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Inc. 3 nights in Verona & 1 night in Montreux

Unique journey aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

The magnificent Orient Express to Verona & first class return rail travel

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Orient Express

Holiday Highlights

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

offers a unique travel experience.

Take a Venice Simplon Orient Express 2024 Holiday – travel on the famous Venice Simplon Orient Express from Paris to Verona with our Signature Journey for 2024

For your trip of a lifetime embark from Paris on this classic Orient Express journey through the alps to the Roman city of Verona.

The Orient Express Luxury Holidays

Summary of 2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris

  • March: 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th
  • April: 4th / 11th / 25th /
  • May: 5th 
  • June: 27th
  • July: 11th / 30th
  • August: 3rd / 14th
  • September: 5th / 22nd
  • October: 6th / 22nd
  • November: 1st / 19th / 23rd
  • December: 5th / 22nd

Paris to Verona on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Your holiday includes:

  • First Class Rail travel from London to Paris.
  • Rail travel in ultimate style on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Paris to Verona with all meals included and overnight accommodation in a private sleeping compartment.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a double room at the Hotel Accademia (4 star) in Verona.
  • 1 night’s accommodation with breakfast in a deluxe lake view double room at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior) in Montreux.
  • First Class rail travel for your return journey from Venice to London
  • A private taxi transfer in Paris.
  • A saving of £600 can be applied if you chose to fly back to the UK following your journey on the Orient Express
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Your Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Paris & board the the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Your adventure begins at London St. Pancras, where you travel by First Class rail to Paris and before boarding the world-famous Venice Simplon Orient Express, with its distinctive blue and gold carriages. 

Your own personal steward is on hand to attend to you throughout your Venice Simplon Orient Express holiday.

Take the time to settle in to your comfortable private compartment, relax and admire the elaborate flourishes and spectacular marquetry of this elegant train, before dressing for dinner.

Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail before making your way to one of the magnificent restaurant cars, where you will be served a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs.

Following dinner you may wish to enjoy a drink in the bar car, listening to the sound of the baby grand piano.

By now your compartment has been transformed into a cosy bedroom, which you can retire to whenever you are ready.

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Day 2 – The Venice Simplon Orient Express signature journey through the Swiss Alps to Verona

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 arrives at the Roman city of Verona.

Here you have 3 nights’ accommodation at  the Hotel Accademia located very close to Piazza Bra with its stylish and welcoming rooms and a friendly service.

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

Days 3 & 4 – The beautiful Roman city of Verona​

Make the most of two full days to explore this attractive walled city famous for the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, and soak up the warm pastel colours of Piazza Brà, surrounded by churches, monuments and fine palazzi, built from local pink limestone.

Impressive churches, such as San Zeno Maggiore, contrast perfectly with the opulence of Piazza dei Signori and Piazza Erbe close to Juliet’s balcony.

Should you wish to venture further afield, you could head out to the Valpolicella vineyards, the Palladian delights of Vicenza or take to the waters of stunning Lake Garda.

Optional extra: The Verona Opera (supplements apply)

On certain dates between June and September it is possible to visit the world-famous Verona Opera during its annual festival. 

Savour the build up to the celebrated performance as crowds gather inside the city’s remarkable Roman amphitheatre and thousands of candles ensure the spectacle is illuminated. 

The opera shown will vary by the departure date, but all will provide an unforgettable evening. 


Day 5 – Verona to Montreux through the Swiss Alps by First Class Rail

This morning head to Verona station. Here you are re-united with the rest of the world as join the Eurostar Italia service for the First Class rail journey to Milan.

In Milan you change trains and bid farewell to Italy as you connect with the Euro City service for the journey into Switzerland.

This train takes you into the Alps on the spectacular journey through the Simplon Pass and on to the pretty lakeside town of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Here you spend tonight at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior), a charming belle époque hotel ideally located right next to the station.

Take a stroll alongside sparkling Lake Geneva and discover the attractions of Montreux.

Day 6 – Montreux to London – Homeward bound

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast overlooking the sparkling lake, you have more time to perhaps visit the beautiful Château de Chillon, one of the best-preserved castles in all of Europe.

Later you return to the station and take the train to Lausanne, where you connect with the high-speed service to Paris. Watch the rolling hills flash past or reminisce on the wonders of the past few days.

On arrival in the French capital, your private transfer takes you across the city to the Gare du Nord where you join the Eurostar to London.

Let the train take the strain as you stretch out and savour the light meal and drinks included in your Standard Premier service.

At 186mph the landscape is a blur at times, though memories abide as you return to London St.Pancras International.

Please note this holiday is also available in reverse, where you travel to Venice by First Class rail, returning to London on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Please get in touch for more details.

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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.




Travel in a Suite on the Orient Express
from £7,590 per person

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

Formed of two interconnecting double cabins, the cabin 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.

The cabin suite is available from an additional £2,350 per person (based on two people travelling together), depending on departure date – please contact us for more details.

Travel in a Grand Suite on the Orient Express
from £10,590 per person

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.

Grand Suites are available from an additional £4,495 per person (based on two people travelling together), depending on departure date – please contact us for more details.

Hotel Accademia

The Hotel Accademia (4-star) took its name from the Academy of the Filotimi, dating from 1565, which taught equestrian skills, and it became a hotel in 1880.

Situated in the historical centre of Verona, the hotel is close to Juliet’s balcony, just off the shopping street of Via Mazzini and within easy reach of the Roman Arena.

The hotel, although centrally located, is surprisingly quiet and tranquil with courteous and helpful staff and comfy sofas for lounging in.

The bedrooms are mostly large and well furnished, and the high-ceilinged guest rooms are conservatively traditional with excellent furnishings.

Orient Express questions?

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

For information and booking:
Tel: 01347 825292 or email

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