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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips
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A glittering icon of the rails, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express arrives at Europe’s most vibrant cultural hubs in glamorous style. Unwind in plush cabins boasting authentic art deco details, or make your way to the lively Bar Car for cocktails as...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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4 Battle Bridge Lane | Shackleton House, London SE1 2HP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to go, but had an unforeseen catastrophic medical emergency. We were cancelling nearly 6 weeks before the trip. Unfortunately we paid in advance and had to lose over $1500 in fees for two people. It was elevated to their executives, but they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Gracie1133
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We went from Venice to London. All I can say is it is worth doing this once in your lifetime. Considering the space and age of the train I was worried it would be a bit ‘fur coat no knickers’. However the service, food and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ashisgreat
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ashisgreat, Thank-you for traveling with us from Venice to London. The team and I are so pleased to read your feedback and that you experienced such a great journey. We all look forward to welcoming you back on another Belmond train.

Reviewed December 9, 2018

We returned to the UK from Venice after our 40th wedding anniversary via The famous Orient Express. It exceeded our expectations. We were met at our hotel by private water taxi with a Orient Express representative. She insisted on adding the baggage labels to our...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank muskied
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Dear muskied, Thank-you for celebrating with us your 40th wedding anniversary and for posting a review. The team and I are so pleased and proud to read you experienced such an amazing journey. I will ensure that Lion does get a copy of your review...More

Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Orient Express Venice to Paris A dream come true to board this iconic and famous train! The compartments are compact, but have all you need, except a shower and a toilet! The toilet is located at the end of each carriage, the showers dont exist!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank deebee1911
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Dear deebee1911, Thank-you for traveling with us and so pleased to read that you experienced such a magical journey. Indeed, the train is like a time capsule, where every single detail that was designed back in the 1920's, has been carefully restored and is now...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We did London - Venice as part of my 40th Birthday Celebration and its one of the best experience for me, we had suite and its Fabvlovs .. Delicious food , fabvlovs service and extremely luxuriousMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JosephCuyt
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Dear JosephCuht, Thank you for including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express as part of your 40th birthday celebration to Venice and for choosing one of our new Grand-Suites. The team and I are so pleased to read that you experienced such a magical celebration. Thank you again...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Finally it happened. It was the most comfortable, luxurious journey I ever made. The food was exceptionally good, the staff were wonderful and the cabin was a little retreat on wheels. Ah heaven. The welcome in Venice was a very good start. The train started...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank babasbeauty
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Dear babasbeauty, Thank you for traveling with us and for your feedback. It is so nice for all of us to read that you experienced such a magical journey. I have noted your point re. import tax into Switzerland and will mention it to Massimo,...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We took the Venice-Budapest and then to Paris and the Orient Express is one of our top travel experiences. Everything from boarding to departure was best of best travel experiences and the service and food was top of the charts. Warning --it is very expensive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Carl J
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Dear Carl J, Thank you for traveling with us to Budapest & Paris. The team and I are proud to read that you experienced such a memorable journey and it is now one of your top travel experience memory. Thank you for posting a review...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Vienna for 2 nights on a surprise trip for my husbands 60th birthday...how I kept it secret for a year, I’ll never know...I was so excited! Especially knowing that we were returning via the Orient Express.... in the Paris Grand Suite, no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank valencia01
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Dear valencia01, Congratulations on surprising your husband with such a magical experience and letting us play a part in his 60th birthday celebration. Indeed, both the craftmen and designers spent a lot of time to ensure that the Grand Suites would totally match with the...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Hi - we had a great time overall and would echo many of the comments of other reviewers (great staff, marvellous scenery, superb food but bar too crowded) - however, we think that shuttle bus journey could be considerably improved without much effort. - The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cheam1
Bruno J, Train Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Dear cheam1, Thank you for traveling with us and for your feedback. I am truly sorry to read that your Channel crossing was delayed on the day of your journey and do understand the additional frustration of not having regular updates. I have noted your...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Of course, it is quite expensive but what an experience !!! We took the train in Paris to Venice. Imagine a place where you spend less than 24 hours and have the impression that you have been there for several days. The Orient Express is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrunoBibou
Bruno J, Manager at Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Dear BrunoBibou, Thank-you for traveling with us and posting a review. Indeed, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is like a time capsule, taking you back to the heyday of of the 1920's... Thank-you so much for your kind words, the team and I are extremely happy and...More

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Excursion106048
February 15, 2019|
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Response from kenneth b | Reviewed this property |
Sorry excursion, have to agree with all previous answers definitely not a trip for children, only private space is your allocated cabin, bar area always packed no room for games,,
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Excursion106048
February 15, 2019|
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Response from Parsnips24 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think children are catered for, sorry!
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Lynda T
January 7, 2019|
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Response from ashisgreat | Reviewed this property |
You only have a sink so probably quite awkward to wash hair. You have plugs in the rooms so you can use hairdryers and straighteners. If you want a shower you need to upgrade to a suite.
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