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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A journey of timeless elegance

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Luxury Rail Holidays

Introduction

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The iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has long been defined by luxury, opulence, and timeless elegance, remaining unchanged for decades. Rather than simply emulate times gone by, it truly transports guests into a world where they are constantly reminded of its rich heritage, from Art-Deco design to stylish furnishings and impeccable service.


The train's 1920s and 30s Art-Deco carriages have all been lovingly restored to their original glory, and each with a different décor, the origins of which are described in plaques throughout. And, it all still manages to feel exclusive and luxurious, from the elegant bar car to the classic suites, more of which later. With speed of the utmost importance in today’s day and age, both in travel and daily life, the Orient Express offers a wonderful antidote, where the journey really is as important as the destination. Tick off Europe’s most romantic and enchanting cities as the train sweeps through Europe's central Alps and past the armoured peaks of the Italian Dolomites en route to the canals of Venice or the architectural wonders of Budapest. There are also routes between London and Vienna, Paris and Berlin, while once a year, guests have the chance to retrace the Orient Express' original 1883 journey on an annual nine-day jaunt to Istanbul.

Life on board

As guests step onboard, impeccable service from white-gloved stewards, dressed in those iconic blue hats, transports guests to a time more civilised and refined. And, they're just a press of a button away as you sit back and watch Europe's  landscapes rush past. It's all enjoyed from the comforts of your in-cabin seating, which, as an exquisite dinner is served in the dining car, is discreetly transformed into upper and lower berths, made up in crisp damask sheets and with bathrobes and slippers provided. Dining, a formal affair as exquisite and refined as the service, is enjoyed in one of three restaurant cars, from the hand-carved designs of Etoile du Nord to the glass-panelled Lalique or black lacquer of L’Oriental. Wherever you dine, be sure to visit the bar car for a champagne cocktail before settling down to a meal that might include the likes of Mont St Michel saltmarsh lamb and fresh lobsters from Brittany coast.

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Grand Suites

Even more luxurious are the cabin suites, where two interconnecting cabins allow you to choose two lower berths for sleeping. Oak panelling, lacy doilies, washbasins and mosaic-tiled lavatories at the end of the carriage all add to part of the historic charm, but for the ultimate in luxury, Grand Suites offer en-suite bathrooms, a plush double bed and opulent design. It’s all Art-Deco patterns combined with visual cues taken from their namesake suite names, Istanbul, Venice and Paris. There’s embossed leather and exotic motifs in the Istanbul suite, glass ornaments in Venice, while Paris’ elegance is embodied in fanned lamps and chic furnishings. And it’s all enjoyed with in-suite private dining and free-flowing champagne.

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Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London via Vienna

6-day luxury rail journey from £4,760 pp incl. flights

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2021 departures early booking discount – Save up to £95pp
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Savour the Orient Express with two nights aboard, immersing yourself in a world of afternoon teas and bar-car cocktails between luxury stays in two city greats.

Burano

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Venice’s Islands

4-day Luxury rail journey from £2,930 pp incl. flights

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2021 departures early booking discount – Save up to £60pp
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Pair the world's most luxurious rail journey with an in-depth of appreciation of Venice, staying on its archipelago and exploring with an island-hopping private launch.

Ponte Pietra in Verona

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona to London No-fly

5-day tailor-made no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,320 pp

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2021 departures early booking discount – Save up to £70pp
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As an alternative to the classic Verona to London route, this tailor-made no-fly itinerary brings you to one of Italy's most treasured cities followed by an iconic rail journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Return to Venice

5-day luxury rail journey from £4,720 pp

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Return fare discount plus Metropole Early booking discount – Save up to £940pp
Book by: 30 November 2020

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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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,905 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.

Venice

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

4-day tailor-made holiday from £2,860 pp incl. flights

After a stay in a canal-side palace, reached by private water taxi, indulge with bar-car drinks and fine dining as you sweep over the Alps and through rural Europe.

Ponte Pietra, Verona, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,970 pp incl. flights

Explore Verona’s medieval delights with a luxury stay and pair of tasting tours before the afternoon teas and white-gloved service of the most iconic train sees you home.

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Vienna–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,880 pp incl. flights

After a luxury stay in Vienna, let cocktail brunches, four-course dinners and personal-steward service see you through some of Europe’s prettiest scenery.

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Hark back to the golden age of travel with opulent private berths, fine dining experiences and stunning scenery.

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