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Luxury rail holidays from Belmond

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Luxury Rail Journeys


Belmond set the standard for luxury rail travel, pairing immaculately restored trains with world-leading service, extraordinary dining and a range of routes taking some truly incredible locations, worldwide. From the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to spectacular journeys in Malaysia and Peru, we take a closer look at what makes these experiences so special. 

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar car on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

This is rail travel at its iconic best. Step onboard immaculately restored carriages, adorned in that famous blue-and-gold livery, into a world of art deco opulence not seen since the early 20th century. Indeed, a journey aboard this train is like stepping back in time, from the wood-panelled cabins and suites – the latter complete with en suite shower rooms  – to the opulence of the bar car and the fineries and the dining cars, where guests are treated to multi-course dining and a menu of world-leading wines.

The journeys themselves are thoroughly scenic affairs, linking a curated selection of Europe's great cities – Paris, Venice, Verona, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam and Istanbul among others – by way of the continent's most majestic landscapes. You'll find a selection of itineraries below, or head our Venice Simplon-Orient-Express page to browse the full collection.

Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express

The Eastern & Oriental Express

Having recently returned to service with a new collection of journeys, the Eastern & Oriental Express offer guests the chance to explore the jungles, cities and coastlines of Malaysia in unmatched style. Onboard, newly refreshed carriages boast cherrywood-panelled corridors and fine Malaysian embroidery, while the restaurant car, with its fine marquetry, serves delicious food inspired by the region.

Setting out from Singapore, you'll experience a world of ageless indulgence as you explore some of Malaysia's most spectacular regions, such as Taman Nagara National Park – home to rarely seen tigers – and the country's sun-kissed west coast with the chance to visit the islands of Langkawi and historic Penang. Off the train, you'll be treated to a curated programme of daily excursions, including immersive city tours, chef-led cookery classes, paddle boarding and snorkelling.

Belmond Andean Explorer

Belmond Andean Explorer

Having launched in 2017, Peru’s Andean Explorer is a decidedly more contemporary affair than its European and Asian cousins. Think plush leather seating, a hand-painted ivory exterior and even in-built oxygen for comfort while travelling at high altitude. There’s even an onboard spa, with a full range of massages available. However, with the Andean Explorer travelling one of the world’s highest railways, the destination truly takes centre stage.

Expect views of snow-capped Andean peaks – best taken in from the open observation car – to mark your journey between some of Peru’s most iconic sights. Centring around South America’s most luxurious train, this itinerary takes in some of the finest highlights of Peru while offering unrivalled comfort and style.

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond Royal Scotsman winding its way through the Scottish Highlands on a sunny summer's day.
Belmond Royal Scotsman

This is the ultimate way to experience the sheer beauty of the Scotland's Highlands and island in style. Stepping aboard this gem of a train, you'll enter a world of candlelit dinners and live ceilidh performances accompanied by sweeping views of some of the UK's most beautiful landscapes.

This most luxurious of trains comes dressed in lacquer-polished wood panels and warm tonal fabrics, delightfully evocative of an Edwardian country house. And, alongside the full-board fine dining and all-inclusive spread of premium drinks, the en-suite cabins are sublime. There’s even a spa carriage. Then, off the train, you’ll be treated to everything from clay pigeon shoots castle to tours and distillery tastings.

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Venice, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

4-day tailor-made holiday from £4,425 pp incl. flights


Exclusive savings – Save up to £835pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

After a stay in a canal-side palace, reached by private water taxi, indulge with bar-car drinks and fine dining as you sweep across the snow-dusted Alps and through the heart of western Europe.

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Vienna to London

4-day luxury rail journey from £4,570 pp incl. flights


Vienna to London (via Paris) - 10 Jul dep special savings – Save up to £845pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

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.

Verona Arena, Verona, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona to London

4-day luxury rail journey from £4,215 pp incl. flights


2024 Northbound departures Exclusive savings – Save up to £755pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

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.

St Mark's Square, Venice

Taste of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

3-day luxury rail holiday from £4,975 pp incl. flights

Enjoyed across three memorable days, this short but luxurious trip is the perfect introduction to luxury rail travel and the legendary glamour of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Cannes, France

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Cannes

5-day luxury rail journey from £5,190 pp incl. flights


Summer departure savings – Save up to £450pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

Enjoy a slice of the high life as you pair the world's most iconic train with the glamour of the French Riviera – a journey not to be missed.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Istanbul

9-day luxury rail journey from £19,575 pp incl. flights

Each year, the Orient Express takes an exclusive few on its original route, enjoying luxury stays and curated tours in France, Hungary and Romania en route to Istanbul at the gateway to Asia.

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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