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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 28th Aug 15, 10:02 AM
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    Luxury train?
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    Luxury train? 28th Aug 15 at 10:02 AM
    My OH has always wanted to ride a train like the orient express. Obviously OE is well out of our budget, has anyone ever done any of the other luxury trains?
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 28th Aug 15, 10:32 AM
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    in the UK or overseas?
    • InsideInsurance
    • By InsideInsurance 28th Aug 15, 11:45 AM
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    An overnight? Multiple nights? a few hours?

    In the south east there are a few steam or vintage trains you can go on for a round trip of a few hours with dinner etc. Most appear dressed up for it, sometimes they are done with an Art Deco theme and people wear appropriate period dress etc
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    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 28th Aug 15, 12:02 PM
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    This train operates in Scotland.


    http://www.belmond.com/royal-scotsman-train/the-train
    • duchy
    • By duchy 28th Aug 15, 12:06 PM
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    The Orient Express does day trips in the UK.
    I'd say it's elegant rather than luxury - but very special.
    I think you can use either Tesco or Nectar points towards it too from memory.
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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 28th Aug 15, 9:03 PM
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    Thanks everyone.

    I was thinking overseas, a few nights away. The vintage trains look really cool though and definitely something to add to the "must do" list.

    As for the OE in the UK, that looks brilliant, a nice treat for him - might let him do it for a special birthday lol.
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 28th Aug 15, 9:29 PM
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    We took a trip on a steam train to York they had luxury Pullman carriages with meals served on the train although we were in with the Riff Raff but the Pullman carriages looked so lovely. We went with http://www.steamdreams.co.uk/executables/GT410WebContent.exe?SS=SDSVR01&DB=SteamDreams&Divi sion=A&ActionCode=HP

    We had a lovely if very long day but the staff onboard couldn't be more helpful or attentive.
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    • By Goldiegirl 30th Aug 15, 8:33 PM
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    We did a lunch on the Orient Express for our 30th Wedding anniversary. It was steam hauled, and there were 1930's characters wandering around to talk to us.

    It was a fabulous experience, and the food was delicious.

    I'd highly recommend it.
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 31st Aug 15, 10:59 PM
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    The Blue Train in Southern Africa is supposed to be amazing. www.seat61.com is the best online resource for anything train related, it covers every train route in the world, including special journeys.
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    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 1st Sep 15, 9:37 AM
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    The Blue Train in Southern Africa is supposed to be amazing. www.seat61.com is the best online resource for anything train related, it covers every train route in the world, including special journeys.
    Originally posted by Ames
    Not to mention the "marvi tren" (which means Blue Train) in Turkey, linking Ankara with Istanbul.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 9th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
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    I thought it was too late now to ride a sleeping car on the classic City Night Line, but I see that Austrian Railways has taken over and continued some of the routes:

    https://seat61.com/citynightline.htm

    For a longer trip there's always the Trans Siberian railway - certainly epic, if not the most luxurious. Alighting in Buryatia after six days once, it felt somehow like leaving home.
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