Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – London to Paris
Departs London Victoria / Arrives 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. Depart London late morning before crossing the English Channel for your journey to Paris, where you arrive just after dinner. (hotel & return travel arrangements not included in price guide). UNFORTUNATELY THIS ROUTE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Due to the 2018 SNCF strike action, Belmond have regretfully suspended offering service to Paris.
Dining on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Indulge in a sensational feast aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express trainExceptional 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-ExpressThere are three restaurant carriages on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express all with their own unique feel and décor.
Dining Car 4095 L’OrientalBuilt 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 NordBuilt by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1926 to serve on the Etoile du Nord Pullman Train.
Dining Car 4141 Côte d’AzurBuilt 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.
Bar CarThe 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.
CabinsThe 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.
Take the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and stay in the Hotel Mayfair in Paris
- Depart London Victoria on The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- Brunch and Dinner on The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- Arrive Paris (Gare de l’Est)
- 1 night Hotel Mayfair – Superior Room buffet breakfast included
- Return Paris to London Eurostar Premier Class
Special Package Offer From Only £1,198 pp
Train Itinerary & TimetableTravel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train to Paris and return by air. Depart London mid-morning for your luxurious journey to Paris. Spend a few nights in the romantic city of Paris (hotel and return travel arrangements not included in guide price) before returning to the UK by either Eurostar or Air.
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