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A luxury experience on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A luxury experience on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Step aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon Orient Express and be transported to a bygone era, into a world of opulence and elegance, the Golden Age of travel.
An icon and a star, this fascinating train has been a symbol of luxury travel since the 1920s, weaving its way through Europe’s countryside from London to Italy. We invite you to embark on a journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, exploring its interesting history and onboard experience as well as the breathtaking landscapes it takes you through. Get ready for a captivating adventure on one of the most famous trains in the world!

The History

The history of the Venice Simplon Orient Express dates all the way back to 1883 when the original route connected Paris with Istanbul and served the most elite. British businessman, James Sherwood acquired several of the historic carriages in 1982 and restored them to their former glory. Today, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers guests a taste of the glamorous past and an experience of a lifetime.

The Train

From the moment you step onboard, you will feel an unmatched elegance. The carriages have been exquisitely adorned with plush details including polished wood, and intricate marquetry. Each cabin comes with opulent amenities, a private oasis to ensure your journey is both comfortable and stylish. You can choose from a Historic Twin Cabin, a Suite, or a Grand Suite. Each is beautifully decorated and has been inspired by the landscape the train travels through from the green of the countryside to the blue of the lakes.

The Routes

The Venice Simplon Orient Express boasts a number of enchanting routes. Travellers can choose from various journeys such as the classic London to Venice or London to Verona or the new route from Paris to Verona or Venice. Take in the picturesque scenery as the train transports you through the different landscapes. Whichever route you choose, you will be mesmerised by the beautiful scenery that changes with every mile.
Image of comfortable seating in the piano bar on a train

The Dining

A highlight of any journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has to be its wonderful culinary experience. World-class chefs have curated menus that showcase the freshest seasonal ingredients to ensure that every mouthful is a dining masterpiece. The dining cars have been exquisitely decorated and have a refined ambience to complement the gastronomic delights.

The Entertainment

As the day comes to a close, the Venice Simplon Orient Express transforms into a glamourous venue for evening soirées. Head to the elegant Bar Car to enjoy a glass of champagne or a cocktail of your choice paired with some live music. Watch as the roaring 20’s come alive with the camaraderie and convivial atmosphere adding to this special journey.

The Service

The staff on board have been highly trained and their dedication and expertise plays a key role in your experience on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. From the minute you step onboard, your every need is met with a pleasant smile. The passion and the hospitality are second to none and truly enhance the journey.

The Memories

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, embarking on a romantic escape, or simply ticking off a bucket list item, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express guarantees memories to last a lifetime. Inviting you to enjoy the Golden Age of travel, the timeless allure transcends generations making it an experience to be cherished by all. The Venice Simplon Orient Express is not just a mode of transport, but a captivating voyage.
Image of a bed in a suite on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train

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