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Venice Simplon Orient Express

A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express train offers one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world. A trip to aspire to.

Adventure and style are all intimately bound in journeys that crisscross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities. Delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and lively onboard entertainment make a journey on this luxury train one of the world’s finest travel experiences.

The golden age of travel may have been in the Roaring Twenties, but the art of journeying in style is still alive and well today. That sense of wonder can still be felt on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, where travel is about relishing the experience. Savour the beautiful surroundings. Marvel at the opulent interiors, sparkling crystal, plush fabrics and polished woods. Relax in your own cabin as you look out over stunning landscapes.

Connect with fascinating people – like-minded adventurers who share your joy for travel. Look ahead with anticipation and prepare to step back into a more sophisticated age and a gentler pace of life.

Cabins

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train is quite unlike anything you will ever experience….

From the 1920s to the 1930s, the carriages of the Venice Simplon Orient Express train played a significant role in the golden age of travel. Today, every carriage has been lovingly restored to its former glory, recreating one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.

On your journey, relax in an opulent cabin while a dedicated steward attends to your every need.

  • Double Cabins feature upper and lower berths while Single Cabins have one lower berth. During the day, the berths are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views. Crisp damask sheets and fine blankets contribute to a cosy and restful atmosphere at night.
  • For additional comfort and extra space, you can reserve a Cabin Suite formed of two interconnecting Double Cabins. By day, stretch out and relax with two lounges, while at night a choice of bed configurations are available.
  • Inside your cabin, draw back the oak panels to reveal a washbasin. Luxury, mosaic-tiled lavatories are available at each end of the carriage.

Dining

Indulge in a sensational feast aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express train. Exceptional European cuisine is freshly prepared in the train’s kitchen by Chef Christian Bodiguel and his skilled team. Fresh ingredients are taken on board at stops along the route. Look out the window and you may spot the chef inspecting lobsters from Brittany, tomatoes from Provence or saltmarsh lamb from Mont St Michel.

Menus

Set menus are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge. Chefs will be delighted to cater for any specific dietary requirements, provided a detailed request is made at the time of booking.

Restaurant Cars and Bar

Enjoy the unique ambience of each of the three beautifully restored 1920s restaurant cars. Côte d’Azur, boasting Lalique glass panels, Etoile du Nord with its beautiful marquetry, and L’ Oriental, decorated in black lacquer.

At the heart of the train, the stylish Bar Car offers a welcoming environment in which to relax over cocktails or coffee. Chat to fellow guests or enjoy music by a resident pianist.  Sample the finest champagnes in our exclusive bar. Art Deco interiors and Lalique glassware conjure the romance and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Vintages include Taittinger, Laurent Perrier Rosé and Louis Roederer Cristal, perfectly chilled and served in glimmering crystal.

Journeys aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

BERLIN (New for 2016)

Relax and enjoy the journey as the train makes its way through Northern France; traversing the German countryside and arriving in time to spend the weekend in one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.

London – Berlin – 1 night

Paris – Berlin – 1 night

DAY TRIPS

Travel in style aboard the Belmond British Pullman train between London and Folkestone. Board luxury coaches for your Eurotunnel crossing before joining the opulent Venice Simplon-Orient-Express bound for Paris.

Paris – London – 1 day

London – Paris – 1 day

CLASSIC ROUTES

Departing weekly, travel from the cosmopolitan buzz of London to the timeless romance of Venice on a journey that will capture your imagination.

London – Paris – Venice – 1 night

Venice – Paris – London – 1 night

SIGNATURE JOURNEYS

Travel across the heart of Europe to Istanbul as you follow a similar route to the train’s 1883 inaugural journey.

Paris – Budapest – Bucharest – Istanbul – 5 nights

Istanbul – Bucharest – Budapest – Venice – 5 nights

LONGER JOURNEYS

Indulge in luxury for longer with journeys to far-flung destinations including Vienna and Budapest.

Venice – Vienna – London – 4 nights

Venice – Budapest – Paris – 4 nights

ALL JOURNEYS

Group travel (more than 12 passengers) and exclusive charters can also be arranged. For more information about the Venice Simpson Orient Express, a full list of departures and prices, contact Ultimate Destinations.

Luxury train travel is a wonderful experience and Ultimate Destinations will be delighted to plan and organise your journey aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express on your behalf. Contact us on 01923 284148 or send an email to info@ultimatedestinations.co.uk. We look forward to being of service.


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