Discover Europe on the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express by Belmond

by Romena Brugnerotto
The Istambul Grand Suite

Rekindle the romance of train travel through Europe and take a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world’s most historic trains.



Every traveller, at least once in a lifetime, has dreamt of travelling on the Orient Express. An icon of art deco design, this train began journeying through Europe in 1883. Over the years, different routes, all departing from London, were added. One of the most evocative was the London-Istanbul route described in Agatha Christie’s famous book Murder on the Orient Express, most recently seen in the feature film directed by Kenneth Branagh. It seems that this film has fired up the desire of travellers to experience this train journey.

A journey back in time

Venice, in addition to Berlin, Budapest, Istanbul, London, Paris, Prague, Vienna and Verona, is one of the destinations offered by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which is currently owned by Belmond. Passengers on the Orient Express describe it as an experience of a lifetime thanks to the quality of the service and the food. Guests travel in unparalleled luxury on the journey of their dreams.
The train, with its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, epitomizes the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel. Since 2018, the company has created three Grand Suites (see the featured image) evocatively named Paris, Istanbul and Venice to meet the requirements of those in search of the ultimate luxury experience.

Venice Simplon Orient Express, photo credits Epistola8 under c.c 4.0 licence

Each suite is different with interiors inspired by the cities after which they are named, combining the typical art deco style of the train with every modern comfort. In addition to being spacious, the suites offer a private dining service both onboard and at the destination. To make your dream of the ultimate luxury experience come true, contact Belmond.



Find all details on prices, departure days and hours on the official website. 

The train departs from London and reaches Venice after crossing Europe.


Final destination of the journey: Venezia Santa Lucia railway station

GPS: 45.44106, 12.32104

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