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St Mark's Square, Venice

Taste of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

3-day luxury rail holiday from £4,975 pp incl. flights


Short description

Pair a night in the heart of historic Venice with a journey on the world’s most iconic train


  • Enjoy a night among the treasures of Venice
  • Travel to Paris in style on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Revel in the immaculate service and wine-paired fine dining
  • Relax to spellbinding alpine views
  • Head back to London aboard the Eurostar

In Brief

  • 1 Night Venice
  • 1 Night Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Recommended for:
Rail journey

Enjoyed across three memorable days, this short but luxurious trip is the perfect introduction to luxury rail travel and the legendary glamour of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll begin with a flight to Italy’s floating city and a luxury stay among its iconic canals. Then, having transferred by water taxi to Santa Lucia Station, you’ll step aboard those famous blue-and-gold carriages to be transported back to travel’s golden age. Indeed, between its Art-Deco fineries, fine dining and immaculate service, there’s no better way to experience the sheer beauty of alpine Europe as you make your way across Switzerland to Paris. It’s then just a short hop via Eurostar from the French capital to London and your journey’s end.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Venice

Your holiday begins with included UK airport lounge access before your flight to Venice. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your city-centre hotel, ideally located near the train station and next to the Grand Canal. In fact, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore all of Venice’s wonders, from iconic St Mark’s Square to Harry’s Bar and the myriad delights of the city’s hidden waterways.

Stay: Santa Chiara (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 2
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll take a water taxi transfer to Santa Lucia Station where the famous carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express await. Step aboard and settle into your chosen accommodation – a Historic Cabin, Suite or Grand Suite – then relax as the spectacular landscapes of Northern Italy, then Austria, unfold. It’s all enjoyed alongside a smorgasbord of culinary delights, from a sumptuous lunch to a decadent, multi-course dinner. Of course, you won’t want to miss the chance for a nightcap in the bar car before retiring to your cabin as you continue your journey north.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Paris to London

Wake this morning to a Continental breakfast, served in the comfort of your cabin or suite as you approach Paris. Then, on arrival in the French capital, you’ll make your way to Gare du Nord where you’ll board the Eurostar to London. Looking to extend your break? Speak to our specialists who’ll happily arrange extended stays in Venice or Paris, or switch you to a flight home if you prefer.

Meals: B


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

3-day luxury rail holiday
from £4,975 pp incl. flights

Historic Cabin - 2024 departures

24 Mar - 06 Apr / 23 Jul - 26 Aug / 05 - 11 Nov 2024

from £4,975 pp. incl. flights

09 - 22 Jul 2024

from £5,065 pp. incl. flights

10 Apr - 04 May / 30 Jun - 08 Jul / 13 Oct - 04 Nov 2024

from £5,065 pp. incl. flights

05 May - 03 Jun 2024

from £5,065 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel:

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express operates on selected dates between March and December on a variety of routes.

Special offer:

12 / 26 Mar 2024 departures

04 / 11 / 18 Apr 2024 departures


  • Complimentary UK departure airport lounge access
  • One way flight between UK and Venice
  • Private arrival watertaxi transfer with Meet & Greet service
  • 1 night accommodation at the Santa Chiara Hotel, Venice on a BB basis
  • Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • One way Eurostar from Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0796 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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