Unrivalled luxury aboard the world's most famous train journey
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- Step back to the golden age of travel
- Begin with a two-night luxury stay in Vienna
- Enjoy Michelin-standard dining throughout your journey
- Indulge with cocktails in the bar car
- 2 Nights Vienna
- 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
History & culture | Rail journey
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, enjoying white-gloved service and gourmet fine dining as you go. We’ve also included two luxurious nights in Vienna, where grand Baroque architecture sets the tone for some of the world’s greatest classical composers. You’ll then board the Orient Express for an unforgettable overnight journey to London, taking in the sprawling scenery of the Austrian, German and French countryside.
Day by day itinerary
Flying out to Vienna, make your way to to your spa accommodation. You’ll have the choice between two 19th-century palaces, with our Deluxe offering a special highlight for its Michelin-starred restaurant and World-Exhibition history. Whichever you choose, however, you’ll be perfectly located in the city centre, with all of the Austrian capital’s delights on your doorstep. Wander along Baroque streetscapes to take in the city’s imperial grandeur – the six-century-long legacy of the Habsburg monarchy evident across palaces, chapels and treasure-trove museums. But, there’s also plenty looking towards the future. To match its innovative culinary, arts and music scenes, there’s everything from lively cafés to craft beer houses.
Stay: Hotel Rathauspark, Vienna (Superior) or Le Meridien, Vienna (Deluxe)
Depart Vienna aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
After breakfast today and a leisurely morning exploring Vienna further, make your way the short distance to the station. Here, you’ll be met by a personal steward who, dressed in the train’s iconic blue, will show you to your private cabin. You’ll be welcomed to its polished-wood grandeur by a glass of sparkling wine as the train pulls off into the Austrian countryside. It’s then time for lunch in one of the restaurant cars; expect gourmet menus to span multiple courses, served up among Lalique glasswork and delicate marquetry. Then, it’s back to your cabin to change for dinner – a four-course extravaganza with Brittany lobsters and Mont Saint-Michel lamb among the highlights. Then, perhaps cap it all off with a piano-accompanied drink in the champagne bar.
Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)
Meals: B L D
Arrive in London
You’ll wake this morning to pretty views of rural France and a Continental breakfast, served by your attendant in your cabin. After sweeping through Paris, it’s then time for an indulgent lunch before you arrive into Calais where a channel-tunnel hop will see you onto Folkestone. Here, you’ll board the Belmond British Pullman, settling in to plush armchairs in 1920s carriages that have hosted everyone from Churchill to the Queen Mother. It’s the evocative setting for afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine, taken before you roll into London Victoria – journey’s end.
Meals: B L
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
4-day luxury rail journey from £2,745 incl. flights
Valid for Vienna to London on 26 Oct 2019
Valid for travel:
Pricing based on Vienna to London on the Venice Simplon Orient Express
Selected dates departing Vienna via Paris
2019 : 11 May / 28 Sep / 26 Oct
- Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
- Outbound flight from UK to Vienna
- 2 nights accommodation on a B&B basis at the Hotel Rathanspark
- Vienna to Calais on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
- Folkestone to London on the British Pullman including three course gourmet brunch accompanied by an iconic Bellini cocktail
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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