Step aboard the historic carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe and uncover a hidden jewel, glittering and timeless.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe is the most storied set of carriages in the world. It promises to take you not just across Europe, but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.
An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests, and it’s sure to capture yours as you pass through rural French farmlands and Swiss Alpine valleys on your way from London to the gateway to the orient, Venice, or vice versa. Scroll down to learn more about the train and each route option, which we have paired with an equally luxurious pre- or post- experience stay at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice.
Escape into a world of timeless glamour
Relax in carefully restored 1920s cabins, rich with craftsmanship. After a leisurely breakfast, your steward whisks away the beds to return the cabin to a sitting area. Plush sofas provide the perfect spot to watch the scenery unfold. At night, climb the upholstered ladder to your upper berth or cosy up under crisp sheets on the bottom bunk.
Take your seat for the culinary adventure of a lifetime
Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming you on board with a knowing smile.
As you journey across Europe in style, unique dining experiences abound. Local, seasonal produce stars as fresh ingredients are taken on board at stops along the route. Glance through the window and you may spot the skilled team inspecting lobsters from Brittany or salt marsh lamb from Mont St Michel.
Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice: The True Venetian Classic
Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice is a legendary retreat in Venice. Located on leafy Giudecca Island, it is just five minutes from St Mark’s Square by courtesy shuttle launch. This relaxing haven offers exquisite accommodation, Michelin-starred dining, fragrant gardens and the only Olympic-sized pool in central Venice. Exclusive activities immerse guests in unique and authentic aspects of Venice and the lagoon.
Option #1: London – Venice
3 night experience, begins 6 July 2023
6 July Venice Simplon-Orient-Express London to Venice
7 July stay at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice for 2 nights
Option #2: Venice – London
3 night experience, begins 10 April 2023
10 April – stay at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice for 2 nights
12 April – Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Venice to London