This month saw the release of a new film adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, featuring an all-star cast directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot.

A trip on the Orient Express is on many people’s ‘must-do’ lists, and the exclusively arranged ‘Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ rail-and-tour itinerary from Titan offers the chance to experience a journey.

After being collected by the VIP door-to-door travel service, the journey begins at London Victoria station on the Belmond British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, with brunch, Champagne and snacks served along the way to the Kent coast.

Following a coach and Eurotunnel shuttle to Calais, guests will join the continental carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the journey to Venice, enjoying a four-course dinner on board and awaking the following morning to the scenery of the Swiss Alps.

After a three-course lunch in one of the luxury restaurant cars, and afternoon tea served in each cabin, the itinerary crosses the Venetian lagoon to offer days exploring the canals of Venice, along with Ferrara, Florence (with a wine tour in Chianti Country), iconic Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena.

Prices start from £3,599 per person based on a November 1, 2018 departure, including six nights in hotels and one night on the train; a 12-hour Venice card; British Pullman train from London to the Kent coast; Eurotunnel or ferry across the Channel; transfer to the train in Calais; Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from Calais to Venice on a full board basis; British Airways' direct flight from Pisa to London; five excursions and visits; the services of a tour manager; and a VIP Home Departure Service.

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