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Berlin and the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express

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Board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Explore Germany's vibrant capital from your base in the heart of Berlin, before embarking on the iconic Venice-Simplon-Orient Express as you make your way home.

Things to do
  • Belmond British Pullman
  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Berlin
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Berlin and the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express Sample itinerary

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Berlin

Start your journey at London St Pancras International today, where you board the Eurostar bound for Brussels. On arrival, change trains and travel to Cologne, continuing by Standard Class rail to Berlin, Germany's bustling capital, where a private transfer will be waiting to take you to the 4-Star Ivbergs Premium Hotel, your base for the next two nights. Situated close to the famous Potsdamer Platz square, the hotel balances a cosy atmosphere with modern amenities and an excellent location at the heart of Berlin. 

Day 2 Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate

Exploring Berlin

Berlin is a fascinating and lively city with a turbulent past, which you have the time to explore today at your own pace. Famous attractions include the remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie, the site where American and Soviet tanks would stand almost muzzle to muzzle as tensions flared between the two superpowers.

Days 3 Orient Express
Orient Express

The Venice-Simplon-Orient Express to Paris

Leave Berlin behind today, as you begin your return journey in superb style. Boarding the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express, for an overnight journey to Paris on this iconic train, enjoying the elegant surroundings and vintage features of the beautiful carriages as you travel through Europe. A delicious dinner is served on board tonight, after which you may wish to explore the Bar Car, enjoying a night cap amidst the refined atmosphere inspired by the on board pianist, before you retire to your comfortable cabin for the night.  

Day 4 London

The Belmond British Pullman and London

Enjoy views of the French countryside this morning, as you take breakfast on board the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express. Soak in the scenery as you continue to Paris, where on arrival, you change trains. Make your way back to London Victoria by rail, travelling on the Belmond British Pullman, the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express's sister train, where your holiday concludes.

Please note

Why not start your holiday with a flight? Enjoy this same itinerary, beginning with a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Berlin Tegel airport, from £2395pp.

What’s included
What's Included
  • 2 days and 1 night travel on the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express in a double Cabin with meals
  • 4-star Berlin hotel x 3 nights (B&B) standard twin/double
  • Return British Airways flight from Venice to UK
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Laura Strawinski
Mark Brennan
James Starkie
Sally Hauser
Berlin and the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express

Board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


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