Journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice. You’ll be swept away by rolling razzmatazz and glamour on this luxurious overnight trip. Following years of restoration, the vintage midnight-blue carriages now escort guests in style with elegant dining carriages, a bar complete with pianist and a team of stewards to ensure all your whims are catered to during the journey.
Before you board the Belmond British Pullman luxury train, stay the night at Claridges London which oozes the same old-school glamour. You can’t help but feel transported back to a time of elegance and grace. All the rooms and suites have been styled by top designers and have calm and contemporary interiors with warm natural colours. Guests also have the option to take part in a cookery master class with the hotel chefs, or choose to sit back and enjoy the infamous afternoon tea in the Foyer & Reading Room.
On arrival in Venice, check in to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani to end your trip in style with breath-taking views over the lagoon. Discreet and unassuming, the classical style and relaxed environment is a true haven that is just a short private water transfer from San Marco. Take a dip in the only hotel swimming pool in central Venice, this magnificent Olympic-sized pool is one of the finest in Europe. Fully heated, it is filled with filtered seawater and offers views over Venice.
For top tips on what to see and where to go during your time in Venice, read our recent blog ‘Exploring Venice with Jess’.