Departures: March through November. The reverse journey is also available.
Prices: Per person sharing cabin from $3,310.
For more information, to book, or to speak to an R. Crusoe & Son tour specialist, please call us at 800-585-8555.
Gregory Peck may have once occupied your private compartment aboard the VSOE en route to Venice. It's easy to imagine his handsome profile against the picture window as the Continent rolls by outside. In fact, Peck was a fan of the train, and he did make the run during his golden years.
King Carol of Romania preferred VSOE carriage number 3425 for his trysts, and he eventually fled Romania in 1940 onboard the Orient-Express.
We could go on and on with a list of recognizable passengers who have come before you, but discretion is the rule here on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express...
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Historic, but by No Means Murderous. 2 Days.
Sometimes, getting from point A to point B is itself the essential experience. For example, a two-day jaunt aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, that classic rail that stands as a defining bit of yesteryear's elegance and style.
If you've never indulged in the VSOE, by all means, you owe it to yourself. And now is a perfect time to plant yourself in Europe for a holiday. The euro is down, the weather is fine, and this very unusual train awaits you, champagne flute at the ready.
Board the British Pullman train in London's Victoria Station for your first taste of Orient-Express finesse. As you ride toward the English side of the Chunnel, enjoy a three-course brunch—washed down with a Bellini, of course.
Once across the English Channel, board the VSOE for the time of your life. Your personal steward shows you to your private compartment. Think gleaming wood, polished brass, crisp linens, thirsty towel. For the next two days, this is your parlor and the best seat in the house for viewing the delightful scenery beyond your picture window.
Magic, isn't it?
Stop in the bar car for a nightcap and a stolen moment, if you wish.
Wake up to the Austrian Alps towering outside your window. Take breakfast in your compartment. Mingle. Meet your fellow travelers. Curl up with a good book.
Lunch is served in the restaurant car of your choice.
Enter the Brenner Pass as afternoon tea is poured. Then into Italy, passing through Verona en route to Venice. You pull into Venice's Santa Lucia Station in the late afternoon.
What could be more perfect than ending your own personal Grand Tour of Europe in Italy's most enchanting city? From here, consider joining R. Crusoe for our Investigating Italy tour, ready to be customized just for you.
We offer the above VSOE journey in the ereverse direction as well, from Venice to London. The VSOE follows other routes through Europe as well. Call us for details.
Perhaps you'd like a bit of pre- or post-train time in enchanting Venice, Italy? We suggest you explore this remarkable city with R.Crusoe. And stay at the iconic Hotel Cipriani, an Orient-Express property we love, for a visit you'll not soon forget.
Please note: On this journey, R. Crusoe & Son partners with
Orient-Express, and Crusoe travelers share the VSOE
other, non-Crusoe travelers.
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