The Venice Simplon Orient Express at Calais

Dinner on the Venice Simplon Orient Express (Pullman car 'Audrey') in October 2008, then a night at the Ritz...

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What is the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) is a privately-run train of beautifully-restored 1920s, 30s & 50s coaches, providing a 5-star luxury train experience between London, Paris, Innsbruck, Verona & Venice, running roughly once a week from March to November.  The journey from London to Venice takes 24 hours and costs £2,050 per person one way, including meals.  It's actually two trains, a historic British Pullman train from London to Folkestone and a Continental train of classic 1920s sleeping-cars from Calais to Venice.  The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express also runs occasional trips to Rome, Krakow, Budapest, Stockholm and even Istanbul once a year, in August.  It is run by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) Limited, part of Belmond, who also operate the equally luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok, the Royal Scotsman cruise train and the PeruRail trains to Machu Picchu.  The VSOE should not be confused with the real Orient Express, the true descendant of the original 1883 Orient Express, a regular scheduled train which was finally withdrawn on 12 December 2009, see here for an explanation.  If you can afford it, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most romantic and luxurious way to reach Venice, and its vintage carriages are a piece of history in themselves.  The food & on-board service are truly world class.  Unlike many expensive tourist experiences, this train really does live up to its five-star and you won't be disappointed.  Watch the video!

  Schedule & departure dates   

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy tickets

  Can a 24-hour train ride be worth £2,050?

  A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in pictures

  Travel tips  

  FAQ  

  Orient Express books, gifts & souvenirs

  Is this the original Orient Express?

  History of the Orient Express

  Also run by Belmond: Eastern & Oriental Express  Belmond Royal Scotsman

Timetable & departure dates...

 London ► Paris ► Venice

 

 

 Venice ► Paris ► London   

 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

See dates below

 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

See dates below

 London Victoria depart:

10:45  day 1

 Venice Santa Lucia depart:

10:57  day 1

 Paris Gare de l'Est arrive:

21:17  day 1

 Verona Porta Nuova depart:

13:00  day 1

 Paris Gare de l'Est depart:

21:44  day 1

 Innsbruck depart:

17:46  day 1

 Innsbruck arrive:

11:42  day 2

 Paris Gare de l'Est arrive:

08:22   day 2

 Verona Porta Nuova arrive:

16:03  day 2

 Paris Gare de l'Est depart:

09:29   day 2

 Venice Santa Lucia arrive:

17:56  day 2

 London Victoria arrive:

17:30   day 2

Departure dates southbound from London to Venice...

2015:  No departures from Nov 2014 until March 2015, then:  March 22, 26;  April 9, 16, 19, 23;  May 3, 17, 24, 28;  June 14, 18, 28;  July 2, 9, 16;  August 13, 20;  September 17, 20, 24, 27;  October 4, 8, 14, 18, 25, 29;  November 5.  Then no departures until March 2016.

Departure dates northbound from Venice to London...

2015:  No departures from Nov 2014 until March 2015, then:  March 21, 25;  April 8, 15, 18, 22;  May 6, 13, 16, 27;  June 13, 17, 24, 27;  July 1, 8, 15; August 12, 19;  September 19, 23, 26;  October 7, 17, 28, 31;  November 4.  Then no departures until March 2016.

How much does it cost?

 Fares...

 One-way per person sharing a 2-berth

2015

prices

 London to Venice or Verona

£2,050

 London to Paris

   £710

 Paris to Venice or Verona

£1,720

Solo travellers:  These prices assume that there's two of you and you share a 2-berth sleeper.  If you're a solo traveller, sole occupancy from London to Venice costs £3,290 in 2014 or £3,390 in 2015.  How to buy tickets.

Children:  Infants under 2 sharing a berth travel free.  Children under 12 sharing a compartment with a full-fare-paying adult get a 20% reduction.

Round trips:  A return trip London-Venice-London by VSOE costs £3,080 per person with 2 nights in Venice, hotel not included.

Can a 24 hour train ride to Venice be worth £2,050 per person? 

