There’s no more relaxing way to travel over land than by train, and no more opulent train journey to make than onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express. An art deco masterpiece painstakingly restored to its original glory, the Prague to London route is without question one of the most fascinating on offer. Steaming through some of Europe’s most intriguing landscapes, and taking in two of the finest capital cities on the planet from the romance of medieval Czech Republic to the hustle and bustle of Britain’s cultural heart this is a trans-continental odyssey to die for.
Arrive at Prague’s Smichov station to board the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, with a steward on hand to escort you to your private cabin. After settling in you can enjoy afternoon tea, served in your personal retreat, before spending the rest of the day at leisure until a sumptuous four course evening meal will be served in one of the elegant Restaurant Cars. After dinner, either retire to your cabin, now a cosy bedroom, or head to the Bar Car for evening drinks of the most indulgent kind imaginable.
Wake to find a delicious continental breakfast brought to your cabin, at a time of your choosing, by the steward, then relax for the remainder of the morning. A little later, enjoy a tantalising brunch in the Restaurant Car as the stunning French countryside passes you by, before making the crossing over the English Channel.
Pulling into Folkestone, you will transfer from the Venice Simplon-Orient Express onto the Belmond British Pullman for the final journey to London, en route looking out over the magnificent Kentish scenery and enjoying afternoon tea, complete with a glass of exquisite English sparkling wine, before arriving at Victoria Station, in the heart of the British capital. Perfect!