From the cobbles of fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Tour is also available between Paris-Verona and Verona-Paris.
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.
Day 1: London
Board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, at London Victoria. 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. 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. Choose to enjoy a drink in the Bar Car, set to the sound of the resident pianist, before retiring for the evening.
Day 2: Verona Arrival
This morning enjoy breakfast in your cabin at a time to suit you. Watch the passing Swiss scenery as you savour fresh pastries and coffee.
In the afternoon enjoy a three-course lunch, followed by time at leisure to soak up the indulgent atmosphere of the train. Journey through the beautiful Italian countryside before arriving in Verona in the late afternoon, where you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.
Southbound Paris-Verona route description (via Gotthard) This fascinating route via the Gotthard Pass between Basel and Airolo is a masterpiece of railway engineering and offers lovely views. VSOE will journey across the three helical tunnels and through the famous Gotthard Tunnel (15km long).
Guests may take in sights such as the three castled town of Bellinzona, Lake Luzern, Lake Como and picturesque nearby towns of Lugano and Chiasso before the contrasting mountain landscape gives way to vineyards en route to Verona.
Please note: On southbound journeys, the Venice Simplon-Orient Express tends to leave Paris around 10:00 PM. If you decide to board the train in Paris, you will be eating dinner very late that evening.
Northbound Verona-Paris route description (via Arlberg) From Verona the train crosses the Adige river and into Bolzano, the foothills of the Dolomites. Crops and vines grow in the fields around the tracks where the valley opens out. Mountains close up around the tracks offering beautiful views as the train continues on to Brenner.
At 1,370 meters Brenner is the highest point in the journey. Lakes and picturesque towns make up the passing scenery and the train sweeps through the valley landscape. After Innsbruck the train crosses over the Arlberg Pass towards the Swiss border at Buchs. The next morning French countryside greets guests as they enjoy breakfast at leisure in their cabin, before the train arrives into Paris.
Please note: This journey can be extended with our fabulous hotel partners in London, Paris and Verona. Contact us for more information.
2020 Dates:Southbound (London-Paris-Verona)
March 22, 29
April 2, 9, 16, 19, 23, 30
May 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 31
June 4, 7, 25, 28
July 2, 9, 16, 23
August 6, 13, 20
September 10, 17, 20, 27
October 4, 8, 11, 22, 25
November 5, 12
March 21, 28
April 1, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29
May 13, 16, 20, 23
June 3, 6, 10, 17, 24, 27
July 1, 8, 15, 22
August 5, 12, 19, 25
September 16, 19, 23, 26
October 10, 21, 24
November 4, 11
2021 Dates:Southbound (London-Paris-Verona)
March 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29
May 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 30
June 3, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12
September 2, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26
October 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 31
November 4, 7
March 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 17, 21, 28
May 12, 15, 19, 22
June 2, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 17
September 8, 15, 18, 22, 25
October 6, 9, 20, 23
November 3, 6
|Pricing: London-Verona or Verona-London|
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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.
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 Venice Simplon-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.