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How much does it cost to enjoy a luxury train journey in Europe à la newlyweds Maja Salvador and Rambo Nuñez?

By Melanie Uson Published Aug 06, 2023 5:36 pm

One of the best ways to treat yourself is to travel—and if you have the moolah, why not do it in the most lavish way possible? 

With its stunning architecture and picturesque scenes, it's a no-brainer why newlyweds Maja Salvador and Rambo Nuñez chose Europe as their honeymoon destination after their grand wedding in Bali, Indonesia on July 31. They kicked it off with a private train journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and it was nothing short of luxurious.

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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express provides its guests with a one-of-a-kind travel experience via "the most magnificent mode of transport to tour Europe and its finest cities"—complete with eye-catching interiors and flowing champagne.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on the tracks

The luxury train has a total of 78 routes available such as Rome to Paris, Budapest to Paris, Paris to Florence, and Paris to Albertville, among others. All trips are one-night journeys except the roundtrip ones of London-Budapest, Paris-Vienna, and Paris-Budapest, which require a four-night stay.  

The train's hallway

Guests must adhere to a dress code to maintain the glamour of the place. Smart daywear is preferred during the day. One can wear a jacket or tie for lunch, while one is required to wear formal ensembles for dinner. Wearing jeans is prohibited at all times.  

Bar Car

Priced at £3,210 or $4,000 (over P200,000) per person, the historic cabin has banquette seating that transforms into a comfortable berth you can relax in at night.

Historic cabin

The suite is decked out with stylish prints and patterns carved by expert craftsmen in France, featuring a lush green theme, royal blue, or classic white décor.

The bed is also convertible to a seating area, similar to that of the historic cabin. It also has a private marble bathroom with a mosaic floor. A stay in the suite costs £7,260 or $9,000 (around P500,000) per person, inclusive of items like a kimono and slippers you may bring home after the ride.

The suite

Want to feel like a queen? Go ahead and book the grand suite. Aside from feasting your eyes on the amazing nature scenes outside as well as its striking interiors, you are also in for some free-flowing champagne, which will be available for you the entire stay. You can choose among six suites, with names and Art Deco interiors inspired by the European cities of Paris, Venice, Istanbul, Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Grand suite

You are also entitled to a private dining session, a plush lounging area, a spacious marble bathroom, and a butler service available for 24 hours to accommodate all your needs. You would need around £9,970 or nearly $13,000 (over P700,000) per person to stay in this stunning room.

Private in-cabin dining at the grand suite

The luxury train also offers arrangements to their partner hotels like Hotel Cipriani in Venice, where Maja and Rambo opted to stay, as well as Castello di Casole in Tuscany, The Cadogan in London, and Villa San Michele in Florence, Italy. Know more about the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express here