A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is one of the world’s most famous luxury trains. Step aboard and experience truly elegant travel, wrapped in timeless romance. Adventure and style are all intimately bound in journeys that crisscross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities. Delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and lively on board entertainment make a journey on this luxury train one of the world’s finest travel experiences.
You will be whisked away to a world of timeless indulgence. The golden age of travel may have been in the Roaring Twenties, but the art of journeying in style is still alive and well today. That sense of wonder can still be felt with the variety of journeys offered aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. UK to France and Italy on overnight trips, extended voyages to Istanbul and Budapest. Whichever the destination, your time on the rails is guaranteed to provide unforgettable memories. Savour the beautiful surroundings. Marvel at the opulent interiors, sparkling crystal, plush fabrics and polished woods. Relax in your own cabin as you look out over stunning landscapes. Connect with fascinating people—like-minded adventurers who share your joy for travel.
Why choose Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express?
A WORK OF ART IN ITSELF
One of the world’s most famous luxury trains
Board the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express and you are embarking on an adventure embraced by film stars, royalty and even spies. Under one man’s mission to bring the train back to life, the vintage carriages were bought in 1977 and carefully restored for the train’s relaunch in 1982. Today, it is still one of the most desirable travel experiences in the world. Each original 1920s car has its very own distinct character. Touches such as Ornate marquetry by Art Deco master René Prou and engraved glass panels by René Lalique all combine to create a sensation of vintage luxury. Our twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, while single cabins have one lower berth. Crisp damask sheets and fine blankets contribute to a cosy and restful atmosphere at night; during the day, the berths are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views. A cabin suite formed of two inter-connecting twin cabins can be reserved, using one cabin as a living area and the other for sleeping, or as a lower berth bed in each. There are three Restaurant Cars on board, featuring the marquetry of ’Etoile du Nord’, the Lalique glass panels of ’Côte d’Azur’ or the black lacquer of ’L’Oriental’. Tables are dressed in fine white linen, fresh flowers and sparkling silver. Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel uses fresh ingredients, many sourced along the route, to create dishes that combine classic French cuisine with innovative twists. Encapsulating the elegance of 1920s glamour with Lalique glassware and art deco interiors, the Champagne Bar serves a selection of vintages. Alternatively, the Bar Car ’3674’ offers a glamorous setting for aperitifs and nightcaps before or after dinner while listening to our resident pianist.
In keeping with the spirit of the occasion you can never be overdressed on board. During the day, smart daywear is appropriate excluding jeans, T-shirts or trainers. In the evenings, the minimum requirement for gentlemen is a jacket and tie; tuxedo is very much encouraged, with an equivalent standard for ladies. However, such is the ambience of the train that guests may wish to dress in their most glamorous finery.