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.
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.