Venice Simplon-Orient Express
To embark on a voyage aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is to become part of its ever-changing history.
As the gleaming carriages arrive into the station and the uniformed steward welcomes guests aboard, they’ll know that the journey of a lifetime has begun.
Though associated with the glamour of the Roaring Twenties, the golden age of travel is still alive and well today. Passengers will savour beautiful surroundings, dine on spectacular cuisine, and connect with like-minded adventurers united in the shared joy of travel.
The Venice Simplon-Orient- Express is quite unlike anything else you will have experienced. 17 carriages date to the 1920s and ‘30s, lovingly restored to their former glory to recreate one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.
During the day, Double Cabins are configured as a lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table. At night the cabin becomes a cosy bedroom with an upper and lower bed. Guests are attended by a steward 24 hours a day
In keeping with the tradition of the train all cabins have their own washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, complete with soft towels, soap, dressing robes and slippers. A lavatory is situated at the end of each carriage.
The new Grand Suites will boast en-suite showers, double or twin beds, a lounge area and a host of luxurious extras including free flowing champagne, and special amenities.
24-hour cabin service for light snacks, or refreshments and alcoholic drinks while The Bar Car serves as an elegant social hub by day, and a lively piano bar by night – the place to be seen sipping cocktails and singing along to classic tunes as the train sweeps through stunning landscapes.
Exceptional European cuisine is freshly prepared in the train’s kitchen by Chef Christian Bodiguel and his skilled team.
Fresh ingredients are taken on board at stops along the route. Set-menus are included as part of your trip; drinks and à la carte options are available at an additional charge.
Three beautifully restored 1920s restaurant cars are the perfect setting for fine-dining aboard the train. Côte d’Azur boasts specially commissioned Lalique glass panels, Etoile Du Nord features floral designs and green accents, and L’Oriental strikes an exotic note with black lacquer panels.
JOURNEYS & DESTINATIONS
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels to some of Europe’s most celebrated cities.
The classic journey travels overnight between London and Venice, encountering breath-taking alpine vistas en-route through France and Switzerland. This journey can also be enjoyed as a shorter trip, from London or Venice to Paris.
Throughout the year, other trips include not-to- be missed destinations such as Budapest, Istanbul, Prague, Vienna and Berlin.
The train operates from March to November and offers capacity for 179 passengers
information and photos courtesy of Belmond