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Venice Simplon-Orient Express - The World's Most Iconic Train Journey Is BackVenice Simplon  
Orient Express

Enter the time machine that takes you back to the golden ages of travel. The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is a spectacular train service that invites you on a journey between classic European cities. It's essentially a historic hotel on wheels and it offers one of the world’s finest travel experiences. Get ready to experience exquisite food, excellent wine, and impeccable service.

James Blair Sherwood, the American-born, British-based businessman, was the mastermind behind this vintage railway project. In 1977 he bought two original carriages at an auction that were withdrawn from the Orient Express service. Over the following years, he spent 16 million dollars to purchase 35 sleeper, restaurant, and Pullman carriages. These vintage trains date back to the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Then on 25 May 1982, the first London–Venice Orient Express rolled into service.

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Venice Simplon-Orient Express At The Train Station

The vintage express operates between London and Verona/Venice and Paris and Verona/Venice. No matter where your voyage will take you, it will evoke memories that you will cherish for years to come.

International Train Journey On The Venice Simplon-Orient Express
Venice Simplon-Orient Express Carriages At The Train Station

Step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express to enter a world of timeless nostalgia and vintage glamour.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Corridors

The Venice Simplon-Orient Express has three elegant restaurant cars. L'Oriental originally was a kitchen Pullman car built in 1927 in Birmingham, but eventually, it was retrofitted with black lacquer panels and joined the Orient Express. Etoile du Nord's carriage was built in 1926 in England, and it's decorated by the gorgeous art and craft of marquetry. Finally, Côte d'Azur's car was built in 1929 as a first-class Pullman, and the French glassmaker, Lalique, designed its interior.

Pictured below is the Etoile du Nord restaurant carriage.

Etoile du Nord Restaurant Car

Designed by Gerard Gallet from a dining car, the beautiful art nouveau Bar Car is the beating heart of the train.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Bar And Lounge

The joyful steady-handed bartender serves cocktails to the affluent guests while the jazz band plays music.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Live Music In The Bar

The sleeper carriages have a range of accommodation available, including Grand Suites, Cabin Suites, Twin Cabins, and Single Cabins.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Sleeper Car

The carefully restored vintage cabin interiors are designed in art deco style. Authentic craftsmanship is visible throughout the French-polished cherry woods, lavish upholstery, and antique features.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Single Cabin
Venice Simplon-Orient Express Cabin Interior

During the day, the Twin Cabin lets you admire the passing scenery, and in the night, it converts into upper and lower berths.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Twin Cabin Berths

However, if you opt for the suites, they come with separate sitting and sleeping rooms.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Suite

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Grand Suite

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Grand Suite
Venice Simplon-Orient Express Grand Suite Bedroom
Venice Simplon-Orient Express Grand Suite Bar And Bathroom
Venice Simplon-Orient Express Grand Suite Plush Bed

The exquisite Grand Suite includes free-flowing Champagne in the price.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Grand Suite Bar
Venice Simplon-Orient Express Train From Above

What about the price? As of January 2022, the cheapest trip will set you back at $5,526.

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