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Highlights

  • Experience the golden-age luxury of the world's most famous train
  • Enjoy the very best in fine-dining and white-glove service
  • Spend a day exploring Paris and stay at one of its most iconic hotels
  • Take in views of rolling vineyards and the glorious Côte d'Azur
  • Discover the delights of Cannes, with a stay at a luxury beachfront hotel

Enjoy a slice of the high life as you pair the world's most iconic train with the glamour of the French Riviera – a summer journey not to be missed. It all begins with a Business Premier Eurostar hop to Paris, where you'll enjoy a stay at Le Bristol, one of the city's most stylish luxury hotels. Then, after a day spent exploring the myriad delights of the French capital, you'll board those famous blue-and-gold carriages for an overnight journey to the south of France. End your trip with a stay at one of Cannes' most sought-after hotels – the ideal base from which to explore the glorious coastline of the Côte d'Azur.


Day 1

London to Paris

Begin your journey at London St. Pancras where you'll board a Eurostar train to Paris. On arrival in the French capital, you'll be met for a private transfer to the famous Le Bristol. Located at one of the city’s most prestigious addresses on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, you'll be perfectly placed for exploring all that Paris had to offer. And, if you simply feel like relaxing, there's a spa, a rooftop pool and a choice of Michelin-starred restaurants to ease you through the day.

Stay: Le Bristol Paris

Paris skyline

The famous Paris skyline


Day 2

Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

After a morning of relaxation and a final chance to explore Paris, a private transfer will whisk you to the station where the gleaming blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express await. Once aboard, settle into your cabin, where a selection of pastries with tea and coffee is served. Then, as the bucolic landscapes and vineyards of Burgundy race past your window, you'll dress for dinner and make your way to one of the ornate restaurant cars for seasonal delicacies prepared by the Chef Imbert and his talented team. Expect dining inspired by the seasons, all paired with fine wines – a truly memorable gourmet adventure. After dinner, Bar Car ‘3674’ is calling. Mingle with your fellow guests over a digestif to the sounds of the resident pianist. Meanwhile, your cabin has been transformed into a bedroom, ready to welcome you for a good night's sleep.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Bar Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Evening drinks aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cabin converted to a bedroom on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Cabin on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express


Days 3 – 4

Cannes & the Côte d'Azur

As the sun rises over Marseille, you'll wake to fresh coffee, juice and pastries served in your cabin. Relax and take in the views of the Côte d'Azur, your route often hugging the coastline and offering tantalising glimpses of the Mediterranean beyond. On arrival in Cannes itself, you'll say goodbye to the train and head for the Hotel Martinez – an art-deco gem overlooking the beach beside the famous Promenade de la Croisette. It's the perfect base for enjoying the town itself, or you might choose to head further afield, perhaps with a trip along the coast to Cap d'Antibes with its 16th-century ramparts and star-shaped Fort Carré. We've included a two-night stay, so you'll have ample time to explore. 

Stay: Hotel Martinez

Breakfast included

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cannes, France

Cannes, France


Day 5

Depart for UK

After breakfast at your hotel, perhaps take a final stroll along the promenade before a private transfer sees you to the airport for your flight home. 

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"This new-for-2022 journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes the world's most famous train to one of Europe's most glamorous destinations – for me, it's a match made in heaven. And, not only will you experience the fine dining and immaculate service of the train itself, but to complete the trip I've also added in a night in Paris and Cannes, luxurious bookends to what is a rail journey of a lifetime,"

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £5,335 pp incl. flights

Year Round from: £5,335 pp

Validity

The Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express departs on 11 May / 03 August 2023 from Paris to Cannes

Includes

  • One way Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord 
  • 1 night accommodation at Le Bristol, Paris on a BB basis
  • Calais to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express included selected meals prepared by onboard chefs
  • 2 nights accommodation at The Martinez, Cannes on a BB basis
  • Private transfer from Cannes to Nice airport
  • One way flight from Nice to UK
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