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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Luxury Rail Travel

Imagine meandering through spectacular scenery on board a luxurious train, watching the ever-changing landscapes while sipping a glass of champagne or tucking in to a gourmet meal. Our luxury rail holidays transport you back to the days when train travel was all about glamour and elegance, taking you on fantastic journeys in serious style.

You could travel between London and Venice on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or add a journey on the Eastern and Oriental Express to your Far East itinerary. On each train, you can expect second-to-none service, fine cuisine and meticulously restored carriages, with your own private cabin and a dedicated steward.

  • Your Trusted Adviser can design a bespoke holiday including a journey on board a luxury train
  • Add a stay in a five-star hotel to the start or end (or both) of your journey
  • We'll provide you with all the information you'll need to know about the journey
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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express traces a route from London to Venice, via Paris and Verona. Dress to impress and embark on this unforgettable rail journey.

Eastern & Oriental Express

Embark on an exotic adventure as you travel between Singapore and Bangkok on this luxe train, passing palm groves, tea plantations and temples.

Tailor-made luxury rail holidays

Although we suggest itineraries for inspiration, every one of our rail holidays is bespoke. From upgrading your cabin, to adding extra nights in your start or end destination (or adding another destination altogether), your holiday will be tailored to suit you.

If you’re not sure what the options are or what would work best for you, give one of our Trusted Advisers a call. They can let you know details of our luxury rail itineraries, as well as suggesting the hotels and destinations that combine well with each one. You might like to follow up a trip on the Eastern & Oriental Express with a couple of days in Singapore and then a beach holiday in Bali, or perhaps end a romantic trip to the Italian Lakes by journeying back to the UK on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Venice & cruise

You’ll travel to Italy on the renowned Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, stay a couple of nights in Venice, then step aboard a luxurious cruise ship that’ll take you to some of the prettiest ports in the Med.


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Expert advice

Your Trusted Adviser will be on hand for all the information you might need. As well as helping you plan your rail holiday, they can find out in-depth cabin and train details, and advise you about on-board dining arrangements. They’ll be available for you after you’ve booked, too, so if you’d like information about the plug sockets available on the train or you’d like to pre-order a bottle of bubbly to be waiting in your cabin, they can help. 

Interested in this holiday? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*.

Ellen Pickover

If you’re thinking of visiting Thailand, a trip on the Eastern & Oriental Express would make an incredible start to your holiday. Board the train in Singapore, then travel through the tropical countryside of Malaysia and southern Thailand, before finishing up in Bangkok.

Lewis Parker

If you want something really special for an anniversary or honeymoon, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is hard to beat. There’s the fine wine, the food, the elegant dress code – and the fact that you end up in Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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Far East luxury rail trip

Singapore, Eastern & Oriental Express & Thailand

Experience the two powerhouse cities of Singapore and Bangkok, as well as enjoying the luxury of the iconic Eastern & Oriental Express. You’ll finish off with a week’s beach-hopping in laid-back Phuket


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