Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Florence to Paris
Depart Florence Santa Maria Novella / Arrive Paris Gare de l’Est
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.
A new route for 2021, take a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from Florence to Paris. Your overnight adventure will begin when you board the train at Florence Santa Maria Novella in the early evening before arriving in the romantic city of Paris the following morning. During your journey, you will discover the allure of true luxury rail travel while enjoying sensational cuisine in the most glamorous of settings.
We can enhance your trip with a stay in Florence and/or Paris prior to and following your overnight train journey, as well as arranging flights and in resort transfers at the best possible price. With our selection of stunning luxury hotels, you can ensure the trip of a lifetime.
Florence to Paris Train Itinerary & Timetable
Travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from Florence to Paris. Depart from Florence early evening for your overnight journey to Paris, where you arrive late morning the following day.
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.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Destinations
Current Venice Simplon-Orient-Express destinations are London, Paris, Venice, Verona, Istanbul, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Florence, Rome, Innsbruck, Geneva, Amsterdam and Brussels.