The Man in Seat Sixty-One says:  "I admit I doubted that any 24 hour train journey could be worth that.  I was forced to change my mind after a journey from London to Verona on the VSOE in 2003.  I thought I knew what to expect, but the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express exceeded all expectations, with its superbly restored coaches, excellent and plentiful food, beautiful Alpine scenery and the world class but surprisingly friendly and unpretentious service from the train's staff.  And I got far more than I bargained for on that trip in 2003.  Nicolette and I had been going out for just 6 months and we boarded the train with nothing planned or premeditated, but it weaved its special magic.  Our future son's name was decided at night in our sleeper somewhere in France, and next day as the VSOE headed through the Brenner Pass in driving October snow we accidentally got engaged.  And here I am now with wife, two kids, a mortgage and a cat.  Powerful magic this train, so handle with care.  I'd be the first to point out that the VSOE is not the 'original' Orient Express as there's no such thing, but this is one beautifully-restored and truly historic train, superbly run and an utter pleasure to travel on.  If you can afford it, this is one train you shouldn't miss."

 

Day trips & dinner trips
on the Belmond British Pullman

from £210 per person...

Day trips on the Venice Simplon Orient Express Pullman train

For a special occasion without going all the way to Venice, take a lunch trip (from £210), evening dinner trip (around £420), day trip (£210-£420), or (personally recommended!) dinner on the Belmond Brirish Pullman with a night at the famous Ritz hotel (£740 per person).  The food and wine are truly excellent, these trips are an extravagance but they're worth it! There are also Venice Simplon-Orient-Express gift certificates... What is it like on board?

Buy tickets online at www.belmond.com/british-pullman-train

Journey suggestions...

Which is better, a southbound or northbound trip?

Either is great, but in my opinion the southbound has the edge.  Although the northbound journey tends to be less popular, so often has better availability and sometimes better rates.  But personally, the British Pullman train is the hors d'oeuvre, the Continental Wagons-Lits train is the main course, and I feel the journey works best this way round.  And the arrival in Venice over the causeway is a fitting climax.  You'll also see more of the Arlberg Pass in daylight in the morning from a southbound train than (depending on the time of year) in the evening from a northbound train.

London to Venice by VSOE, back by TGV & Eurostar...

If you only take the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express one-way, you don't need to fly the other.  Take Eurostar from London to Paris in 2 hours 15 minutes, have lunch at the amazing Train Bleu restaurant inside Paris Gare de Lyon, then take the afternoon high-speed TGV from Paris to Turin, a comfortable and scenic journey through the French Alps, see the video & photos here, arriving in the evening.  Stay overnight in Turin, and next morning take a fast Frecciabianca train from Turin to Venice in just a few hours.  This works equally well in either direction, see the London to Italy by train page for all you need to know.  For the ultimate scenic ride between London & Venice, take Eurostar & a TGV-Lyria to Zurich on day 1, then take the wonderful narrow-gauge Bernina Express through the Swiss Alps to Tirano with connections for Venice on day 2, see the Bernina Express page.  You can easily arrange this yourself, or you can ask custom-made tour agency www.railbookers.com to arrange both your Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express trip and your scheduled trains and suggest some excellent hotels in Venice.

London to Paris by VSOE, back by Eurostar...

If you can't afford the time or cost of going all the way to Venice, you can travel from London to Paris by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a single day, and return next day in 2h20 by Eurostar (or vice versa).  You can easily book the Eurostar yourself at www.eurostar.com but you may find www.railbookers.com can offer a VSOE ticket, upmarket hotel and first class Eurostar package more cheaply than you can do independently.

VSOE to Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Rome & Istanbul...

As well as its regular London-Paris-Venice route, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express runs occasional departures to Krakow, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Rome, Stockholm and sometimes even Istanbul (it leaves Paris for Istanbul on 28 August 2015, returning from Istanbul on 4 September 2015, 5 nights, £5,700 pp), see www.belmond.com/venice-simplon-orient-express or call Railbookers.

Day trips in the UK by Belmond's British Pullman & Northern Belle...

The VSOE's British Pullman cars run a regular programme of day-trips, dinner trips and excursions around the British Isles, mostly around London and typically £210-£420 per person.  Belmond also owns a set of more modern cars dating from the 1970s converted to classic Pullman standard which is used on Northern Belle excursions in the north of England, see www.belmond.com/northern-belle-train for routes, dates, prices & tickets.


How to buy tickets...

