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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips
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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 6 days ago

We returned to the UK from Venice after our 40th wedding anniversary via The famous Orient Express. It exceeded our expectations. We were met at our hotel by private water taxi with a Orient Express representative. She insisted on adding the baggage labels to our...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank muskied
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear muskied, Thank-you for celebrating with us your 40th wedding anniversary and for posting a review. The team and I are so pleased and proud to read you experienced such an amazing journey. I will ensure that Lion does get a copy of your review...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Orient Express Venice to Paris A dream come true to board this iconic and famous train! The compartments are compact, but have all you need, except a shower and a toilet! The toilet is located at the end of each carriage, the showers dont exist!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank deebee1911
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear deebee1911, Thank-you for traveling with us and so pleased to read that you experienced such a magical journey. Indeed, the train is like a time capsule, where every single detail that was designed back in the 1920's, has been carefully restored and is now...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did London - Venice as part of my 40th Birthday Celebration and its one of the best experience for me, we had suite and its Fabvlovs .. Delicious food , fabvlovs service and extremely luxuriousMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JosephCuyt
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JosephCuht, Thank you for including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express as part of your 40th birthday celebration to Venice and for choosing one of our new Grand-Suites. The team and I are so pleased to read that you experienced such a magical celebration. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally it happened. It was the most comfortable, luxurious journey I ever made. The food was exceptionally good, the staff were wonderful and the cabin was a little retreat on wheels. Ah heaven. The welcome in Venice was a very good start. The train started...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank babasbeauty
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear babasbeauty, Thank you for traveling with us and for your feedback. It is so nice for all of us to read that you experienced such a magical journey. I have noted your point re. import tax into Switzerland and will mention it to Massimo,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Venice-Budapest and then to Paris and the Orient Express is one of our top travel experiences. Everything from boarding to departure was best of best travel experiences and the service and food was top of the charts. Warning --it is very expensive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Carl J
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Carl J, Thank you for traveling with us to Budapest & Paris. The team and I are proud to read that you experienced such a memorable journey and it is now one of your top travel experience memory. Thank you for posting a review...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Vienna for 2 nights on a surprise trip for my husbands 60th birthday...how I kept it secret for a year, I’ll never know...I was so excited! Especially knowing that we were returning via the Orient Express.... in the Paris Grand Suite, no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank valencia01
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear valencia01, Congratulations on surprising your husband with such a magical experience and letting us play a part in his 60th birthday celebration. Indeed, both the craftmen and designers spent a lot of time to ensure that the Grand Suites would totally match with the...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Hi - we had a great time overall and would echo many of the comments of other reviewers (great staff, marvellous scenery, superb food but bar too crowded) - however, we think that shuttle bus journey could be considerably improved without much effort. - The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cheam1
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear cheam1, Thank you for traveling with us and for your feedback. I am truly sorry to read that your Channel crossing was delayed on the day of your journey and do understand the additional frustration of not having regular updates. I have noted your...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Of course, it is quite expensive but what an experience !!! We took the train in Paris to Venice. Imagine a place where you spend less than 24 hours and have the impression that you have been there for several days. The Orient Express is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrunoBibou
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear BrunoBibou, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting a review. Indeed, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is like a time capsule, taking you back to the heyday of of the 1920's... Thank-you so much for your kind words, the team and I are extremely happy and...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing experience. I loved every minute of it. Amazing surroundings, itinerary and fantastic staff. It is everything it promises to be and more. I was celebrating my 50th birthday and most people aboard were celebrating something special; birthdays, anniversaries etcMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane D
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Diane D, Thank you for celebrating your 50th birthday with us. The team and I are really proud to read that you enjoyed an amazing experience. Thank you again for posting a review and we all look forward to welcoming you back on another...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We boarded at Verona for the trip back to London Victoria. My husband was celebrating his 60th birthday the day we boarded. We were met by Rupert who was helpful, cheerful and a joy to meet. He is clearly passionate about his job which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChippenhamWoodies
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear ChippenhamWoodies, Thank-you very much for your kind words and for celebrating your husband 60th birthday with us. The team and I are very pleased and proud to read your comments and to know that you experienced such a fantastic time. I will forward a...More

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F3140QTjanew
2 October 2018|
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Response from Ranger41 | Reviewed this property |
There are two sittings - one about 7 and the other 8.30 or so. We had the later sitting, so you are encouraged to go along to the cocktail carriage, where the pianist entertains. The waiter came for us when our table was... More
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valencia01
28 September 2018|
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Response from Tom E | Reviewed this property |
It's going to be crowded in the bar car as you get closer to the start of either seating. Think about it. The width of the car is limited. Most seats are on small sofas with a small table in front. There are a few small... More
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stoney123
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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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