• Experience the new Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suites
  • Enjoy the luxuries of a marbled en-suite bathrooms, complete with shower
  • Live the high life with free-flowing champagne
  • Spend two nights at the iconic Baglioni Luna, Venice's oldest hotel
  • Explore Venice on a private walking tour

Following the classic route between Paris and Venice, this is a truly opulent take on an already luxurious rail journey. As you depart London St Pancras aboard the Eurostar, you’ll look forward to experiencing the butler-served indulgences of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’s new Grand Suites. This is rail travel at its most exclusive, and stylish. Indeed, each suite takes design notes from its country namesake, so expect the likes of Moorish-inspired headboards, Venetian floral patterning and original 1930s Lalique lamps sourced from a Parisian market and lovingly restored. What’s more, each of the suites has its own bathroom, complete with shower – a first for this most iconic of journeys – where Murano glass basins, mosaic flooring and heated marble walls add an extra layer of luxury. It’s all complemented by gourmet dining and free-flowing champagne. Then, at journey’s end, you’ll enjoy a five-star stay at the iconic Baglioni Luna, perfectly located in heart of Italy’s floating city, and a private walking tour with priority entry to the Doge’s Palace.

Day 1

UK to the City of Light

Your journey begins with a Eurostar hop across the Channel, travelling from London’s St Pancras International to Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris. Do let us know if you’d prefer to fly, however, as our specialists will happily arrange travel from any regional UK airport with flights to the French capital.

On arrival, you’ll transfer to your city-centre accommodation – a boutique spa gem packed full of Parisian sophistication and ideally positioned for you to make the most of your stay in the City of Lights. Take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, pause for coffee in Montmartre or dine in style at your hotel.

Day 2

Depart Paris in style

Wake late, head for a delicious breakfast then enjoy a free morning in Paris. Perhaps you’ll take in the sights, head out for a lazy, wine-paired lunch, or simply relax with a treatment at your hotel’s superb spa. Whichever you choose, as the day ticks by the excitement will build towards your afternoon departure on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. In Paris the famous blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express await. Check into the oak-panelled fineries of your Grand Suite for the trip south to Paris. Unlike in the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’s historic cabins, Grand Suites have plenty of clever storage – so you’ll keep your luggage with you throughout – as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower, immaculately decked out in mosaicked marble and Murano glass.

You'll even get a complimentary bathrobe, yours to take home at the end of the journey. So, take the chance to freshen up before making your way to the dining car to enjoy menus inspired by the train’s route; expect such delicacies as lobsters from Brittany or salt marsh lamb from Mont St Michel. Then, after a short pause in Paris and a leisurely drink in the bar car, it’s time to return to your suite, and your double bed, as the train head east towards the Alps.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Belmond British Pullman

Belmond British Pullman

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Day 3

Crossing the Alps

Wake this morning fully refreshed to enjoy a butler-served breakfast in the comforts of your Grand Suite as you race through the Swiss Alps. It’s the perfect moment to relax and soak up the views, revelling in the golden age of rail travel with a steward on hand to cater to your every whim. Then, as the armoured peaks of the Dolomites signal your arrival into Italy, you’ll swap the comforts of your suite for elegance of the dining car and a delectable three-course lunch. The indulgences continue as you approach your final destination, with an afternoon tea served as you cross the Venetian Lagoon en route to the Venezia Santa Lucia Station.

Stepping down from your carriage, it’s time to wave goodbye to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and your Grand Suite, but also to look forward to two days in Venice, beginning with a private water taxi transfer directly to your hotel – the luxurious and iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani. A true Venetian classic, it’s set on Guidecca Island, a five-minute ride by private launch from St Mark’s Square. And, with Michelin-starred dining, a truly pampering spa and sweeping views back across the lagoon, it’s a magical and evocative base for exploring all that La Serenissima has to offer.

Breakfast & Lunch included

New Suite (Artist's Impression), Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

New Suite (Artist's Impression), Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express passing through Switzerland

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express passing through Switzerland

Michelin-starred dining at Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Michelin-starred dining at Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Day 4

Venice: Italy’s floating masterpiece

Begin your day with an exquisite breakfast overlooking the lagoon before heading back across the water to explore Venice’s labyrinth of historic streets and waterways. Rather than just leave you to your own devices, however, we’ve included a private, expert-led walking tour to give you an insight into the city’s rich history and culture, and introduce you to its highlights both hidden and iconic. It all culminates in priority entry to the Doge’s Palace, a treasure trove of Venetian artefacts hidden behind an imposing Gothic façade. The rest of the day is yours to explore.

Maybe you’ll head out to Murano to see where the glass for your Grand Suite bathroom was made, take a gondola punt to further explore the city’s romantic canals, or grab a table at the Hotel Metropole – one of Hemmingway’s favourite haunts – to relax with a perfectly blended Bellini. Then, return to your hotel, perhaps ending the day with a spa treatment and dinner at the acclaimed Oro Restaurant.

Breakfast included

Grand Canal, Venice

Take to the water to explore Venice's Grand Canal

Day 5

Depart for home

Linger over one last delicious breakfast at the Cipriani before a final morning’s exploration. Perhaps further investigate Venice’s intoxicating blend of classic and contemporary art, enjoy a final photo call in St Mark’s Square, or go in search of the perfect gelato before a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

Breakfast included

About the itinerary

"While it traces the classic route between Paris and Venice, this itinerary steps up the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury even further with a stay in one of the new and utterly gorgeous Grand Suites. Expect the likes of fine dining, free-flowing champagne and complimentary caviar on arrival, all paired with exclusive butler service. And, while the suites themselves are stunning in both their design and finish, it's the addition of a marbled en suite bathroom – not available with standard cabins – that really steals the show. Be among the first to experience this elevation in luxury rail travel."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £12,280 pp incl. flights

May / Jun / Jul 2024 from: £12,280 pp
March 2024 from: £16,120 pp
Apr / Aug 2024 from: £15,195 pp

Departures : The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express departs between March and December


  • Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord in Business Premier or flight from your local airport to Paris
  • 1-night accommodation Hotel Bowmann, Paris on a BB basis
  • Paris to Venice via Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express in a Grand Suite
  • Selected meals and drinks prepared by onboard chefs
  • 24-hour cabin service is complemented by free-flowing champagne in your suite.
  • Arrival transfer from Venice Station to hotel
  • 2-nights at the Baglioni Luna, Venice, Venice on a BB basis in a Junior Suite
  • Private walking tour of Venice including priority entry to the Doge's Palace
  • Private water taxi departure transfer hotel to Venice Marco Polo airport
  • One way flight Venice to London

Each Grand Suite boasts a double/twin bedroom, a living area with space for private dining and a sofa which can be converted into an additional bed in the evening. A private en-suite bathroom including shower, washbasin and toilet, plus bespoke amenities and complimentary bathrobes.

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