Venice Simplon Orient Express 2020 Prices and Timetables now available – Venice Simplon Orient Express from London to Venice or Venice to London – Signature journey 2020

Prices from £2,995 per person

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Take a Venice Simplon Orient Express 2020 Holiday – you can travel on the famous Venice Simplon Orient Express either from London to Venice or Venice to London – Signature Journey for 2020.

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Book now to travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Venice Simplon Orient Express 2020 Holiday Prices are now confirmed. We would advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please see below for a list of possible departure dates from London (whether on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, or by First Class rail to return from Venice on the famous train):

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

2020 dates LOW SEASON – Prices from £2,995 per person MID SEASON – Prices from £3,150 per person HIGH SEASON – Prices from £3,195 per person
March 17th, 24th
April 4th11th, 14th, 18th25th
May 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 30th
June 2nd, 6th, 13th, 20th, 23rd
July 18th 4th
August 1st, 8th, 15th, 21st
September 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd
October 6th, 17th, 20th, 31st
November 7th

 

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

2020 dates LOW SEASON – Prices from £3,295 per person MID SEASON – Prices from £3,395 per person HIGH SEASON – Prices from £3,495 per person
March 22nd 29th
April 9th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 30th
May 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 31st
June 4th, 7th, 25th
July 16th, 23rd 2nd, 9th
August 6th, 13th, 20th
September 10th, 17th, 20th, 27th
October 4th, 8th, 11th, 18th, 22nd, 25th
November 1st, 5th, 12th

 

HOLIDAY ITINERARY

Day 1 – Depart from London Aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

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Your adventure begins at London Victoria, where you join the gleaming carriages of the Belmond British Pullman. Your steward will show you to your reserved seat; sit back and enjoy Brunch served with Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside to Folkestone. Here you are escorted by uniformed staff via coach to Cheriton to board the Euro tunnel train to France. Enjoy a glass of English sparkling wine as you make the crossing.

On the other side of the Channel in Calais 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.

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

Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

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.

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.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Prices are based on the following inclusions:
– Venice Simplon Orient Express: 1 night in a twin/double cabin on the Venice Simplon Orient Express from London to Venice or Venice to London
– 3 nights’ B&B in a double room at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star) in Venice
– 1 night’s B&B in a deluxe lake view double room at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior) in Montreux
– First Class rail travel between London and Venice, in the opposite direction to your journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express
– A private taxi transfer in Paris, and private water taxi transfers between the station and your hotel in Venice

Please note other hotels and room types are available (and shown on this page), though prices may vary – please click here or see below for further details.

POSSIBLE VARIATIONS AND UPGRADES

Travel in a cabin suite

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 £1,295 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 Venice Simplon Orient Express in 2020

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 £3,995 per person (based on two people travelling together), depending on departure date – please contact us for more details.

 

Hotels

The prices as shown above are based on staying at the Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente in Venice. Other hotels are available from the below prices, according to the season (please note these prices are per person, based on two people travelling together). Further information for all hotels can be found to the right of the page.

Venice to London, Low season Venice to London, Mid season Venice to London, High season London to Venice, Low season London to Venice, Mid season London to Venice, High season
UNA Esperienze £3,050 £3,195 £3,225 £3,350 £3,450 £3,525
Canal Grande £3,095 £3,225 £3,275 £3,375 £3,475 £3,575
Hotel Bucintoro £3,150 £3,275 £3,325 £3,425 £3,525 £3,625
Al Ponte Antico £3,295 £3,450 £3,450 £3,575 £3,725 £3,725

 

What’s the Venice Simplon Orient Express like?

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Travelling on the Venice Simplon Orient Express offers a unique travel experience; 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 adornments in original 1920s art-deco detail, with soft towels and pristine linen.

Experience fine dining in one of the ornate restaurant cars where crisp, white linen, polished French silverware and heavy crystal create a marvellous setting and backdrop for your gourmet meals.

All the while, you travel across Europe viewing magnificent scenery and ever-changing landscapes from the comfort of this luxurious, iconic train.

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

To book your Venice Simplon Orient Express 2020 journey, call 01347 825292

Please contact us to discuss your requirements, or to book your journey on this fabulous train – call 01347 82 52 92 or email enquiries@planetrail.co.uk