Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A world of timeless glamour

Welcome to the enchanting world of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe an unmatched cross-country train that, through design and experience, transports passengers back to the splendour of the Golden Age of travel. Step aboard a living legend which exudes opulence, from its art deco style and polished wood finishes to the exquisite detailing of the upholstery and furnishings, formerly only experienced by royalty.
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Lines open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:30, Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00.
Paris to Verona or Venice

Step aboard the train in Paris and begin your journey, travelling through dramatic landscapes to arrive in Verona or Venice.

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History of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Orient Express marked its first voyage to Istanbul in the 1920’s welcoming the social elite on board. Capturing the elegance and charm of a bygone era, the Venice Simplon-Orient Express is a recreation of this iconic train and was relaunched in 1982 by British businessman, James Sherwood. The carriages have been lovingly restored to their former glory and have been adorned with exquisite furnishings and fittings. Passengers are transported back in time to experience the wonderful Golden Age of travel. 

Today, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers several routes with the most famous being the classic journey from London to Venice passing through picturesque countryside and mountains. The Venice Simplon Orient Express is not just a mode of transportation, but it is an extraordinary travel experience combining luxury, history and romance, transporting you to a world of elegance and sophistication.

Dining on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Dining on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is simply unforgettable. Breakfast and your afternoon tea are served in the comfort of the passenger's luxury cabins and lunch, dinner and brunch are served by the waiters in one of the three individually styled restaurant cars: Cote d'Azur, Etoile du Nord or L' Oriental. All dishes are freshly prepared on the train by skilled French chefs, with the finest ingredients taken on board along the route.

Situated in the heart of the train is the Bar Car 3674; here guests are invited to indulge in cocktails and coffee while enjoying the music from the resident pianist. The Maitre D' comes to your cabin to take your lunch and dinner reservations in advance, and there is also an à la carte menu and 24-hour compartment service available at an additional cost.

Cabins on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Passengers will travel in private cabins, all exquisitely restored; a truly unique travel experience complemented by impeccable personal service.

Cabins convert in moments from daytime seating to a luxurious bedroom, all performed by the cabin stewards while dinner is being served. A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table, converts to a night configuration of an upper and lower berth for Historic Twin Cabins. Suites and Grand Suites are also available for a truly luxurious and memorable experience.

Historic Twin Cabins

All Historic Twin Cabins are private, and include a washbasin with hot and cold water, luxurious towels, linen and toiletries and a 24-hour steward service. Luxury, mosaic-tiled lavatories are located at the end of each carriage of the train.
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Each Suite is inspired by the landscape the train travels through from the green countryside colours to the blue of the lakes. Following an Art Deco style, the suites come with double or twin beds and a private ensuite bathroom with mosaic floor.
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Grand Suites

Grand Suites sweep you away to a world of indulgence. Inside you’ll find a plush lounge area, a separate bedroom as well as a spacious ensuite bathroom and the opportunity to enjoy private in-cabin dining.
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