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Combine the beauty of Verona, the excitement of London, and the wonder of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express on this six-night holiday by rail. Spend three nights exploring the enchanting city of Verona before climbing aboard the gleaming carriages of the Orient Express. Travel overnight to London in style, enjoying fine dining, luxurious accommodation and impeccable service on this journey of a lifetime. Then spend two nights in London taking in all the iconic sights of this dynamic city.

Highlights

  • Explore ancient monuments and the finest Italian cuisine in Verona
  • Experience the journey of a lifetime aboard the Venice-Simplon Orient-Express
  • Savour fine dining and luxury accommodation as you journey back to London from Italy
  • Spend two nights exploring the iconic sights of London such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park and the London Eye

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Verona
  • 1 night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a private Twin Cabin
  • Dedicated steward service, welcome glass of sparkling wine, three-course lunch, afternoon tea, four-course dinner and continental breakfast on board
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in London
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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.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VERONA
Your vacation begins in Verona, where you will check in to your hotel for a three night stay. Full of magic from the glory days of the Roman Empire, Verona is an Italian gem, brimming with inspiring architecture, fine Italian delicacies and Shakespeare inspired attractions. (Overnight in Verona) B

DAY 2 - VERONA
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, set out to explore relaxed, romantic Verona. The city is famous as the place where William Shakespeare set his famous Romeo and Juliet, and many tourists enjoy visiting Juliet's House, the location of the famous love scene from the play. Also, explore The Arena amphitheatre, the world's third-largest amphitheatre to survive from antiquity. During opera season, see a performance inside the still intact inner ring. Come the evening, enjoy drinks and dinner at the relaxed Piazza delle Erbe as the sun sets. (Overnight in Verona) B

DAY 3 - VERONA
Enjoy your final day in Verona at your leisure. Wander through the mausoleum of Arche Scaligere tombs surrounded by imposing iron gates or visit the city museum, housed in the 14th century Castelvecchio, a fortified castle situated on the banks of the River Aldige. (Overnight in Verona) B

DAY 4 - VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS FROM VERONA TO LONDON
Board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Verona Porta Nuova train station. Your steward will show you to your private compartment, before you enjoy a three-course lunch as you gaze at the beautiful passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites, the Austrian Tyrol and the Swiss Alps. Afternoon tea is served in your compartment and later, it's time to dress for dinner before heading to one of the beautifully appointed restaurant cars for a delicious four course meal. Why not enjoy a digestif in the Bar Car '3674' and listen to the grand piano before retiring for the night. When you return to your cabin, it will have been transformed into a cozy bedroom. (Overnight on the Orient Express) B, L, AT, D

Usual departure time from Verona Porta Nuova: 1:07pm

DAY 5 - ARRIVE INTO LONDON
This morning, breakfast is served in your compartment before the train pulls into the Gare de l'Est in Paris. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing. In Folkestone, join the cream and umber carriages of the British Pullman, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express' sister train, for the journey to London. A traditional English afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine is served to you at your table as you watch the gentle scenery of Kent pass by. In the evening, the British Pullman will pull into London Victoria station. B, BR, AT (Overnight in London)

Usual arrival time in London Victoria: 5:30pm

DAY 6 - LONDON
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, spend the day exploring London. Why not start your exploration of the city at the iconic residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace. For an alternative view of the city, why not cruise down the River Thames on a Bateaux London boat and see the sights from the water. For an impressive aerial view down the river, hop aboard the London Eye and enjoy the sights of the city from this giant moving structure. London also has many green spaces to relax in such as Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James's Park, each with their own distinct personality. Come the evening, why not treat yourself to an exciting West End show or have drinks at the opulent Ritz hotel. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 7 - DEPART LONDON
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Consultants will be happy to assist you with the details. B

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

Italia Hotel Verona

The Italia Hotel in Verona is situated in a quaint, quiet corner of the city, just a 15 minute stroll from Juliet’s Balcony and the central Piazza delle Erbe. The hotel’s well-appointed guestrooms come complete with satellite TV, air conditioning and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the terrace garden after a long day of sightseeing!

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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