New launch of The Vietage Luxury Railway Journeys Through South Central Vietnam
Travel by train is a unique experience that stirs up a sense of nostalgia. Train travel is an incredible way to see the world. Wherever you’re exploring: nothing can compare to travelling by train.
The Vietage departed for its inaugural journey on Wednesday 1st July 2020 and now brings luxury railway journeys through the Vietnamese countryside connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities.
The Vietage has been developed by Anantara to introduce memorable journeys between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, a unique Vietnamese luxury travel experience for its guests.
The custom-designed opulent carriage, with just 12 reservation-only seats, immerses its guests into the culture, nature and history of the country through the stories of its daily return journey, heralding a new age of glamorous train travel.
The Vietage carriage boasts sleek-lined modern interiors, big picture windows and large comfy seats, while a sit-up bar offers a change of scenery and the chance to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks over conversation with friends, before the main culinary experience.
FEATURES & FACILITIES
- Wine cellar
- Sit-up bar
- Curated menu of Vietnamese and French flavours
- Selected free-flow wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee
- Add-on dining choices include premium wines, Champagnes, caviar, and local and international cheeses
- Dedicated area for head and shoulder treatments
- Power outlets and charging stations
- Complimentary WiFi
- Luxurious seating for 12 passengers only
- Six private booths with two comfortable seats per booth
The Vietage departs every morning from Da Nang Railway Station at 09:31, arriving in Quy Nhon at 15:31. It makes the return journey in the late afternoon, departing from Dieu Tri Railway Station at 17:29 and arriving in Da Nang at 23:01. The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, taking a break during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period.
The Vietage traverses some of the most spectacular terrain in Vietnam, and when one journey ends, another begins.
As you watch Central Vietnam amble by outside, curious sights might catch your eye – the ruins of ancient cities, historical relics, lakes and towers. There are the crumbled ramparts of Trà Kiệu, the first capital city of the Hindu Champa Kingdom; the coastal city of Quảng Ngãi, home to the Long Wall of Vietnam; and the An Khe Lake, considered the cradle of Sa Huynh culture. The golden shores of Quy Nhon take you off the beaten track to a place of tranquil coves, verdant national parks and ancient temples. Settle into seaside relaxation or venture out and explore the rich coastal culture of Central Vietnam.
You might also catch a glimpse of indigenous plants and animals, of ancient history, or of local daily life. Bright bursts of frangipanis. Water buffaloes grazing in fields. White cranes drifting across azure skies.
During the six hour journey, guests encounter a plethora of taste sensations as the countryside rolls by. An exclusively-curated menu evokes the essence of Vietnam with a French twist, through an explosion of creative flavours and local ingredients. Dishes such as Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck will excite plant, carnivore and seafood lovers alike. Sweet endings come in the form of local Da Lat strawberries, passion fruit tart and a typical French-style crème brulée made with superior Dong Nai chocolate from Vietnam.
A one-way ticket aboard The Vietage costs US$185 per person, including a three-course, pre-ordered meal, free-flow wines, beers and soft drinks, bar snacks and a 30-minute head and shoulder treatment.
An à la carte menu also offers premium wines, champagnes and treats such as local caviar and the finest selection of both local and international cheeses, all available for pre-purchase.
A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers head and shoulder treatments on the go as the train passes through local villages, rural countryside and stops at a few stations on the way.