Railroading Visits Venice Simplon Orient Express journey: two Australian’s adventure

Venice Simplon Orient Express journey: two Australian’s adventure

By | March 16, 2022

Traveling couple venture on one of the world's most luxurious trains

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Join Jess and Stephen (or Stephen and Jess?!) for a full-review experience of the luxury Venice Simplon Orient Express journey by train from Venice, Italy, to London, U.K.

The Australian family maintains a travel blog, Flying The Nest, where they detail their globe-trotting experiences, mostly out of a converted van. They’ve traveled throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The couple’s 2019 journey begins with a lightly narrated tour of Venice and water taxi-ride to the Venice train station. Stephen and Jess are wowed by the polished wood features in their compartment and the furnishings.

They spend the next several days recording their experiences, including visiting the dining car, in-car amenities and, of course, their views from the train as they move leisurely through Europe.

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the original Orient Express train ran between 1883 and 1977 connecting the Calais, France, on the English Channel and Istanbul, Turkey. Intermediate points included famed European cities. That earlier train was the scene for the Agatha Christie murder mystery novel, “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Trains reviewed a recent movie adaption in 2017.

Stephen, Jess, and their daughter, Hunter, recently explored Amtrak’s Silver Meteor from New York City to Orlando, Florida. The video is available at Trains.com.

These videos have been re-posted from YouTube with permission and made free to all.

Venice Simplon Orient Express journey: A dining room table in a luxurious rail car.
An image from the Stephen and Jess journey on the Orient Express in 2019. Screen-capture image: Flying The Nest via YouTube.
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