Experience a world of decadence and timeless glamour on a grand tour through Europe aboard the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train.
An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests. Relax in carefully restored 1920s cabins adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, offering the perfect area to rest or watch the incredible scenery unfold as your grand voyage begins.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is a truly one-of-a-kind way to travel Europe. The train offers many routes through Europe, featuring destinations like London, Paris, Venice, Verona, Florence, Rome, Geneva, Innsbruck, and Istanbul. With both one-night journeys and longer trips, you can enjoy a short, luxury reprieve or a longer elegant experience.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers a variety of accommodations: historic cabins, suites, and grand suites. No matter which option you choose, you’ll feel relaxed and at home as you admire the continent’s ever-changing landscape from your window. The most luxurious option – the grand suites – offer free-flowing champagne and an experience worthy of royalty. The suites’ 24-hour butler service, private in-cabin dining, spacious marble en-suites and plush lounging areas are indulgent and luxurious.
The dining experience is five-star in quality, variety, design, and service.
Three dining cars – the L'Oriental, the Côte d’Azur and the Étoile du Nord - offer unique and historic experiences in fully restored 1920s dining cars.
Built in Birmingham in 1927 in the Etoile du Nord style, the L'Oriental was restored and refitted with black lacquer panels befitting of its legendary status.
The Côte d’Azur dining car was built in 1929 and is famed for its stunning René Lalique glass and 20-seat champagne bar.
The Étoile du Nord dining car was built in 1926 and showcases some of the most storied marquetry in the continental rake. All three allow you to enjoy the train’s decadent dining options enveloped in luxury.
The heart of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is Bar Car 3674, where travelers meet over cocktails and the twinkling ivories of the train’s resident pianist fill the space with an invitation to let go. Order your favorite cocktail, revel in the sound of the grand piano, and settle in for an evening of chance encounters with like-minded voyagers. If you find yourself out late, the train’s midnight brunch offers lobster rolls, truffled club sandwiches and champagne to end the night in decadent luxury.
For the first time ever this year, the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express will offer 10 itineraries in December, allowing travelers to take in the splendors of festive season across the continent to experience Christmas-decorated city squares across Europe, framed by snow-covered cobblestone and twinkling lights. The December routes include Paris to Italy and Paris to Vienna.
Rates for the December itineraries on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express start from $3,400 per person for a one-night itinerary. Learn more or book your trip here.
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