A truly luxurious rail odyssey focused on three of Europe’s most iconic cities, the Venice Simplon-Orient Express Venice to London via Vienna route is without question one of the most spectacular journeys you can embark upon. Travelling in style aboard the world’s most famous train, beginning in Italy’s romantic city of canals, you will pass through breathtaking scenery along the way, whilst also having enough time to fully explore some of the most prestigious and fascinating towns on the planet, proving why this trip is so popular.
Arrive at Venice Santa Lucia station to board the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, where a steward will be ready to show you to your private cabin. After settling in to your beautifully detailed home on the rails, head to the Bar Car for pre-dinner cocktails, before sitting down to gorge on a four course meal, prepared by expert French chefs, served in one of the spectacular Restaurant Cars. Later, either return to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom, or spend time mingling with other passengers elsewhere on the train.
Breakfast will be served in your cabin at a time of your choosing as you draw ever-closer to the capital of Austria. Next, pull into Vienna’s West Bahnhof station for immediate transfer to the hotel of your choosing, leaving you free to enjoy the many wonderful museums, excellent shopping and fabulous landmarks of this truly regal city, with a two night stay in town.
Enjoy a day at your own pace in Vienna, giving you ample opportunity to learn about the unique heritage and history of this world class city.
Rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient Express at Vienna’s West Bahnhof station, and after departure sit down for a delicious afternoon tea served in the cabin. The rest of your day will be spent as you see fit, with a leisurely four course evening meal then prepared by our French chefs, to be enjoyed in the Restaurant Cars. Later, retire to your cabin, which is now a wonderful bedroom, or head to the Bar Car to indulge with some elegant drinks.
As the train approaches Paris you will wake to find a continental breakfast served in the cabin. Pulling in to Paris Gare de L Est station, after a short stop you will leave heading for the English channel. Once across the water and in Folkestone, say goodbye the Orient Express, and board the fabulous British Pullman for the final journey to London, with time to enjoy the passing Kentish scenery and an afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine, before arrival in the English capital’s Victoria Station.