• A new luxury train taking in routes across Italy and Europe
  • Spectacular suites inspired by 1960s and 1970s Italian design
  • Gourmet menus designed by world-class chefs
  • Luxurious cabins and suites throughout
  • Journeys to Italy, Istanbul, Split and Paris

Set to take European luxury rail travel by storm, this brand-new train will operate a series of spectacular routes across Italy and to the wider Continent, with journeys set to get underway in 2024. But, while the name Orient Express might conjure images of Art Deco and the roaring twenties, this iteration is set to offer an altogether different look, with designs inspired by 1960s and 1970s Italy.

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On board the Orient Express La Dolce Vita

With nods to contemporary and traditional Italian design, the train’s 12 Deluxe Cabins and 18 Suites are set to bring bold and luxurious accommodation to the railways of Italy and Europe. Dining, naturally, will offer a gourmet taste of Italy with menus designed by some of the country’s finest chefs. Likewise, sommelier-picked wines will represent the very finest Italian vineyards with options to perfectly complement every dish. Guests will also be treated to the very best in personalised five-star service, both on the train and at the new and ever-so-stylish Orient Express Executive Lounge at Rome’s Termini Station where pre- and post-journey refreshements will be served.

Journeys on the Orient Express La Dolce Vita

Ranging from one to three days, the journeys themselves are set to be short but perfectly formed. And, there’ll be plenty of choice, with options taking in destinations across 14 Italian regions as well as trips from Rome to Paris, Split and Istanbul. Of course, all the journeys offered can be tailor-made to your liking by our experienced travel specialists, who’ll be on hand to add on everything from luxury hotel stays to transfers and private tours.

Northern Italy

Take in the beautiful landscapes and rich culture, art and history of Italy’s northern regions, from the spellbinding Italian Lakes to the magnificent Dolomites and the cultural wonders of Veneto, home to Venice and Verona.

Central Italy

Enjoy an unforgettable round trip through some of Italy’s finest landscapes, travelling in style from Rome and taking in the likes of Umbria, Montalchino, the court of the Farnese family and the enchanted gardens of Ninfa. Meanwhile, itineraries through Tuscany will perfectly showcase the Renaissance treasures of Siena and Florence.

Southern Italy

A collection of journeys through Italy’s southern regions will take in the wineries, beaches and Roman ruins of Sicily as well as the myriad delights of Campania, host to picturesque Naples, Pompei and Paestum. Ex.ect dazzling food, fascinating history and artistic wonders throughout,

Rome to Rome via the French Riviera

Following the route of the famous Rome-Express, this journey takes guests on a cross-Continental jaunt to Paris before circling back to Rome via Nice and the French Riviera. Guests will then wrap things up in style with a stay at the soon-to-be-opened Orient Express Minerva hotel in the heart of the Italian capital.

Rome to Venice to Istanbul

Celebrate the best in Italian art and culture before arriving at the gateway to the East. Travelling from the heart of Rome to Venice’s iconic waterways and on to the temples and markets of Istanbul, this iconic rail route traces part of the journey of the original Orient Express.

Rome to Venice to Split

Depart the Italian capital before heading north to follow the Adriatic coast from Venice to Trieste and onwards to Split, home to the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace. Showcasing two European gems to perfection, this journey is set to be the ideal introduction to the sublime landscapes and unique histories of Italy and Croatia.  


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