What should you know about traveling on the Orient Express?


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The Orient Express is a train trip that extends from England all the way to Istanbul, Turkey. However, travelers do not need to take the entire trip. They can ride the train on part of the trip or even get a short ride as day passengers.

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The Venice-Simpleton Orient Express is the same train as the one described in Agatha Christie's book "Murder on the Orient Express." Filled with romance and intrigue, her mystery captured some of the enduring appeal of this trip. The modern Orient Express uses some of the same train cars as the original train. The company operating the train also maintains the same strict requirements for behavior and dress.

Travelers are advised to "dress smart, but casual" while riding the train, notes RailsNW.com. This means absolutely no denim jeans. During meals in the dining car, men are expected to wear a jacket and tie and women are to dress with equal care. The Orient Express is also a non-smoking train. Travelers are not allowed to smoke in the bars, dining cars or public spaces.

Travelers are also advised to limit the amount of luggage in their compartment to one or two slim suitcases. Other luggage will be stored in the luggage carriage and will not be accessible until they get off the train.

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