Venice-Simplon Orient Express London to Berlin

Brandenburg Gate - © visitBerlin; Wolfgang Scholvien
Brandenburg Gate - © visitBerlin; Wolfgang Scholvien
Autumn In Berlin - © visitBerlin - Wolfgang Scholvien
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Steward - © Matt Hind
The Piano Bar on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - © Matt Hind
Guests enjoy the music performed in The Piano Bar - © Matt Hind
Restaurant Car Etoile du Nord on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - © Matt Hind
Lunch served in the Etoile du Nord Restaurant Car - © Matt Hind

Holiday Highlights

  • Travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express
  • Relive nostalgic dreams of Agatha Christie and Edwardian travel
  • The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels via the Gotthard route
  • Be one of the first to travel on this new VSOE route
  • 2 days from £2,450pp

Tour Dates:
Thursday 6 June to Friday 7 June 2019 (London-Berlin), Saturday 8 June to Sunday 9 June 2019 (Berlin-London – reverse of the published itinerary)

Dramatic history, eclectic architecture and a thriving social scene await in Berlin. Make a glamorous entrance aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Your journey from London to Berlin promises to be unforgettable. Dine on elegant cuisine crafted from the finest regional ingredients. Mingle with like-minded travellers in the observation car, or admire the ever-changing scenery from the comfort of your vintage cabin.

Watch this video for a flavour of this luxury journey.

NB: You have the option of including this special rail journey as part of a Tailor Made tour. Ffestiniog Travel can make the additional arrangements to allow you to join on any VSOE journey at the beginning, during or end of a bespoke itinerary. We will organise rail and flight tickets where necessary and hotel accommodation. Please contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and we will provide quotations on request.


Day 1 – British Pullman to France

Board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria station. Sit back and enjoy Brunch served with a Bellini as you travel through the Kentish countryside. After crossing the Channel, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by our skilled French chefs. After dinner retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 2 – Luxury Rail Travel

Awake to the verdant countryside scenery, as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Take the opportunity to explore the train, perhaps enjoying a cocktail in the Bar Car as the resident pianist sets a sophisticated tone. A leisurely three-course lunch which is served in one of the two beautiful restaurant cars. While away the afternoon, admiring the ever changing view from your cabin’s window as afternoon tea is served. All too soon the train arrives in Berlin, where your journey comes to a close.

Option to travel Berlin to London or Paris – contact us for details.

Price Includes

  • 2 days and 1 night on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express
  • A private 2 berth compartment on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express
  • All meals as specified

Price per person

From £2,450 per person

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