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Trip Overview

Experience the iconic European cities of Geneva and Venice on this four-night vacation by rail. Spend one night in beautiful lakeside Geneva, and then journey through the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps, riding the rails through the Simplon Pass towards the enchanting city of Venice. Once in Venice, spend three memorable nights exploring the must-see landmarks and attractions of this sought-after destination.

Highlights

  • Spend one night enjoying the lakeside sights in Geneva
  • Travel to Venice by rail via the scenic Simplon Pass and through the Swiss Alps
  • Ride a gondola, visit iconic attractions, and enjoy some authentic gelato in Venice

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Train travel as specified in itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • Walking Tour and Gondola 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.

DAY 1 – LONDON TO GENEVA
Your vacation begins when you board Eurostar in London. From there, you’ll switch trains in Paris and travel to Geneva for a one-night stay. When you arrive in this cosmopolitan city, travel on your own to your hotel and check in. If you’d like to take advantage of your time in Geneva, why not spend the evening at a lakeside restaurant while having dinner or take a relaxing, scenic boat ride out on the lake and admire the stunning backdrop of the Jura mountains and the Alps? (Overnight in Geneva) 

 DAY 2 – GENEVA TO VENICE
After breakfast this morning, depart Geneva for Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Onboard the train, take in views of Lake Leman, Swiss vineyards, and incredible views of the majestic Alps. When you arrive in unforgettable Venice, check into your hotel for a memorable three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B

 DAY 3 - VENICE
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then begin your explorations of this magical city. Of course, no vacation to Venice would be complete without taking a gondola ride along the fairytale-like canals. Stoll the vibrant St. Mark’s Square, see the Basilica and maybe visit the Doge's Palace. If you’re interested in getting an in-depth understanding of this Venetian landmark’s extensive history, it is recommended that you take a tour. (Overnight in Venice) B

 DAY 4 - VENICE
With so much to see, experience, and taste, there’s no telling what kind of memories you’re bound to make today.  Start with a short walking tour for some stories of the city's labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal.  Visit museums, exquisite art galleries and ornate churches, indulge in some authentic Italian cuisine by the water, peruse the Rialto Markets, or take a tour of the famous glassblowers on Murano island.  In the evening watch the world go by from one of the historic cafés on St Mark's Square with a with a glass of local Prosecco or a Bellini. (Overnight in Venice) B

 DAY 5 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VENICE
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels and adventures. If you’re interested in extending your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in another fabulous city, one of our Rail Vacation Consultants will be happy to assist you with the details. B

 

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

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Hotel Les Nations Geneva

Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

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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