Itinerary - The Bernina Express and Venice - Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice

Day 1 - Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice

Check in at London Victoria station for your journey on the British Pullman train, and be welcomed onboard by your steward who will show you to your seat. Enjoy a delectable lunch and a welcome cocktail the journey begins through the Kent countryside as you head towards the coast for the Channel crossing. Board a luxury coach for the short hop under the English Channel, before climbing aboard the striking carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express in France. You will be shown to your private compartment and in the evening, you will be served a wonderful four course dinner. Retire to your cabin, now transformed into a cosy bedroom, for a good night's rest (Overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) L, D

Day 2 - Venice

Breakfast is served in your compartment this morning as the journey continues through the Swiss Alps. Lunch will be served in one of the opulent restored restaurant cars before retiring to your compartment to watch the stunning scenery of the Italian Dolomites pass by. As the journey continues, afternoon tea will be served. The train will cross the Venetian Lagoon and then shortly arrive at Santa Lucia station, signalling the end of the journey and your arrival in the magical city of Venice. Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B, L, AT

Day 3 - Venice

Begin exploring this romantic city full of history and culture. Enjoy a ride on a Gondola and admire the city's architecture from the water. Marvel at the Basilica in the Piazza San Marco, including its iconic Clock Tower. In the evening, why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the cities many traditional trattorias, spending blissful hours indulging with local Prosecco by the sparkling canals. (Overnight in Venice) B

Day 4 - Venice

After breakfast spend a full day discovering the gems of Venice with a small group tour of the ancient Doges Palace, then the priceless treasure that is the Golden Basilica. In the afternoon take a guided stroll through Venice's’ alleys, lanes and bridges with a local who can show you some of the secrets these narrow streets hold. In the evening feast on some seafood or perhaps watch the world go from the historic ‘Harrys Bar’; home of the Bellini. Overnight in Venice) B

Day 5 - Bernina Express to St Moritz

It's an early start from Venice to Milan and Tirano today, but the onwards connection onboard the world-famous Bernina Express is worth it. The famous red train will snake its way from the palm tree lined valley of Tirano and Poschiavo up through snow covered mountain peaks and over spectacular bridges and viaducts to St Moritz. Check in to your hotel here for a 2-night stay, and here you’ll find your Engadin card included (May-Oct only) for free use of the local mountain railways and cable-cars. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

Day 6 - St Moritz

Make use of your Engadin card today with a ride on the local funicular and cable-car to Piz Nair (May-Oct only). This mountain peak rewards all visitors with some spectacular views of Graubünden and beyond. If you’d rather simply relax and enjoy the town, spend some time strolling around the gorgeous lake or dining in one of the many restaurants. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

Day 7 - Depart St Moritz

Check out of your hotel today and take the train from St. Moritz to Chur then on to Zurich for your flight back to the UK. B

Departure dates and prices 2021/2022 - The Bernina Express and Venice - Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice

Railbookers brochure pricee in Black from £4099

Travel 55 discount prices in Red from £3895 

Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel code TR55RB

Book with confidence. Railbookers is a member of ABTA Y6401 and ATOL 7579. Which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct, as well as financial protection for your holiday. All packages inclusive of flights will be financially protected by the ATOL scheme.’ Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55RB to receive your 5% discount. Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110

May 2021 Departing 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 30

Brochure prices from £4449 Discount price from £4227

April 2022 Departing 3, 7, 20, 28

Brochure prices from £4199 Discount price from £3990

June 2021 Departing 3. 13. 17. 20. 24. 27 

Brochure prices from £4499 Discount price from £4275

May 2022 Departing 19, 23, 26 

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

July 2021 Departing 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

June 2022 Departing 2, 16, 10, 23

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

August 2021 Departing 5, 12 

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

July 2022 Departing 7, 14, 28 

Brochure prices from £4249 Discount price from £4037

September 2021 Departing 2, 16, 19, 23, 26

Brochure prices from £4499 Discount price from £4275

August 2022 Departing 4, 18 

Brochure prices from £4249 Discount price from £4037

October 2021 Departing 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 31 

Brochure prices from £4399 Discount price from £4180

September 2022 Departing 8, 15, 22, 26

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

November 2021 Departing 4, 7

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

October 2022 Departing 13, 17, 20, 27, 31 

Brochure prices from £4349 Discount price from £4132

March 2022 Departing 24, 28

Brochure prices from £4099 Discount price from £3895

November 2022 Departing 3, 10 

Brochure prices from £4399 Discount price from £4180

Prices are based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival.

The Bernina Express and Venice - Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice

5% discount 2021/2022 prices from only £3895

YThis incredible train holiday to Europe combines two iconic train experiences: the Bernina Express and the Venice Simplon-Orient Express en route to magical Venice, Italy! Discover what it’s like to travel in luxury onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express from your private compartment and while taking in the incredible views. In Venice, explore the picturesque canals and history of one of the world’s most visited destinations. Then, take the Bernina Express through the Swiss Alps to the lakeside resort town of St. Moritz for a relaxing two-night stay.

To book this wonderful Bernina Express - Simplon-Orient-Express holiday with Railbookers call them direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote code TR55RB you will then recieve a 5% discount saving per person on this wonderful rail holiday to Italy.

Travel 55 in association with Railbookers. To book call direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel 55 code TR55RB you will then receive a 5% discount from the Railbookers brochure price.

Trip highlights

  • Experience the luxury of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Wander along the ancient canals in Venice
  • Soak up incredible alpine landscapes onboard the Bernina Express
  • Visit St Moritz, one of the world's most famous holiday resorts

What's included

  • Rail travel and reservations as per itinerary
  • Twin cabin on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in St Moritz
  • Engadin Card in St Moritz (May – Oct Only)
  • Small group tours of the Doges Palace and Golden Basilica
  • Small group walking tour in Venice
  • Flight from Zurich to the UK


Bernina Express - The Bernina Express is a train with panoramic windows running between Switzerland and Northern Italy. One of the world's most scenic train journeys; the whole route is UNESCO World Heritage-listed.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - The Venice Simplon-Express is synonymous with glamour, sophistication, impeccable service and iconic journeys. Experience pure comfort, opulent interiors, fine dining and convivial company along the tracks as you relive the 'golden age of rail travel'

Swiss Railways - Swiss Federal Railways is the national railway company of Switzerland. Switzerland is an extremely popular destination, with the rail network providing a stress-free holiday for all.

Trenitalia - Trenitalia is Italy's national rail carrier. It operates many different trains, including high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca and Frecciargento trains, slower InterCity and regional services, and sleeper trains.


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