- 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 Switzerland
- Breakfast served in the privacy of your compartment
- Pampering by your personal steward
- Elegant three-course brunch on the Belmond British Pullman (London departures only)
From the cobbles of London’s fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Verona’s Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Your time aboard the train promises to be as enchanting as the destination. Whether sampling world-class cuisine, listening to the resident pianist or admiring the passing scenery, every moment promises multi-sensory delight.
This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction: Verona to Paris or London.
Day 1: London
Board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, at London Victoria station this morning. Take your seat and await a delicious Bellini brunch as you travel through the Kent countryside.
After a transfer, meet the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Calais, France. Step inside the legendary carriages and settle into your private cabin.
As the sun begins to descend, dress to impress and head to one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars for dinner. Perhaps enjoy a drink in the Bar Car and listen to the resident pianist before retiring for the evening. Your cabin has been transformed into a cozy bedroom.
(Optional to board in Paris rather than London. Note, for those boarding in Paris: Departure is about 10 p.m. with dinner served immediately after. Arrive dressed for dinner.)
Day 2: Verona Arrival
Wake up to a beautiful vista of Swiss lakes and majestic mountains, and enjoy breakfast in your cabin at a time to suit you. Later on, a three-course lunch is served in one of the restaurant cars.
Enjoy time at leisure on board, exploring the carriages with their antique details or sipping a coffee in the Bar Car. All too soon we arrive in Verona, where your journey comes to a close late afternoon.
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Reviews From Our Travelers
My husband and I had the most incredible trip ever. Our experience on the Orient Express was so special and David our stewart was so competent. We loved the food and the people we met on board. I certainly have a greater understanding of Turkey and her people now thanks to him. We are so pleased we went!
I cannot praise Eleanor Hardy's company highly enough. She took care of all the planning, paying attention to every detail and thus this trip was smooth running and fabulous. I hope to travel with this company again.
Eleanor and her staff are enthusiastic and provide information that is additional to that provided by the particular tour agency. She makes an effort to know her clients and makes sure that the tour is appropriate for each client and follows up on details.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express now has fully en-suite cabins. Six Grand Suites are available on every departure. These 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 in our blog report.
Special Report: View travel notes by Society owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy, who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Venice-Paris-London.