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 have just got back from our trip to Lake Garda and I just wanted to thank you for all your firm did to make it memorable. My husband has never been a very good traveller and gets anxious about complicated arrangements. I won’t say he was never anxious this time either, but he did admit he didn’t really need to be. All the arrangements worked seamlessly. We enjoyed all the hotels for different reasons. The Wellenburg in Zurich was very comfortable and central enough for us to make the most of our short time there. We really liked the Villa Rosa: very stylish and comfortable room and very good food. The service was good too. We had one day going about the lake on a ferry: first to Sirmione, then to Garda, where we had lunch and then to Torri, which was our favourite– very, very pretty and not as overrun with people as Sirmione was. We went to Verona one day and took the bus tour to save my legs, and the last day we just stayed in Desenzano, visiting the Roman Villa in the morning and watching the fireworks (which we didn’t know were going to happen) from our room at night. The scenery on the trains was fabulous, as we expected, but the icing on the cake was definitely the Grand Suisse Majestic in Montreux. Very F. Scott Fitzgerald, I thought and as we sat eating our dinner on the terrace as the sun set behind the mountains we both thought, “It just doesn’t get any better than this!” So thank you again.