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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips

4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
+44 845 077 2222
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Well it didn't go to plan but what an effort and how impressive handled by the staff!

My journey started in Verona. What a wonderful welcome I got from Gabriele. He sat me down in a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
babasbeauty
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Mels, Switzerland
Anniversary trip

If once in a lifetime do take this trip , absolutely amazing.Top class from the moment you arrive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lynn f
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
Southwark
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 3 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 3 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 1 week 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 3 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled on the Orient Express as part of our honeymoon on the 28th of July. As many reviews have said before it truly is a trip of a lifetime (we are hoping it won’t be just the once). We boarded the British Pullman at...More

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

Dear Paul C, Thank-you for celebrating your honeymoon with us. I am very pleased to read that you experienced such a wonderful journey and will share your feedback with everyone. Indeed, I am very fortunate to work with such a team of passionate and dedicated...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the VSOE from Verona to Calais as part of a package tour. We expected an amazing experience and indeed much of it was. First the good things: the train is beautiful and expertly restored. The food - we had lunch and dinner and...More

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

Dear Ros W, Thank-you very much from traveling with us from Verona to London. The team and I are very pleased to read your comments and to know that most of the experience was amazing. Indeed as you rightly pointed out, the carriages are all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience for a special occasion to be pampered and chance to enjoy great food, service and sightseeing from a romantic form of yesteryear travel. Bucket list item

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

Dear jamesaldridge68, Thank-you very much for celebrating your 50th birthday with us. The team and I are very happy & proud to read that you experienced an amazing journey and we all look forward to welcoming you back on another Belmond Trains.

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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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