Holiday ideas to Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a true icon of luxury rail travel. And, while it's best known for the classic London to Venice route, there are a host of other itineraries available, taking in some of Europe's greatest cities. Perhaps you'll trace the train's original journey on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Istanbul, take in an opera in Verona or tune in to more musical legends in Vienna. There's also the beauty of Lake Como, the buzz of Berlin and Budapest and the enchanting Venetian Islands to explore. Or, why not combine your rail experience with the indulgences of a luxury cruise?
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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – the very name conjures up images of 19th-century splendour, of silent film stars and Agatha Christie. All of the glamour and mystique still lingers, the white-gloved service as faultless as one could hope for from the world's most famous train ride.
This journey is the just-as spectacular reverse of London to Venice onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start in Venice, staying in a charming canal-side hotel, before enjoying fine dining and immaculate service as you speed through the picturesque Austrian Alps.
Simply put, this is one of the greatest experiences in world travel. Whether it’s fine dining in the restaurant car or personalised service in your private cabin, you’ll be pampered throughout the journey over the Alps and back to London. It all starts with a luxurious palace stay in Verona.
There a very few travel experiences in the world that can match the elegance of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Evocative and luxurious, the journey will whisk you from Vienna to London in unrivalled style. To get you started, we've also included a luxury two-night stay in the Austrian capital.
Travelling aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, this tailor-made trip pairs the glamour of one of the world's greatest rail journeys with luxury takes in two of Italy's city greats – Venice and Florence.
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Book by: 31 July 2019
Step back to the Grand Tours of the British gentry, embarking on a luxury train journey from London to Verona, where you'll continue to an opulent stay on the shores of Lake Como.