Option 1, book online at www.belmond.com/venice-simplon-orient-express...

Option 2, call train specialists www.railbookers.com...


What's a journey on the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express like?

  Check-in at London Victoria

  The British Pullman train from London to Folkestone

  Crossing the Channel

  The VSOE Continental train from Calais to Venice

  The sleeping-cars

  The bar car

  The restaurant cars

  Dinner in the diner

  Time for bed...

  The scenery through Switzerland, Austria & Italy next day.

  Watch the video!

(1)  Check-in at London Victoria...

Passengers check in at least an hour before departure at the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express office on platform 2 at London Victoria Station.  Check-in opens a couple of hours before departure.  Inside the office is a check-in desk where you're given your Pullman car & seat allocation for the train to Folkestone and your sleeping-car letter and compartment number for the Continental train from Calais.  You can check your large bags through to your final destination (but remember you'll need overnight gear for the train), or they can be checked through to Calais to be waiting for you in your sleeper compartment when you board the continental train.  There are lounge seats and toilets in the VSOE office, and complimentary tea, coffee, water and juice is provided.

Checking in for the VSOE at Victoria.   The Venice Simplon Orient Express office at London Victoria

(2)  The British Pullman from London to Folkestone...

The beautiful train of restored 1920s/30s/50s British Pullman cars rolls into the platform perhaps 20 minutes before departure.  Each car features plush armchairs in open-plan saloons, arranged as intimate tables for two each side of the aisle.  It's strange how 80 years of ergonomics haven't produced anything as luxuriously comfortable as a 1920s Pullman seat.  Most Pullmans also have an enclosed 4-seat compartment at one or both ends known as a coupé, these can be requested if you want privacy though I prefer the more convivial open saloon.  You can read a brief history of each individual VSOE Pullman Car at www.belmond.com/british-pullman-train/british-pullman-carriages, worth checking as the history is fascinating, and many of the cars have links with famous trains or famous people.  You'll find a booklet about the history of the Pullman cars at your seat on board the train which you can keep.  Some cars were used on the Golden Arrow boat train between London & Dover, others on the Brighton Belle between London & Brighton, a couple were used on Winston Churchill's funeral train, and so on...  If one car particularly interests you, by all means request it!  The British Pullman train leaves Victoria station, rumbles slowly across the Thames past Battersea Power Station, then takes one of several possible routes to Folkestone.  Indeed it sometimes goes the long way round via Canterbury and Dover, dropping off day-trippers at Canterbury and doubling back along the coast to Folkestone.  A 3-course brunch is served on the way to Folkestone with sparkling Bellinis, all included in the fare.

The Venice Simplon Orient Express Pullman train at London Victoria

Boarding the British Pullman train at London Victoria platform 2.  This is Zena, built in 1928 and originally used on the ocean liner boat trains from London to Plymouth & Southampton, on the Queen of Scots & Tyne-Tees Pullman.

4-seater coupé in a Pullman car   Perseus on the Britrish Pullman train at London Victoria

At one or both ends of each Pullman car is an enclosed 4-seat compartment or 'coupé'. You can request this for privacy if you like.

 

Pullman car Perseus at London Victoria.  Each Pullman car has unique decor, and a unique history.  Built in 1951, Perseus formed part of Winston Churchill's funeral train in 1965.

A table for two in Pullman car Phoenix   Pullman car Ibis

Table for two in Pullman car Phoenix.  Built 1927, it burnt out in 1936, but rose from the ashes, rebuilt in 1952.

 

Pullman car Ibis.  Built in 1925, it's the oldest car on the train with one of the nicest interiors...

Pullman car Minerva   Toilet floor mosaic in Pullman car Perseus

Pullman car Minerva, built 1927 and used on the Devon Belle and later the London-Dover Golden Arrow...

 

Even the toilets are works of art.  This is the floor mosaic in one of the two toilets in Pullman car Perseus...

Lunch in Pullman car Phoenix on the Venice Simplon Orient Express.   Scrambled egg and smoked salmon with caviar for lunch

A 3-course brunch with a sparkling Bellini is served on the way to Folkestone. Mrs Seat 61 lunches in Phoenix...

 

On this trip, a fresh fruit salad was followed by smoked salmon with caviar, scrambled egg and crumpet...

