Venice Simplon Orient Express from London to Venice or Venice to London – Signature Journey 2019
Prices from £2,950 per person
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Venice Simplon Orient Express 2019 Holidays – Travel On The Venice Simplon Orient Express from London to Venice or Venice to London – Signature Journey for 2019.
Planet Rail’s Signature Journey – London to Venice or Venice to London on board the legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) and by First Class rail on the outbound or return Journey – 2019 Venice Simplon Orient Express Holidays.
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- Orient Express 2019 holiday
- 5 night Orient Express holiday
- First Class travel throughout your trip
- Venice Simplon Orient Express: Twin/Double Cabin on the Venice Simplon Orient Express from Venice to London / London to Venice
- 1 night in Montreux, Switzerland
- 3 nights in Venice, Italy
- VSOE London to Venice: March, July, August & November (Mid-Season) prices from £3,250 per person travelling aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling from London to Venice
- VSOE London to Venice: All other dates (High-Season) prices from £3,350 per person travelling aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling from London to Venice
- VSOE Venice to London: March, July, August & November (Mid-Season) prices from £2,995 per person travelling aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling from Venice to London
- VSOE Venice to London: All other dates (High-Season) prices from £3,075 per person travelling aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling from Venice to London
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Travelling on the Venice Simplon Orient Express is a unique experience; your personal steward will attend to your every comfort and show you to your exquisite compartment of wooden marquetry and polished brass fittings in original 1920’s styling.
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. Discover more on the history of the Orient Express Train.
Board the Belmond British Pullman from London, crossing the Channel and boarding the immaculate blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon Orient Express.
Enjoy life on board the world’s most iconic train as you travel through Swiss Alpine vistas before arriving in the magnificent city of Venice.
Your holiday includes rail travel in ultimate style on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express Train from London to Venice. All meals are included as is overnight accommodation in a private sleeping compartment. The Venice Simplon Orient Express Signature Journey also includes water taxi transfer from the Venice Simplon Orient Express at Venice Santa Lucia station to your hotel and back, 3 nights’ with breakfast at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star) in Venice and 1st Class rail travel from Venice to London with overnight accommodation en route on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Day 1 –Aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express – London to Switzerland
As you board the gleaming carriages of the Belmond British Pullman at London Victoria, your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside.
On arrival in Folkestone, you are escorted by uniformed staff via coach to Cheriton to board the Euro tunnel train to France.
After crossing the channel you will board the distinctive blue and gold carriages of the Continental Wagons-Lits and the World Famous Venice Simplon Orient Express.
Throughout yourVenice Simplon Orient Express holiday you will be attended by your own personal steward. After you have settled into your comfortable private compartment, take some time to relax 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.
After dinner visit 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 2 – The Venice Simplon Orient Express travels through the Swiss Alps to Venice
Awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as breakfast is served in your compartment at a time to suit. Spend the morning chatting to fellow guests over coffee or relax and gaze out at the fabulous views from the comfort of your compartment.
Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. You may choose to visit the on-board boutique to purchase souvenirs, while away the hours in conversation or take it easy in your compartment and admire the breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and Lake Como. Later, afternoon tea is served in your compartment. All too soon it is time to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Venice Santa Lucia station where a water taxi transfers you in style 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.
Orient Express Timetable
|Day 1||LONDON (Dep. Victoria station)||–||10:45|
|Day 1||PARIS (Gare de l’Est station)||21:38||22:21|
|Day 2||GOTTHARD ROUTE|
|Day 2||VERONA (Porta Nuova station)||16:08||16:13|
|Day 2||VENICE (Santa Lucia station)||18.30||–|
Days 3 & 4 – At leisure in Venice
You have two full days in Venice 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 food 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.
Day 5 – Venice to Montreux through the Swiss Alps by First Class Rail
Savour your final morning in Venice before your private water taxi transfer re-unites you with the rest of the world as you leave Italy behind and board the Eurostar Italia service for the First Class journey to Milan.
From here join the comfortable Euro City service as you head in to 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 stay one night, including breakfast, at the belle époque Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic located right next to the station. Take a stroll alongside Lake Geneva and, time permitting, visit the beautiful Château de Chillon.
Day 6 – Montreux to London – Homeward bound – Venice Simplon Orient Express Signature Journey
This morning, after a leisurely breakfast overlooking the sparkling lake, you have further time to explore the attractive resort of Montreux. Then walk across to the station and continue to Lausanne to board the TGV to whisk you back to Paris. Watch the rolling hills flash past or reminisce on the wonders of the past few days. Your private transfer takes you to the Gare du Nord and the last leg of your journey. Here you join the Eurostar and 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.
The Orient Express Departs London bound for Venice on select dates from March to November 2019.
Available Orient Express Departure Dates in 2019
Please note: Orient Express cabin upgrade offer available on journeys and dates
highlighted in bold
LONDON TO VENICE – 2019
VENICE TO LONDON – 2019
|Your Venice Simplon Orient Express journey departs Venice 4 days after the dates below.|
|May 9, 12, 23||May 7, 18, 22|
|June 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27||June 1, 8, 11, 18, 22, 29|
|July 4, 11, 18, 25||July 6, 13, 20, 27|
|August 1, 8, 15||August 3, 10, 16|
|September 5, 12, 15, 19, 29||September 7, 14, 17, 28|
|October 3, 6, 13, 17, 20, 31||October 12, 15, 29|
Mid Season: Venice Simplon Orient Express 2019 Signature Journey Prices (July & August):
Staying at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 start) or Maison Venezia UNA Esperienze (4 star) in Venice, The Signature Journey is priced from £3,250 per person based on 2 people travelling together or:
- from £3,325 per person at the Hotel Canal Grande* (4 star)
- from £3,350 per person at the Hotel Bucintoro (4 star) or Ruzzini Palace (4 star) in Venice
- from £3,550 per person at the Al Ponte Antico (4 star) in Venice
High season 2019 Venice Simplon Orient Express Signature Journey Prices (all other dates):
Staying at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 start) The Signature Journey is priced from £3,350 per person based on 2 people travelling together or:
- from £3,395 per person at the Maison Venezia UNA Esperienze (4 star) in Venice
- from £3,425 per person at the Hotel Canal Grande* (4 star) or
- from £3,450 per person at the Hotel Bucintoro (4 star), Ruzzini Palace (4 star) in Venice
- from £3,550 per person at the Al Ponte Antico (4 star) in Venice
*Please note, water taxi transfer from the Hotel Canal Grande back to the station is not included as this hotel is only 400 yards from the station.
If you wish to travel from London to Venice by First Class Rail and return from Venice aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2019 we can offer savings of over £200 per person
Journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) and you step back in time to a bygone age of luxury rail travel.
Your stay on-board the Venice Simplon 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 befitting of luxurious Orient Express holidays
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.
You can now travel in a Grand Suite (pictured below) on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, with its own private bathroom, double bed and spacious living area, returning to London by First Class rail via Montreux. Prices for this journey start from £7,795 per person.