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An icon of art deco design

Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 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.

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The Italian Dream

The Italian Dream

Begin your adventure on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express a day early with a pre-journey stay at an Italian hotel. 

Find sanctuary at Belmond Villa San Michele, a former Florentine monastery. Alternatively, escape to Belmond Castello di Casole, nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. 

One night stay pre-departure on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Package price from £2000 per person based on twin sharing
Valid on departures from Florence to Paris

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    for a decadent journey back to the 1920s

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    Our elegant cabins have perfected the art of travel. Rich details, including fine fabrics and glossy wood panelling, whisk you back in time.

    By day, Twin Cabins let you admire the passing scenery from plush banquette seating. At night they are transformed into inviting bedrooms with soft lighting and crisp sheets. The ultimate in luxury, Cabin Suites offer extra space to unwind.


    Grand Suites

    Grand Suites

    On a train where peerless luxury class is the standard, the exquisite Grand Suites command an almost euphoric sense of grandeur. Be swept up in a sense of unbridled indulgence, previously known only to travel royalty of the golden age.

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      Steward, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

      As first to rise and last to bed, I ensure our guests are in safe hands along the way.

      Your stay aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express should be as unique as you are. Our dedicated stewards are happy to help with any request. Every detail is taken care of, leaving you to experience the romance of train travel in perfect comfort.

      The Experience

      A Visual Journey

      Take a closer look at this historic train and its beautiful details.

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      Due to the current government restrictions, we will no longer be able to run our journeys scheduled in March 2021. We are in the process of reaching out to all guests to explain their options and to rearrange their trips. If you have any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us.
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