Discover the romance of Paris and the elegant luxury of the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express on a charming city break by rail.… see more
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Has there ever been a finer example of luxury, glamour and class than the Orient Express?
Possibly the most famous train in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express combines a refined heritage, elegant carriages and the highest class of on board service to offer passengers a once-in-a-lifetime experience on history's greatest rail journey. Harking back to the halcyon days of the golden age of rail, magnificent carriages of polished wood, tasteful white decorations and plush comfortable furnishings combine with excellent service and the cuisine of a 5-Star restaurant to make the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express one of the greatest rail journeys on the planet.
On its journey from Venice the train passes through Italy's spectacular Dolomite Mountains. Regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world, the Dolomites achieved UNESCO World Heritage site status in 2009. Then once in Austria, you'll travel over the incredible Brenner Pass, providing a magnificent mountain panorama. Make your way to Calais to travel through the Channel Tunnel aboard a luxury motorcoach before joining the Belmond British Pullman at Folkestone. As you meander through classic British pastoral scenes, you can reflect fondly on two days of pure indulgence.
The train has remained true to its origins, eschewing the temptation to install modern facilities such as air-conditioning and en-suite showers in order to preserve its tradition and heritage.
Each sumptuously furnished and decorated sleeping compartment, however, features a wash stand with hot and cold water, and a personal cabin-steward is on-hand to attend to passengers' every need twenty-four hours a day.
Why not personalise your experience and enjoy time travelling in Italy, whether in the cities or the countryside, before boarding this fantastic train? Find more inspiration about what to see and do on a rail holiday in Italy.
Discover the immaculate luxury, splendid elegance and the sophisticated travel offered by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world's most famous trains. Also spend time in the marvellous floating city of Venice before your journey, on this once-in-a-lifetime tour across the continent.… see more
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