With its vintage charm the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and its sister trains take you back in time to an era where pride was everything. Whether you are looking for a one off day trip through the English countryside, a UK break or a ‘once in a lifetime’ journey across Europe and South-East Asia let the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and its sister trains inspire you.
- Key Features
- Belmond British Pullman
- Belmond Northern Belle
- Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- Eastern & Oriental Express
Book a 2015 journey before 26 December 2014 and you can double your discount to 20% when quoting ACS3.*
Belmond collection encircles the globe, with hotels, rail journeys and river adventures on six continents. From grand city landmarks to wilderness safaris, from iconic restaurants to canal cruises, we see travel as an opportunity for enrichment and surprise.
Authentic local experiences make travel more rewarding. They surprise. They inspire. They can challenge or entertain. Whatever they do, they keep us coming back for more.
- CSMA Club members receive 10% discount* on rail travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and its sister trains
- Reliving the golden age of travel aboard the legendary Belmond British Pullman, Belmond Northern Belle and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Eastern & Oriental Express
- A choice of UK day trips and longer European and worldwide excursions – ideal for that special birthday, anniversary or Christmas treat
Step back into the golden age of travel and experience everything that was fabulous about the roaring 1920s and 1930s. Luxuriate in the train's lovingly restored vintage carriages on day excursions to great cities, castles and sporting events, or weekend journeys with overnight stays in magical locations such as South Devon. Superb menus are a highlight of every trip, served in style among the exquisite marquetry and gleaming brass rails as you marvel at Britain's most beautiful vistas.
Evoking the opulent "Belle" trains of the 1930s, this luxurious yet intimate train explores Britain's beautiful countryside. Guests travel in one of seven individually designed carriages fashioned by marquetry experts, muralists and mosaic artists. The on-board cuisine uses locally sourced specialities, paired with fine wines and champagnes. Day and Weekend trips include visits to castles, cities such as Edinburgh and Bath, and events including Ascot and the Chelsea Flower Show.
Board the legendary train to step back in time to a world of romance, indulgence and adventure. Dine in authentic 1920s carriages and share travellers' tales with other guests over glasses of champagne in the Bar Car. Then be lulled to sleep in a private cabin with brass lamps and marquetry panelling, awake to a breakfast in bed and roll down the windows to discover the sights outside.
The train's weekly route links, London, Paris and Venice, interspersed with other destinations in central Europe. Every year it makes an exceptional "land voyage" over several days to Istanbul, following a similar route to that of its launch in 1883.
Through rainforests and paddy fields, past plantation houses and lush mountains, guests on the Eastern & Oriental Express embark on adventurous land voyages between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, through Thailand and on to Laos. Delve into these countries' hidden treasures: the history, culture and natural wonders that are only accessible by rail. Meet personalities and experts who bring these places alive and take you to the heart of the East.
Embark on three luxury train journeys that let you experience Asia in greater depth. Each of our itineraries offers a unique opportunity to discover more about this beguiling and beautiful part of the world. Leading you from ancient Khmer temples, to Malaysian tea plantations and the vineyards of modern Thailand, our expert guides will introduce you to the sights and sounds of South East Asia that other travellers rarely witness.