The Classic Orient-Express journey : Venice to Paris

Depart from Venice mid morning for your overnight journey to Paris, where you arrive just after breakfast the following day.

Day 1

Board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Venice Santa Lucia station. Your steward will show you to your private cabin and will attend you throughout your journey.After you have settled in it will soon be time to enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your cabin gazing at the beautiful passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps, or chatting with fellow travellers in the Bar Car. Afternoon tea is served in your cabin. Time for dinner. Although not a prerequisite, black-tie certainly adds to the sense of occasion and atmosphere on board. Sip an aperitif in the Bar Car, listening to the sounds of the baby grand piano before taking your seat in another of the magnificent restaurant cars. A leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by our skilled French chefs.After dinner you may want to linger in the Bar and when you are ready, retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 2

Breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you. The train pulls into Paris Gare de l’Est where you disembark. 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
  • £ 2,170

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