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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London via Vienna

7-day luxury rail journey from £5,370 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Experiences an icon of luxury rail travel as you take in two of Europe's great cities

Highlights

  • Spend two nights among the Art-Deco trappings of the world’s most famous train
  • Enjoy afternoon teas and four-course dinners
  • Pause in two of Europe’s city greats
  • Indulge with evening drinks in the bar car
  • End with bubbly aboard the British Pullman

In Brief

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

About

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Rail journey

Taking the scenic route via Vienna back to London affords some extra time to really savour the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. And what an experience it is, with multi-course dining, impeccable white-gloved service and a bar-car soundtrack provided by the resident pianist. The luxury continues off the train as well, with water-taxi cruises and indulgent stays in Vienna and Venice. 

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK/Venice

You’ll start your holiday in style, with included airport-lounge access before your flight to Venice. Here, a water taxi will be waiting to bring you on the evocative journey along the Venetian waterways, right up to your luxury hotel. While both of our options are superbly locatedl, our Deluxe offering is a special favourite; it’s an 18th-century palace complete with chandeliers and frescoes by pupils of Tiepolo. Whichever you choose, however, you’ll have all of the city’s delights on your doorstep. Perhaps catch an opera, admire the stunning architecture in St. Mark’s Square or follow in Hemingway’s footsteps with a Bellini cocktail in Harry’s Bar.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Aboard the Orient Express

After breakfast today, an included transfer will bring you to Venice’s station. Here, you’ll be welcomed by your personal steward, who’ll escort you to your private cabin aboard the Orient Express. Settling in among the dark-wood and rich fabrics, you’ll then set off across the Venetian Lagoon, the train glistening in its golden livery. As you sweep through rural Italy, change for dinner – a multi-course extravaganza served up among the gorgeous lacquerwork and Lalique glass of the restaurant cars. Then, perhaps cap the day off with a drink in the bar car, accompanied by the twinkling ivories of the resident pianist.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Days 4-5
Vienna

As you roll into the Austrian capital, you’ll be treated to a Continental breakfast, served in the intimacy of your private cabin. Then, after disembarking at Vienna Central Station, make your way to your central accommodation, choosing between a Neo-Renaissance mansion or our Deluxe offering – the 19th-century dame that hosted the World Exhibition. You’ll have two days to explore Vienna at your own pace, strolling along wide, tree-lined boulevards to check out its café scene, imperial palaces and world-famous concert halls. It’s all predicated on the Habsburgs’ dynastical might, still evident across the city’s grand architecture.

Stay: Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Aboard the Orient Express

Following a morning at leisure, return to the station for your last leg aboard the Orient Express. You’ll be greeted, again, by a personal steward, who’ll serve up a delectable afternoon tea in your cabin as the city limits fade outside your picture window. Changing into eveningwear, it’ll soon be time for your four-course dinner, informed – as always – by ingredients sourced along the train’s famous route. Lastly, after the traditional nightcap, you’ll find your cabin transformed into beds, replete with crisp linens.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Day 7
Paris to London Victoria

You’ll awaken again to a delicious Continental breakfast, served as you wind on towards Paris. The French capital serves as the iconic backdrop for your exquisite brunch, taken before you continue on to Calais. Then, following your channel hop, you’ll change trains for the Belmond British Pullman. Every bit as extravagant as its Orient Express counterpart, you can expect winged armchairs, Art-Deco fixtures and beautiful wood panelling. It’s also the setting for your afternoon tea, served with sparkling wine as the Kent countryside rushes past, seeing you on to your journey’s end – London Victoria. 

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

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Pricing

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

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

7-day luxury rail journey from £5,370 pp incl. flights

Deluxe - Twin Cabin

Low Season

from £5,370 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,395 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel

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

Venice - Vienna - London

Departing Venice  05 May / 29 Sep / 27 Oct 2021

Includes

  • Complimentary UK airport VIP lounge access
  • Outbound flight from UK to Venice
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2nts accommodation in Baglioni Luna Hotel or similar on a BB basis in Venice
  • 2nts accommodation in Kempinski Palais Hansen or similar on a BB basis in Vienna
  • 2nts on the Belmond Venice-Simplon-Orient Express (between Venice to Vienna, and Vienna to Calais via Paris including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs in a Twin cabin
  • Luxury coach transfer between Calais and Folkestone via the Channel Tunnel
  • Folkestone to London Victoria Station on the British Pullman including afternoon tea




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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