Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


To embark on a voyage aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is to become part of its ever-changing history.

As the gleaming carriages arrive into the station and the uniformed steward welcomes guests aboard, you’ll know that the journey of a lifetime has begun.

Though associated with the glamour of the Roaring Twenties, the golden age of travel is still alive and well today. Passengers will savour beautiful surroundings, dine on spectacular cuisine, and connect with like-minded adventurers united in the shared joy of travel.


As you board the British Pullman at London Victoria station, your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy brunch served with a Bellini as you travel throughout the Kentish countryside. After crossing the Channel, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Throughout your journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express you will be attended by your own personal steward. After you have settled into your private compartment, you will be served a delicious four-course dinner. When you are ready, retire to your compartment, which has now been transformed into a bedroom. (Overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express)


Breakfast is served on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in the comfort of your compartment, at a time to suit you, as you travel through the magnificent mountain and countryside scenery of the Swiss Alps. Spend the morning relaxing in your compartment or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests. Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery of the Brenner Pass and the Italian Dolomites. Later, a selection of pastries are served in your compartment. All too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED THE 5 DAY TRIP ONLY: On arrival at Santa Lucia station, a shared taxi transfer service will take you to your hotel. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice)


Start today with a short walking tour with a local guide for some stories of the city's labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. A visit to Venice is not complete without a ride on a Gondola, a mode of transport that has been in existence in Venice for over 1000 years! Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, while marvelling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica and maybe visit the Doge's Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century. It is advisable to take a tour of this important Venetian landmark to fully understand its extensive history. (Overnight in Venice)


After breakfast this morning, spend another day exploring the canal-side sanctuary of Venice at your own pace. Why not take a water taxi to the Lido and soak up the sunshine on the pristine, sandy beach? Alternatively, indulge your inner culture vulture and head to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, boasting a large collection of modern art. For tasty treats and souvenirs to take back home, perhaps search for local specialities at the Rialto Markets. (Overnight in Venice)


After breakfast, make your way to the airport and check in for your flight back to the UK. Prefer the train to flying? Ask us for details on taking the train for your return to London instead.


  • Delicious 3-course brunch served with a sparkling Bellini aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train
  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train
  • Dedicated steward service
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Sumptuous 4-course dinner: seasonal table d’hôte menu, including cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Continental breakfast served in your compartment
  • Delicious 3-course lunch


  • THE TRAIN – operates from March to November and offers capacity for 179 passengers in 17 beautifully restored wagon-lit carriages, dating from the 1920s and ‘30s, lovingly restored to their former glory with exquisite marquetry and art-deco flourishes
    FEATURES – Three beautifully restored 1920s restaurant cars are the perfect setting for fine-dining aboard the train with authentic period décor, including Lalique glass, lacquer panels, and a recently refurbished Bar Car with a resident pianist.
    GRAND SUITES – three new private Grand Suites available to guests looking for new heights of luxury, offering double or twin beds, private en-suite showers and a lounge area, as well as free flowing champagne, in suite dining, private check-in and special amenities.
  • You can never be overdressed on board. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie for dinner. During the day smart casual clothing is the norm, excluding jeans and trainers
  • During the day, Double Cabins are configured as a lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table. At night the cabin becomes a cosy bedroom with an upper and lower bed, its own washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, complete with soft towels, soap, dressing robes and slippers. A lavatory is situated at the end of each carriage.
  • Table d’hôte meals are included in the fare, and an à la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner for a supplement charge
  • 24-hour cabin service for light snacks, or refreshments and alcoholic drinks (while the Bar Car is open) are available at an additional cost
  • Guests on-board are attended by a steward 24 hours a day
  • The Bar Car serves as an elegant social hub by day, and a lively piano bar by night – the place to be seen sipping cocktails and singing along to classic tunes as the train sweeps through stunning landscapes.
  • The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has been the setting for a number of books and movies, including the famous “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie


  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a private Twin Cabin
  • Dedicated steward service, welcome glass of sparkling wine, three-course lunch, afternoon tea, four-course dinner and Continental breakfast on board
  • 3-night hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
  • Flight from Venice to UK (train return option available)

Fine dining aboard a luxury train



Classic luxury train journeys through Europe

The classic journey travels overnight between London and Venice, encountering breath-taking alpine vistas en route through France and Switzerland. This journey can also be enjoyed as a shorter trip, from London or Venice to Paris.

Throughout the year, other trips include not-to-be-missed destinations such as Prague, Budapest, Istanbul, Prague, Vienna and Berlin.


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