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Venice Simplon Orient Express

LONDON to VENICE
Round Trip
aboard the
ORIENT EXPRESS

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The Return Journey

Travel from Paris to Venice and back aboard the Iconic Orient Express

5 night / 6 day holiday, with 2 nights aboard the Orient Express

3 nights' 4 star accommodation in Venice

Depart from London
& join the Orient Express
in Paris for a return trip to Venice

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Orient Express

Holiday Highlights

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The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

offers a unique travel experience.

The Return Journey – Paris to Venice aboard The Venice Simplon Orient Express, 

returning to Pairs on the Orient Express.

Embark on this classic journey and explore the romantic city of Venice aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Step aboard the Orient Express and you step back in time to a bygone age of luxury rail travel.

This 5 night / 6 day holiday to Venice, which includes both outbound and return travel on board the legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express train, has very limited availability – so please contact us now to secure your place or to register your interest for travel.

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers a unique travel experience.

For your trip of a lifetime embark on the classic journey from the magical city of Paris through to Venice.

Step aboard the Orient Express and you step back in time to a bygone age of luxury rail travel.

Travelling on the Orient Express offers so much more; your personal steward is on hand to attend to your every comfort and show you to your exquisite compartment of wooden marquetry and polished brass fittings in original 1920’s detail, with soft towels and crisp linen. Experience fine dining as white linen, French silverware and heavy crystal create a marvellous setting for your gourmet meals. All the while you travel across Europe viewing magnificent scenery and ever-changing landscapes from the comfort of this classic train.

Depart from the magnificent city of Paris on board one of the world’s most iconic trains as you travel in the immaculate blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and journey through Europe before arriving in Venice.

5 night / 6 day holiday including First Class rail to and from London St. Pancras to Paris, the legendary Orient Express train toad from Paris to Venice in a twin/double compartment including 3 nights’ B&B at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star) in Venice from £7,250 per person, based on 2 people travelling together.

Below is a summary of the Venice Simplon Orient Express journey itself and what is included:

Your Iconic Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – London to Switzerland aboard the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express

Your holiday begins as you enter the stunningly restored London St. Pancras International station.

Let the holiday mood take over as you board the Eurostar service for the high-speed journey to Paris in little over two hours.

Sit back and relax in your spacious Standard Premier Class seat and make the most of the light meal and drinks. On arrival in Paris you make your own way the short distance from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de l’Est.

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 to you throughout your journey.

Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your cabin gazing at the beautiful passing scenery through France and Switzerland.

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.

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Day 2 – Through the Swiss Alps to Venice

Breakfast is served in your compartment this morning at a time to suit you; be sure to admire the stunning views of the Swiss Alps as you start the day.

You may wish to continue gazing out at the incredible scenery from your compartment, or perhaps spend the morning chatting to fellow guests over coffee.

Later you enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. Perhaps visit the on-board boutique to purchase souvenirs, while away the hours in conversation or take it easy in your compartment and admire the superb views of Lake Lucerne and Lake Como.

Afternoon tea is served in your compartment during the journey, then all too soon it is time to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and arrives at Venice Santa Lucia station.

Here a water taxi transfers you to your hotel for the next three nights. The Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente* (4 star) is an attractive, welcoming hotel located in a quiet area just 15 minutes from the Rialto Bridge with its friendly service, elegant and comfortable rooms.

*Please note other hotels are available if you prefer, according to your preferences and budget.

Days 3 and 4 – At leisure in Venice

Enjoy three nights in Venice; make the most of the time to experience the uniqueness of this incredible city. 

You may decide to visit St. Mark’s Square, the Doges Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica or explore the market and shops in and around the Rialto Bridge. 

Perhaps wander through the hidden campi (squares) and over the countless bridges which link the criss-cross of canals, or take to the water on a romantic gondola to see a different side of Venice.

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Day 5 – Venice through Italy to Switzerland aboard the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express

This morning after breakfast it is time to bid farewell to Venice and your stylish hotel as your water taxi transfers you across the lagoon 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.

Day 6 – Arrival into Paris – Paris to London – Homeward bound

This morning you will awake to for a final time aboard the Orient Express.

Breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you.

All too soon the train pulls into Paris Gare de l’Est and it is time to prepare to disembark.

A short journey across the Channel in Standard Premier Class aboard teh Eurostar and arrival at King’s Cross St. Pancras marks the conclusion of your holiday.

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Further information

On board the Orient-Express

On board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express you travel in a private compartment, attended by 
Cabin Stewards throughout your journey, where you are assured of attentive yet discreet service.

Each stunning compartment has its own original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water with soft towels and toiletries provided. 

A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table, your compartment is transformed in moments to a comfortable bedroom with an upper and lower bed and crisp linen.

POSSIBLE VARIATIONS AND UPGRADES

Travel in a Suite on the Orient Express

You may wish to upgrade your twin/double cabin on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express to a suite.

Formed of two interconnecting double cabins, the suite offers additional comfort and extra space.

By day, guests can stretch out and relax with two lounges, and by night a choice of bed configurations are available depending on your preferences.

Travel in a Grand Suite on the Orient Express

Why not make your journey of a lifetime on the world’s most famous train even more special, by travelling in one of just three exclusive Grand Suites?

Each luxurious suite is beautifully appointed with its own individual theme, and comes with its own private bathroom, double bed and spacious living area. Other additional touches are also included.

Orient Express questions?

If you have a specific Venice Simplon-Orient Express question – why not review our Venice Simplon Orient Express FAQs here

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