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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

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.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,740 pp incl. flights

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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 journey from £2,445 pp incl. flights

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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.

Bridge Ponte Pietra, Adige River, Verona

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,610 pp incl. flights

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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.

Vltava River, Prague

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice-Prague-London

7-day luxury rail journey from £4,785 pp incl. flights

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Take some extra time to indulge with one of the world’s most luxurious trains on a journey paired with stays in two of Europe’s city greats.

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Holidays on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Vienna–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,745 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.

Florence, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice & Florence

6-day tailor-made journey from £3,235 pp incl. flights

Knit together luxury stays in two of Italy’s city greats with the world's finest rail journey, enjoying guided tours, gourmet dining and piano-accompanied drinks.

Varenna, Lake Como

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Lake Como

6-day luxury rail journey from £4,275 pp incl. flights

Step back to the Grand Tours of the British gentry, pairing an opulent stay in the Italian Lakes with the Art-Deco extravagance of the most famous luxury rail journey.

Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna

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

6-day luxury rail journey from £4,405 pp incl. flights

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.

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Cabins on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Istanbul Grand Suite

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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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