Wherever your destination, from the moment you step on board you will feel as if you belong to a different world. This glorious train carries you toward adventure and new experiences. A trip into the unknown. A transport of delight.
The VSOE has traveled many miles over time. Yet it has never moved an inch toward compromising its standards. Throughout your journey you will be attended by your own Personal Steward, a highly experienced, handpicked member of the Venice Simplon - Orient - Express tradition. Your comfort is the only concern.
Like all that surrounds the VSOE, its staff are guardians of a unique legacy, working tirelessly to maintain elite standards and ensure that every details is perfect, so that everything exceeds your expectations. As you will come to realize, nothing is too much trouble on the VSOE. Enjoy the charm of this great train while you share in a world that all, except the Venice Simplon - Orient - Express, has left behind.
As soon as you board Venice Simplon - Orient - Express, you are shown to your private compartment of gleaming wood, polished brass, soft fluffy towels and crisp linen. Your comfortable compartment is a restful retreat offering panoramic view over the surrounding countryside.
Gaze out of the window as the VSOE makes its stately progress. Succumb to the gentle and hypnotic rhythm. Unwind and re-discover the simple art of relaxing.
Breakfast, afternoon tea and drinks are all served in your compartment. And from the second you awake to the smell of fresh-ground coffee and newly baked rolls to the time you retire at night, your Steward will be instantly available to attend to your every comfort.
Your first meal on board Venice Simplon - Orient - Express will be unforgettable - and a prelude to the pleasures to come. Set the tone with a visit to our Bar Car, a romantic rendezvous famous for its delicious cocktails and welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy relaxed conversation as you warm to the skills of our resident pianist.
then on to one of our three Dining Cars, each carefully restored to its original magnificence. Softly muted lighting enhances the mood while fine listen, French silverware and heavy crystal invite you to prepare for a meal to remember.
Our French chefs will surprise and delight you with an ever-changing menu worthy of the finest restaurants and a wine list to inspire the connoisseur in every traveler. Your only regret will be that the journey must have an end.
Venice, Prague, London or Paris 9 days
- Featuring 2 nights on the Venice Simplon - Orient - Express -
Arrive in the romantic city of Venice, where you are met and transferred to your hotel to begin a two-night stay. Selected Hotel
Today you may choose one of the following optional sightseeing excursions: Venice orientation by foot and motor launch; a walking excursion featuring some of Venice's hidden treasures along with a visit to the lagoon islands of Murano and Burano; or a visit to some of the elegant villas along the Brenta River. Selected Hotel (B)
This evening board Venice Simplon - Orient - Express in time for an elegant dinner. As the train travels toward Prague, settle in for the night in your beautifully appointed sleeping compartment. Venice Simplon - Orient - Express (B, D)
Arrive in charming Prague this afternoon, with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this surprising city on your own. Selected Hotel (B, L)
Spend the morning on an optional sightseeing excursion of one of Central Europe's loveliest cities, visiting Prague Castle, St.Vitus Cathedral and the Strahov Monastery. Selected Hotel (B)
Board Venice Simplon - Orient - Express to travel west toward Paris. Venice Simplon - Orient - Express (B, D)
From Calais Ville, cross the English Channel on the Eurotunnel Shuttle and board a British Pullman carriage for the final leg of your journey to London. Arrive in London and transfer to your hotel. Selected Hotel (B)
You may choose one of the following optional sightseeing excursions: Salisbury, Stonehenge and the Roman city of Bath; the Cotswolds countryside and the colleges of Oxford; the royal residences of Windsor Castle and Hampton Court; or a cruise on the Thames River to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. Selected Hotel (B)
Transfer to the airport to board a homebound flight. (B)
If you choose to disembark Venice Simplon - Orient - Express in Paris, the optional sightseeing excursions in Paris on Day 8 are: Paris orientation including a visit to the world-famous Louvre Museum; Monet's home at Giverny with a stop in the village of Vetheuil; or a visit to the wine region of Champagne.