Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and you step back into a more gracious, elegant age. Your personal steward, instantly available to attend your every comfort, will show you to your compartment of gleaming wood, polished brass, soft towels and crisp linen. Your comfortable compartment is a restful retreat offering panoramic views of ever changing landscapes.

    Your meals on board will be unforgettable. Set the tone with a visit to the Bar Car, famous for its delicious cocktails and welcoming atmosphere. Then on to one of the three dining cars, softly muted lighting enhances the mood while fine linen, French silverware and heavy crystal invite you to prepare for a meal to remember.


    Day 1: London > Paris A steward will show you to your reserved seat on board the sister train, Belmond British Pullman at London Victoria station. Sit back and enjoy brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kent countryside. After crossing the Channel, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. Retire to your cabin, now transformed into a bedroom.

    Day 2: Innsbruck > Venice Wake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps. A continental breakfast is served in your cabin at a time of your choice. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests. Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch served in one of the three restaurant cars. While away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites. Afternoon tea is served in your cabin. Prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station.











    Day 1: Venice > Innsbruck Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train at Venice Santa Lucia station. After you have settled in, it will soon be time to enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the restaurant cars. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your cabin gazing at the beautiful passing scenery. Afternoon tea is served in your cabin. A leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by our skilled French chefs. After dinner retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

    Day 2: Paris > London Breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you. The train pulls into Paris Gare de l’Est and halts for 40 minutes, take this opportunity to stretch your legs along the platform. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing. Join the Belmond British Pullman train for the journey to London. A traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine is served before arriving at your destination.

    WJ 2020

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