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Venice Simplon Orient Express

A journey on the iconic Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) is one of the few once-in-a-lifetime experiences which still exists. This legendary train was, of course, immortalised by Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. It takes you back in time to the most beguiling era of all; the roaring 20s. The train oozes old-world luxury, from polished art deco woodwork to Lalique glassware. Fine French cuisine is served by liveried stewards, and the Alps provide sumptuous scenery. We have created an itinerary where you’ll be transported not only from Paris to Verona but also back in time on this glamorous set of carriages.

Best Time to Travel
Jun - Oct
Suggested Duration
4 nights

Your journey begins in Paris with an overnight stay in the luxurious Hôtel Scribe Paris Opera. This property is ideally located in the heart of Paris near the Opéra Garnier and the historic Louvre Museum. Prepare for an unforgettable evening as we take you on an intimate river cruise. View the wonderfully illuminated sights along the Seine, relax among the refined décor, sip on a glass of champagne and enjoy traditional French cuisine.

Then it’s time to suspend reality for one day and enjoy the artistry and attention to detail that the Venice Simplon Orient Express has perfected on this journey. You’ll be greeted by the gleaming blue-and-gold livery of the Venice Simplon Orient Express. As your personal steward shows you to your private cabin, there’s time to settle in before you change for dinner. On the VSOE, dinner is a glamorous affair! To complement the setting and to make the most of the experience, 'dress to impress'!

Prepare to indulge in artisan cuisine curated and prepared by Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel. After dinner, retire to the bar car for a nightcap, soundtracked by the gentle tinkling of the resident pianist. Bar 3674 is the social hub of the train; here you’ll find the head barman creating signature cocktails and guests sipping on Taittinger and Laurent Perrier Rosé well into the wee hours.

Wake up to the unparalleled beauty of Swiss lakes and majestic mountains while enjoying breakfast in the privacy of your cabin. Enjoy some time exploring the train, discovering the antique details and admiring the ever-changing scenery on your journey. Every moment on this elegant train is sure to become a cherished memory.

Upon arrival in Verona, we’ll transport you to the elegant Due Torri Hotel for an overnight stay. Due Torri Hotel is situated in the heart of Verona’s romantic city centre, just a few steps from the church of Anastasia and Juliet’s famous balcony. No trip to Verona would be complete without a night at the Opera. We will arrange tickets for a classical musical performance deep in the heart of Verona’s spectacular Roman ruins. Experience one of the most renowned Opera festivals in the world, held under the stars in an ancient Roman amphitheatre. Bask in the melodic atmosphere and the lush storytelling of a dramatic opera performance.

Before your journey comes to an end, explore the beautiful town of Verona with your knowledgeable private guide. Discover the city of romance and culture and its many highlights. Visit the world-famous Arena di Verona and the balcony where Juliet is said to have stood and called to her Romeo. You’ll visit the largest open-air opera house, Arena di Verona and be taken back to the Roman era as you visit the Piazza delle Erbe.

Everyone should experience the VSOE once if their lifetime. It is completely unique. In this itinerary, romance, adventure and the mystery of the past are all intimately bound. This trip is perfect for couples or honeymooners who yearn for the golden age of travel.

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