Gay vacations London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Embark on the world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train on an overnight journey from London to Venice. With its renowned vintage carriages and exquisite cuisine accompanied with fine wines, a trip on board this luxury train is one you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Start on board the Belmond British Pullman, its sister train, from London Victoria Station as the train travels to Folkestone for your onward escorted journey.

You’ll then board the gleaming carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for your overnight journey through the stunning French and European countryside before arriving in beautiful Venice the next day; this is truly a memorable journey to last a lifetime.

N.B. This trip may operate in reverse (i.e. Venice to London).

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    • 1 night accommodation on board
    • 1 night in Venice
    • Meals as mentioned
    • Itinerary as described
    • International Flights
    • Travel insurance

In detail

Day 1: Depart London

Board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria station where your steward will show you to your dedicated seat. Relax and enjoy the silver service and a wonderful Bellini brunch on board these immaculate art deco interiors as the train travels through the Kent countryside towards Folkestone.

You’ll be escorted to a luxury coach on the cross-channel train before arriving in France where you’ll board the gleaming carriage of the Venice Simplon-Orient- Express train.

Step on board and become part of the train’s history. Settle into your comfortable private cabin before indulging in a sumptuous four-course dinner in one of the three magnificent art deco restaurant cars. Later, or even before your dinner, head towards the Bar Car ‘3674’ to enjoy aperitifs in this glamorous setting, listening to the resident pianist play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers before you retire for the night. Your cabin has now been transformed by your 24-hour Cabin Steward into a cosy bedroom.

Day 1: Depart London

Day 2: Arrive in Venice

Awake to the stunning countryside and mountain scenery when breakfast will be served to you in your cabin at a time to suit you. Unwind and relax in the morning in your cabin or in the bar car meeting other guests.

You’ll then enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars.

Pass the afternoon by admiring the scenery before taking afternoon tea in your cabin.

As the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon you’ll end your trip with memories to last a lifetime as the train pulls into Santa Lucia station.

This must be packaged with a night in one of our gorgeous hotels in Venice.

Day 2: Arrive in Venice

What's Included

  • Delicious three-course brunch served with a sparkling Bellini aboard the Belmond British Pullman
  • luxury train
  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient- Express
  • 24-hour Cabin Steward service
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine on board the Venice Simplon-Orient- Express
  • Sumptuous four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including cheeseboard, biscuits and
  • chutneys on board the Venice Simplon-Orient- Express
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Delightful three-course lunch
  • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes and pastries
  • One night in Venice
What's Included

About the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express runs from March to October and is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Travelling between European cities in the ultimate luxury, your trip will be one to tell all your friends about.

A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world. As you crisscross Europe, you’ll discover some incredible countryside and lively onboard entertainment to make the journey on this luxury train one of the finest experiences you’ll experience in a lifetime.

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Dining and Drinking

You will find three restaurant cars on board which offer an incredible dining experience – from scenic and beautiful lunches to romantic dinners. In the Etoile du Nord restaurant car you’ll find ornate and floral woodwork. Cote D’Azur has stunning Lalique glass panels and in L’Oriental you’ll find an exotic style complete with black lacquer.

Dining and Drinking

Champagne Bar

Taste the finest champagnes in the world in this stunning bar. With a nod to the 1920s, you’ll find Art Deco interiors and signature Lalique glassware.

Champagne Bar

The Bar Car

Experience the glamour of pre-dinner drinks and cocktails, mingle with your fellow passengers, or enjoy a nightcap before retiring to bed. There’s a baby grand piano too which is complete with a resident piano.

The Bar Car

The Cabins

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express cars are the original 1920s models. Each cabin comes complete with its own washbasin with hot and cold water, towels, bathrobes and slippers.

Many cabins have adjoining doors and can be converted to ‘Cabin Suites’. WC’s are located at either or both ends of each sleeping car.

The Cabins
London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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