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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips

4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
+44 20 3117 1379
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Superb luxury and faded elegance setting

A once in a lifetime opportunity to sample 1920’s grandeur with 21st century twists like air... read more

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Alex1979
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Recently we took the Orient Express from Paris to Venice...it was an amazing trip! From the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers a journey unlike any other. Step aboard and you enter a more gracious, elegant age of travel. Romance, adventure and style are all intimately bound up in journeys and tours that depart from London and criss-cross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
Southwark
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+44 20 3117 1379
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Reviewed today via mobile

A once in a lifetime opportunity to sample 1920’s grandeur with 21st century twists like air conditioning. This is a must at this time of year. Attentive personal service from your cabin steward. Amazing food and beautifully presented. Efficient service and truly tasteful tableware. Each...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently we took the Orient Express from Paris to Venice...it was an amazing trip! From the welcoming reception with drinks and appetizer before boarding to the red carpet check-in process and the entire duration of the trip, one felt and was treated like indeed a...More

Thank Sandi J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well so we walked down platform 5 to check in wife had no idea what I'd booked a few tears and mega brownie points to me. A super sunny day you then go to a nice place for a bit of breakfast so check in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My journey started in Verona. What a wonderful welcome I got from Gabriele. He sat me down in a restaurant at the station because the train was a bit late. On board waited Claudio who was looking after me during the journey. It was very...More

2  Thank babasbeauty
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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear babasbeauty, Thank-you very much for your review and please accept once again our sincere apologies for the disrupted journey you went through. Unfortunately, the unexpected landslide, following the storm on the Arlberg, blocked 25km of tracks forcing us to overnight in Innsbruck station &...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If once in a lifetime do take this trip , absolutely amazing.Top class from the moment you arrive on the platform, the carriages take you back in time with lavish furnishings and waiting staff who make you feel like royalty.Food is amazing .More

1  Thank lynn f
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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear lynn f, Thank-you for celebrating your anniversary on-board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Indeed, the train is like a time capsule taking you back to the hey day of train traveling. We are all pleased to read that you had such an amazing experience and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Paris to Venice, overnight on the Orient Express after getting married the day before at The Ritz Hotel in Paris. The trip was fabulous. It was expensive for what it was ie; bunk beds, but worth it. Not sure we’d rush to...More

1  Thank Forgive1001
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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Forgive1001, Once again, please accept our congratulations and best wishes! Thank-you for letting us be part of such a special moment in your life and we trust that you had an amazing honeymoon in Italy... Thank-you again for including us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot praise this trip enough. From the excellent lunch on the Pullman to the water taxi to our hotel in Venice everything was as I had hoped. The Orient Express was shear opulence. The cabin was bijou but perfectly formed. I run out of...More

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear annehanley75, Thank-you very much for traveling with us and posting a review. The team and I, are all very happy to read that you enjoyed such a great experience and especially grateful about the comments regarding your cabin. I will make sure to share...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience on the Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) from Venice to Paris far exceeded all our expectations of riding on this fabled train! It all began with the Travel Manager we spoke to over the phone to arrange our travel. She was professional, knowledgeable,...More

4  Thank 1TravelMonkey
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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 1TravelMoneky, Thank-you very much for traveling with us and for describing your journey from Venice to Paris so perfectly well! The team and I are very pleased to read that your experience exceeded all your expectations. I will ensure to share your feedback with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I saw this beautifully restored train a few years ago and immediately put it in our bucket list. When the time was right we booked it and we are so glad we did. It made our European vacation. Every detail was amazing....More

1  Thank Freddylasvegas
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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Freddylasvegas, Thank-you for traveling with us and so happy to read that you enjoyed such an amazing experience. The team and I are very proud to read that it made your European vacation. As you rightly pointed out, the bar car 3674 is the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can you begin to adequately describe this wonderful experience. From the moment you join the British Pullman in Victoria to be dropped in a private motor boat at your hotel in Venice this truly is an experience of a lifetime. The Orient Express Wagon...More

3  Thank John F
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Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear John F, Thank-you for traveling with us and for posting your feedback. The team and I are extremely proud to read that you experienced such an amazing journey and that we will have the pleasure to welcoming back next year. The journey from Venice...More

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Jane W
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My husband wore smart trousers and a nice shirt during the day and he went all out with a Tux and Dickie Bow for the evening. I did originally think that he may be over dressed for the evening, but not at all, there was... More
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My husband is 6’2” and he slept on the top bunk. He didn’t complain about the space only that it was noisy and he had to put the pillow over his head!! I found it quite comfortable but I’m only 5’7”.
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