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Venice Simplon - Orient-Express Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Europe, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey

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Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Train Club
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For the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Complimentary bottle of Taittinger champagne in the train’s new Champagne Bar or the elegant Bar Car, book by 24 September for travel by 30 September 2015;

- 50% discount off the second passenger's fare - travel on any journey, Venice to London, in July or August 2015.

- 2 free nights at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani - London or Paris to Venice 25, 29 October /1, 5 November 2015 or Venice to Paris or London 28, 31 October /4 November; book by 31 August 2015.

- NOTE: Please request the promotion you require. Train promotions cannot be combined (except for Club discount), are only valid for new bookings and are subject to availability.


Fay says, "The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express plies an original route of the fabled original Orient Express; panache, allure, continental charm, a heady mix of pre-war glamour and style deliver one of the world's top train journeys. Certainly the best-known luxury train, travelling on the 'Orient Express' is considered an essential rite of passage for anyone seeking sophisticated experiences and life-long memories."

About the Train

The legendary Orient Express train is a work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon that is famous the world over. Romance, adventure and the mystery of the past are all intimately bound up in journeys that visit some of the most alluring continental cites. As with many trains of this style, it is evocative of a more gracious, elegant age of travel. Delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine with delicious afternoon teas and exquisite four course dinners along with lively on-board entertainment make a journey aboard this iconic train one of the world's finest travel experiences.

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Listed below are a sample of journeys. Also available are Budapest to London, via Paris; Prague to London, via Paris; Venice to Paris, via Budapest; Venice to Paris, via Prague. Please ask for details.

Accommodation

Cabins

Cabins convert in moments from daytime seating to a luxurious bedroom, all performed by stewards whilst passengers enjoy a gourmet dinner in the restaurant car.

Double Cabin - During the day each Double Cabin is configured as a lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool, small table and an original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water. At night it becomes a cosy bedroom with an upper and lower bed, complete with soft towels and crisp linen.

Cabin Suite - A Cabin Suite consists of two interconnecting Double Cabins. You can choose between single beds or keep one cabin as a lounge, with upper and lower beds in the other.

A beautiful mosaic-tiled lavatory is located in each carriage.

Bar Car

The Art Nouveau interior creates a wonderful evocative atmosphere, enhanced by the playing of the baby grand and the elegant dress of fellow passengers. Relax with after-dinner drinks.

Dining Cars

Dining on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is an unforgettable delight. All dishes are freshly prepared on the train by skilled French chefs, with the finest supplies taken onboard during the train's journey. Lunch, dinner and brunch are served by waiters in one of the three individually styled Restaurant Cars: Cote d'Azur, Etoile du Nord or L' Oriental. Breakfast and afternoon tea are served to passengers in the comfort of their cabins.

Boutique

The onboard boutique is located at the rear of the Lalique car. What better way to remember this memorable journey, than to enjoy a gift from the Collection Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. These train inspired home accessories include original art nouveau brass table lamp and hand blown French crystal. Plus classically fashioned ladies' and gentlemens' accessories in luxury pure silk, cashmere and velvet. So whether you are choosing something for yourself, or selecting a gift for a friend, it will forever remain a beautiful memento of your journey.

Catering

European cuisine is freshly prepared in the train's kitchen. Fresh ingredients are taken on board at stops along the route. Look out the window and you may spot the chef inspecting lobsters from Brittany, tomatoes from Provence or saltmarsh lamb from Mont St Michel.

The set-menus are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge.

Chefs will be delighted to cater for any specific dietary requirements, provided a detailed request is made at the time of booking.


Itineraries


London to Venice or Venice to London

London - Venice - London

The romantic classic that can be done in reverse and also as a return journey.

This journey has been included in many novels, passing into history as a classic. It also gives one a chance to sample two beautiful trains. Boarding the British Pullman in London Victoria, one's imagination is stirred by the elegance of the interior, accompanied by a feeling of being reinvigorated and pampered whilst being served a delicious brunch. The Kentish countryside blends into the English Channel, and one is seamlessly transferred to the waiting Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in France. Whilst you sample a delicious four-course dinner, your cabin is transformed into a delightful bedroom.

Awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit. Whilst passing through Innsbruck, a relaxing morning moves into a leisurely three-course lunch, served in a beautiful restaurant cars. The afternoon sees the breath-taking Italian Dolomites come into view, and afternoon tea is served as you travel through the Brenner Pass. All too soon the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station. A journey to remember.

London depart 10.45hrs, arrive 17.56hrs. Two days/one night.

Venice depart 10.57hrs, arrive 17.30hrs. Two days/one night.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: London to Venice. August 13,20. September 17,20,24,27. October 4,8,14,18,25,29. November 5.

2015: Venice to London. August 12,19. September 19,23,26. October 7,17,28,31. November 4.

Double Cabin - £2,050 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £3,390 per person sharing

2016: London to Venice. March 20,31. April 7,14,17,28. May 8,15,19,22,29. June 9,16,19,23,30. July 7,14. August 11,18. September 15,18,22,25. October 2,6,13,16,20,30. November 3,6.

2016: Venice to London. March 19,30. April 6,13,16,20,27. May 4,7,18,21. June 8,15,18,22,29. July 6,13. August 10,17. September 14,17,21,24. October 5,8,12,15. November 2,5.

Double Cabin - £2,210 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £3,660 per person sharing


London to Venice, return

This is a delightful way to take in Venice at leisure, whilst having the luxury of two nights on the train with all the travel through wonderful scenery. This five-day return trip, with a two night stay in Venice (hotel at your own cost), allows one a day in Venice to absorb the atmosphere, visit the key monuments and enjoy this romantic city.

London depart 10.45hrs, arrive 18.00hrs. Five days.

Venice depart 10.57hrs, arrive 17.30hrs. Five days.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: London to Venice, return. September 20-23. October 4-7, 25-28. November 1-4.

Double Cabin - £3,080 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £5,090 per person sharing

2016: London to Venice, return. April 17-21. May 15-19. June 19-23. September 18-22. October 2-6, 16-20, 30- Nov 3.

Double Cabin - £3,320 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £5,500 per person sharing


London to Paris, Paris to London or the return journeys

London - Paris

A classical way to travel to Paris. Board the British Pullman train at London Victoria station. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with a Bellini as you travel to the Kentish coast, prior to the crossing to France where you join the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

After you have settled in, enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs, before arriving in Paris in the evening. This journey may also be taken as a return.

London depart 10.45hrs, arrive 21.17hrs. One day.

Paris depart 09.30hrs, arrive 17.30hrs. One day.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: London to Paris. August 13,20. September 17,20,24,27. October 4,8,14,18,25,29. November 5.

Reserved day car seat - £710 per person.

2015: Paris to London. August 13,20. September 17,20,24,27. October 8,14,18,25,29. November 1,5.

Reserved day car seat - £600 per person.

2016: London to Paris. April 7,14,17,21,28. May 8,15,19,22,29. June 9,16,19,23,30. July 7,14. August 11,18. September 15,18,22,25. October 2,6,13,16,20,30. November 3,6.

Reserved day car seat - £770 per person.

2016: Paris to London. April 7,14,17,21,28. May 8,15,19,22,29. June 9,19,23,30. July 7,14. August 11,18. September 15,18,22,25. October 2,6,13,16,30. November 3,6.

Reserved day car seat - £650 per person.

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Paris to Venice, or Venice to Paris

Linking two romantic cities, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Paris. After settling into your cabin, a delicious four-course dinner is served in one of the opulent restaurants. Enjoy after-dinner drinks in the Bar car to the accompaniment of the pianist, or retire early to your cabin, which has been transformed to a cosy bedroom. The next morning you awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as breakfast is served in your cabin. Spend the morning in the Bar Car chatting to fellow travellers over coffee, before enjoying a leisurely three-course lunch served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon relaxing in your cabin or the Bar Car admiring the spectacular scenery as the train travels through the Italian Dolomites. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin. All too soon it is time to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station.

