador from the Society. In addition to the many whiskies on board, guests will also be able to sample a variety of the Society’s exclusive malts along the way. Prices for the four-night journey start from £4,330 per person on an all inclusive basis.
Other extensions available for guests travelling on The Royal Scotsman include Loch Lomond, Gleneagles and Edinburgh. Golf and Whisky focused charters can also be arranged on request.
Also new to The Royal Scotsman’s varied list of itineraries is an extension aboard the luxury cruise-line Hebridean Princess, offering guests the ultimate tour of Scotland. Five and seven-night cruises of the beautiful Scottish Isles and coastline are available to add to a journey aboard the train.
Myanmar is becoming a key destination for many travellers and Orient-Express has a host of journeys to tempt even the most travelled guests.