Venice Simplon Orient Express

If you're travelling to any of our resorts in Italy's Lake Garda, you can travel out from London on the Venice Simplon Orient-Express and return by air from Verona. Alternatively, you can do the journey in reverse, travelling out by air and then returning home on the train.

For further information please call our reservations team on 01483 791 111

The Journey of a Lifetime

Travel through Europe and its incredible landscapes in style and elegance, on an unforgettable railway journey, on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Immerse yourself in the romance and glamour of the roaring twenties as you experience the timeless elegance of golden age travel. As you step aboard the iconic royal blue and gold carriages, you’ll be transported into a world with an ageless charm. The carriages date back to the 1920’s, each different with their own unique charm. Indulge in the luxurious atmosphere with an aperitif in the art nuevo style champagne bar. Enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of bubbly as the train crosses through French landscape. Come dressed to impress as you dine in one of the Venice Simplon’s three gourmet restaurants. Take your very own grand tour through Europe, on journey from London to Venice or Verona, or vice versa. 


Thursday: Board the British Pullman at London Victoria in the late morning. Settle back in your reserved seat and relax with a Bellini and a delicious brunch as you travel to Folkestone. Here you move briefly back into the 21st century with your Eurotunnel crossing to Calais, where you join the Venice Simplon Orient-Express train. 

Friday: When you awake, draw back the blinds and you'll be greeted by beautiful Swiss mountain scenery. Breakfast will be served in your cabin by your steward, after which you can relax there or in the Bar Car. Guests travelling to Lake Garda or Venice will be served a three course lunch in the restaurant car, from where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Italian Dolomites. All too soon, the train will arrive in Verona in the mid afternoon, where Lake Garda guests will disembark. The train then completes the final leg of the journey, with a delightful afternoon tea served en route, before arriving late afternoon / early evening in Venice.

Onward Travel Arrangements: Lake Garda guests disembarking in Verona stay one night on bed & breakfast here, normally at the 4 star Hotel Firenze, just a short stroll to the bustling Piazza Bra and the Roman Arena. We can even arrange for you to visit the Opera during the season, before transferring on to your chosen resort after breakfast the following morning. Guests travelling all the way to Venice arrive at the city's Santa Lucia station and we have a choice of hotels and lengths of stay available, depending on how long you wish to spend in Venice before moving on to beautiful Lake Garda. Please call our experienced team on 01483 79 11 11 so we can tailor-make your Venice stay to meet your wishes.

Homeward Bound on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Guests may also choose to travel home to the UK from either Venice or Verona in which case the departure will be on Wednesdays, arriving back in London Victoria on Thursday afternoons, and essentially following the above itinerary in reverse.

NB. Timings shown are approximate and subject to confirmation. Transfers from Verona and Venice to your resort may be via the airport.

For more information please see our Venice Simplon Orient Express FAQs


2021 Departure
From London
2021 Departure
From Venice

Thursday/Sunday Wednesday/Saturday
March 18, 25 March 17, 24, 31
April 1, 8, 22, 29 April 7, 10, 14, 21, 28
May 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 30 May 12, 19, 22
June 3, 13, 17 June 2, 5, 9, 23, 26
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 5, 12 August 4, 11, 17
September 2, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26 September 8, 15, 18, 22, 25
October 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 31 October -
November 4, 7 November 6

How to Book

Holidays incorporating travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express can only be booked by telephone through our Reservations Centre on 01483 79 11 11 or through your travel agent. We regret that it is not possible to book online.

Your booking will initially be held as an option, whilst places on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express are re-confirmed with the train company. Bookings will usually be confirmed back to you within 24 hours.

Once your reservation is confirmed by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, we will contact you to confirm the booking, at which point payment of our standard deposit of £130 per person, plus 25% of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express supplement, will be required.

Payment of the balance will be due in accordance with our standard terms & conditions.

For further information please call our reservations team on 01483 791 111
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