Band playing as the Pullman train arrives at Folkestone West   All change at Folkestone West!

A band plays as the train arrives...

 

All change at Folkestone West...

(3)  Crossing the Channel...

The VSOE British Pullman train terminates at Folkestone West, a small station just west of Folkestone Central - it ceased going down the steep branch line to Folkestone Harbour station in 2007.  At Folkestone West, passengers transfer to a fleet of executive road coaches which drive from Folkestone West to the nearby Channel Tunnel terminal.  After a brief rest stop in the terminal they cross the Channel somewhat un-authentically on board a car-carrying Eurotunnel shuttle train though the Channel Tunnel.  But it's quick and an interesting experience in its own right.  Water and juice are served on board the coaches and if you need to charge your phone or camera there are UK-style power sockets under the tables.  At Calais, the coaches drive off the shuttle train at the Eurotunnel terminal and head for Calais Ville station.  Calais Maritime station, where the ferries originally arrived to connect with the trains to Paris and beyond, was closed and tarmacked over in 1994 following the start of Eurostar services via the Channel Tunnel.

Executive coach takes Orient Express passengers from Folkestone to Calais   The Folkestone to Calais road coach on board the Eurotunnel shuttle train inside the Channel Tunnel

Inside one of the executive coaches...

 

The coach on the Eurotunnel shuttle train...

(4)  Boarding the VSOE continental train at Calais...

If the British Pullman train was the hors d'ouevre, now for the main course...  At Calais Ville you board the VSOE's continental train of restored blue-and-gold 1920s Wagons-Lits sleeping-cars for Paris, Innsbruck, Verona & Venice.  You've half an hour to take photos, the train normally leaves around 17:20 French time.  The VSOE travels to Paris via Vimy, Arras & Longeau as this route is fully electrified, rather than the more traditional 'boat train' route via Boulogne and Amiens.

A line-up of VSOE train staff greets passengers at Calais   VSOE train boarding at Calais

A line-up of train staff greets passengers at Calais...

 

Blue and gold Wagons-Lits sleeping-cars...

(5)  The sleeping-cars...

Your sleeper attendant greets you at the door and shows you to your compartment.  The VSOE's sleeping-cars are almost all classic 1929-vintage LX-series cars with ten 2-berth compartments that convert to private sitting rooms with sofa and small table for daytime use.  With their inlaid wood marquetry, the LX-types were the most luxurious sleeping-cars ever built for La Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL, the original operator of the Orient Express), and the VSOE's restored LX-series cars were originally used on various CIWL trains including the Calais-Paris-Nice Train Bleu, the Paris-Rome Rome Express, the Paris-Berlin-Warsaw-Riga Nord Express.  One Paris-Istanbul sleeping-car and the Calais-Trieste sleeping-car of the Simplon Orient Express would also have been an LX-type in the 1930s.  VSOE also own one or two earlier 1927-built S-series cars, these have less fancy woodwork and slightly smaller compartments, so VSOE often use these for solo travellers - in the 1930s, the Calais-Istanbul sleeping car & Calais-Athens sleeping-car of the Simplon Orient Express would normally have been an S-type, not an LX.  Indeed, I got engaged in the corridor of one of VSOE's two S-types back in 2003, car number 3425... 

Sleeper facilities:  Each compartment has a large sofa convertible to an upper and lower berth at night, a footstool, small folding table.  There's a broad luggage rack towards the ceiling capable of taking fairly large items.  In a corner (either by the door or the window), two doors open to reveal a washstand with soap, towels, flannels and hot & cold water.  Mineral water, slippers & dressing gown are provided, and (a modern addition) there are two plug sockets of the normal 2-pin European type.  Authentic 1920s sleeping-cars don't have showers or air-conditioning, but you can wind the window as far down as you like, great for reflection-free photos of the scenery.

Cabin suites:  LX sleeping-cars have ten 2-berth compartments, with an inter-connecting door between each pair of adjacent compartments which is normally kept locked.  For a significantly higher price Belmond offer what they call a cabin suite which is simply two adjacent compartments with the connecting door opened.  You can then both have a lower berth, or use one compartment as a sitting room the other as a bedroom.

