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Venice Simplon Orient Express

VENICE to LONDON
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ORIENT EXPRESS
travelling outbound by air

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Available on select dates throughout 2024

1st class rail & 4 Star Accommodation in Venice

4 nights / 5 days
Inc. 3 nights in Venice

Unique journey aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

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Orient Express

Holiday Highlights

Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

offers a unique travel experience.

Experience the Unique Venice Simplon Orient Express

travel on the famous Orient Express from Venice to Paris with our Signature Journey

For your trip of a lifetime embark from London Heathrow or Gatwick with British Airways to the magical city of Venice, returning on this classic Orient Express journey through Europe to Paris and First Class rail from Paris to London.

Available London Departure Dates in 2024:

26th June, 29th July, 3rd August, 9th August, 2nd November, 18th November

Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Your holiday includes:
  • Outbound British Airways flights from London to Marco Polo Airport in Venice
  • Rail travel in ultimate style on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris with all meals included and overnight accommodation in a private sleeping compartment.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a double room at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star) in Venice
  • Overnight on the Orient Express travel for your return journey from Venice to Paris
  • A private taxi transfer in Paris, and private water taxi transfers between the station/airport and your hotel in Venice
  • First Class rail from Paris back to London
Orient Express Platform Check

Your Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – London Gatwick or Heathrow to Venice

Your holiday begins as you check-in for your flight from London Gatwick or Heathrow airport to Venice Marco Polo airport. 

On arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport make your way to the jetty for your private water taxi transfer. 

Your water taxi will transfer you in the best possible style to your hotel for 3 nights, the charming, friendly and highly-rated Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star), enjoying a quiet location just 10-15 minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge.

Orient Express Exterior View

Days 2 and 3 – Venice

Step out in Venice and allow this unique and captivating city to carry where it will. Enjoy Venice, at dusk and after dark when all the crowds have gone home. 

From St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge, a gondola ride on the Grand Canal to a visit inside the stunning Doges Palace, feel yourself unwind as you wander amid the myriad of canals along blissfully traffic-free alleyways and campi (squares). 

You have plenty of time to discover the city’s luminous quality which emanates from the colours of its painted palazzo, ornate stone bridges and Byzantine basilicas all reflected against the tapestry of canals and lagoons. 

A short boat ride will lead you to pretty islands on the lagoon, including Murano, home of glass-blowing and colourful Burano, where lace and linen abound.

Day 4 - Venice & Switzerland aboard the Orient Express

This morning after breakfast your water taxi takes you to Venice Santa Lucia station. 

Here you board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. 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. After further relaxation it will soon be time to dress for dinner. 

Why not sip a pre-dinner cocktail before making your way to one of the magnificent restaurant cars. Here you will be served a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. 

After dinner you may want to linger in the bar car, listening to the sound of the baby grand piano. When you are ready, retire to your compartment, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Channel street, Venice Orient Express
Orient Express Bar

Day 5 – Arrival into Paris – Paris to 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 where you disembark the Orient Express.

After a short transfer you leave Paris to head to London by First class rail. 

All too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as your train draws into London Victoria station and the final leg of your journey home.

Further information

On board the Orient-Express

Travel in a private compartment, attended by Cabin Stewards throughout your journey, where you are assured of attentive yet discreet service.

Each compartment has its own original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, and at night-time becomes a comfortable bedroom, complete with soft towels and crisp linen.

Your double compartment converts in moments from daytime seating to a comfortable bedroom. A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table, it is transformed to night configuration with an upper and lower bed.

A washbasin with hot and cold water is enclosed in a cabinet and towels and toiletries are provided.

 

 

Venice

Enjoying a great location in an area exclusively reserved for local Venetians, the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star) offers an attractive and calm setting from which to enjoy and explore this most evocative of cities. 

Named after Turkish tradesmen, “mori”, who for centuries lived in this beautiful palace, the hotel offers guests contemporary accommodation equipped with air conditioning, mini-bar, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, satellite television, radio, safe, and internet access. 

The hotel benefits from a tastefully decorated breakfast room, bar and reading room. 

You can relax amidst the exotic atmosphere of the hotel’s furnishings which hark back to the times of oriental merchants, and traders, plying their trade on the “Silk Route” which had Venice as its main port. 

Located about 10 minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge, the Ai Mori d’Oriente offers visitors a fascinating insight into the real Venice as well as easy access to charming restaurants frequented by locals rather than tourists.

Other hotels are available, at a supplement. Please contact us for more information.

For information and booking:
Tel: 01347 825292 or email info@planetrail.co.uk

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