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Grand Canal, Venice

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London incl. British Pullman

4-day tailor-made holiday from £5,160 pp incl. flights


Short description

Pair a stay in historic Venice with two of the world's most iconic rail experiences


  • Enjoy all the old-world luxuries of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Indulge with wine-paired fine dining as you sweep across the Alps
  • Make the most of an evening in the train's iconic bar car
  • Start your time away with a two-night stay in the heart of historic Venice
  • End in style aboard the Belmond British Pullman

In Brief

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


Recommended for:
April holidays | City | City-break | Food & wine | History & culture | 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 to Calais. Finally, after a hop across the Channel, you'll board the Belmond British Pullman to London. 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)

Meals: B

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 on the Belmond British Pullman

Enjoy a light breakfast of pastries and fruit in your cabin, then, watch the landscapes of northern France race by as you make your way to Calais via Paris. Finally, following a hop across the Channel, you'll step aboard the Belmond British Pullman for a gourmet journey back to London, the perfect end to the perfect luxury break.

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 2023

The British Pullman will only link with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in 2023

Remaining availability departing from Venice in Historic Cabin

08 Nov

Suite and Grand Suite limited availability

Valid for travel:

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express operates on selected dates between March and December on a variety of routes.

Price includes:

  • Outbound flight between UK and Venice
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* hotel on a B&B basis
  • Venice to Calais on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • Luxury coach transfer through the Channel Tunnel
  • Folkestone to London Victoria on the British Pullman

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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