Who can forget Agatha Christie’s Orient Express, where Detective Poirot solved a puzzling murder mystery? If you have always fantasized about being on such a mysterious train, now is your chance.
From 1833 to 1977, the Orient Express ran the famed route of Paris to Istanbul. It carried many famous personalities, Such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Coco Chanel. It’s being revived now by Ariodante, a bespoke luxury company. The ‘murder express’ will now kickoff again for the first time, on January 18, 2020, from Gare de Lyon station. Passengers will engage in an immersive murder party based in the 1920s, complete with actors disguised as train staff. The ride will end on the same night at 10:45pm at Nice.
It will include meals, such as high tea and dinner, served in the vintage dining room. When passengers reach the final destination, the passengers will celebrate with champagne and an overnight luxury stay in Nice. Before you get too excited, be warned that the trip cost begins at $10,210 per person.
If you’re willing to fork out $3850, you can have additional features such as a costume fitting with robes from the 1920s, plus a haircut and manicure to make your look more authentic. Transfers from the hotel and train station will be in vintage 1920s cars. If you have the money but the dates don’t suit you, Ariodante will soon be announcing two more such tours at a later time. You can make bookings on https://www.ariodantetravel.com/orient-express.