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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice 3 nights from £2,998 per person

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.

 

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.

 

2019 Departure Dates

London to Venice:

21 March; 4, 11, 14, 25, 28 April; 2, 12, 16, 19, 26, 30 May; 9, 13, 20, 23, 27 June; 4, 11, 18, 25 July; 1, 8, 15 August, 5, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29 September; 3, 6, 13, 17, 27, 31 October; 3 November.

Venice to London:

20, 27 March; 3, 10, 13, 24, 27 April; 1, 8, 15, 18, 29 May; 5, 12, 19, 22, 26 June; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July; 7, 14 August; 11, 14, 18, 21 September; 2, 5, 16, 30 October; 2 November.

Special Offer

We are delighted to reveal an exclusive new special offer for Kirker clients, valid for selected 2019 journeys on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journeys from Venice to London.

Depart 16 March, 3 April, 24 July 2019

Save up to £500 per person

Valid for new bookings only, made between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Flight from London to Venice or vice versa
  • Water taxi transfers on arrival and departure to/from hotel
  • Entrance tickets to the Doge’s Palace, Accademia or Guggenheim
  • One night on board the Orient-Express from Venice to London or London to Venice with all meals included (excluding drinks)
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast (the price is based on the American Dinesen hotel – prices for alternative hotels and durations available on request)
  • 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

The Kirker Difference

Arranged by us exclusively for our customers...

Guaranteed entrance ticket to the Doge's palace

The stunning 'Palazzo Ducale' was the residence of the Doges and is the richest symbol of Venetian cultural, military, political and economic history. The tickets will allow you to avoid the lengthy queues and gain access to the Museo Correr and the National Archaelogical Museum. If you have visited the Doge's Palace before, we would be delighted to provide tickets to the Guggenheim or Accademia Galleries instead.

Prices

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3 nights from £2,998 per person.

Included Hotels

We can tailor your orient express holiday to include any of our carefully selected hotels in Venice - ranging from charaterful pensione to luxurious palace hotels. 

Venice, Italy, Europe

Located overlooking a picturesque canal in one of the most evocative parts of old Venice, just two minutes’ walk from the Accademia Bridge, the American Dinesen is a delightful hotel with just 27 recently renovated bedrooms decorated in the traditional Venetian manner.

Hotel

Bauer Palazzo
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

This famous hotel is made up of two contrasting parts; a beautiful 18th century palazzo directly on the Grand Canal and a larger, more modern part which faces the pretty Campo San Moise, close to St. Mark’s Square and La Fenice.

Hotel

Ca' Dei Conti
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

This attractive hotel is located in the heart of Venice, just a five minute stroll from St. Mark’s Square. The entrance is by private footbridge across a small canal, not far from the Bridge of Sighs.

Hotel

Ca' Sagredo
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

This historic palazzo on the Grand Canal dates from the 15th Century. It opened in 2007 after a painstaking restoration that uncovered an extraordinary collection of architectural features. These, together with some magnificent works from important artists give guests a fascinating glimpse of five centuries of Venetian history.

Hotel

L'Orologio
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

Opened in January 2015, the stylish, contemporary design of L’Orologio is dedicated to the art of fine watchmaking and offers quite a contrast to the traditional Venetian furnishings typically found in the city.

Hotel

Danieli
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

This famous and beautifully restored palace dates back to the 14th century and is located right on the waterfront; just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square it overlooks the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio.

Hotel

Flora
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

A truly delightful hotel, located about five minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square. Many of the rooms overlook the enchanting garden where breakfast and drinks can be enjoyed in summer.

Hotel

Liassidi Palace
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

Recently, the trend amongst Venice hoteliers has been to lovingly restore derelict Palaces to their former glory and open them as luxury boutique hotels; and the Liassidi Palace is a fine example of this.

Hotel

Locanda La Corte
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

A hotel of great character and charm, Locanda La Corte dates back to the 16th century and is set around a delightful courtyard.

Hotel

Locanda Vivaldi
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

This former palazzo of the composer Antonio Vivaldi is now restored as a beautiful boutique hotel, right on the waterfront just five minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square.

Hotel

Londra Palace
Deluxe
Highly Recommended
Venice, Italy, Europe

Small, luxurious and located almost next door to the Danieli, the Londra is managed by our great friend Alain Bullo and is now a member of Relais & Châteaux. It is one of our favourite hotels in Venice and Kirker clients have always been especially well looked after.

Hotel

Baglioni Hotel Luna
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

Ideally located a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco, The Luna is the city’s most historic and oldest hotel.

Hotel

Metropole, Venice
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

Overlooking the lagoon and just a few minutes' walk from St. Mark's Square, the Metropole is a famous and atmospheric hotel decorated and furnished in traditional style with over 2,000 antiques.

