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 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 the 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.

For safety, only half of the seats are avaialble during 2021. The September trips are already fully booked, so if you are planning to have this experience in 2022, we recommend booking very soon.

Jennie Olson
Cultural Italy Content Writer

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