The Orient Express is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic rail journeys, and the Venice to London stretch is arguably the most beautiful section of the route. Departing the City of Canals aboard the lavish carriages of this stunning train you will pass through breathtaking European scenery, from mountains to plains. Next, you will arrive at the English Channel, ready to board the historic British Pullman for the final leg of the journey though Kentish countryside and on to Victoria Station in the heart of the UK capital a truly global destination boasting centuries of history and a beating modern heart that can’t help but excite.
Arriving at Venice’s ornate Santa Lucia Station, the Orient Express will be waiting for you. Boarding the train you’ll be taken to your reserved seat with bags sent on to the cabin, leaving you ready to enjoy a sumptuous three course meal after departure, prepared by highly trained French chefs.
After dining, sit back and relax while sipping on elegant drinks and gazing out on jaw-dropping European countryside before retiring to partake in afternoon tea in your cabin. Later, a four course evening meal will be served as created by some truly innovative epicures, followed by a night of relaxation either in the bar or back in your cabin, which has now been transformed into a beautiful bedroom.
Wake up to find yourself meandering through another backdrop of breathtaking scenery before indulging in a breakfast served in your cabin at a time to suit. Arriving into Paris Gare de l Est, the train will stop for 40 minutes, giving you ample time to stretch your legs. Next, a delightful brunch will be served in the restaurants as you embark for the Channel crossing. Boarding the British Pullman for the final leg of the journey, afternoon tea will be served with a glass of English sparkling wine, ensuring you arrive in the British capital feeling suitably refreshed and relaxed.