SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS – 4 Day VENICE, VIENNA RAIL HOLIDAY
Step back into the Golden Age of Rail on the Simplon-Orient –Express and take the awe-inspiring journey between Venice or Vienna in elegance and style that one would expect in the era around the 1920’s.
The iconic train with beautifully restored carriages, dining cars offering fine dining, a piano bar, luxury sleeper cabins and the service of a personal cabin steward will conjure up pictures of Agatha Christie’s famous TV and Film drama “Murder on the Orient Express” as you travel between the great historic cities. This Orient Express experience coupled with a two-night stay at a luxury hotel in Venice of Vienna is a Rail holiday that will never be forgotten.
Venice Tour Cost: from £2,550 per person
Vienna Tour Cost: from £2,930 per person
Departures: as 2018 & 2019 Schedules
Tour highlights and inclusions:
• One-way flight between a UK airport and Venice or Vienna
• 2-Nights in Venice or Vienna at selected hotel on B/B basis
• 1-Night in a private two-person cabin for on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Including all meals but not drinks
• Private Water Taxi transfers on arrival and departure in Venice
• Entrance tickets for the Doge’s Palace or Accademia Gallery in Venice
• Private luxury Car transfers on arrival and departure in Vienna
• Entrance tickets for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna
• English speaking representatives in both cities
Non-refundable deposit: £ on request
Single Occupancy Supplement: £ on request, availability of single cabin will influence cost
Travel insurance: Essential not included – price available on request
Entry Visa: Not currently required by UK Citizens
The London-Venice route, 2018/19 Schedule with at least one weekly departure between the end-March and the end-October is available in both directions. The Vienna-London route has Vienna only departures on 27th October 2018, 11th May and 26th October 2019. There is also a “new” 2018 London-Berlin route that departs London on 21st June and Berlin on 23rd June 2018, Contact us for detailed information and hotel options.
Travelling on the Simplon-Orient-Express is on many “wish lists”, and this 4-day Rail Holiday that travels through some of Europe’s most spectacular Alpine scenery and the 2-night luxury hotel city stay will meet the expectations of any discerning traveller. The whole experience can also be enhanced with private city tours, visits to major attractions, entry tickets to ballets, operas, concerts, table reservations at some of the best city restaurants, and an extended stay.
The typical Itinerary for Simplon-Orient-Express departures from those cities’ is shown below will have great appeal to those wishing to celebrate a special occasion, birthday or anniversary.
Day 1: Flight to Venice or Vienna.
Private airport transfer on arrival- to selected hotel for 2-Night stay on B/B basis.
Overnight stay at chosen hotel
Day 2: Explore City – own arrangements or organised tours
Overnight stay at chosen hotel
Day 3: Check-out of hotel – private transfer to Rail Station. Join Simplon Orient-Express departing 11:00 hrs from Venice or at 14:00 hrs from Vienna for a journey that includes brunch, dinner and breakfast with overnight accommodation in luxury cabin.
Day 4: Arrive Calais- transfer to luxury coach for Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone and join British Pullman train for London, with afternoon tea served on-board, London Victoria arrival between 17:45- 18:00 hrs.
The price shown for Venice rail tour is based on the Locanda Orselao Boutique hotel, for the Vienna rail tour it’s on the Altstadt Boutique hotel. Other recommended hotels, subject to availability and supplements are shown in the list below. More information on these hotels can be found on the links provided.
Belmond Cipriani, Venice | Excelsior, Venice Lido | Hotel Ai Reali, Venice | Hotel Bisanzio, Venice | Liassidi Palace, Venice | Locanda La Corte, Venice | Londra Palace, Venice | Metropole, Venice | Monaco & Grand Canal, Venice | Das Triest Hotel, Vienna | Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Vienna | Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna | Palais Coburg Residenz, Vienna | Park Hyatt, Vienna | Sofitel Stephansdom, Vienna
To Book: The SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS – VENICE, VIENNA RAIL holiday
Call reservations: 020 7118 2110
Online: Booking/Enquiry Form
Flight, train and hotel upgrades, city extensions, restaurant bookings including the Locanda Cipriani on Torcello Island host to kings, queens, notables and celebrities whist in Venice, and the world famous restaurant Figlmüller Wollzeile the creators of Schnitzel when in Vienna. These restaurants are bookable, subject to availability, on request- as are similar tailor-made packages.