London-Paris-Berlin & v.v.


2 days

Luxury

The Tour

Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the River Spree, Berlin is the country’s capital as well as its largest city, covering approximately 550 square miles. It is a city of culture, politics, media and science. The VSOE now visits this historic city.

Berlin is home to renowned universities, orchestras, museums and is well-know for its festivals, diverse architecture and contemporary arts. Dramatic history, eclectic architecture and a thriving social scene await in Berlin.

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“I was blessed to be on the inaugural London-Berlin VSOE…this route is among the best…viewing castles from your cabin or the club car is so wonderful….my friends at The Society of International Railway Travelers took GREAT care of me.”

— R. Ray, VSOE London to Berlin, 2016

The Itinerary

Day 1: London
Board the Belmond British Pullman at London Victoria station for your 11 a.m. departure. Sit back and enjoy brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside.

After crossing the Channel, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by our skilled French chefs.

After dinner retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cozy bedroom.

Arrive at Paris Gare de l’Est at approximately 9:25 p.m. for an hour-long stop.

Day 2: Berlin
Awake to the verdant countryside scenery, as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you.

Later, take the opportunity to explore the train, perhaps enjoying a pre-lunch cocktail in the Bar Car as the resident pianist sets a sophisticated tone. Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch, served in one of the three beautiful restaurant cars.

While away the afternoon, admiring the ever-changing view from your cabin’s window as afternoon tea is served.

The VSOE arrives in Berlin at about 6:30 p.m., where all too soon your journey comes to a close.

Please note: This journey can be extended with our fabulous hotel partners in London, Paris and Berlin. Contact us for more information.

2018 Dates:

June 21-22 (London-Paris-Berlin)
June 23-24 (Berlin-Paris-London)

2019 Dates:

June 6-7 (London-Paris-Berlin)
June 8-9 (Berlin-Paris-London)

The Prices

2018 Pricing:

London-Berlin or Berlin-London
Accommodations Price Deposit
Double Cabin
£2,129 – £2,365
15%
Single Cabin
£2,129 – £2,365
15%
Cabin Suite
£3,406 – £3,784
15%
Grand Suite*
TBA
15%

 

Paris-Berlin or Berlin-Paris
Accommodations
Price
Deposit
Double Cabin
£1,592 – £1,791
15%
Single Cabin
£1,592 – £1,791
15%
Cabin Suite
£2,547 – £2,866
15%
Grand Suite*
TBA
15%

For cabin descriptions, please click here.

Prices are per person.

*Grand Suites will be fully en-suite and new in 2018.  Please contact us for pricing.

Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.

Other

Note:  All prices are per person.  Tour priced in British pounds.  For approximate currency exchange rates, visit http://www.xe.com

Prices are per person and include all table d’hôte meals and accommodation as noted. A cabin suite is two double cabins connected by a private, interior door. Click here for cabin details.

NEW for 2018: For the first time ever, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is adding fully en-suite cabins. Three Grand Suites will be available on every departure, beginning in March 2018. These will include a private bathroom with shower, washbasin, and toilet, living area with space for private dining, and a sofa which can be converted into an additional small bed. See a full description of the Grand Suites and other VSOE accommodations here.

Special Report: Click here for travel notes by Society owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy, who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on the Orient-Express Venice-Paris-London. We loved the Red Carnation Milestone Hotel in London. Le Meurice was our luxurious home in Paris before we rode the VSOE Paris-Istanbul for the Society’s 20th anniversary trip.

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The Highlights

  • Be among the first to enter/exit Berlin via the world’s most famous restored luxury train, the VSOE
  • Spend the evening in the Venice Simplon-Orient- Express’ lovely bar car, sipping your favorite drink while listening to live piano music
  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by French chefs, served in one of the train’s dining cars
  • Relax as you gaze out your window at rural France and Germany, perhaps while sipping your favorite drink
  • Breakfast served in the privacy of your compartment
  • Pampering by your personal steward
  • Afternoon tea on the British Pullman (London arrivals/departures only)
  • Book an extended stay in Berlin or London before/after your journey
With 22.000 types of plants, Berlin’s Botanical Gardens rank among the three most important botanical gardens in the entire world. Visit Berlin photo
With 22.000 types of plants, Berlin’s Botanical Gardens rank among the three most important botanical gardens in the entire world. Visit Berlin photo
A VSOE staff member prepares for departure. IRT Photo by Owen Hardy
A VSOE staff member prepares for departure. IRT Photo by Owen Hardy
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum, or Berlin Wall Museum, commemorates the wall's victims, as well as those who successfully escaped from Communist East Berlin. Visit Berlin photo
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum, or Berlin Wall Museum, commemorates the wall's victims, as well as those who successfully escaped from Communist East Berlin. Visit Berlin photo
Shopping is renowned in Berlin, no more so than in the KeDeWe, the largest department store in Continental Europe. Visit Berlin photo
Shopping is renowned in Berlin, no more so than in the KeDeWe, the largest department store in Continental Europe. Visit Berlin photo