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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Splendor on the Rails


If stepping back into the era of Downton Abbey sounds alluring, a train adventure on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a must-do for your next trip to Venice. This bespoke luxury train service provides a timeless journey through snow-capped mountains and postcard landscapes. Travel From Venice to London (or vice-versa) in style during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The details of sophistication define every moment. The train’s cars have been elegantly restored with authentic materials that re-create the art deco design of the Golden era of travel in every lovely detail. Exotic woods, sapphire-blue glass, marble, and rich linens installed by master restoration craftsmen make these train cars one-of-a-kind. The Grand Suites offer luxury-class standards such as 24-hour butler service, free-flowing champagne, plush double-beds, and a lounging area with marble en-suite showers.

When it comes to dining, every detail has been thought out. Breakfast can be enjoyed in private or in one of the meticulously restored dining cars. An afternoon tea allows more time to savor the journey. For the evening, an elegant formal attire helps create an atmosphere of romance and mystery. Sip from the prohibition-era-inspired cocktails in 3674, the train’s elegant bar, while enjoying a serenade from the baby grand piano.  Two different dinner sittings allow space to enjoy the artisanal cuisine created from fresh ingredients obtained along the journey. All cuisine can be custom tailored for dietary needs.

If you desire a truly magical train trip this is definitely a top choice. This can be the beginning of your trip through Italy, or as a superb chapter to end your vacation. Whether this is a honeymoon, anniversary, or dream trip for antique train lovers, the bespoke experience on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will be unforgettable.

Jennie Olson
Cultural Italy Content Writer

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