Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Paris to Florence
Depart Paris Gare de l’Est / Arrive Florence Santa Maria Novella
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.
This legendary journey will take you from one enchanting city to another. Start your journey in Paris and board the train for your overnight adventure through Europe, experiencing the true Golden Age of Travel on the rails. The train will depart Paris in the afternoon hours, before arriving in Florence the following midday.
We can enhance your trip with a stay in Paris and/or Florence 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.
Paris to Florence Train Itinerary & Timetable
Travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from Paris to Florence. Depart from Paris mid afternoon for your overnight journey to Florence, where you arrive the following afternoon.
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.