Venice Simplon-Orient-Express VSOE alpine scenery.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express VSOE wait staff dining car
Dining staff on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express VSOE
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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) bedroom
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Overview

The Highlights

  • Spending the evening in the lovely Venice Simplon-Orient-Express bar car, sipping your favorite drink while listening to live piano music
  • Gourmet three-course lunch and four-course dinner prepared by French chefs, served in the train’s beautiful dining cars
  • Beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Alps
  • Breakfast served in the privacy of your compartment
  • Pampering by your personal steward
  • Afternoon tea on the Belmond British Pullman (London arrivals only)

The Tour

Take a step back in time on this overnight trip from Venice to Paris (or on to London) aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Luxuriate in the train’s ambience, gourmet meals and superior service while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps. Disembark in Paris. Or, we highly recommend you extend the experience as you continue your journey to London on another of our World’s Top 25 Trains, the Belmond British Pullman.

Southbound tour also available, beginning in London or Paris.

Map of the Venice, Paris, and London journey

Countries Visited

  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • United Kingdom

Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart Venice

Board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Venice Santa Lucia station late morning. Your steward will show you to your private compartment and will attend you throughout your journey. After you have settled in, enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your compartment gazing at the beautiful passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps, or chatting with fellow travelers in the Bar Car. Afternoon tea is served in your compartment.

The maitre d’ will take your reservations for dinner. Sip an aperitif in the Bar Car, listening to the sounds of the baby grand piano before taking your seat in another of the magnificent restaurant cars. A leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by French chefs who are not only skilled but friendly, too. After dinner you may want to linger in the Bar and when you are ready, retire to your compartment which has now been transformed into a cozy bedroom.

Day 2: Arrive Paris or London

Breakfast is served in your compartment by your steward at a time to suit you. (This is something we love.) The train pulls into Paris Gare de l’Est. You may end your journey here.

Or, for those continuing to London, take this opportunity to stretch your legs along the platform and watch the bustling activity; passengers boarding, chefs choosing produce for brunch, Parisians coming and going. The whistle will blow, and it’s time to hop back on board. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing.

Join the cream and umber carriages of the Belmond British Pullman for the journey to London. A traditional English afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of champagne is served to you at your table and you watch the gentle scenery of Kent pass by. Suddenly, you are drawing into London Victoria Station (arrival around 6 p.m.). It may be the end of your journey but the memories will last a lifetime.

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

2021 Dates

June 16 - 17

June 19 - 20

June 23 - 24

June 26 - 27

June 30 - July 1

July 7 - 8

July 14 - 15

July 21 - 22

July 28 - 29

August 4 - 5

August 11 - 12

August 17 - 18

September 8 - 9

September 15 - 16

September 18 - 19

September 22 - 23

September 25 - 26

October 6 - 7

October 9 - 10

October 20 - 21

October 23 - 24

November 6 - 7

November 10 - 11

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

2022 Dates

March 23 - 24

March 27 - 28

April 2 - 3

April 6 - 7

April 19 - 20

April 27 - 28

May 10 - 11

May 18 - 19

May 22 - 23

May 25 - 26

June 1 - 2

June 15 - 16

June 19 - 20

June 22 - 23

June 28 - 29

July 6 - 7

July 13 - 14

July 20 - 21

July 27 - 28

August 3 - 4

August 17 - 18

August 23 - 24

September 17 - 18

September 21 - 22

September 25 - 26

September 28 - 29

October 12 - 13

October 16 - 17

October 19 - 20

October 26 - 27

October 30 - 31

November 2 - 3

November 9 - 10

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

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Southbound tour also available.

Please note: This journey can be extended with our fabulous hotel partners in both Italy and London or Paris. Contact us for more information about this concierge service.