Cabins on a train?  Incidentally, trains don't have sterns or bows, or port or starboard.  They also don't have cabins as they are not a ship, the correct term for an enclosed space on a train is compartment.  Travellers in the 1920s & 1930s would know this, travellers unused to trains & ships seem to use 'cabin' for everything these days...

LX-type sleeping-car of the Venice Simplon Orient Express train boarding at Calais

At Calais, a sleeping-car attendant greets passengers outside his 1929-built LX-series Wagons-Lits. 

Corridor of a VSOE LX-type sleeping-car Orient Express LX-type sleeping-car compartment in day mode   Washstand in a compartment of an LX-type sleeping-car

LX sleeping-car corridor...

Sleeping-car compartment...

Compartment washstand...

(6)  The piano-bar...

The place to go before or after dinner is the VSOE's lively bar car, with lounge area, cocktail bar and piano.  Needless to say, the real Orient Express of the 1920s & 1930s would have not have had any such fripperies as a bar or lounge, let alone a piano, just sleeping-cars and a restaurant, as it was a much more work-a-day train than most people imagine.  The piano-bar-lounge has been created for modern-day tourists out of a former Wagons-Lits Company pullman car built in 1931.  You'll also find a small VSOE Boutique counter on board.

The Venice Simplon Orient Express bar-lounge car   ...the bar car comes complete with a piano.

(7)  The three restaurant cars...

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has three restaurant cars, each with unique decor:  The Cote d'Azur was originally a 1st class Pullman car, built in 1929 and first used on the Cote d'Azur Pullman Express.  With its lovely Lalique glass panels, it's my favourite.  The Etoile du Nord restaurant car was built in Birmingham in 1926 for the Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam Etoile du Nord Pullman train, it was later used on the Edelweiss from Amsterdam to Switzerland and the Lusitania from Madrid to Lisbon.  L'Orientale was originally a Pullman kitchen car, built in Birmingham in 1927 and also used on the Etoile du Nord and later the Lusitania, and it features Chinese-style lacquer wall panels.  Soon after departure the Maitre d' comes down the sleeping-cars handing out dinner reservations.  You can choose an early (18:45) or late sitting, although if you're only going to Paris you'll need the early dinner.  You'll be allocated a restaurant car but feel free to request a table in your favourite.  Make sure you experience two different ones at dinner and lunch...

VSOE Cote d'Azur restaurant car at Paris Gare de l'Est   VSOE Cote d'Azur (Lalique decor) restaurant car interior

The restaurant car Cote d'Azur at Paris Est...

 

The Cote d'Azur restaurant with Lalique glass panels.

VSOE's Etoile du Nord restaurant car interior   Table for two in VSOE's l'Orientale (Chinese) restaurant car

The Etoile du Nord restaurant car...

 

L'Orientale restaurant with Chinese-style lacquer panels.

(8)  Dinner in the diner...

Meals are included in the fare on the VSOE, and the food is excellent.  However, drinks on the Continental train cost extra, reckon on the cheapest half bottle of wine costing €35, a full bottle €50.  A dress code applies in the evening, for men a dark suit is essential, but the majority of passengers bring a dinner jacket and bow tie as dressing up is part of the fun.  It's difficult to be over-dressed on the VSOE!

Main course of venison & cranberries

The main course, venison with cranberries...

  The starter at dinner:  Lobster with truffles
The cheese course

The cheese course:  "A bit of everything, please..."

 

The starter:  Lobster with truffles, mmm...

Dessert:  Chocolate orange   Dinner in the diner on the Orient Express

Dessert:  Chocolate orange...

 

Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer...

(9)  Time for bed...

You'll return from dinner to find your compartment converted into a bedroom by the sleeper attendant, with upper and lower berths.  The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in on a train, in fact they're more comfortable than many hotel beds.  There are toilets at each end of the corridor.  The door locks securely with both a lock and security chain.

Yours truly on the VSOE

"Is it time for bed yet?"

  VSOE LX-type sleeper compartment set up for the night
Sleeper compartment in seats mode

Sleeper compartment in seats mode...

 

Sleeper compartment in night mode...

(10)  Scenery next morning in Switzerland, Austria & Italy...

