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This 8-day rail vacation from Paris to Vienna with a stop in Venice promises to be full of scenic landscapes, breathtaking mountain views and the stunning Northeastern Italian coast. Enjoy the serene lakeside tranquility of Lausanne during your one-night stay. Soak in the magnificent snow-capped Alps as the train meanders from Lausanne to Venice. Discover the ageless beauty of Venice with your Vaparetto Pass and allow yourself to get lost in its labyrinth of canals, bridges and quaint squares. Experience the Imperial majesty of Vienna and see all the city’s top attractions with your Vienna PASS and included hop-on, hop-off bus tour ticket. This is one rail journey you don’t want to miss!

Highlights

  • Spectacular alpine scenery from Lausanne to Venice along the Simplon Pass
  • Cruise through the UNESCO listed Semmering Pass route on your way to Vienna in first class
  • Discover the lakeside tranquility of Lausanne
  • Enjoy ageless beauty of Venice and a walking tour of St. Mark's Square and Doges Palace
  • Experience the majesty of Imperial Vienna and the freedom to explore with a Vienna Pass

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • First class travel from Venice to Vienna
  • 1 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Lausanne
  • 3 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Venice
  • 3 nights' hotel stay including breakfast in Vienna
  • Skip-the-line tickets to The Doges Palace and St. Mark's Square
  • 48hr Vaparetto Pass to explore Venice
  • 48hr Vienna Pass, including hop-on, hop-off bus tour tickets
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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.

DAY 1 - PARIS TO LAUSANNE
Today, you will hop aboard the high-speed train for a scenic ride from Paris to Lausanne. Situated on the shores of stunning Lake Geneva, Lausanne is Switzerland's fourth largest city. Upon your arrival, transfer from the train station to your hotel and check in for an overnight stay. If time allows, and you aren't too tired from your journey, take a leisurely stroll by the lake. Or, head over to the city center, where you will find a plethora of coffee shops and the city's famous cathedral. (Overnight in Lausanne)

DAY 2 - LAUSANNE TO VENICE
Today, you will board the train for a scenic journey from Lausanne to Venice. Soak in the spectacular alpine scenery as the train makes its way through the snow-capped Alps of Switzerland to the stunning coastal city of Venice. Upon your arrival, start exploring all the “Floating City” has to offer. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 3 - VENICE
Today is yours to discover all the festive city of Venice has to offer with your 48-hour Vaparetto Pass. This ticket provides you unlimited access to Venice's fleet of water buses, so you can travel around the entire city without a hitch. Climb the Campanile di San Marco for breathtaking views of the Venice Skyline. Take a leisurely gondola ride through the Venice canals. Saunter across the Rialto Bridge to see the beautiful Grand Canal. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 4 - VENICE
Spend today seeing any Venice attractions you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. Enjoy a walking tour of St. Mark's Square. Tour the famous St Mark's Basilica and soak in the impressive domes and luminous mosaics. Use your Skip the Line ticket to tour Doge's Palace. Considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, this structure is a quite impressive sight to behold. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 5 - VENICE TO VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, you will board the train to Vienna. Sit back, relax and enjoy your first-class accommodations as you cruise along the scenic Semmering Railway. Relish in the spectacular mountain landscape as the train makes its way to Austria's capital city. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 6 - VIENNA
Spend today exploring Vienna and experience the majesty of this Imperial city with your Vienna PASS, which includes hop-on, hop-off bus tour tickets that will take you to the city's most popular sights, including St. Stephan's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, the Museum of Military History, Danube Tower and the Imperial Crypt. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 7 - VIENNA
Check out any Vienna attractions you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. Take a ride on the Riesenrad, Vienna's 212-foot high ferris wheel for fantastic views of the city. Stroll the gorgeous gardens at Schönbrunn Palace. If time allows and you are interested in art, venture over to the MuseumsQuartier, where you will find a cluster of classic and contemporary exhibition spaces. Don't forget to grab a cup of delicious Viennese coffee or to try one of the city's signature dishes, like wiener schnitzel. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 8 - DEPART VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport for your flight back home. If you wish to extend your trip or add nights in any of these fantastic destinations, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to help you. B

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

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

Alpha Palmiers Lausanne

The Alpha Palmiers Hotel is a modern hotel set around an internal courtyard. The hotel has 210 spacious and stylish air-conditioned bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has a Thai restaurant, French restaurant and a bar. The hotel is well located in a quiet area between the railway station and the main shopping district of the city.

Swiss Wine Hotel And Bar Lausanne

The Swiss Wine Hotel and Bar is a contemporary hotel located in the heart of the city. All 62 comfortable bedrooms are well-equipped and guests can benefit from access to a fitness centre with Sauna. Guests can enjoy breakfast in a room offering panoramic views over the Old Town and Cathedral. The hotel’s Wine bar offers wine tastings and exclusively serves wines from Switzerland.

Agora Swiss Night Lausanne

The Agora Swiss Night Lausanne is a modern hotel with 147 air-conditioned bedrooms, all of which have large windows which overlook the hotel garden. The hotel breakfast room offers panoramic views of the lake, the Alps, and the Jura Mountains, whilst the hotel offers guests a public transport card for use in Lausanne. The hotel is ideally located a short walk from the train station and Lake Geneva.

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.

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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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