Fly into Venice and we will take you to the iconic Hotel Cipriani for your two night stay in the heart of this stunning city. Four minutes by private launch from San Marco, on the tip of Giudecca Island, this luxury hotel commands unrivalled views of the lagoon and Doge’s Palace. Steeped in Venetian style, it is known for interiors decorated in exquisite local artefacts, classic cuisine with an innovative twist and the most fabulous swimming pool in the city.
Enjoy the delights of Venice a glorious theatrical city like no other steeped in history and culture. Then at the end of your stay, transfer to Venice’s ornate Santa Lucia Station, the Orient Express will be waiting for you. Travelling in private cabins impeccably restored to their former glory, passengers are assured of a truly unique travel experience complemented by the very best personal service. 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 beautiful 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. Each cabin has an original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, and at night-time becomes a comfortable bedroom, complete with soft towels and crisp linen. Cabins convert in moments from daytime seating to a luxurious bedroom, all performed by cabin stewards whilst you enjoy your gourmet dinner in the restaurant car.
Wake up to find yourself meandering through another backdrop of beautiful scenery before indulging in a breakfast served in your cabin. 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 in the early evening.
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.
Carrying royalty, film stars, artists and spies between great European cities ever since, a journey aboard this iconic train is one of the world’s finest travel experiences – a sequence of unforgettable moments. Today, the gleaming carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train continue to transport passengers across Europe, in exquisite surroundings, on one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world. There is simply no finer way to travel than aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
From £2,050 (per person)
Price is based on 2 adults sharing room. Economy flights from London, non UK transfers, hotel stay, VSOE rail to London. All prices are correct at time of print and are subject to availability and/or change and can be withdrawn at any time. Further dates and routes are available – please ask for details.
We can upgrade flights or offer a rail only option.
Hotel accommodation can be arranged in London as well if required.
Our Double Cabins feature upper and lower beds while Single Cabins have one lower berth. During the day, the beds are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views. Inside your cabin, draw back the oak panels to reveal a washbasin. Luxury, mosaic-tiled lavatories are available at each end of the carriage
Table meals are included whilst on board the train. Continental breakfast and afternoon tea are served in your cabin, while lunch and dinner are enjoyed in the sumptuous surroundings of the Restaurant Cars. An la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner, and there is a 24-hour cabin service for light snacks and refreshments. Both are at an additional cost and paid for at the time of ordering. The Cipriani stay includes a buffet breakfast
Except where specifically mentioned, drinks are not included in the fare and may be purchased on board.
Fully covered and insured
This flight-inclusive holiday is financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Distinguished Traveller is also a member of the Travel Trust Association. Full terms and conditiond are available on the website.