Meet the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train in Berlin.
Shortly after departing, enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars.
Pass by cities including Wuppertal, where you glide alongside the famous Suspension Monorail. Dating from 1901, you may be able to spot its historic red Kaiser’s carriage.
Let the hours slip by as you watch the changing scenery from your observation window. Afternoon tea is served in your cabin.
Dress to impress and head to the restaurant for a stunning four-course dinner.
The train passes Cologne Cathedral and then moves into the stunning scenery of the Rhine river gorge. Glimpse cliffside castles as you pass the Lorelei, where a mythical siren lured sailors into the depths. Keep your eyes peeled for the boat-shaped, 14th-century Pfalzgrafenstein Castle perched on an island.
After dinner, trade stories with fellow travellers in the Bar Car before you retire to your cabin.