Trying to plan a holiday that's just a little bit different and now have my heart set on the Nostalgie Istanbul Orient Express. This train consists of 10 first-class sleeping carriages, containing private compartments with one lower or twin upper and lower beds, and a built-in washbasin with hot and cold running water. During the day, compartments are converted into comfortable salons and there are two dining carriages, shower carriage, Pullman and bar which are beautifully decorated with inlaid glass paneling. These original carriages (sleeping ones, shower, Pullman and bar) and were built in England, Belgium, France and Italy in 20s-30s and were the part of the legendary “Orient Express”. The names of Marlene Dietrich and Jean Marais, the Queen Elisabeth II of United Kingdom and H.R.H. princess Grace of Monaco, French president Charles de Gaulle and the leader of former Soviet government Nikita Khroutchev, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known as Mata-Hari are in the list of passengers of the "Orient Express". On board this wonderful train I can explore and discover Northern Russia; Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Kandalaksha, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Novgorod, St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl.
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