'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.