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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

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

Special offer: Exclusive savings – Save up to £835pp


Short description

The splendours of Venice meet Austria's storybook scenery


  • Recall the Golden Age of travel onboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Discover Venice's Gothic architecture and rich history
  • Stay in palatial luxury in the heart of Venice's waterways
  • Experience white-glove service and all-inclusive meals onboard the luxurious train
  • Take in the spectacular scenery of the Austrian Alps

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Venice
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Recommended for:
April holidays | City | City-break | Food & wine | History & culture | March holidays | May holidays | Rail journey | Short break

This four-day journey is the wonderful reverse of the seminal London to Venice train journey onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start amid Venice’s Gothic splendours, discovering frescoed cathedrals and historic piazzas while staying in a luxurious canal-side hotel. After two nights in Venice you’ll board the iconic blue-and-gold carriages of the train, enjoying discreet, white glove service and all-inclusive wine-paired meals as you traverse through the mountain meadows and chocolate box villages of the Austrian Alps, finishing your journey in London. Lastly, this journey is available as a no-fly holiday.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Venice

You'll begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Venice. Whatever you choose, you'll be met on arrival by a private water taxi for the scenic journey to your hotel. There’s the lavish Baglioni Hotel Luna with its silk-panelled walls, frescoed ceilings and rooftop Grand-Canal views, or the L’Orologio, whose contemporary rooms and innovative artworks are just a short stroll from Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. 

Stay: Hotel L'Orologio, Venice (Superior) or Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 2

You’ve got today free to explore Venice’s winding waterways and colourful streets – we recommend a walking tour to make the most of your time in this historic city. Perhaps take in famous sights such as Gothic 14th-century Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica, and follow in Hemingway’s footsteps with a Bellini at the illustrious Harry’s Bar. Perhaps enjoy some fresh seafood antipasti in one of Venice’s charming trattorias before taking a cruise out across the Venetian Lagoon to explore Burano’s vivid storybook charm, or take in the glassblowing heritage of nearby Murano, a charming microcosm of Venice itself. 

Stay: Hotel L'Orologio, Venice (Superior) or Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Leave the splendours of Venice behind today as you head to the Venezia Santa Lucia Station to board the iconic blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before enjoying a three-course lunch in the restaurant car as you take in outside’s grandeur. Delight at chocolate box Austrian villages among the deep river valleys and rolling hills of Brenner Pass before the snow-dusted mountains and picturesque meadows of Alberg Pass dominate the landscape. Then, enjoy pastries served in your oak-panelled cabin or upgrade to a spectacular Grand Suite with a double bed and private bathroom before you prepare for your last night on board. It's a special one, as you'll enjoy a four-course dinner, sampling everything from Brittany lobster to saltmarsh lamb, alongside, of course, an extensive fine wine list. 

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Arrive in London

Enjoy a light breakfast of pastries and fruit in your cabin, then, watch the landscapes of France race by as you make your way to Paris. On arrival, disembark and make your way to Gare du Nord where you'll board the Eurostar for the final leg of your journey back to London's St Pancras Station.

Meals: B L


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Historic Cabin / Superior Hotels 2024

Special Offer

Exclusive savings: Save up to £390 pp.

Book by: 30 June 2024

Mar / Apr

from £4,425 pp. incl. flights

Nov / Dec

from £4,665 pp. incl. flights

Aug / Sep / Oct

from £5,195 pp. incl. flights

May / Jun

from £4,830 pp. incl. flights

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express operates on selected dates between March and December

Special offer departure dates: 29 June, 22 July, 01, 06, 12 August, 05, 21 November 2024

Price includes:

  • Flight between UK and Venice
  • Meet & Greet service and Private water taxi from Venice Marco Polo airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* hotel on a B&B basis
  • Shared water taxi from hotel to Santa Lucia Station
  • Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras on Eurostar in Business Premier Class

Upgrades to Suites and Grand Suites on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express available - please ask your consultant for details

During the Paris Olympics (26 Jul - 11 Aug) and Paris Paralympics (28 Aug - 08 Sep), accommodation and Eurostar journeys will be in high demand, and longer minimum stays may be required at Paris hotels.

2024 departure schedule Venice to Paris (Historic Cabin availability will vary depending on date)

Mar  05 / 12 / 19 / 26 | Apr 02 / 09 / 27 | May 10 / 15 | Jun 29 | Aug 01 / 06 / 12 / 20 | Sep 14 | Oct 01 / 15 / 20 | Nov 05 / 17 / 21 / 26 | Dec 03 / 10 / 14

Terms & Conditions

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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