Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Quite possibly the most iconic train journey in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express exudes Art Deco glamour as it speeds through some of Europe’s most stunning scenery.

Travel between a collection of magnificent cities on board the classic carriages, which will transport you back to the Golden Age of travel with their gleaming French-polished cherry wood marquetry, opulently embroidered upholstery, and vintage fittings.

Every part of your journey is designed to help you capture a little of the magic of a bygone era, whether that’s the gentle clinking of solid crystal glassware in the bar car, or the traditional hospitality of your besuited steward. Travelling on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and one which more than lives up to its reputation.

Whether you choose to make the iconic journey between London and Venice, to the lofty domes of Istanbul or the vibrant streets of Berlin, you’ll be privy to some of the finest dining experiences on board the rails.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Lifestyle

Train Features

2691 Guests



1173 Crew Members


Grand Suites

Entered Service


Entered Service

17 Decks



30 Accessible Cabins


Accessible Cabins

Life on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

From exquisite fine dining to sophisticated lounges and unparallel service, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.


The train is made up of sleeping cars dating back to the 1920s and 30s, plus three dining cars, a bar car with an elegant baby grand piano which is played every evening before and after dinner, and an on-board boutique. The most famous carriages are undoubtedly the three dining cars, where all the guests of the train come together for sumptuous cuisine in the most genteel surroundings. The vibrant 3674 Bar Car, with its blue zebra and gold detailing, is also a guest favourite.

Cabins & Suites

The restored 1920s sleeper cabins are some of the most luxurious train accommodations in the world. Each one is beautifully appointed with exquisite craftsmanship, such as bespoke soft furnishings and polished wood.

Historic Cabins

Take in the spellbinding sights of Europe from the romantic setting it deserves with your own private historic twin cabin. Banquette seating offers the perfect landscape sweep past by day, while convertible sleeping quarters transform the cabin into a restful retreat by night.

Curated by Imagine

At Imagine Holidays, we expertly curate unique and immersive experiences to create once-in-a-lifetime holidays that you’ll remember forever, paired with Venice Simplon-Orient-Express rail journeys.

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Where does the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route begin and end?

One of, if not, the finest locomotive in Europe, this regal locomotive offers the opportunity to tour through this spellbinding continent, exploring some of its most incredible cities en route. Depending on the holiday package, you could be travelling any of the below routes.

London – Verona

London – Venice

Verona – London

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