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Step onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to welcome a new decade in fabulous style.


In this exclusive and immersive experience, escape to the iconic era of the 1920s. As you journey aboard the legendary train, don your best glittering attire – fringed flapper dresses and elegant tuxedos – and join us in putting the roar into 2020.


  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train
  • A unique immersive experience taking you back to the Roaring Twenties
  • A three-course lunch on the outward journey
  • Fine-dining silver service
  • A sumptuous four-course dinner
  • A continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • A delicious three-course brunch and afternoon tea as you journey towards London

Day 1

Board the iconic midnight blue carriages at Santa Lucia Station, Venice. After settling into your cabin, sit down to a sumptuous three-course lunch in one of the stunning dining cars. Gaze at the changing scenery as the train courses through the Italian Dolomites and feel a frisson of anticipation at what’s to come.

The excitement builds with enthralling surprises and appearances of notorious 1920s characters. This evening, make your way to Bar Car ‘3674’ for a refreshing aperitif and a taste of the unfolding drama. Dinner is a lavish four-course feast prepared by our expert chefs and accompanied by the sommelier’s choice of wines.

Tonight the party continues as long as you do, so leave your inhibitions on the platform and embrace the atmosphere of a bygone era. Put your Charleston skills to the test, and make sure the 2020’s begin as they mean to go on. When you do eventually seek sleep, you’ll find your cabin transformed into a cosy bedroom. Simply allow the gentle movement of the train to soothe you into a deep sleep.


Day 2

This morning there’s no need to rush. Instead, pause and reflect on last night’s antics over a leisurely continental breakfast in your cabin. As the train pulls into Paris, stretch your legs on the platform – or you may prefer to stay aboard and explore the carriages.

Enjoy a restorative brunch in one of the dining cars as we continue towards the Channel. At Calais Ville Station, step off the train, board a private coach and continue through the Channel Tunnel. Our uniformed hosts will look after you every step of the way.

At Folkestone, another chance to immerse yourself in 1920s luxury awaits. Step aboard the art deco carriages of Belmond British Pullman, sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Admire the elegant marquetry and brassware as you sink into your plush armchair. Indulge in afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling English wine, and daydream as the train glides through the Kent countryside. At London Victoria Station, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow revelers. Then head off on your onward travels, head full of extraordinary memories.


Dress code:

During the day, smart daywear is appropriate – we ask you not to wear jeans, T-shirts or trainers on board. In the evenings, this glittering occasion calls for all-out glamour. Opt for 1920s-style finery, such as a flapper dress and tiara, or tuxedo, wingtip collars and bow tie. This is your chance to shine! Even if you choose contemporary attire, we urge you to dress to impress. Jacket and tie, cocktail gown or elegant separates are our minimum requirements. You may wish to add a nod to the era, such as a top hat, long pearls or a feather boa.

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