Romance, excitement and pure pleasure are all bound up in journeys that link the great European cities. Delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and lively on-board entertainment make a journey aboard this iconic train a sequence of unforgettable moments. It is truly one of the world’s finest travel experiences.
The cabins on VSOE have been impeccably restored to their former glory. Each cabin has an original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water. Cabins convert in moments from daytime seating to a luxurious bedroom, all performed by cabin stewards whilst passengers enjoy a gourmet dinner in the restaurant car. Luxuriously appointed Toilet facilities are available in each carriage.
Cabins on the VSOE consist of Double Cabins and Cabin Suites. Double Cabins are a private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table converting to a night configuration with an upper and lower bed. Cabin Suites combine two private interconnecting cabins to create a private lounge. Cabin Suites can either be made up into a lounge and separate sleeping cabin, or two separate single sleeping cabins.
Dining on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is an unforgettable delight. Lunch, dinner and brunch are served by waiters in one of the three individually styled Restaurant Cars: Cote d’Azur, Etoile du Nord or L' Oriental. Breakfast and afternoon tea are served to passengers in the comfort of the train's cabins. All dishes are freshly prepared on the train by skilled French chefs. Table d'hote meals are included in the fare, while an à la carte menu and 24-hour compartment service is available additionally.
The Bar Car is the heart of the train. It is truly a unique, intimate and stylish experience. Famous for its delicious cocktails and welcoming atmosphere, the Bar Car is the ideal rendezvous to enjoy relaxed conversation before or after dinner, and to warm to the skills of our resident pianist.