Unlike anything you've ever experienced
To embark on a voyage aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is to become part of its ever-changing history.
As the gleaming carriages arrive into the station and the uniformed steward welcomes guests aboard, they’ll know that the journey of a lifetime has begun.
Though associated with the glamour of the Roaring Twenties, the golden age of travel is still alive and well today. Passengers will savour beautiful surroundings, dine on spectacular cuisine, and connect with like-minded adventurers united in the shared joy of travel.
The train operates from March to November and offers capacity for 179 passengers.
Carriages date to the 1920s and ‘30s, lovingly restored to their former glory to recreate one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.
During the day, Double Cabins are configured as a lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table. At night the cabin becomes a cosy bedroom with an upper and lower bed.
In keeping with the tradition of the train all cabins have their own washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, complete with soft towels, soap, dressing robes and slippers. A lavatory is situated at the end of each carriage.
The new Grand Suites boast en-suite showers, double or twin beds, a lounge area and a host of luxurious extras including free flowing champagne, and special amenities.
The Bar Car serves as an elegant social hub by day, and a lively piano bar by night – the place to be seen sipping cocktails and singing along to classic tunes as the train sweeps through stunning landscapes.
The Venice Simplon-Orient- Express has been the setting for a number of books and movies, including the famous “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie
You can never be overdressed on board. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie for dinner. During the day smart casual clothing is the norm, excluding jeans and trainers
Guests on-board are attended by a steward 24 hours a day
Winner of the ‘World’s Best Train’ award at the 18th Annual Readers’ Conde Nast Traveller Awards in 2015
24-hour cabin service for light snacks, or refreshments and alcoholic drinks while the Bar Car is open are available at an additional cost
Table d’hôte meals are included in the fare, and an à la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner for a supplement charge
OUR TRAVEL SERVICES
CORPORATE AND LEISURE TRAVEL
All transport: competitive airfares (including no frills airlines) rail, bus, Eurostar, ferries, vehicle rental (car, motorhome, limousine, special cars and bikes), airport transfers
Accommodation: hotels, self-catering, guest houses, castles, mansions, villas, cottages and more
Travel extras – insurance, lounge passes, airport transfers and parking, valet parking, luggage tagging
Travel advice and updates
Visa and health advice services
FOR OUR CORPORATE TRAVELLERS
We specialise in corporate solutions offering over 25 years of experience to this market. These solutions include travel budget assistance, loyalty memberships, travel preferences, reports, negotiations with suppliers and more. Our belief is that all travel should offer a unique and incredible experience, no matter what purpose. Why not add a weekend to either side of your business trip to explore the area and get to know the locals and their culture.
Events management – over 30 years of experience in all aspect, size and scope, including high profile events, product launches, company functions, Christmas parties and other special events
Strategic planning and executive weekend getaways
FOR OUR LEISURE TRAVELLERS
Experiential and incredible experience (bucket list type) activities – Northern Lights, swim with dolphins, dive with sharks, walk with lions, exotic islands, beaches and more…..
Special events – honeymoons, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and many more
Half term specials, weekend and short getaways, city breaks, shopping, sports, cultural, friends weekends away.
Customised and tailor-made packages and scheduled tours. We are agents for Insight, Kuoni, Thomas Cook, Elegant Resorts, Kirker Travel, Contiki, APT, all major cruise companies, etc.
Cruises, barging, yacht and boat charter (gulets, dowes, junk boats
Theme park tickets, theatre tickets, city passes
Specialised tours: diving, photographic, scenic, adrenalin, adventure, etc.
Voluntary work in exciting places