It’s the world’s most iconic and glamorous rail journey. A trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has to be one of the most romantic journeys one can take. Hark back to the glory days of the roaring 1920s aboard this remarkable train.
Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most storied set of carriages in the world. It promises to take you not just across Europe, but to transport you back in time.
With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.
Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies.
Passengers enjoy an array of stunning vistas as the train journeys through Alpine scenery and of course you can enjoy a different view of Venice as you wind your way to or from this remarkable city.
- Each sleeping carriage is served by a 24-hour cabin steward. Upgrade your experience to one of the train’s new Grand Suites where peerless luxury class is the standard. The exquisite Grand Suites command an almost euphoric sense of grandeur accompanied with free flowing champagne.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Experience the classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey. Depart Venice for a romantic overnight journey to London and visa versa.
Set off and discover the romance of the rails as you journey from Venice to Paris on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train and visa versa.
From the cobbles of fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Travel from the City of Lights to the City of Love in timeless style aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
It’s the world’s most iconic and glamorous rail journey. Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most storied set of carriages in the world. It promises to take you not just across Europe, but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel. Step aboard the historic carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and uncover a hidden jewel, glittering and timeless. An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests.
Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming you on board with a knowing smile. Settle in to your cabin, adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as a grand voyage begins.
Relax in carefully restored 1920s cabins, rich with craftsmanship. After a leisurely breakfast, your steward whisks away the beds to return the cabin to a sitting area. Plush sofas provide the perfect spot to watch the scenery unfold. At night, climb the upholstered ladder to your upper berth or cosy up under crisp sheets on the bottom bunk.
Step over the threshold and you’ll encounter a world of decadence, where ornate interiors and free-flowing champagne are simply a way of life. Be swept away as you enter the heavenly world of our Grand Suites. A world where exquisite details, total comfort and peerless service are the standard.
On a train where peerless luxury class is the standard, the exquisite Grand Suites command an almost euphoric sense of grandeur. Be swept up in a sense of unbridled indulgence, previously known only to travel royalty of the golden age.
Spread out and enjoy the luxury of space. By day, move between two luxurious lounges, unwinding with coffee and delighting in the ever-changing views outside. After dark, a choice of bed configurations ensures the perfect night’s sleep.
Take in the romance of a bygone era with a cosy twin cabin. A plush banquette during the day converts into inviting upper and lower berths come evening. Both have soft, luxurious bedding and their own reading light.
A single cabin is ideal for total seclusion and relaxation.
As you journey across Europe in style, unique dining experiences abound. Local, seasonal produce stars as we take fresh ingredients on board at stops along the route. Glance through the window and you may spot Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel and his skilled team inspecting lobsters from Brittany or salt marsh lamb from Mont St Michel.
Savour one of the world’s most unique dining experiences on this iconic luxury train. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express menu features the very best seasonal cuisine. Be enticed by the flavours of Europe aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Set menus that celebrate exceptional artisanal cuisine are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge. Don’t forget to inform us of dietary requirements in advance for a culinary journey that’s tailored to you. Indulge in a special breakfast prepared by Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel. A tempting selection of fresh breads, smoked salmon, eggs, truffles and caviar make a magical morning feast.
Named after the original number given to the carriage, our bar car ‘3674’ celebrates the history of this storied train. Exuding glamour and excitement and with vibrant blue and gold interiors reflect the train’s marquetry, providing the perfect place to enjoy the selection of classic cocktails. Originally built in France in 1931, it ran as part of the Sud Express after the war. Routes included Paris to Irún on the Spanish border and from Paris to Toulouse in Le Capitole.
Restaurant car L’Oriental is an exotic wonder of black lacquer panels and vibrant red velvets, a fitting stage for sensational cuisine. L’Oriental’ was originally a Pullman kitchen car. Built in Birmingham in 1927 in the Etoile du Nord style, it ran a luxurious service between Paris and Amsterdam. It later joined the Lusitania Express. When purchased for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the car was updated and refitted with black lacquer panels.
Escape into a world of timeless glamour in our iconic bar car, where beautiful blue and gold interiors set the scene for an elegant evening with friends. 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.
Côte d’Azur’, with its stunning René Lalique glass, was built in 1929 as a first-class Pullman. It began in the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express before switching to the Deauville, running for winter journeys from Paris to Calais for many years. By 1961 it was in a reserve pool. Eventually stored at the Wagons-Lits works at Villeneuve, it was rescued from a cold and dreary siding in 1981 by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Admire the stunning René Lalique glass as you await your sumptuous meal.
Etoile du Nord
Deep green velvet armchairs, crisp white tablecloths and exquisite marquetry: the romance of a bygone era is perfectly captured by ‘Etoile du Nord’. Etoile du Nord was built in 1926 in England, and showcases some of the most beautiful marquetry in the continental rake. It ran with the Etoile du Nord train from Paris and then switched to the Edelweiss based in Amsterdam. After running with the Lusitania Express from Lisbon to Madrid it finished service in the 1970s, travelling between Cadiz and Seville.
If you want to enchant your guests, look no further than the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Step aboard this art deco wonder for the celebration of a lifetime. We welcome groups of 12 or more passengers on all of our scheduled luxury train tours. Alternatively, for larger groups, why not take exclusive use of the train and create a bespoke journey for your clients. A dedicated team remains on hand to ensure a showstopping event.