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Trip Overview

Get ready to experience an incredible nine-day, eight-night rail holiday to Venice and Vienna with a stop in the tranquil lakeside town of Lausanne. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery from onboard the train as it travels through the Alps to Venice, Italy. Once in this magical, canal-lined city, feel free to explore as you please and even get pleasantly lost among the labyrinth of cobblestone streets, bridges and charming alleyways. Then, visit Austria’s capital city of Vienna, with its Imperial architecture and attractions.

Highlights

  • Spectacular alpine scenery from Lausanne to Venice along the Simplon Pass
  • Lakeside tranquillity of Lausanne 
  • The beauty of Venice + a walking tour of St Mark’s Square and Doges Palace
  • The majesty of Imperial Vienna and the freedom to explore with a Vienna Pass

Package includes:

  • First Class travel from Venice to Vienna and onward rail travel
  • Return flight to UK
  • Paris metro tickets to cross between stations
  • 1 nights’ hotel accommodation including breakfast in Lausanne
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation including breakfast in Venice
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation including breakfast in Vienna
  • 48hr Vaporetto Pass in Venice
  • Skip the line tickets to The Doges Palace and St Marks’ Basilica
  • Vienna Pass
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vienna
Trip Map

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and 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 travellers. 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.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE LAUSANNE
Board the Eurostar in London to Paris and then take the Metro between Gare Nu Nord and Gare de Lyon with your included tickets between stations. From there, you’ll board a TGV train from Paris directly to Lausanne. When you arrive, travel on your own to the hotel and check in for a one-night stay. Spend the remainder of the day and evening strolling along the lakeside or grabbing a bite to eat.
(Overnight in Lausanne)

DAY 2 – LAUSANNE TO VENICE
Enjoy your included breakfast this morning then board a train from Lausanne to unforgettable Venice, Italy! Soak in the stunning alpine scenery as the train makes its way through the snow-capped Alps of Switzerland. Upon arrival in Venice, travel on your own to the hotel and check in for a three-night stay. The city’s Venetian Gothic architecture, cuisine, canals, and history are sure to leave a lasting impression. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 3 -  VENICE
The entire day and evening is free for you to explore Venice at your leisure after breakfast. Why not begin using your 48hr Vaporetto Pass? Explore the canals with unlimited transportation on the water to all the most iconic attractions and stops. Want to escape the crowds? Cross the Grand Canal at Ponte dell' Accademia and wander through Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce, which features much to see and do! (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 4 – VENICE
You have another free day to discover the hidden gems and must-see treasures of Venice. Continue using your 48hr Vaporetto Pass and make use of your skip-the-line tickets to both The Doges Palace and St Marks’ Basilica, which are the two most visited attractions. Then, why not wander around and explore any areas you didn’t get the chance to. Venice is filled with medieval history and cafes that truly haven’t changed since the 18th century. Take a gondola ride on your own or dine in one of the city’s authentic restaurants. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 5 – VENICE TO VIENNA
Have breakfast then use your included First Class train ticket from Venice to Vienna. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and begin getting to know the city on your own. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 6 – VIENNA
Start using your 48hr Vienna Pass and hop-on, hop- off sightseeing tour to discover the best the city has to offer. Most must-see sites are located within the Innere Stadt, like St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace (a must on a Viennese itinerary), the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, and wander around the Baroque streetscapes. Take some time to visit the Belvedere or Hofburg Palace. Why not try some traditional Viennese fare, including Tafelspitz, Kaiserschmarrn and the ubiquitous sausages like the Käsekrainer? (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 7 –VIENNA
Continue using your attraction admissions and hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the best that Vienna has to offer. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 8 – DEPART VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, take the day to finish off any last-minute exploring or souvenir shopping before boarding a plane for your flight back to the UK. If you prefer, you can board an exciting sleeper train to Cologne then train to Brussels and Eurostar back to London. B

Day 9 – ARRIVE IN UK
Today, your flight arrives back in the UK. If you’d rather take the train back home, speak with one of our Rail Experts who would be happy to assist you with the details.

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 and 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 travellers. 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.

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