Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Luxury Rail

A journey on the elegant Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train should be on every discerning traveller’s wish list - there is simply no better way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary in style. From the moment you board, you take a step back in time to the bygone, golden-age of rail travel when a journey was about relishing the experience rather than getting from A to B as quickly as possible. Guests can still rely on the highest levels of personal service, with outstanding cuisine served in a stylish dining car, combined with a private sleeper cabin and civilised bar carriage where you can meet other like-minded travellers.Throughout the journey you will be attended to by your cabin steward and enjoy delicious food prepared by expert chefs – all meals on board are included at no extra cost.

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New Special Offer - Save up to £500 per person!

We are delighted to offer special rates for selected departures on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

3 night holiday price from £2,254 per person.
Including: One night in a private cabin on board the Orient-Express with all meals (excluding drinks), one way flight between Venice and London, 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Venice, water taxi transfers, entrance tickets to either the Doge’s Palace, Accademia or Guggenheim, Kirker Guide Notes and the services of the Kirker Concierge.
Fly to Venice and return by VSOE:
Depart 26 October & 2 November 2015
4 April*, 18 April*, 4 July**, 13 October** 2016
Travel to Venice by VSOE and return by air:
Depart 29 October, 1 & 5 November 2015

* Book by 31 January 2016. ** Book by 30 April 2016

All our holidays can be tailor-made to suit your own personal requirements - we have a selection of 29 hand-picked hotels in Venice, please call us and speak to expert for advice and an immediate quotation.


London to Venice: You depart London Victoria at 10.45 on the British Pullman for an excellent lunch en route to Folkestone. Join your fellow travellers on the coach transfer across the Channel on the Eurotunnel. Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Calais and enjoy dinner during your journey across France and into Switzerland. Breakfast is served in your cabin as you experience breathtaking Alpine scenery. Lunch is served as the train passes through Innsbruck, followed by afternoon tea as you descend through the Dolomites to Venice, arriving at 18.00.

Venice to London: The train departs Venice at 11.00 hrs. Dinner, breakfast and a delicious brunch are served on board; afternoon tea is served on the British Pullman before the train arrives in London Victoria at 17.45 hrs.

Map of route from London to Venice:

Suggested Itinerary

Our suggested itinerary includes the following:

  • Flight from London to Venice or vice versa
  • One night on board the Orient-Express from Venice to London or London to Venice with all meals included (excluding drinks)
  • Water taxi transfers on arrival and departure to/from hotel
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast (the price is based on a lagoon view room at our favourite 4 star Deluxe hotel, the Londra Palace – prices for alternative hotels and durations available on request)
  • Entrance tickets to the Doge’s Palace, Accademia or Guggenheim
  • Our unique Venice Guide Notes
  • The services of the Kirker Concierge to book concert and opera tickets, arrange a private walking tour or reserve a table for a delicious dinner

Price:£2,948 per person (including train from London to Venice)

£2,659 per person (including train from Venice to London)

Immediate quotations for the Orient-Express are available on request, simply telephone one of our experts on 020 7593 1899 to discuss your tailor-made itinerary.

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Alternative Journeys

Orient-Express also operates the following additional routes in 2015. For tailor-made quotations, please speak to one of the experts in the Kirker reservations team on 020 7593 1899.
Venice to Prague: 20 May; 30 September
Prague to London: 23 May; 3 October
Venice to Budapest: 29 April; 21 October (including two nights in Vienna)
Budapest to London: 2 May; 24 October (including two nights in Vienna)
Paris to Istanbul: 28 August (including overnight stays in Budapest and Bucharest)
Istanbul to Venice: 4 September (including overnight stays in Bucharest and Budapest)

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