Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

'Luxury and elegance'

Fewer things epitomise luxury and elegance like a journey across Europe on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As soon as you set eyes on the iconic carriages, draped in Art Deco embellishments, the adventure begins — transporting you back in time to the 1930s golden age of rail travel. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch as you depart from London Victoria to Calais aboard the preliminary Belmond British Pullman train. On arrival at Calais you will then transfer on to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express where the real voyage begins with a sweeping journey through France and the Swiss Alps, onto the Austrian countryside, Italian Dolomites and finally Venice.
It is during the evening the glitz and the glamour of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express really comes to life and, in true Gatsbian style, you’ll find ladies adorning the most elegant of evening dresses while the gentlemen sport their sharpest dinner suit as a gourmet 4-course meal is served followed by classic cocktails around the baby grand piano as you travel through Paris.

Orient Express Dining

As extravagant as your surroundings, the Orient Express offers culinary delights for breakfast lunch and dinner. To begin your day, you can enjoy a beautiful breakfast spread in your room or take to the restored 1920 restaurant car for a full-cooked breakfast option. Choose from over three courses of freshly prepared dishes for lunch, accompanied by the perfect bottle of wine prepared by the on-board sommelier. Dinner is a delight. Prepared by Chef Jean Imbert, the gorgeous d’hôte menu harks back to the majesty of the Orient Express’ golden history.


Your grand adventure begins from London Victoria, boarding the Belmond British Pullman train. From here, you will journey to Calais where you will transfer to the magnificent Venice Simplon Orient Express and re-live the golden age of travel. From this point, your journey will take on a whole new level of grandeur, as your voyage takes you through France, the Swiss Alps, Austria, Italy’s Dolomites and finally to the City of Bridges, Venice.