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Fast-Track to Scandinavia on the Luxurious Orient-Express

Sunday Jun 10, 2012
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While Scandinavia may not always be warm, it’s definitely hot on today’s travel scene. With gastronomic meccas Noma and Mathias Dahlgren, spectacular landscapes of craggy fjords and verdant lowlands, and addictive Dragon Tattoo thrillers, it’s no surprise that this northerly destination is on everyone’s travel wish list.

Starting in April 2013, the best way to experience Scandinavia is aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ NEW, first rail voyage from Venice to Stockholm, which, over the course of five days, will journey through Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany before making its way to Denmark and Sweden.

Guests desiring a shorter journey may opt to travel on either of the two legs of this tour: Venice to Copenhagen or Copenhagen to Stockholm. Reverse itineraries are also available.

Beyond the cozy comforts of the train’s vintage Art Deco carriages, on these journeys Orient-Express will welcome its Venice guests to a two-night stay at its renowned Hotel Cipriani on the island of Giudecca, which overlooks St. Mark’s Square and the scenic Grand Canal of Venice. Passengers journeying from Venice to Stockholm will have the opportunity to discover Copenhagen on foot, with the train making an overnight stop in the Danish capital.

Orient-Express (NYSE: OEH, www.orient-express.com), the name behind an elite collection of travel experiences, first came into being in 1883 as one of the world’s most exciting and indulgent train journeys. Today that evocative name embraces hotels, cruises, and other luxury rail adventures in 24 countries across five continents. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it first purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then, shortly afterwards, recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris, and Venice, along with other European cities.

Today, the company owns or part-owns and manages 50 businesses, 41 of which are highly acclaimed hotels, each unique in style, from the Mount Nelson in Cape Town and Rio’s Copacabana Palace to the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg and Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. There are six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations, and ’21’, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants.



Venice to Stockholm and Stockholm to Venice - Five Nights

April 8-13, 2013
Venice to Stockholm, via Copenhagen
$5,900 per person*
The five-night package includes two nights prior to boarding at Hotel Cipriani, two nights aboard the VSOE from Venice to Stockholm, and one night at the Copenhagen Marriott hotel mid-journey.

April 12-17, 2013
Stockholm to Venice, via Copenhagen
$5,900 per person
The five-night package includes two nights aboard the VSOE from Stockholm to Venice, one night at the Copenhagen Marriott hotel mid-journey, and two nights post-train at Hotel Cipriani.

Venice to Copenhagen and Copenhagen to Venice - Three Nights

April 8-11, 2013
Venice to Copenhagen
$4,400 per person
The three-night package includes two nights prior to boarding at Hotel Cipriani and one night/two days aboard the VSOE from Venice to Copenhagen.

April 12-15, 2013
Copenhagen to Venice
$4,400 per person
The three-night package includes a one-night/two-day rail journey from Copenhagen to Venice aboard the VSOE and two nights post-train at Hotel Cipriani.

Copenhagen to Stockholm and Stockholm to Copenhagen - One Night

April 10-11, 2013
Copenhagen to Stockholm
$2,000 per person
The one-night/two day rail journey aboard the VSOE travels from Copenhagen to Stockholm.

April 12-13, 2013
Stockholm to Copenhagen
$2,000 per person
The one-night/two day rail journey aboard the VSOE travels from Stockholm to Copenhagen
*Transfers between train stations and hotels are included in the above rates.


For further information or to book, please contact Orient-Express Centre, The Americas, Trains & Cruises at 800-524-2420 or email greatjourneys@oeh.com.

You can also visit www.orient-express.com


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