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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips

4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
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Not an anticlimax

We have just returned on the Venice -London sector of the Simplon Orient Express. We had been told... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
2Cadys
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West End, United Kingdom
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Amazing experience. Once in a lifetime trip

We travelled by water taxi to the station in Venice, to be met by orient express staff to take our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kim B
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers a journey unlike any other. Step aboard and you enter a more gracious, elegant age of travel. Romance, adventure and style are all intimately bound up in journeys and tours that depart from London and criss-cross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have just returned on the Venice -London sector of the Simplon Orient Express. We had been told that this journey was often less busy than the London - Venice route. Our train was certainly not full and we were able to choose the meal...More

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 2Cadys, Thank-you for your feedback. The team and I are all very proud to read that you enjoyed a great journey and I will ensure that Paolo & Andrea receive a special mention in our next team meeting. I am pleased that you chose...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled by water taxi to the station in Venice, to be met by orient express staff to take our luggage. We were then greeted on the station by more staff who were courteous and added to our excitement. Our luggage was to go on...More

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kim B, Thank-you for your review and for the description of our journey from Venice to Vienna, they are both very romantic cities to visit. The team and I are very pleased that your once in a lifetime journey was such an amazing experience!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the Orient Express from Venice to Budapest. It was a magical experience! The cars are beautifully restored and breathtaking. Our steward was excellent. Be aware that the cabins are quite small for 2 people unless you book a suite. Sleeping was almost impossible...More

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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear janewinkler, Thank-you for traveling on-board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and posting a review. The team and I are very pleased to read that you enjoyed a magical experience on-board. To make sure that the carriages stay beautifully maintained, in addition to our weekly maintenance, every...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the best trip we have ever had. From the moment we arrived at Victoria station we were looked after extremely well. The staff went out of there way to make our trip a special one. When we arrived at folkstone we were...More

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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear richard g, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting your feedback. It is so nice to read that you were able to gather so many fond memories during your journey. As you rightly pointed out, the VSOE is like a time capsule, taking you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the London to Venice route which was amazing. Check in at Victoria was efficient, and it was lovely knowing your bags were all taken care of for you, including the fact they have luggage you don't need for the overnight on the VSOE...More

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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Loraine69, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting your feedback. The team and I are all very happy to read your review and to know that you enjoyed such a superb experience. Everyone of the team is very proud to be on-board & does...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My aunty and I recently travelled from London to Paris to celebrate a significant birthday. Traveling on the Orient Express is something we have spoken about since I was a young child and it was a wonderful experience to share with each other. From start...More

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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Magenta11059, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting your review. It is such a special moment for all of us when we can finally experience what had been a long time dream... All the team and myself are really proud to read that we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just had the holiday of a life time with my parents on the orient express, the whole experience was fantastic, from the start of our journey on the pullman, to the luxury coach on the euro le shuttle, on the orient express we...More

1  Thank Donna J
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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Donna J, Thank-you for celebrating your 50th Birthday with us. I will ensure to share your comments with the team and with Andrea, as I know they will be thrilled. It is very gratifying for all of us to read that you experienced the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This train travels from Venice to London, but I joined it in Paris for the day trip to London .Top notch service and meals, we had no complaints . Well worth the money.

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Fort080, Thank-you for traveling with us from Paris to London. All the team and myself are proud to read that you experienced a perfect journey. Thank-you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years I have dreamt of travelling overnight on a train like this just as my grandparents did on their honeymoon back in 1922. I love Art Deco and the VSOE really shows off some of the best there is. The polished wood and...More

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear OmaSylvia, Thank-you for traveling with us and I can only imagine the emotions you must have felt, experiencing what your grandparents did during their honeymoon. It is so nice to read that you spent so much thought to plan all of your outfit to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I travelled from London Victoria to Venice on the 2 day trip and I can honestly say that it was an incredible experience. I wanted to go for a long time, but was unsure of the price... I decided to take the...More

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear cantstoptravelling20, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting your feedback. I will ensure to share your comments with the team and especially the Chefs as I know, they will be thrilled to read it. Our Executive Chef, Christian Bodiguel and his team do a...More

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Carroll W
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Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Sink only in cabin. Communal shower and toilet at end of each carriage Not ideal, but didn’t seem a problem. Great experience overall. They are apparently looking at upgrading some coaches in the future to include... More
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Response from Bradgatebullet | Reviewed this property |
Your check in is at the West Bahnhof. I must admit that I am not sure what you mean by special as travelling on this iconic train Is a privilege and it it rather understated, at Venice there was a VSOE check in desk and the... More
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