Get Inspired / Europe Inspire Magazine - European travelling in style Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe Inspire Magazine - European travelling in style story by: Inspire Magazine While both the Orient Express and the El Transcantabrico pass through stunning scenery and captivating cities, it has to be admitted that the theatre of luxury train travel is half of the enjoyment. So although there is no longer a requirement to dress formally for dinner, you really are missing out on a wonderful occasion if you don't dress appropriately for the evening meal in a grand dining car. Imagine the starched tablecloths and fine dining with the passing countryside shrouded in moonlight - you can picture it just as Agatha Christie imagined it. Attention to detail is the hallmark of companies that specialise in luxury travel and the commitment to delivering an unsurpassed holiday is definitely evident with the best operators. River cruise ships include practically every requirement for the discerning traveller covered by the price. All meals, sightseeing excursions, entertainment, beer and wine with lunch and dinner are all taken care of. You just sit back and enjoy the constantly changing vista. The crews on the luxury barges also go that extra mile to create a memorable experience. The chef, who will often create meals that reflect the region's specialities, will welcome your company on shopping trips to the markets you'll encounter on the way. As the barge will be a regular visitor to these locations, the crew will know the communities you'll be travelling through and be able to quickly immerse you in the local culture, bringing to life the sights and distinctive flavours of the region. Go ahead, give yourself the luxury of arriving in style and you'll always leave informed… Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Europe’s 8 best music festivals Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.