If Hercules Poirot’s exploits in The Murder on the Orient Express and The Mystery of the Blue Train have you oohing and ahhing, here’s your chance to transform yourself into a mustachioed Belgian detective and enjoy some train luxury for yourself.
On May 17, the historical Orient-Express will host a murder mystery party, complete with costumes, 1920s decor, and, of course, a murder.
The party will begin at the Train Bleu restaurant at Paris’s Gare de Lyon station, where passengers will hear the rules of the game and depart around 11:30 AM. What follows will be an immersive experience featuring costumed actors as train staff and guests. The ride ends in Nice, in the French Riviera at 11:00 PM the same day, but not before passengers enjoy two gastronomic meals, drinks, tea time, a concert, solve a murder, and celebrate with Champagne cocktails.
Tickets for the experience start at $10,380 per person, which includes the train journey, participation in the murder mystery, meals, and a full set of photographs from the onboard photographer. If you have a lot more to spare, you can take advantage of the VIP package, which includes a private session with a French theater and film costume designer to really get you looking the part.