Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Vienna Christmas Markets

3 Night itinerary including two nights in Vienna and a journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Vienna to London (via Eurostar). Travel dates from 17th – 20th December 2023.

Experience the magic of the festive period as Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into enchanting Christmas markets.

Your trip will begin with a flight from UK to Vienna, followed by two nights in Vienna enjoying the city at its most delightful time of year. The Christmas markets in Vienna truly are an age-old tradition. You will feel like you’ve stepped straight into a fairy-tale as you explore each one of Vienna’s bustling Christmas markets, all dotted around the capital, offering something unique.

Our package includes two nights at 5* Boutique Hotel Sans Souci Wien, located right at the heart of Vienna’s cultural and artistic city centre.

Following your time in Vienna, you will board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train for an unforgettable overnight rail journey to Paris. This vintage train allows you to experience Europe’s most breathtaking scenery from your private cabin which has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Upon arrival into Paris Gare De L’Est, transfer to Paris Gare Du Nord and catch the Eurostar to London St Pancras, or continue your festive trip and add on a couple of nights in Paris.*

* Trip extension possible, please contact us for details.

* Outbound Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journey available, please contact us for details.

  • Outbound flight from London to Vienna (Regional available)
  • Private Transfers
  • Two Nights stay at 5* Sans Souci Wien, breakfast included
  • Historical Cabin aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Vienna to Paris
  • €300 onboard credit to spend on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Eurostar from Paris Gare Du Nord to London St Pancras

Guide Price from £3,890 pp

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Vienna Christmas Markets 2023

Luxury Package



Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Vienna Christmas Markets 2023


Day 1

Fly from London (regional available) to Vienna and a private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel, Sans Souci Wien, a luxury boutioque hotel in the heart of Vienna. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure, exploring the beautiful city of Vienna. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch await you as you step into a Christmas fairy-tale.

Day 2

Following breakfast at your hotel, spend another day in Vienna at leisure.

Day 3

On your final day in Vienna, enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a slow morning before checking out and being collected by your private driver, who will transfer you to Vienna Train Station. As you board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, settle into your cabin and soak up the vistas through your window. Your steward will serve a selection of indulgent pastries in your cabin. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. Later, you may wish to linger in Bar Car ‘3674’, listening to the resident pianist play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers before you retire for the night. When you are ready, retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 4

Continental breakfast is brought to you by your steward at a time to suit you as you travel towards Paris. Take the opportunity to browse our onboard boutique for elegant gifts and exclusive mementos before disembarking in Paris. After disembarking the train, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to Gare Du Nord station, where you will await your Eurostar service to London St Pancras.



Vienna Christmas Markets

From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets.

Viennese Dream Christmas Market

The Viennese Dream Christmas Market in front of the City Hall is an unforgettable highlight for those eager to get into the spirit of the season.

Christmas Village Belvedere Palace

Explore baroque lifestyle and traditional handicrafts. The popular Christmas Village Belvedere Palace is set against the glorious baroque backdrop of the world-famous residence, one of Vienna‘s most beautiful and significant sights.

Christmas Village on Maria Theresien Square

Experience impressive Viennese buildings and traditional customs at the Christmas Village on Maria Theresien Square, located between the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art.

Christmas Village Campus University of Vienna

The Christmas Village Campus University of Vienna (Vienna’s Former General Hospital) will enchant the visitor with its traditional Viennese atmosphere.

Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Palace

Approximately 60 exhibitors present handicrafts and original gifts such as hand-made Christmas decorations and nativity sets for visitors to admire and purchase right in front of the famous Schönbrunn Palace.

Christmas Market at Spittelberg

The Spittelberg is a revitalized heritage district from the Biedermeier period with narrow side streets. Throughout the festive season, you will find objets d’art, ceramics, warm jumpers, rugs, and jewellery made of silver, enamel, and brass at the Christmas Market at Spittelberg.



Sans Souci Wien Hotel

The Sans Souci Wien is located right at the heart of Vienna’s cultural and artistic city centre. Directly adjacent to the Museums Quarter Vienna, it is a haven of relaxation with a multitude of delights for the senses, and a place of art. hotel-sans-souci-wien-vienna A truly remarkable boutique hotel in Vienna, the Sans Souci Wien is one of the best luxury hotels in Austria. The rooms and suites at this gorgeous hotel provide the perfect setting for invigorating mornings, peaceful afternoons and restful nights. hotel-sans-souci-wien-vienna Features include an indulging spa with sauna, treatment rooms and a fitness centre and for a memorable culinary experience you can visit the hotels Veranda Restaurant followed by champagne in the hotels Le Bar.
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