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2 Day Luxury Orient Express Train London to Verona

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2 Day Luxury Orient Express Train London to Verona

From the cobbles of fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

 

Description

From the cobbles of fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Your time aboard the train promises to be as enchanting as the destination. Whether sampling world-class cuisine, listening to the resident pianist or admiring the passing scenery, every moment promises multi-sensory delight.

 

Day by day

First Day

Board the British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, at London Victoria. Take your seat and await a delicious Bellini brunch as you travel through the Kent countryside.

After a transfer, meet the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Calais. Step inside the legendary carriages and settle into your private cabin.

As the sun begins to descend, dress to impress and head to one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars for dinner. Choose to enjoy a drink in the Bar Car, set to the sound of the resident pianist, before retiring for the evening.

Second Day

This morning enjoy breakfast in your cabin at a time to suit you. Watch the passing Swiss scenery as you savour fresh pastries and coffee.

In the afternoon enjoy a three-course lunch, followed by time at leisure to soak up the indulgent atmosphere of the train. Journey through the beautiful Italian countryside before arriving in Verona, where you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

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

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

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  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

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