Paris depart 21.57hrs, arrive 17.56hrs. One night.

Venice depart 10.57hrs, arrive 08.22hrs. One night.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: Paris to Venice. August 13,20. September 17,20,24,27. October 4,8,14,18,25,29. November 1,5.

2015: Venice to Paris. August 12,19,26. September 19,23,26. October 7,17,28,31. November 4.

Double Cabin - £1, 720 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £3,060 per person sharing

2016: Paris to Venice. March 20,30,31. April 7,14,17,21,28. May 8,15,19,22,29. June 9,16,19,23. July 7,14. August 11,18. September 15,18,22,25. October 2,6,13,16,20,30. November 3,6.

2016: Venice to Paris. March 19,30. April 6,13,16,20,27. May 4,18,21. June 8,15,18,22,29. July 6,13. August 10,17,24. September 14,17,21,24. October 5,8,12,15,19. November 2,5.

Double Cabin - £1, 860 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £3,310 per person sharing


London - Berlin, Berlin - London

Paris - Berlin, Berlin - Paris

New for 2016, two days / one night, with more details to be announced.

This inaugural return journey to the German capital acknowledges the vibrancy of the artistic life and cabarets in the Berlin of the 1920s. Bellinis will be served with brunch on day 1 and there will be a four-course dinner prepared by French chefs. The bar car will feature a resident musician and - no doubt - music from 'Cabaret'.

The return journey is scheduled to leave Berlin at 11:00hrs on June 4 for those wishing the return after just one night in Berlin.

2016: London via Paris to Berlin. June 2

2016: Berlin via Paris to London. June 4

Double Cabin - £1,860 (Paris); £2,210 (London) - per person sharing


Budapest to Paris or London

Depart from the beautiful city of Budapest in the morning and enjoy a brunch whilst enjoying the scenery. Afternoon tea is served in your cabin. Later, wander along to the Bar Car and listen to the baby grand before enjoying the four-course dinner. In the morning breakfast is served in your cabin before arrival in Paris, where some guests depart. Then brunch is served as the train continues its journey towards the Channel. After crossing the Channel, and once on board the British Pullman, a traditional afternoon tea with English sparkling wine is served prior to arrival.

Depart Budapest 9:11hrs, arrive Paris 8:30hrs, arrive London 17:30hrs. Two days/one night

Dates and Prices 2015

2015: October 24.

Double Cabin - £1,620 (Paris); £2,040 (London) per person sharing

Single Cabin - £2,510 (Paris); £2,840 (London)

Cabin Suite - £2,510 (Paris); £2,840 (London) per person sharing


Vienna in Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Luxury Train Club

Venice to Paris or London, via Vienna

A wonderful way to sample this train is this journey, taking you to a choice of beautiful, historic cities. Departing from Venice one has time to settle in prior to a four-course dinner and a drink in the bar before retiring for the night. Breakfast is served in your cabin before arrival in Vienna, where you transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights*. On the fourth day, rejoin the train for afternoon tea followed by a four-course dinner later on. The next day a Continental breakfast is bought to your cabin prior to arrival in Paris, where some guests depart. Then as the train continues to the Channel, a delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars. After crossing the Channel, board the British Pullman bound for London, where afternoon tea with a glass of English sparkling wine is service prior to arrival in London.

Depart Venice 17:45hrs, arrive Vienna 09:54hrs. Depart Vienna 14:00hrs, arrive Paris 8:30hrs, arrive London 17:30hrs. Five days/four nights.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: October 21

Double Cabin - £990 (Vienna); £2,130 (Paris); £2,460 (London) per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £1,790 (Vienna); £3,530 (Paris); £3,860 (London) per person sharing

2016: May 25. October 26.

