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’.
As promised a few more details/compliments from our holiday. As you would expect the journey to Venice was fantastic, from check in to seeing our fabulous hotel for the first time. The British Pullman was stunning and the service, food and hospitality wonderful. The first class coach was exactly that. The Orient Express was without question the best holiday experience we have ever had. From the moment we pulled alongside, we felt and were made to feel very special indeed. Predictably the food was amazing. All of the staff were attentive but not over the top. Our personal attendant was discreet and very professional, and he gave us some helpful advice on Venice.
The Al Ponte Antico hotel is quite simply the most friendly, calm, relaxing hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff were so generous with their advice on Venice, including booking all our restaurants for us. They certainly had the personal touch as they would call us by our Christian names….even the staff we hadn’t met before! If there is a better hotel in Venice, I’d love to see it. !
Montreux is a stunning place as was the hotel, a completely different experience again. The food at the Suisse Majestic was incredible, as was the view.
Can I say that all of your train arrangements were spot on and made our journey run very smoothly. All the trains were bang on time, very clean and new looking. Even the food on board the trains was rather good too.
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