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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips

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Journey of a lifetime Venice to Paris

I see other reviews are very lengthy and I totally understand why. All I need to say is a journey... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacqueline411
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Adelaide, Australia
Grand Suite Experience

Like so many others, for many years we envisioned a trip on the Orient Express as a true bucket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom E
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Nashville, Tennessee
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A glittering icon of the rails, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express arrives at Europe’s most vibrant cultural hubs in glamorous style. Unwind in plush cabins boasting authentic art deco details, or make your way to the lively Bar Car for cocktails as...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
Southwark
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I see other reviews are very lengthy and I totally understand why. All I need to say is a journey on this beautiful, iconic, historic, wonderful train has been on my Wishlist since I was a young woman. My husband and I retired last month...More

4  Thank Jacqueline411
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jacqueline411, Thank-you for celebrating with us your retirement and including us on your European journey. We are all extremely proud to have created for you fond memories and an emotional attachment to our beloved iconic train. It is always challenging to measure up to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Like so many others, for many years we envisioned a trip on the Orient Express as a true bucket list item. After viewing the latest version of Murder on the Orient Express last fall we decided to book the journey from Venice to London at...More

5  Thank Tom E
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tom E, Thank-you for traveling with us and choosing one of our new Grand-Suites. The team and I are so pleased that you experienced such an amazing journey. The brand new 3 Grand-Suites (Venice, Paris & Istanbul) were carefully crafted by artisans, to reflect...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train from London to Venice and it was everything we had hoped it would be. The organisation and attention to detail from Belmond was first class and any queries prior to departure that we had, were answered straight away. Our luggage was...More

1  Thank Parsnips24
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Parsnips24, Thank-you for traveling with us. It is so nice for all of us to read that you experienced such a magical celebration and I will make sure to share your review with both teams, on-board the Belmond British Pullman in the UK and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were younger we always dreamed of doing a rail journey. My wife who had read the book as a child never dreamed of actually ridding the actual train. I thought it wold be a great 25th wedding anniversary gift. I booked with Belmond...More

4  Thank traveldoc27
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveldoc27, Thank-you for choosing to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary on our mythical journey from Istanbul to Paris. This year was the 20th anniversary of this journey, and I have to say, for the team and I, this journey was as well a very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing experience! Boarding the orient express on the 21st and watching the beautiful scenery in our little cabins. The staff. The staff were so so attentive. I was very travel sick nearly the entire journey (I always am, no fault from the...More

1  Thank Dionne N
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dionne N, Thank-you for celebrating with us and for your very kind feedback. The team and I are all extremely proud to read your review. It is so nice to read that, even though the travel sickness, you had such a great experience &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the train in Venice. A reception committee and band greeted us on the platform and the wow moments kept coming! Our steward showed us to our beautiful cabin. We had tea and biscuits in our cabin every detail is attended to. There were...More

3  Thank vickym355
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear vickym355, Thank-you for celebrating your anniversary on-board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and for posting a review. This journey was indeed a very special one for us as it was the 1st time that the VSOE traveled along the mediterannean Italian coast and all along the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience - highly recommend. We boarded the train in Verona - it was a little late but we were well looked after by Melissa during the delay. On being greeted on the platform, we were shown to our cabin and the train...More

3  Thank RWandfamily
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear RWandfamily, Thank you for posting such a great review. The team and I are all very proud to have been part of your 50th birthday and to read that you had such a great celebration. I have already shared your feedback with the culinary...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous trip from Venice to London. Beautiful train journey through stunning Switzerland. Staff so friendly. Food unbelievable! Drinks very, very expensive...22 euros for a cocktail, but one must! Comfortable. Beautiful compartment transformed into bunk bed. Well worth it

3  Thank OldCodgers57
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear OldCodgers57, Thank you for traveling on-board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and for posting a review. The team and I are very proud to read that you enjoyed such a fabulous trip and look forward to welcoming you back for another great train journey.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience, from check-in at Victoria station London to our arrival in Verona, and a fabulous way to celebrate a special occasion. All the staff made us feel very special including our personal steward Enrico. We also received a personal welcome note from Bruno...More

2  Thank homemum
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear homemum, Thank you for traveling with us and posting a review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed such a wonderful journey and will ensure to share your feedback with the team, especially Enrico as I know he will be thrilled. Please...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A once in a lifetime opportunity to sample 1920’s grandeur with 21st century twists like air conditioning. This is a must at this time of year. Attentive personal service from your cabin steward. Amazing food and beautifully presented. Efficient service and truly tasteful tableware. Each...More

2  Thank Alex1979
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Alex1979, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting a review. The team and I are pleased to read that you enjoyed such a great experience. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is, indeed, like a time capsule taking you back to the heyday of luxury train travels;...More

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Response from Salsasiobhan | Reviewed this property |
We ordered and paid for a bottle of champagne before our trip. It was waiting for us in our cabin when we got on the train. We had a glass and then asked them to take it away so we could have the rest with dinner. One way to... More
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Response from OldCodgers57 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual. No jeans or shorts. All men wore shirts rather than polo shirts and 99% wore dickie bows in the evening. I was most surprised at how casual the women were during the day...as if popping down to the local shop... More
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