Bucket List Experiences: The London to Venice Orient Express Experience


Travelling on the Orient Express is unlike any other journey I have ever taken by train. From the moment I arrived at London’s Victoria Station, to the moment I got off the train at Venice’s St Lucia Station, it was an exercise in carefully studied old-world luxury and opulence. I had chosen the short, 31-hour ride between these two cities mostly because it seemed the best way to test-drive this unique experience, but also because I liked the itinerary. London — via Calais, Paris, the Swiss Alps, the Italian Dolomites and a handful of Italian cities — to Venice, a city I had never been to.