Double Cabin - £1,070 (Vienna); £2,300 (Paris); £2,650 (London) per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £1,940 (Vienna); £3,820(Paris); £4,170 (London) per person sharing


Venice to Paris or London, via Budapest

A wonderful way to sample this train is this journey, taking you to a choice of beautiful, historic cities. Departing from Venice one has time to settle in prior to a four-course dinner and a drink in the bar before retiring for the night. Breakfast is served in your cabin, after which you are able to relax and enjoy the scenery before a three-course lunch. Arrival in the afternoon in Budapest, where you transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights*. On the fourth day, rejoin the train for brunch. Relax for the day, with afternoon tea in your cabin, a leisurely four-course dinner and entertainment in the Bar before retiring for the night. The following day a Continental breakfast is brought to you by your steward before arrival in Paris, where some guests depart. Then as the train continues to the Channel, a delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars. After crossing the Channel, board the British Pullman bound for London, where afternoon tea with a glass of English sparkling wine is service prior to arrival in London.

Depart Venice 17:45hrs, arrive Budapest 14:41hrs. (Two days/one night). Depart Budapest 09:11hrs, arrive Paris 8:30hrs, arrive London 17:30hrs. Five days/four nights.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: October 21

Double Cabin - £1,340 (Budapest); £2,350 (Paris); £2,680 (London) per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £2,140 (Budapest); £3,750 (Paris): £4,080 (London) per person sharing

2016: May 25. October 26.

Double Cabin - £1,450 (Budapest); £2,540 (Paris); £2,890 (London) per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £2,320 (Budapest); £4,060 (Paris): £4,410 (London) per person sharing


Vienna to London, via Paris

Board at Vienna station and relax in your cabin before dressing for a delicious four-course dinner. The next morning, after Continental breakfast in your cabin, the train arrives in Paris where some passengers depart. For those travelling on to London, enjoy a brunch as you travel to the Channel. Here one leaves the VSOE, to cross the Channel and board the British Pullman where a traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine is served, before arriving at your destination, London Victoria.

Vienna depart 11.02hrs, arrive Paris 08.30hrs, arrive London 17.30hrs. Two days/one night.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: October 24.

Double Cabin - £1,390 per person sharing (Paris), £1,720 per person sharing (London)

Cabin Suite - £2,190 per person sharing (Paris), £2,520 per person sharing (London)

2016: May 28. October 29.

Double Cabin - £1,510 per person sharing (Paris), £1,860 per person sharing (London),

Cabin Suite - £2,380 per person sharing (Paris), £2,730 per person sharing (London).


Venice to Paris or London, via Prague

This fabulous journey takes in three beautiful cities. Leave Venice late afternoon, allowing you an overnight journey with a four-course dinner, continental breakfast the following morning and a three-course lunch all as the train travels through picturesque countryside before the afternoon arrival in Prague. Transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights*. Having had the opportunity to discover this baroque city, board the train for an afternoon departure and afternoon tea. A four-course dinner is served before you retire for the night, with a continental breakfast brought to your cabin in the morning as you travel towards Paris, where some guests disembark. The train continues with a brunch service before arrival at the Channel. After crossing the Channel, you will board the British Pullman bound for London, with a service of afternoon tea and English sparkling wine before arrival.

Venice depart 17:45hrs, arrive Prague 15:13hrs. Depart Prague 14:11hrs, arrive Paris 8:32hrs, arrive London 17:30hrs. Five days/four nights.

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

2015: September 30.

Double Cabin - £1,340 (Prague); £2,350 (Paris); £2,680 (London) per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £2,140 (Prague); £3,750 (Paris); £4,080 (London) per person sharing

2016: May 11. September 28.

