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Venice Simplon Orient Express

VENICE to LONDON
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ORIENT EXPRESS

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Our Signature Journey

1st class rail & 4 Star Accommodation in Venice & Montreux

5 nights / 6 days
Inc. 3 nights in Venice & 1 night in Montreux

Unique journey aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

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The magnificent Orient Express to Paris

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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.

*excludes departures in May & September

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 via First Class rail through the Alps 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.

Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Your holiday includes:

  • 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
  • 1 night’s accommodation with breakfast in a deluxe lake view double room at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior) in Montreux
  • 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 and your hotel in Venice
    First Class rail from Paris back to London
  • A saving of up to £600 per person can be applied if you choose to fly to Venice rather than travel by first class rail
Orient Express Platform Check

Your Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – London to Montreux by First Class Rail

Your holiday begins as you stroll into beautifully restored London St. Pancras station. Take your time to appreciate the splendour of magnificent glass roof, then sit back, relax and watch the countryside swish past as you travel by Eurostar to Paris at speeds of up to 186mph. 

Enjoy the light meal and drinks served on board in Standard Premier service. On arrival at the Gare du Nord a private taxi will transfer you across the city to the Gare de Lyon. 

Here you continue your journey by TGV through France into Switzerland, alongside sparkling Lake Geneva to the elegant lakeside town of Montreux. 
On arrival in Montreux your hotel for one night is the belle époque Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior) located right next to the station. You might like to stroll around Montreux and stretch your legs or board the trolley bus for the short journey to the stunning medieval Château de Chillon (payable locally). 

 As you marvel at the spectacular setting, twixt sparkling lake and breath-taking mountains, spare a thought for the prisoners of this 13th century castle, considered to be one of the best-preserved in Europe. 


Chateau de Chillon Montreux
Orient Express Exterior View

Day 2 – Through the Swiss Alps to Venice by First Class rail

This morning after breakfast make your way across to the station. 

Here you board the Euro City train as it snakes its way through picturesque scenery, past soaring mountain peaks, up the spectacular Rhône Valley into Italy. 

You pass Milan and continue to Venice. 

 On arrival at Venezia Santa Lucia station walk out of the station and enter a different world. 

Your water taxi will transfer you in the best possible style to your chosen hotel for the next three nights.

Days 3 and 4 – Incomparable 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). Experience 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.
Channel street, Venice Orient Express
Orient Express Bar

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


This morning after breakfast it is time to bid farewell to Venice 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 sumptuous 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 compartment. 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

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.

The Orient Express Luxury Holidays

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 £7,590 per person

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
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.

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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