Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Venice to London Itinerary


Passports Visa’s etc.
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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express passes through Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and the UK, and on selected departures also travels through the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Please ensure that you and your party comply with all passport, visa, customs and other formalities and regulations including obtaining vaccination certificates where necessary.

If you are a citizen of the EU, there are currently no visa and health formalities in respect of countries visited by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, except for passengers travelling to/from Istanbul. Separate information is available for passengers
on these departures. However, passport, visa and health regulations do change, and you are advised to check with the appropriate embassy or authority well before your journey/holiday commences.

Passage may be refused to a passenger who does not have the correct documentation. If a visa is required for a particular European country, it will still be needed even if you are only passing through that country. For example, a citizen of South Africa will require a visa when in transit through France. Failure to obtain a visa from the French authorities prior to travel may result inthe passenger being unable to board the train in London or Venice. Visas cannot be obtained at border crossings.


We strongly recommend that you take out adequate insurance in respect of your journey or holiday, we can arrange this for you if required.


Personally created just for you..
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Your Travel Journal is personally created just for you and will contain the tickets required for the journey, the Travel Journal is also a keepsake for you to remember this very special journey.

The journals are made and printed usually 7 to 10 days prior to departure and posted directly to your home address.


Useful Check-In Information
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  • The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express desk at Venice Santa Lucia Station is open from 09:15
  • please check-in/drop off your luggage no later than 45 minutes prior to departure.
  • The desk is situated near Platforms 4. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express staff will be there to assist you with the formalities.
  • Boarding takes place 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • If you have not pre-arranged a transfer, station porters are available from the water pier to the desk, at a cost of €6 per bag(subject to change).
  • LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE AND HANDLING Due to space constraints luggage is limited, per passenger, to one suitable piece of hand luggage, one suit carrier or overnight bag

The Journey

Let Your Journey Begin

Look ahead with unbridled delight and prepare to step back into a more sophisticated age as you embark on this much-loved and coveted rail journey.


  • Train departs around 11am
  • After you have settled into your comfortable cabin, a sumptuous three-course lunch is served in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars, there are two sittings approximately 12-12:30 and 1-1:30pm.
  • Enjoy a relaxing day on board as the train travels through the beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites.
  • An indulgent afternoon tea is served in your cabin, served at approximately 4:30pm.
  • Aiive Innsbruck at 17:27 Depart 18:03


  • You may wish to enjoy an aperitif in the convivial Bar Car before dinner, a lavish four-course affair served in another of the magnificent restaurant cars.
  • There are two dinner sittings 7.30pm and 9.30pm
  • Dress Code
  • What to Wear ?
    One thing is certain: you can never be overdressed. Many gentlemen choose to wear black tie for dinner while ladies don elegant cocktail dresses. At the least, we ask gentlemen
    to wear a jacket and tie for dinner. During the day, smart-casual is the norm, excluding jeans and sport shoes.

  • Later, listen to the resident pianist tickling the ivories of the baby grand and chat to fellow passengers.
  • Retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom
  • View Cabin Layout

    Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express Cabins




    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.

    Single Cabin View Configuration

    Double Cabin View Configuration

    Double Cabin Suite View Configuration
  • The next morning a Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train arrives at Paris Gare de l’Est approximately 07:35, where the train will halt for a period ( 40 minutes approximately), where you can alight and stretch your legs on the platform at this point
  • A delicious brunch is served as you travel on towards the Channel, served approximately 11:30am
  • At Calais Ville Station you are escorted by coach to the Shuttle terminal at Coquelles before travelling onward through the Channel Tunnel.
  • At Folkestone you join the Belmond British Pullman, sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, for the journey to London.
  • Indulge in a traditional English afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of sparkling English rosé, as the train courses through the verdant Kent countryside, served around 4:30pm.
  • Disembark at London Victoria station around 17:30 for your onward arrangements.



Luggage collection etc.
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London Arrival Information

Your luggage is transported from the Continental train to London Victoria by road.In normal circumstances it arrives prior to the Belmond British Pullman and is laid out on the platform ready for collection. We recommend that you allow 30 minutes for luggage collection.

There are no porter services available at London Victoria Station, but there are a limited number of luggage trolleys provided by the station for your convenience (you will need a £1 coin to release them, which is returned when you take the trolley back to a trolley point).


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