Double Cabin - £1,450 (Prague); £2,540 (Paris); £2,890 (London) per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £2,320 (Prague); £4,060 (Paris); £4,410 (London) per person sharing


Paris to Istanbul, via Budapest and Bucharest

Paris - Istanbul

This once a year classic travels via Budapest and Bucharest. Depart Paris for your overnight journey towards Budapest. Following a night in a luxury hotel and a private guided tour of this beautiful city in the morning, one re-joins the train for an overnight journey to Bucharest. Before arriving there, after breakfast, the train stops in the mountain town of Sinaia for a visit to beautiful Peles Castle, the summer house of the former King Carol. Board the train to travel to Bucharest where you spend the next day and night, enjoying guided tours of the city. The following day the train crosses the Danube, travelling through the magnificent countryside of Bulgaria. Enjoy your last night and day on board as the train passes through the beautiful Thracian Plain to your last stop, fascinating Istanbul. (Six days/five nights - three nights on the train)

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

Paris to Istanbul:

2015: August 28 (sold out).

2016: August 26

Double Cabin - £6,340 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £12,240 per person sharing

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Istanbul to Venice, via Bucharest and Budapest

This once a year classic travels via Budapest and Bucharest. Check in at Istanbul's Sirecki station in the afternoon to board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As the train leaves the station you glimpse magnificent views of the Sea of Marmara. Dinner and overnight on board the train. Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train travels through Bulgaria and on into Romania. After lunch on board, VSOE arrives in Bucharest. Enjoy an early afternoon tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest at the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel. The next morning rejoin the train for the short journey to the mountain town of Sinaia. On arrival transfer to a local restaurant for lunch and then on to Peles Castle, the summer home of the former King Carol. Return to the station late afternoon and your journey continues towards Hungary with dinner before retiring to your cabin. The morning sees our arrival in Budapest where we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, split into two parts by the Danube river. Lunch is provided before transferring to the Sofitel Hotel for an overnight stay, allowing one time to wander around before dinner. Transfer to the station mid morning to rejoin the train, for lunch served as the train crosses into Austria, arriving in Vienna late afternoon, where you disembark for a visit to this beautiful city. Rejoin the train for dinner and your final night on board. After breakfast on board, whilst travelling through Italy, arrive in Venice mid morning and disembark into the sparkling city.

Depart Istanbul at 15:00hrs, arriving Venice 10:00hrs. (Six days/five nights - three nights on the train)

Dates and Prices 2015/2016

Istanbul to Venice:

2015: September 4 (sold out)

2016: September 2

Double Cabin - £6,340 per person sharing

Cabin Suite - £12,240 per person sharing

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General Information

Traveller Tips: Venice Simplon Orient Express FAQs and helpful hints are here.

Prices: Include all table d'hôte meals and accommodation on board based on two people sharing and hotels where applicable. Also breakfast and afternoon tea where applicable. An à la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner, and there is a 24-hour cabin service for light snacks and refreshments. Both are at an additional cost and paid for at the time of ordering. Passengers departing from London on the British Pullman train are served lunch, together with a glass of champagne and half a bottle of wine. Passengers ending their journey in London are served afternoon tea on board the British Pullman. * Indicate where hotels and transfers are not included.

Prices are subject to confirmation on booking.

Timings: all timings are approximate, subject to final confirmation.

Double Cabins: A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table converting to a night configuration with an upper and lower bed. All Double Cabins are private, and include washbasins with hot and cold water, luxurious towels and toiletries and a 24 hour steward service called by your personal bell. A lavatory is located in each train carriage.

Cabin Suites: Combining two private interconnecting cabins to create a private lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool and table in the first cabin, and a separate sleeping cabin with an upper and lower bed. The amenities are as for the double cabin. Cabin Suites can either be made up into a lounge and separate sleeping cabin, or two separate single sleeping cabins.

Single Traveller: Prices upon request

Dress code: Smart casual for the day, and smart evening wear.

Offer T&C's: Accommodation must be taken directly before your Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journey; hotel accommodation offer is based on double occupancy; offers are subject to availability: offer valid for new bookings only.


Booking & Reservations

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