The Venice Simplon Orient Express is possibly the world’s most iconic luxury railway journey. This legendary train service offers you a truly unique travel experience. Embark on this classic train journey from London to Paris and onwards to the incomparable city of Venice.
As soon as you board the Venice Simplon Orient Express you will step back in time to a bygone era of luxury rail travel. Experience the glamour and romance of the golden age of railways. Marvel at the beauty of the immaculate blue and gold carriages and the sumptuous compartments.
Once on board, you can relax in your beautiful 1920s private compartment, complete with wood-panelling and brass fittings, where soft towels and crisp linen await you. Attended to by a personal steward throughout your journey, travelling via the Venice Simplon Orient Express is simply the journey of a lifetime. As this iconic train winds its way across Europe, experience fine dining in the stunning dining carriage, enjoying gourmet meals and listening to live piano music as you take in the breathtaking scenery.
As day breaks you awake to ever-changing views as you travel through Switzerland towards Italy. Take in the Swiss Alps over breakfast, the Italian Dolomites and Brenner Pass over lunch and afternoon tea before you cross the lagoon to the floating city of Venice. There really is no finer way to travel than a luxury rail holiday aboard the sublime Venice Simplon Orient Express.
At Planet Rail, the luxury train travel experts, we will tailor every aspect of your trip from start to finish, to ensure you experience a holiday to cherish for ever.
Watch this short video of the journey from Venice to London on board the legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express train. This will give you a flavour of what it is like to experience luxury travel in comfort and style on this iconic train for your ‘trip of a lifetime’.
We had not undertaken continental rail travel before, so we had some concerns about things that could go wrong. However, the whole travel plan went like clockwork. All trains and taxis were on time, booked seats were as they should be and food and accommodation along the way was all to a high standard.
We were very impressed with the Hotel Canal Grande, it fitted the bill perfectly. Lovely hotel, charming staff and great location. We absolutely loved Venice and felt that the first class rail trip to and from it was a real luxury, well-paced and via interesting locations (Zurich and Montreux).
Our side trip to Lake Garda as a separate arrangement also fitted in well with our trip.