All Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – A Belmond Train Through Europe


A shining star of luxury travel, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a Belmond train that transverses some of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.

Take a trip through the lush landscapes of Europe, from the vibrant bazaars of Istanbul to the rolling hills of Tuscany; through cobbled Venetian towns; past the landmarks of Paris and through frosted Alpine scenery into the depths of the Alps. All of this and more is waiting for you aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

This world-class Belmont train service defined continental travel throughout the twentieth century and beyond.

Today, it comprises over sixty routes and connects some of Europe’s most adored locations, including London, Paris, Lyon, Cannes, Moûtiers, Albertville, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Brussels, Amsterdam, Innsbruck, Budapest, Verona, Florence, Venice, Rome, and Istanbul.

The train’s restored dining cars will transport you to the 1920s, a time of prosperity, jazz, liberation and luxury. Opulent interiors fill the train from top to bottom, and Art Deco design reigns supreme—making for a lavish trip and truly unforgettable journey.

Enter a world of timeless glamour

Guests can delight in free-flowing champagne, plush furnishings, and spacious marble bathrooms in the train’s Grand Suites.

Groups of six to eight guests might be interested in upgrading to a private gilded carriage, which comes with an imperial dinner and 24-hour butler service.

You can also opt to stay in the more affordable “historic cabins”, equipped with Banquette seating and convertible sleeping berths.

Designed to submerse travellers in their surroundings, all suite interiors are inspired by the European locations you will pass through. As you sink into your private enclave or tuck into a continental breakfast, you can watch the legendary landscapes of Europe pass by your window.

Wine & Dine Your Way Across Europe

Alongside a string of private suites, the Orient Express boasts various refurbished dining cars that will transport you to another time and place.

Chef Jean Imbert creates masterful dishes in line with changing seasonal menus.

From Bellini’s to Negronis, a wide variety of extravagant cocktails are also at your fingertips.

The famed Bar Car ‘3674’ serves brunch and late snacks long into the night, to the sound of the resident pianist playing on the baby grand piano. This is a great spot to meet fellow midnight revellers and dance the night away.

An unforgettable journey

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a unique and fascinating way to explore Europe. From luxurious, historic dining cars to legendary chefs and world-class entertainment, this Belmond train will be sure to grant you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Travellers departing from or arriving in Paris will receive complimentary Eurostar tickets to start or end their journey at London’s St Pancras station.

Perhaps you own, or are interested in buying, a luxury home in one of the service’s stop-off locations. If so, you can make the journey just as enjoyable as the holiday itself.

Contact us today to secure your dream property in Europe.

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