Onboard the Simplon Orient Express for a luxury train travel

PUBLISHED ON May 2, 2019

Belmond’s Simplon Orient Express caters to those looking to experience the golden age of train travel. The rail travels between London and Paris, Venice, Rome and Verona. It features luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine and a romantic mystery of days past.

The original ‘Orient Express’ is arguably the most famous train in history. From its inaugural ride in 1883 to the setting for books and movies over the years, the allure and mystery of this experience continue to this day. Riders are transported to another world in wood-paneled interiors, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures.

Dress in your formal wear for a romantic toast in the Champagne Bar followed by a delicious four-course dinner in the Dining Car.

The Simplon Orient Express to Venice vacation begins with a night in London, UK discovering the vibrant capital city. The following morning travelers check-in at London Victoria station for the first leg of the journey on the classic British Pullman train. Your steward will welcome your aboard and show you to your seat.

Enjoy a delectable lunch and welcome cocktail as the train meanders through the Kent countryside towards the Channel crossing. Board a luxury coach for the short hop under the English Channel before climbing aboard the striking carriages of the Simplon Orient Express. In the evening, the train will serve a wonderful four-course dinner in your private compartment. After your meal, retire to your cabin, transformed into a cozy bedroom.

Breakfast is served as the journey continues through the Swiss Alps the next morning. Discover the amazing views out the window as you make your way into Italy. Attend your lunch in the restored restaurant cars as the train passes the Italian Dolomites.  A traditional afternoon tea will be served in your compartment while the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon. Soon after it will arrive at Santa Lucia station and arrival in the magical city of Venice.

While in Venice, why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the cities many traditional trattorias, spending blissful hours indulging with local Prosecco by the sparkling canals.

Source: Railway Bookers