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The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

offers a unique travel experience.

Take a Venice Simplon Orient Express 2024 Holiday – you can travel on the famous Venice Simplon Orient Express either from Paris to Venice or Venice to Paris – Our Orient Express Signature Journey for 2023.

Other Destinations include:

Florence – Verona – Rome – Amsterdam – Istanbul – Vienna – Prague – Budapest – Lyon – Cannes – Innsbruck – Geneva

Holidays can be tailored to include outbound / return First Class rail travel or flights – with flights offering a saving of £600 per person.

Get in touch with us and we can help build your perfect Orient Express Holiday.

Book now to travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Venice Simplon Orient Express 2024 departure dates and prices are now confirmed. We would advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Orient Express Departures from Venice / Verona to Paris

  • March: 12th / 19th / 26th
  • April: 2nd / 9th / 27th
  • May: 10th / 15th
  • June: 29th
  • July: 28th
  • August: 1st / 6th / 12th / 20th
  • September: 14th / 20th
  • October: 1st / 10th / 15th
  • November: 5th / 17th / 21st
  • December: 10th

2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris to Venice / Verona

  • March: 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th
  • April: 4th / 11th / 25th
  • May: 5th
  • June: 27th
  • July: 1st / 11th
  • August: 3rd / 14th
  • September: 5th / 22nd
  • October: 6th / 22nd
  • November: 1st / 19th / 23rd /28th
  • December: 5th / 22nd
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2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris / to Florence & Venice

  • September: 16th

2024 Orient Express Departures from Venice / Florence to Paris

  • April: 23rd
  • May: 29th 
  • September: 10th

2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris to Rome & Venice

  • May: 25th
  • July: 18th

2024 Orient Express Departures from Venice / Rome to Paris

  • May: 3rd
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2024 Orient Express Departures from Amsterdam to Venice

  • April: 18th
  • July: 25th

2024 Orient Express Departures from Venice to Amsterdam

  • April: 15th
  • July: 22nd
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2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris to Vienna / Prague & Paris to Vienna / Budapest​

  • July: 7th – Paris to Vienna / Prague
  • October: 2nd – Paris to Vienna / Budapest
  • December: 16th – Paris to Vienna only

2024 Orient Express Departures from Prague / Vienna to Paris & Vienna / Budapest to Paris

  • July: 10th – Vienna / Prague
  • October: 5th – Vienna / Budapest
  • December: 17th – Vienna only

2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris / Lyon to Cannes / Venice

  • May: 12th
  • August: 8th

2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris / Geneva to Innsbruck / Venice

  • September: 12th
  • October: 17th
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2024 Orient Express Departures from Paris to Istanbul

  • August: 23rd

2024 Orient Express Departures from Istanbul to Paris

  • June: 7th
  • August: 30th
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The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

offers a unique travel experience.

 
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Book now to travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2024

We would advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Travel From Paris to Venice on the Orient Express - an example Planet Rail holday

Travel from Paris to Venice on the world famous Orient Express, returning by First Class rail via Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Your holiday includes a twin/double compartment on the train with all meals on board, 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in an excellent 4 or 5 star hotel in Venice, First Class rail from Venice to Montreux, overnight accommodation with breakfast in a deluxe lake view room in Montreux on Lake Geneva, First Class rail from Montreux to London, private taxi transfer in Paris and water taxi transfers in Venice. 2024 prices for our highly-recommended hotels start from £4,595 per person – based on 2 people travelling together. 

If you prefer to fly home from Venice then your 4 night / 5 day holiday is from £3,995 per person

Travelling from London to Venice by First Class rail and returning to Paris on the Orient Express

Departing from London, your holiday includes First Class rail from London to Venice, an overnight stay B&B in a deluxe lake view room in Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, a 3 night stay B&B in a twin/double room at a highly-rated 4 or 5 star hotel in Venice and an overnight journey from Venice to London in a twin/double compartment on the legendary Orient Express with all meals on board to Paris & taking the Eurostar back to London.   

A taxi transfer in Paris and water taxi transfers in Venice are also included in the price of your holiday which is from £4,595 per person (based on 2 people travelling together).

If you prefer to fly out to Venice then your 4 night / 5 day holiday is from £3,995 per person.

 

 

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Example Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

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Holiday Highlights for 2024

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Day 1 – Paris Aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Your adventure begins in London where you journey across the channel by Eurostar to begin your adventure. 

In Paris, you board 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 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 & 4 – At leisure in Venice

Enjoy two full days 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 to Montreux through the Swiss Alps by First Class Rail

This morning your private water taxi transfer takes you back to Venice Santa Lucia 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.

 

 

POSSIBLE VARIATIONS AND UPGRADES

Travel in a Suite on the Orient Express
from £6,990 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 £9,990 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.

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

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