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Venice - London - The classic Orient-Express journey

Venice - London

Depart Venice late morning for your overnight journey to London, where you arrive late afternoon the next day.



Day 1:
Board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Venice Santa Lucia station. Your steward will show you to your private cabin and will attend you throughout your journey.

After you have settled in it will soon be time to enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your cabin gazing at the beautiful passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps, or chatting with fellow travellers in the Bar Car. Afternoon tea is served in your cabin.

Time for dinner. Although not a prerequisite, black-tie certainly adds to the sense of occasion and atmosphere on board. Sip an aperitif in the Bar Car, listening to the sounds of the baby grand piano before taking your seat in another of the magnificent restaurant cars. A leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by our skilled French chefs. After dinner you may want to linger in the Bar and when you are ready, retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 2:
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 and watch the bustling activity; passengers boarding, chefs choosing produce for brunch, Parisians coming and going. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing.

Join the cream and umber carriages of the British Pullman for the journey to London. A traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of champagne, is served to you at your table and you watch the gentle scenery of Kent pass by. Suddenly, you are drawing into London Victoria station.

It may be the end of your journey but the memories will last a lifetime.

Please Note: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route is subject to change without prior warning due to last minute railway engineering works or similar.

  1. Dates & Pricing
  2. Trains & Transportation
  3. Accommodations

Dates & Pricing

Please call 0800 033 7960 for 2014/2015 dates and prices

Trains & Transportation

British Pullman:The British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express originally ran on legendary 1920s services such as The Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow.

The Venice Simplon - Orient-Express:A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers a journey unlike any other. Step aboard and you enter a more gracious, elegant age of travel.


Venice Simplon - Orient-Express, Double Cabins
A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table converting to a night configuration with an upper and lower bed. All Double Cabins are private, and include washbasins with hot and cold water, luxurious towels and toiletries and a 24 hour steward service called by your personal bell. A lavatory is located in each train carriage.

Cabin by Day
Double Cabin by Day

Cabin by Night
Double Cabin by Night

Venice Simplon - Orient-Express, Cabin Suites
Combining two private interconnecting cabins to create a private lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool and table in the first cabin, and a separate sleeping cabin with an upper and lower bed. All Cabin Suites contain washbasins, luxurious towels and toiletries, and 24 hour steward service called by your personal cabin bell. A lavatory is located in each train carriage.

Cabin Suites can either be made up into a lounge and separate sleeping cabin, or two separate single sleeping cabins.

Cabin by Day
Cabin Suite by Day

Cabin by Night
Cabin Suite by Night

Venice Simplon Orient-Express

Industry Awards

British Travel Awards Winner 2013 Best Small Holidays By Train Tour Operator
British Travel Awards Winner 2012 Best Small Holidays By Train Tour Operator
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