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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Europe Great railway journeys

Experience the golden age of travel

Introduction

Our curated collection of luxury rail journeys take in the very best of Europe, blending elegance and refinement with the chance to explore the Continent's spectacular landscapes and city greats. Browse our selection of journeys below, or call our luxury rail holiday specialists for expert advice and the latest offers.

Our favourite has to be the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a train that conjures up the sheer glamour of the roaring twenties, Art Deco opulence paired with the very best in white-gloved service and destination-inspired dining. Perhaps take its classic route from London to Venice, or step off the beaten tracks with a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Istanbul or a luxury weekend away in Prague, Berlin or Verona.


Alternatively, the the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express ventures further afield, cosseting guests in suitably grand style across the vast landscapes of Russia and across the Mongolian steppe. Or, you might prefer to stick closer to home, riding the rails through Norway's fjords on the famous Flåm Railway, on the El Transcantábrico in Spain or through the verdant landscapes of Ireland aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

 

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Our top itineraries for Europe Great railway journeys

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,985 pp incl. flights

The signature route – Alpine vistas and French countryside paired with champagne receptions, multi-course meals and a luxury Venetian stay, reached by private water taxi.

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ train on an arched bridge over Spanish river

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ luxury rail journey

10-day tailor-made rail journey from £5,875 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

2022 Early booking discount – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 August 2021

Travelling aboard one of Spain’s most luxurious trains, you’ll enjoy gourmet dining and cocktail evenings as you travel the coastal route between San Sebastián’s golden beaches and Santiago’s medieval wonders.

Al Andalus train

Al Andalus Luxury train: Seville, Granada & Cordoba

9-day tailor-made rail journey from £4,115 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount - 2022 season – Save up to £190pp
Book by: 31 August 2021

This weeklong rail journey will see you travel in royal luxury between the Andalucia great Moorish cities, returning each evening to the fine dining, piano lounge and opulent cabins of the Al Andalus train.

Venice, Italy

Italy by Rail

15-day luxury rail journey from £2,335 pp incl. flights

Discover Italy's history and culture with First Class train rides that knit together the country's great cities. You'll compare the competing delights of Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples Sorrento and Florence with private tours and transfers included throughout.

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Top offers for Europe Great railway journeys

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ train on an arched bridge over Spanish river

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ luxury rail journey

10-day tailor-made rail journey from £5,875 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

2022 Early booking discount – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 August 2021

Travelling aboard one of Spain’s most luxurious trains, you’ll enjoy gourmet dining and cocktail evenings as you travel the coastal route between San Sebastián’s golden beaches and Santiago’s medieval wonders.

Al Andalus train

Al Andalus Luxury train: Seville, Granada & Cordoba

9-day tailor-made rail journey from £4,115 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount - 2022 season – Save up to £190pp
Book by: 31 August 2021

This weeklong rail journey will see you travel in royal luxury between the Andalucia great Moorish cities, returning each evening to the fine dining, piano lounge and opulent cabins of the Al Andalus train.

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Taste of the Highlands

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £2,980 pp

Special
offer

1 Free night at Balmoral Hotel & onboard spa treatment – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 May 2021

Travel straight into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, visiting enchanting sites of natural beauty and making the most of the thrilling outdoor activities.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Return to Venice

5-day luxury rail journey from £5,660 pp

Travel both ways on the world's greatest train, enjoying indulgent onboard dining, water-taxi transfers and a luxury stay in a Venetian palace.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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