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Highlights

  • Finish with a journey through the Kent countryside on the Belmond British Pullman
  • Enjoy all-inclusive meals and discreet, white-glove service
  • Recall the Golden Age of travel among Art Deco elegance on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Experience attentive personal service and sumptuous fine dining
  • Stay in 16th-century spa hotel in the heart of Gothic Prague

Spoil yourself

  • Upgrade to a Grand Suite for unrivalled luxury on the most iconic journey of them all

This exclusive journey on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes you from London to medieval Prague. Experience a golden era of travel on two of world's most famous trains; The British Pullman from London to Folkestone, and then join the famous blue carriages of the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express in Calais, complete with white glove service, free-flowing drinks and multi-course fine dining in the elegant restaurant car. Stay amongst the Gothic architecture and cobbled streets of Prague, and sample its unique gastronomy.


Day 1

UK to Paris

You'll begin your journey in London Victoria, after an included transfer, boarding the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express' luxury sister, the Belmond British Pullman. You'll traverse among the rolling hills of the Kentish Folkestone countryside, Bellini in hand, before enjoying a gourmet three-course brunch. Then, catch sight of those historic blue-and-gold Venice Simplon-Orient-Express carriages at Calais, where your personal steward will be waiting to show you to your cosy oak-panelled cabin.

Or perhaps you'll upgrade to a spectacular Grand Suite, featuring your own bathroom and double bed. Marvel at the Art Deco and marquetry of the painstakingly-restored train before you prepare for dinner, then perhaps enjoy a glass of champagne in the bar car as you mingle with your fellow guests, accompanied by the sophisticated hum of the train's resident pianist. Then, enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner, sampling the likes of fillet of beef with black truffle béarnaise and Brittany lobster, finishing with a wonderful array of cheeses. Hunker down for the night in your cabin, which will have been cosily transformed into a sleeping area, as you traverse toward Prague..


Lunch & Dinner included

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cote D'Azur Dining Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cote D'Azur Dining Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Day 2

Paris to Prague

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast served directly to your cabin by your personal steward as the rolling Czech countryside whips past your window. Perhaps read a book or take a stroll through the train before a three-course lunch in the restaurant carriage. This afternoon you'll arrive at the Praha-Smíchov station in Prague, aptly nicknamed the City of a Hundred Spires. Your accommodation for the evening is a 16th-century spa hotel in the historical centre, mere steps away from Prague Castle.

Stay: The Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)

Breakfast & Lunch included

Church of Our Lady, Prague, Czech Republic

Church of Our Lady, Prague

Exterior,  Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, Prague, Czech Republic

Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague


Day 3

Prague

You have a full day to get to know Prague, and from your central location, you're well placed to set out on foot and explore its cobbled streets. You'll see colourful baroque buildings, ancient Gothic churches and centuries-old bridges, including Charles Bridge, dating back to 1402. There are also plenty of trendy cafes, microbreweries and bars lining the pavements, as well as sleek art galleries and the charming Astronomical Clock, which delivers an animated hourly show. Back at your hotel, perhaps visit the Ecsotica Spa & Health Club for a relaxing treatment or bathing ritual.

Stay: The Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)

Breakfast included

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague


Day 4

Prague to UK

Take your included transfer from your hotel to Berlin airport for your flight back to the UK. 


Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"Long associated with the exoticism of Istanbul and the indulgences of Venice, this unique itinerary offers something altogether different. Along with the classic bar car and the multi-course fineries of the train, you'll also enjoy the sheer heritage of the medieval city of Prague and the stunning Czech countryside."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £3,250 pp incl. flights

Year Round from: £3,250 pp

Valid for travel:

2022 : The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

operates from London to Prague (via Paris) on 06 Oct 2022, and from Prague to London (via Paris on 08 Oct 2022)

Includes:

  • UK chauffeur drive service to London Victoria Station, and back from arrival UK airport
  • Travel from London to Prague on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express via Paris
  • 2nts accommodation in the Alchymist Grand Hotel, Prague in a Deluxe room on a BB basis
  • One way flight from Prague to London


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