Venice Simplon Orient Express Paris-Portofino

For the first time in its history, the Venice Simplon Orient Express Paris Portofino heading to the Ligurian coast, directly connecting two iconic destinations — Paris and Portofino — through the romance of rail.

Capture the most precious moments with your loved ones in the picturesque setting of Portofino! On the occasion of the prestigious Venice Simplon Orient Express arrival in June 2024, we offer special photoshoot services for couples and families. Immortalize the excitement of this unique event with professional shots that will stay in your heart forever. Book your photoshoot now and gift unforgettable memories to yourself and your loved ones in Portofino.

20TH–23RD June, 2024

Estimated departure, Paris: 3pm — Estimated Arrival, Portofino: 1pm

Make your iconic trip by the Orient Express Paris Portofino truly unforgettable
Add to your experience a photo shoot carried out by a professional in the suggestive Portofino.

if you are planning your trip to Portofino by the Belmond Orient Express train don’t forget to book my exclusive photoshoot in Portofino.

Treat yourself to photos taken by a professional and you will see your Instagram profile go crazy with Likes and followers. If you choose me, as photographer for your photoshoot in Portofino, you will be able to enjoy the romantic and unforgettable atmosphere of the village without having to worry about constantly taking selfies.

You will be free to sip a coffee or an aperitif in the famous Piazzetta, you can taste the typical Ligurian focaccia or sit in one of the many seaside restaurants to enjoy a delicious fish-based lunch and you can feel like the protagonists of a film shot in Portofino.
I will show you the most evocative places in the village where to carry out the photo shoot in Portofino, I will take you inside Castello Brown which will give you a breathtaking view. If you feel like taking a short walk I will take you to the suggestive Portofino lighthouse, where you can let the wind ruffle your hair and admire an unforgettable view.

What about this iconic Journey by the Orient Express Paris Portofino?

Here is the Belmond group page to book your trip aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express Paris Portofino

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Board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Paris, ready for your journey to Liguria. Settle into your comfortable cabin, where plush upholstery, gleaming marquetry and soft lighting set the scene for the glamour to come. Against this elegant backdrop, your personal journey will slowly unfold. 

Your steward serves indulgent pastries with tea and coffee in your cabin as the train begins its journey south through France. It will wind past the compelling cities of Dijon, Lyon and Avignon to reach Toulon on the sparkling Mediterranean coast. 

Before dinner, enjoy a glass of champagne or a refreshing aperitif in Bar Car ‘3674’. Then make your way to one of the magnificent dining cars, infused with the vision of Chef Jean Imbert. His menus pay respect to the regions and cultures touched on the journey and reinvigorate time-honoured classics with a modern twist. Accompanying the feast are bottles from the train’s wine collection, an homage to Europe’s finest appellations. After dinner, the bar is waiting to welcome you back. Enjoy signature cocktails, tinkling piano music and playful spontaneity into the early hours. 




Wake to idyllic vistas as you travel through Southern France. At a time to suit you, your steward serves a French breakfast in your cabin. Melt-in-the-mouth pastries, fresh juice and aromatic coffee are the perfect way to begin the day. Take in the mesmerising views of the Côte d’Azur, then tear your gaze away to visit our onboard boutique stocked with enticing gifts and mementos. 


Arriving in Santa Margherita Ligure, disembark for a transfer to Splendido, A Belmond Hotel in Portofino. Here, in a former Benedictine monastery perched in the hills, find a glamorous haven for cultivated connoisseurs. The evening brings a divine dinner prepared by Chef Jean Imbert and served at La Terrazza, Splendido’s coveted restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio. The night would not be complete without after-dinner drinks in the cocktail bar, following in the footsteps of past celebrated guests like Elizabeth Taylor and Humphrey Bogart.



Today, enjoy the hotel’s many attractions at your leisure. Take a dip in the heated, saltwater pool, stroll in the lush gardens and soak up the stunning sea views. Enjoy a treatment at the Jardin des Rêves Dior Spa or treat yourself to a perfectly crisp pizza at the Splendido Grill. Take the courtesy shuttle into the bustling Piazzetta, where you can explore Portofino’s iconic charms. Nature walks, wine tasting and kayaking in the area are just some of the other options the Concierge would be delighted to arrange in advance. 

Explore Splendido



As your final day arrives, wake up to a delicious breakfast at La Terrazza. Linger over the freshest local produce as you look over the wisteria-covered balcony at the yachts in the bay. There’s time for a last wander around the glorious grounds before checking out and continuing with your onward travels.

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