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Enjoy three nights exploring the magical city of Venice and then return to London in style with an overnight trip on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Travel through the Swiss Alps, rolling French countryside and Paris.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a night in beautiful, lakeside Geneva
  • Explore the enchanting city of Venice for three nights
  • Return to London on the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and enjoy fine dining, impeccable service and incredible scenery through the Swiss Alps

Package includes:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • One 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
  • Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
Trip Map

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 - LONDON TO GENEVA
Your adventure begins in London's St Pancras station, where you'll board the Eurostar from London to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva) 

DAY 2 – GENEVA TO VENICE
After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax whilst the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 3 - VENICE
After breakfast head out to explore Venice at your leisure. History abounds in the car-free city, from the imposing grandeur of the Doges Palace to the pretty attractions of St. Mark’s Square.  Enjoy a short walking tour with a local guide for some stories of the city's labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Cana Admire the cavernous grandeur, gilded interiors and lovely mosaics of Saint Mark's Basilica, and gaze out over the rooftops of the city from the top of the Campanile. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 4 - VENICE
Spend another day unearthing the famous sights and hidden gems of spectacular Venice. Why not take a water taxi to the Lido if the weather is fine, and head to the sandy beaches for a relaxing afternoon, or even head to one of the Lagoon's other islands? Visitor favourites include the multi-coloured houses of Burano or the glass-making heritage of Murano. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 5 - VENICE TO LONDON
After breakfast, board your shared taxi transfer to Santa Lucia station, and check in for your journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. 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 and Swiss Alps. Afternoon tea is served in your compartment. A four-course dinner is served in the evening in one of the three restaurant cars, after which you might like to visit the Bar Car '3674', where the resident pianist plays a baby grand piano. Return to your cabin, which will have been transformed into a cosy bedroom by your Cabin Steward. (Overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) B, L, AT, D

Usual departure time from Venice Santa Lucia: 11:01am

DAY 6 - ARRIVAL INTO LONDON
This morning, a Continental breakfast is served in your compartment before the train pulls into Paris Gare de l'Est and halts for 40 minutes. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing. 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 before drawing into London Victoria Station. B, BR, AT

Usual arrival time in London Victoria: 5:30pm

 

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

DISCLAIMER:
Prices are 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.

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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