The Classic Orient-Express journey : Paris to Venice

Depart from Paris just before dinner for your overnight journey to Venice, where you arrive late afternoon the next day.

Day 1

Board the blue and gold carriages of the Continental Wagons-Lits in Paris. Throughout your journey you will be attended by your own personal Steward. After you have settled into your comfortable private cabin it will soon be time to dress for dinner. Why not sip a pre-dinner cocktail before making your way to one of the magnificent restaurant cars. Here you will be served a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by our skilled French chefs.After dinner you may want to linger in the bar car, listening to the sound of the baby grand piano. When you are ready, retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 2

You awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as breakfast is served in your compartment, at a time to suit you. Spend the morning in the Bar Car chatting to fellow travellers over coffee. Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon relaxing in your cabin admiring the spectacular scenery as the train travels through the Italian Dolomites.Later afternoon tea is served in your cabin as you travel through the Brenner Pass. All too soon it is time to prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia station. Please Note: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route is subject to change without prior warning due to last minute railway engineering works or similar.

New for 2012: The above itinerary will be slightly amended as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will travel via the Gotthard Route between 13 June - 28 September.

Places Covered:

Paris, Venice


  • Gleaming blue and gold carriages of the Continental Wagons-Lits
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabins with your own personal steward
  • Delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs
  • Magnificent scenery of the Italian Dolomites & Swiss Alps as breakfast is served in your cabin

Train Departure Schedule :

2012 : January - March , April - June , July - September , October - December

Journey Dates :

  • Mar: 22, 29
  • Apr: 05, 12, 19, 22, 26
  • May: 03, 06, 13, 17, 20, 27
  • Jun: 07, 17, 24, 28
  • Jul: 12, 19, 26
  • Aug: 16, 23
  • Sep: 16, 20, 23, 27
  • Oct: 01, 11, 18 ,21 ,28
  • Nov: 01, 08
  • Shared Occupancy of a Double Cabin
  • Shared Occupancy of a Suite cabin
  • £ 1,530
  • £ 2,590

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