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Trip Overview

This 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! We can’t think of a better way to explore these regions of Europe. Discover what it’s like to travel in luxury onboard the VSOE 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.

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 vacation resorts

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel and reservations as per itinerary
  • Twin cabin on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in London
  • 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
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 - LONDON
Welcome to London! When you arrive, check into your hotel for an overnight stay. Set out to explore the British capital, perhaps taking a river cruise down the Thames or exploring the city's royal heritage with a trip to Buckingham Palace. You'll want to rest up in preparation for your luxurious journey tomorrow but be sure to discover one of London's superb restaurants - as a major world city you will find sumptuous cuisine from Michelin-starred hotspots to quirky, elegant pubs all waiting to be discovered. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 - 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 cozy bedroom, for a good night's rest (Overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) B, L, D

DAY 3 - 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, signaling 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ST. MORITZ
Check out of your hotel this morning and catch a train from St. Moritz to Chur then onto Zurich and continue with your onward travels. If you’d like to extend your vacation, contact one of our Rail Vacations Specialists and they’ll help you out with everything you need to get started. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice

Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Bauer Palladio and Spa

The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel made up of 38 bedrooms and 12 suites. Designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the hotel boasts a private garden, a luxury spa and spectacular views over the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel features spacious rooms with a historic decor, including fine Italian tapestries, fabrics and paintings. Other room features include access to Wi-Fi and a satellite TV service. The hotel is in a quiet setting on Giudecca Island, across the Lagoon from St Mark's Square only a short trip by a complimentary hotel water taxi.

Hotel Ca’ D’Oro Venice

The Ca’ D’Oro hotel is a traditional Venetian hotel nestled just a five minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s 27 rooms all feature air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. Guests can make use of the stunning roof terrace, admire the canal views or make use of the spectacular location, which is just 200 yards from a vaporetto water bus stop.

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli & Gran Canal

The Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal is a historic hotel in the heart of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the property offers panoramic views over the Grand Canal and lies just two stops from Saint Mark’s Square on the water bus. The elegant rooms boast satellite TV, air-conditioning and elegant decor. The sophisticated lounges here are befitting of the hotel’s history – the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice and, later, Mozart’s family. The Venice Casino is just a two minute ride across the canal.

Sina Palazzo Sant' Angelo

Elegant and aristocratic, the Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo sul Canal Grande sits like a modern Atlantis on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

Starhotels Splendid Venice

A luxury boutique hotel in Venice city centre, the Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is as elegant as the city itself. Gondolas drift past the window. Cafés bustle in St Marks's Square. You have discovered the best location to experience the Venetian atmosphere in one of our 165 rooms and suites designed with luxury in mind.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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