Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Roar into the 20s with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is an experience like no other. 100 years on from the roaring 20s, this journey brings the period back to life with an immersive experience by transporting you back in time and spoiling you with luxurious surroundings.

Take in the glamour of the Golden Age with this elegant train journey from Venice to London and celebrate the news 20s in the style and spirit of a bygone era.

About this journey

Kick-off the new 20s with a bang, by indulging in the Golden Age of 100 years ago. Travel through European Cities in style, enjoying the journey as much as the destination.

Luxurious accommodation is included, from your stay at the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani to the glamorous and sumptuous surroundings of this elegant train. Journey through the incredible landscapes of Europe whilst enjoying a nod to the Art Deco style of yesteryear.

Enjoy vintage cabins, fine cuisine and stylish onboard entertainment on this incredible journey into the past.

Step aboard the historic carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and uncover a hidden jewel, glittering and timeless.

An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests. Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming you on board with a knowing smile. Settle in to your cabin, adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as a grand voyage begins


In 1977 Belmond’s founder, James B Sherwood, purchased two vintage train carriages at a Monte Carlo auction.

Recognising a renewed appetite for sophisticated travel, he searched far and wide to unearth stately rail relics in private gardens, museums and railway sidings. Cars from famous vintage trains, including Le Train Bleu and the Rome Express, deserved a noble return to service, but required a specialised level of craftsmanship to be restored. Luckily a handful of artisans were found for the task, and they began the painstaking process of returning the carriages to their former glory.

Following years of careful restoration, the iconic midnight-blue cars finally rolled onto the rails in 1982, ready to escort guests in peerless luxury on a classic journey between London and Venice.


Take the classic route from London to Venice, the gateway to the Orient. This breathtaking journey through rural French farmlands and Swiss Alpine valleys can be travelled in either direction, or both. Go further afield with Paris to Istanbul, an authentic adventure over six days to the edge of Europe. Delve into culture with stops in Budapest and Bucharest before arriving in soulful Istanbul.

Paris to Berlin is the newest journey in the repertoire, a thrilling voyage connecting two of Europe’s most vibrant cultural hubs. The tradition of the grand tour thrives with a luxurious escape on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.





This Belmond Venice-Simplon Orient Express is very heavily booked for 2021/2022. It is advisable to contact our sales office to check availability on this service.





















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Istanbul Suite

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  • Embossed leather
  • Exaggerated metal details
  • Embroidered pillows and rugs echo of the Grand Bazaar

Paris Suite

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Venice Suite

  • Silk, woven fabrics, glass lamps and Venetian furniture reflect grand Italian Baroque and renaissance design.