RailThe 12-seat reservation-only carriage is created by Anantara to offer a unique travel journey between Da Nang and Quy Nhon.

New luxury train Vietage pulls into south-central Vietnam

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Local sights and culinary delights abound during the six-hour journey aboard the Vietage.
Local sights and culinary delights abound during the six-hour journey aboard the Vietage.

The Vietage is a new luxury train concept plying between Da Nang and Quy Nhon, offering guests a memorable way to see the unique sights along Vietnam's south central region.

Launched into service from 1 July 2020, the 12-seat reservation-only carriage is developed by Anantara to offer unique journeys for its guests travelling between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas.

The Vietage carriage is outfitted with sleek modern interiors, big picture windows and large comfy seats, with a dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offering head and shoulder treatments on the go.

During the six-hour journey, guests can enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks at the sit-up bar, or tuck into an exclusively curated menu featuring Vietnamese-French dishes such as Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck.

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 a fine selection of both local and international cheeses, all available for pre-purchase.

The Vietage departs from Da Nang every morning at 09.31, arriving at Dieu Tri station in Quy Nhon at 15.43. The return journey departs from Dieu Tri at 17.29 and arrives in Da Nang at 23.01. The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, pausing operations during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period.

In support of the Dollars for Deeds programme, a donation of US$1 per ticket is made to the Kianh Foundation, a not-for-profit charity providing a full-time, customised, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam.

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