“Step on board and the real world evaporates behind you” – a sentiment often voiced by travellers on the Belmond British Pullman train. Together with its sister train the Belmond Northern Belle, its magnificent period carriages enable guests to experience all the magic of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express without leaving Britain. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Most of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements – please get in touch so we can help you plan your ideal rail journey!
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.