Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – London to Venona
Depart London Victoria / Arrive Verona Porta Nuova
You need only glimpse its gleaming carriages and be greeted by the steward in his distinctive uniform to know that the most memorable journey of your life has begun.
Take a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, enjoy a stay in Verona and fly home. Depart London mid-morning for your luxurious overnight journey to Verona, where you arrive mid afternoon the next day. Spend a night or three in Verona and fly home to your preferred uk airport (hotel & flight not included in price guide).
Verona provides an alternative destination for your special VSOE trip – Explore the sights of this medieval old Town famous as being the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” or perhaps combine your VSOE experience with a night at the Opera. The Verona Arena “Arena di Verona” is a huge 1st century Roman amphitheatre which plays host to large scale opera performances.
Dining on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Indulge in a sensational feast aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train
Exceptional European cuisine is freshly prepared in the train’s kitchen by the Chef and his skilled team.
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.
The Chefs will be delighted to cater for any specific dietary requirements – please ensure that you inform us of your needs at the time of booking.
Sample Lunch and Dinner Menus – Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Dining Carriages on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
There are three restaurant carriages on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express all with their own unique feel and décor.
Dining Car 4095 L’Oriental
Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1927 was comissioned as a Pullman Kitchen Car. It has an Oriental theme with Chinese style laquer wall panels.
Dining Car 4110 Etoile du Nord
Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1926 to serve on the Etoile du Nord Pullman Train.
Dining Car 4141 Côte d’Azur
Built in 1929, this was originally a 1st Class Pullman Car used on the Cote d’Azur Pullman Express. The carriage features ornate glass panels by René Lalique.
The Bar Car was built in France in 1931 and based at the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris. After the war it ran as part of the Sud Express from Paris to Irún on the Spanish border and from Paris to Toulouse in Le Capitole.
Today it boasts a beautiful, Art Nouveau-style interior by Gérard Gallet.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is quite unlike anything you will ever experience….
From the 1920s to the ‘30s the carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train played a significant role in the golden age of travel.
Today, every carriage has been lovingly restored to its former glory, recreating one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.
Relax in an opulent cabin while a dedicated steward attends to your every need.
Train Itinerary & Timetable
Travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train to Venice and return by air. Depart London mid-morning for your luxurious overnight journey to Venice, where you arrive late afternoon the next day. Spend 2 nights in Venice (hotel not included in guide price) before returning to the UK by air.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express must surely be the most publicised, televised and photographed train in human history. Here are a couple of her latest appearances on UK Television:
Top Gear – vs the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
The new Top Gear team, headed by Chris Evans, take on Eddi Jordan and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a head to head contest.
The World’s most famous train channel 4
A fantastic look at the iconic London to Venice trip including life behind the scenes following the train staff.