Hotel

Monaco & Grand Canal
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

The Monaco is one of Venice’s most famous hotels. The entrance leads into a stylish lobby from where a grand staircase takes you up to the beautiful restored 18th century former Venetian theatre, complete with original fresco ceilings.

Hotel

Palazzo Sant' Angelo
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

The Sant'Angelo, with its excellent location between the Rialto and Accademia Bridges, is housed in a grand Venetian palazzo.

Hotel

Palazzo Stern
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

This is a beautiful 19th century Moorish palazzo directly on the Grand Canal. It is owned by the Dazzo family who have restored some beautiful architectural features including an ornate staircase, stained glass windows and a former chapel decorated with mosaics.

Hotel

Pensione Accademia
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

This famous pensione is housed within a grand 17th century palazzo. It stands at the confluence of two small canals in the tranquil Dorsoduro quarter, a few steps from the Grand Canal and only five minutes’ walk from the Accademia Bridge and Gallery.

Hotel

Ruzzini Palace
Superior
Venice, Italy, Europe

Ruzzini Palace is ideally situated on the grand square of Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 350 metres from the Rialto and St. Mark's Square. It is an attractive 16th Century residence that offers personal service and combines historical architectural characteristics with stylish, contemporary furnishings.

Venice, Italy, Europe

The San Clemente Palace is located in the Venetian lagoon with wonderful views of the city. The main building dates from the 17th century when it was a thriving monastery but the beautiful church with its frescoed walls can be charted as far back as 1131.

Hotel

Belmond Cipriani
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

The most famous hotel in Venice, the Cipriani is part of the exclusive Belmond Hotel Group. It has beautiful gardens, terraces, a tennis court and an enormous heated open-air seawater swimming pool with poolside bar and restaurant.

Hotel

Gritti Palace
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

This iconic 15th century landmark has recently completed a thorough but very sympathetic restoration that has enabled the hotel to introduce the latest 21st century technology without compromising its traditional style and warm hospitality.

Hotel

Ai Reali
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

Located overlooking the pretty Campo della Fava and a small canal between Rialto and San Marco, Ai Reali opened in December 2012. Surprisingly for such a grand palazzo there are only 32 bedrooms and they are some of the largest and most elegant in Venice with original features such as wooden floors, ornate ceilings and fireplaces, combining with sumptuous furnishings and subtle lighting (many have canal views).

Hotel

Splendid
Deluxe
Venice, Italy, Europe

Ideally located between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, the Splendid’s contemporary design offers clients an alternative to the traditional Venetian decoration found at other hotels in the city.

Venice, Italy, Europe

The Centurion is located on the Grand Canal, a few steps from the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and two contemporary art museums, the Guggenheim and the new Punta della Dogana Gallery.

Train Details

The Cabin

The original 1920s and 1930s carriages formed part of the express trains which traversed Europe in the early 20th century ‘golden age’ of rail travel. Each has been lovingly restored by expert craftsmen, with gleaming livery and immaculate marquetry. The sleeping cars consist of comfortable banquette seating, with a window table and private washbasin concealed behind elegant oak doors. Whilst you are dining, your steward will transform the cabin into comfortable upper and lower berths with crisp damask sheets and fine blankets. Each carriage has its own dedicated steward, available 24 hours a day, and there is a mosaic-tiled lavatory at the end of the car.

For additional comfort and extra space, we highly recommend reserving a Cabin Suite, which is formed of two interconnecting cabins. This offers additional space during the day, and can be converted to two lower berths at night. Alternatively, the three extravagant new Grand Suites offer spacious accommodation with private en suite bathrooms and double beds – prices on request.

Dining

One of the highlights of your journey is the delicious cuisine – all meals are included in the price (although drinks are extra). Chef Christian Bodiguel and his expert team take fresh ingredients on board throughout the journey and create varied menus which belie their compact kitchen. Breakfast is served in your cabin at the time of your choice, and includes fresh patisserie and fruits. For lunch and dinner – an occasion for which guests are encouraged to dress in glamorous 1920s style – you can choose to dine in one of the three elegantly restored restaurant cars:

Côte d’Azur: Built in 1929 and decorated with Lalique glass panels.

Etoile du Nord: Built in England with a lining of intricate marquetry.

L’Oriental: Originally a Pullman kitchen car, decorated with black lacquer panels.

After dinner, you may enjoy a cocktail in the stylish piano bar – or perhaps a glass of champagne in the Art Deco champagne bar.

Staff Reviews

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By Kathryn Irons, 26 July 2018

Having been at Kirker Holidays for almost 12 years now, I have been to Venice several times and enjoyed the hospitality of many of our hotels. This trip, however, was something special. I was lucky enough to recently accompany some of our top travel agents to Venice, enjoying two nights at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani and taking the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express back to London.  For a trip…

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By Ignacio Foley, 18 November 2016

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