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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The Journey

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.

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)

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Venice Holiday

By Mr & Mrs H posted on 21 Dec '12
The travel agent recommended this holiday and my husband booked it on her word without seeing a brochure.  Everything was perfect and we had a really lovely time.  Nothing bad to say at all.

Venice Short Break

By Mrs N posted on 21 Dec '12
Every part of the holiday was perfect. Thank you.

Venice Short Break

By Mr & Mrs H posted on 21 Dec '12
The most efficient holiday arrangements I have ever experienced.  Itinerary well set out and system of vouchers clear and easy to use.  Those involved in our transfers were punctual, smart and helpful.  Seamless and faultless.

Venice Short Break

By Mrs H posted on 21 Dec '12
Charlie’s concierge service was excellent.  He arranged front row seats at the opera and two private tours at short notice

Venice Short Break

By Mr & Mrs T, London posted on 1 May '13
We particulary appreciated the good wishes and champagne in respect of my birthday... Everything happend according to plan at the quoted time - most impressed.

Venice Short Break

By Mr & Mrs K, Westcliff-on-Sea posted on 1 May '13
I will certainly be travelling with Kirker again. All of our enquiries were dealt with efficiently and with great charm, and our special requests regarding our room were met perfectly. I will recommend Kirker to everyone.

Venice Special Occasion

By Mr & Mrs W, Wigginton posted on 16 May '13
We chose your holiday as it was a 'special celebration' of my 60th birthday; the holiday lived up to every expectation. We had every confidence it would - and it went so very smoothly, we were made to feel special.

Venice Short Break

By Mr & Mrs T, Suffolk posted on 25 Oct '13
Excellent service - very impressed. The Kirker Concierge advised and booked Venice restaurants - great result!

Venice Short Break

By Mr & Mrs D, Yorkshire posted on 25 Oct '13
We really appreciated being met at the airport and taken by water taxi to Venice and also the sparkling rose in our room for our anniversary was lovely.

Birthday Short Break in Venice

By Mr P, Berkshire posted on 26 Nov '13
It was better than we could of imagined and made a 40th birthday very special indeed. Thank you to everyone involved in arranging us to have a most memorable trip. 

Venice Short Break

By Ms J, Oxfordshire posted on 21 Mar '14
Fabulous mini break which exceeded all I could have asked for. I would definitely recommend Kirker.

Kirker Venice Walking Tour

By Mr & Mrs M, Norfolk posted on 10 Apr '14
Thank you for the excellent free walking tour of Venice and the ticket to the Accademia. Kirker never disappoint.
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