Aerial of the train going past mountains on the Venice-Vienna-Paris-London journey
Chef preparing food on the Venice-Vienna-Paris-London journey

London/Paris to Vienna and return

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Overview

The Highlights

  • Evenings in the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express‘ lovely bar car, sipping your favorite drink while listening to live piano music and chatting with new friends
  • Two gourmet dinners prepared by French chefs, served in the train’s exquisite dining cars
  • Beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Alps
  • Pampering by your personal steward
  • Enjoying the beauty, artistry and history of your unique trains, lovingly restored in every detail
  • Two glorious days to explore Vienna, where you can attend the opera, visit museums, stroll through the old city and marvel at St. Stephen’s Cathedral or simply while away the hours at one of the city’s famous cafés
  • Sumptuous brunch on the Belmond British Pullman (London journeys only)

The Tour

Take the world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to the beautiful capital of Austria.  Spend two nights exploring Vienna at your leisure before rejoining the train for the overnight journey to Paris or London.

Indulge in world-class cuisine, enjoy peerless service from your personal cabin steward, and watch the scenery unfold from the comfort of the beautiful old-world Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Trip is also available London-Vienna or Paris-Vienna only, or Vienna-Paris or Vienna-London only.

Countries Visited

  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Austria

Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London

Board the Art Deco Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, in London this morning. Savor a delicious brunch with a refreshing Bellini as you make your way through the Kent countryside to Folkestone. Here, you are escorted by coach to Cheriton, where you board the shuttle to Calais.

At Calais Ville Station, the legendary Wagons-Lits carriages of the VSOE await. Settle into your comfortable private cabin before enjoying a sumptuous four-course dinner in one of the magnificent dining cars. Later, you may wish to linger in Bar Car ‘3674’, listening to the resident pianist play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers before you retire for the night.

*Note you may also board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Paris, around 9 p.m., with a late dinner served upon boarding.

Day 2: Vienna

Breakfast is served in your cabin before arriving at Vienna station in the morning. The Alpine peaks, undulating meadows and crystal-clear lakes continue as you relax over a leisurely three-course lunch.

Transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights (accommodation and transfers not included).

Day 3: Vienna

Enjoy the many attractions of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe at your leisure. Austria’s capital city will charm you with its artistic, historical, and intellectual legacy along the Danube River.

Tonight, enjoy a second night’s stay in your chosen hotel.

Day 4: On board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in the afternoon and settle back into your private cabin. A delicious afternoon tea is delivered by your personal steward. A leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by the skilled French chefs. Enjoy a brandy or liqueur with convivial company in Bar Car before retiring for the night.

Day 5: Paris or London

Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train arrives Paris early morning. Disembark in Paris by 8 a.m., or continue to London:

A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the English Channel. Disembark the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and cross the Channel. Then board the cream and umber carriages of the Belmond British Pullman for the rest of the journey to London.

A traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of champagne is served to you at your table as you watch the gentle scenery of Kent pass by before arriving at your destination, London Victoria (approximately 6 p.m.).

Please Note: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route is subject to change without prior warning due to last minute railway engineering works or similar.

Dates & Prices

2022 Dates

May 4 - 8

June 8 - 12

  • Please note prices are in British Pounds. View approximate exchange rates
  • All prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and is subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.
  • Deposit required: 15%.

2023 Dates

May 2 - 6

September 28 - October 2

  • Please note prices are in British Pounds. View approximate exchange rates
  • All prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and is subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.
  • Deposit required: 15%.

More

We are delighted to arrange your hotels in Vienna, Paris, or London, as well as transfers and touring, to meet your requirements. Contact us for more information about this concierge service.

Special Report: View travel notes by Society owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy, who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice-Paris-London.