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2 Day Luxury Orient Express Train London Paris Venice

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2 Day Luxury Orient Express Train London Paris Venice

Journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London for a luxurious overnight trip to Venice, where you arrive late afternoon the next day.

 
 

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Journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London for a luxurious overnight trip to Venice, where you arrive late afternoon the next day.

Our classic itinerary, your time on board will be wrapped in timeless romance. From the vintage carriages and liveried stewards to the refined cuisine and fine wines, each moment is sure to become a treasured memory.

 

Day by day

First Day

Board the  British Pullman train at London Victoria station, your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside.

After crossing the Channel board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by our skilled French chefs.

After dinner retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Second Day

You awake to the magnificent mountain and countryside scenery as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests.

Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars.

While away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin.

All too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station.

Travel Highlights

  • Delicious three-course brunch served with a sparkling Bellini aboard the British Pullman luxury train
  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train
  • Dedicated steward service
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Sumptuous four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Delightful three-course lunch
  • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes and pastries

 

Luxury Cabins

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train is quite unlike anything you will ever experience....

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Travel

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Travel 

From the 1920s to the ‘30s the carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train played a significant role in the golden age of travel.

Today, every carriage has been lovingly restored to its former glory, recreating one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.

Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, travel has been refined to an elegant art. Relax in an opulent cabin while a dedicated steward attends to your every need.

Floor Plan

floor plan Cabins

Our Twin Cabins feature upper and lower berths while Single Cabins have one lower berth. During the day, the berths are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views. Crisp damask sheets and fine blankets contribute to a cosy and restful atmosphere at night.

For additional comfort and extra space, reserve a Cabin Suite formed of two interconnecting Twin Cabins. By day, stretch out and relax with two lounges, while at night a choice of bed configurations are available.

Inside your cabin, draw back the oak panels to reveal a washbasin. Luxury, mosaic-tiled lavatories are available at each end of the carriage.

Dining

Experience one of the world’s most unique dining experiences and indulge in a sensational feast aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train.

Exceptional European cuisine is freshly prepared in the train’s kitchen by Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel and his skilled team. 

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express menu features fresh ingredients taken on board at stops along the route. Look out the window and you may spot the chef inspecting lobsters from Brittany, tomatoes from Provence or saltmarsh lamb from Mont St Michel.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Menu 

Menus

Our set-menus are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge. 

Chefs will be delighted to cater for any specific dietary requirements, provided a detailed request is made at the time of booking.

Restaurant Cars and Bar 

Enjoy the unique ambience of each of the three beautifully restored 1920s restaurant cars. Côte d’Azur, boasting Lalique glass panels, Etoile du Nord with its beautiful marquetry, and L' Oriental, decorated in black lacquer. 

At the heart of the train, our stylish Bar Car offers a welcoming environment in which to relax over cocktails or coffee. Chat to fellow guests or enjoy music by our resident pianist.

Restaurant Cars

Cote D'azur 

Restaurant Car, Cote d'Azur, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Decorated by René Lalique, “Côte d’Azur” was built in 1929 as a first-class Pullman. The faintly blue opaque glass shows classical figures with a matching frieze of smaller panels.

The stylish carriage began in the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express before switching to the Deauville Express. It returned to the Côte d’Azur for winter journeys and ran from Paris to Calais for many years, meeting the passengers from the Golden Arrow.

By 1961 it was in a reserve pool used for special services and was eventually stored at the Wagons-Lits works at Villeneuve. It was rescued from a cold and dreary siding in 1981 by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and restored at Bremen. 

Etoile Du Nord 

Restaurant Car Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train

Etoile du Nord” was built in 1926 in England, and showcases some of the most beautiful marquetry in the continental rake. It ran with the Etoile du Nord train from Paris and then switched to the Edelweiss based in Amsterdam.

After running with the Lusitania Express from Lisbon to Madrid it finished service in the 1970s, travelling between Cadiz and Seville.

L'oriental

Restaurant Car, L'Oriental, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

L'Oriental was originally a Pullman kitchen car. Built in Birmingham in 1927 in the Etoile du Nord style, it ran a luxurious service between Paris and Amsterdam. It later joined the Lusitania Express.

When purchased for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the car was updated and refitted with black lacquer panels. 

3674

Bar Car 3674 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train

Named after the original number given to the carriage, our bar car ‘3674’ celebrates the history of this storied train. Vibrant blue and gold interiors reflect the train’s marquetry, providing the perfect place to enjoy the selection of classic cocktails.

Originally built in France in 1931, it ran as part of the Sud Express after the war. Routes included Paris to Irún on the Spanish border and from Paris to Toulouse in Le Capitole.

New Champagne Bar 

Sample the finest champagnes in our exclusive bar. Art deco interiors and Lalique glassware conjure the romance and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. 

Vintages include Taittinger, Laurent Perrier Rosé and Louis Roederer Cristal, perfectly chilled and served in glimmering crystal.

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winners.
  • All Tours are Guaranteed Departures.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

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