In spite of its name, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express no longer uses the Simplon route via Lausanne, Brig & Milan.  Instead, it runs overnight from Paris to Switzerland and you'll probably wake just east of Zurich running alongside the sparkling waters of the Zürichsee or Walensee with a breathtaking mountain backdrop.  A Continental breakfast of excellent coffee, juice and fresh croissant is served on a tray in your compartment by your sleeper attendant.  The train clips a corner of Lichtenstein and enters Austria via the wonderfully scenic Arlberg Pass - which once gave its name to the Paris-Switzerland-Vienna Arlberg Orient Express which used this route.  The VSOE turns right after Innsbruck, and as a 3-course lunch is served in the restaurant cars you head into Italy via the almost equally scenic Brenner Pass to Verona, passing Padua and Venice Mestre before finally rumbling slowly across the 2km causeway to Venice Santa Lucia station on the banks of the Grand Canal in central Venice, just 15 minutes walk from the famous Rialto Bridge or 25 minutes walk from St Mark's Square.

Passing the Zurichsee   Mountain scenery near Buchs

When you wake and lift the blind, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is running alongside the shores of the Zürichsee in Switzerland, then along the Walensee...

 

The train cuts across Liechtenstein, passing non-stop through the little station at Schaan-Liechtenstein...

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train in the Arlberg Pass

Mountain scenery and snowy peaks all the way, as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express crosses into Austria then snakes through the fabulous Arlberg Pass, hugging the mountainside...

The Orient Express snakes through the Arlberg pass...   Snowy peaks!

Scenery in the Arlberg Pass...

Venice Simplon Orient Express snakes through the Arlberg Pass   Scenery (and vineyards!) on the Brenner route

Turning right at Innsbruck, the VSOE now heads south to Italy via the Brenner Pass...

Mountains near Innsbruck   Venice Santa Lucia station where the VSOE arrives

...Look out for hilltop fortresses, churches with pointy steeples, and vineyards...

 

Venice Santa Lucia station, on the banks of the Grand Canal, gondolas 'n all...


Watch the videoA journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express...

More videos:  Arlberg Pass scenery video   Brenner Pass scenery video

These two videos show the scenery through the Arlberg and Brenner Passes which you'll see over breakfast and lunch on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.  They were shot from scheduled trains on the route, but the scenery is of course the same!


Travel tips...


FAQ...


Is this the original Orient Express?   See the Orient Express history page

...is it the one that stopped running in 1977?  Was it restored & put back into service?

...so what exactly is the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express?


 

Orient Express books, gifts & souvenirs...

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express gift certificates...

Belmond offer gift certificates, if you want to make someone a present of a journey on one of their trains:  https://www.belmond.com/venice-simplon-orient-express/monetary_gift_certificates.

Books about the Orient Express...Buy Orient Express books and DVDs at Amazon...

If you want to learn more about the Orient Express, you can click the pictures to buy these books online at Amazon.  The book on the left has more about the history of the Orient Express, the book on the right concentrates on the restored Venice Simplon Orient Express.  Also recommended is 'The Orient Express - The life and times of the world's most famous train' by E H Cookridge.  Although out of print, you can buy it second hand through Amazon - click here for details.  The Orient Express also features heavily in fiction...  

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (actually set on the Simplon Orient Express, as she knew full well)

Murder on the Orient Express (DVD, 1974 film)

Stamboul Train by Graham Greene (actually set on the Oostende-Vienna Orient Express, not the Orient Express)

'The Orient Express' - buy online at Amazon.co.ukStamboul Train by Graham Greene - click to buy onlineMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - click to buyDVD - Murder on the Orient Express.  Click to buy online.'The Venice Simplon Orient Express' - buy online at Amazon.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hotels in London, Paris or Venice...

If you need to search for decent hotels in London, Paris or Venice, this is the system to use...

 

◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison.

www.hotelscombined.com checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It was named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site at the World Travel Awards 2013 and I highly recommend it, both to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling your hotel for less!

www.booking.com is my favourite booking site.  It's really clear and you can usually book with free cancellation and so confirm your accommodation at no risk months before train booking opens.

Alternatively, for somewhere special to stay in London, Paris or Venice before or after your Orient Express journey, try www.mrandmrssmith.com, which lists hand-picked boutique hotels in each of these cities and popular destinations worldwide.

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