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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice

London Venice

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Trip Overview

Journey from London to Venice aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient Express and experience the journey of lifetime. Enjoy excellent service, luxurious accommodations and fabulous cuisine onboard the train as you pass through the mesmerizing scenery of the Swiss Alps to Venice. Spend three nights in the romantic lagoon-side paradise to round off your trip.

Highlights

  • Travel to Venice and admire spectacular scenery as you enjoy fine dining and luxury surroundings on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
  • Spend three nights exploring the iconic landmarks and romantic canal ways of Venice

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Overnight accommodation aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a double cabin
  • Onboard meals as specified in the itinerary including coffee and bottled water
  • Four nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Shared transfer from the station to your hotel in Venice
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. 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 LONDON
Arrive in London today and check in at 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 - ORIENT EXPRESS TO VENICE
Check in at London Victoria station for your journey on the British Pullman tain, 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 cosy bedroom, for a good night's rest (Overnight on the train) 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 through the Brenner Pass, afternoon tea will be served in your compartment. As the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon it will shortly arrive at Santa Lucia station, signalling 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
Spend two days 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 this morning, spend another day exploring the canal-side sanctuary of Venice at your own pace. Why not take a water taxi to the Lido and soak up the sunshine on the pristine, sandy beach. Alternatively, indulge your inner culture vulture and head to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, boasting a large collection of modern art. For tasty treats and souvenirs to take back home, perhaps search for local specialities at the Rialto Markets. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VENICE
Check out of your hotel today and continue with your onward journey. If you have more time left on your vacation, why not catch the train to the Renaissance paradise of Florence, or the historic Italian capital of Rome? Ask one of our Rail Vacation Specialists for details. B

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

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 Hotel 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.

Ca Dei Conti Venice

The Ca' dei Conti Hotel in Venice is housed in two adjacent 18th century buildings and has 31 traditional Venetian style bedrooms and a pretty sun terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city. The hotel is located in the centre of Venice, a short walk from St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a five-star property synonymous with luxury. Nestled on Giudecca Island, the hotel offers exceptional views over the Venetian Lagoon and Doge’s Palace, with St Mark’s square reachable in just four minutes aboard a private boat service. The hotel’s 95 rooms are all decorated to the very highest standard and elegantly furnished, with free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod docking stations and HD flat screen televisions. Guests are invited to make use of the wonderful outdoor pool, tennis courts and luxury wellness facilities. The Cipriani’s Michelen-starred Oro restaurant is perfect for a sumptuous evening meal, or enjoy a light lunch on the pretty terrace overlooking the water.

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.

Palazzo Giovanelli Venice

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.

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. Please call for pricing. 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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