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Experience an incredible holiday combining the historic cities of Venice and Rome and the elegance of travelling onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Travel overnight from London to Venice and spend two nights exploring this magical city before travelling to the Eternal City of Rome for a further two nights.

Highlights

  • Take the trip of a lifetime onboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice
  • Explore the plethora of museums, historic squares and iconic attractions of Venice and Rome

 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 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 onboard
  • Standard class train travel between Venice and Rome
  • Shared transfer from the station to your hotel in Venice
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
  • Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
  • Morning tour of the Vatican Museums San Peter's and Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • Flight from Rome to UK (rail option available)
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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 - VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS DEPARTS LONDON
Board the gleaming carriages of the British Pullman train at London Victoria station. Your steward will show you to your seat which is surrounded by stunning décor and memories of journeys gone by. Sit back and enjoy brunch with a glass of Bellini as you travel through the pretty Kentish countryside. After crossing the channel to Calais, board the blue and gold carriages of the Continental Wagons-Lits.

After you have settled into your comfortable private compartment, where your personal steward will ensure you have everything you require, it will soon be time to dress for dinner. Visit the famous bar car for an Agatha Christie Bellini before moving on to one of the magnificent restaurant cars, where you will be served a delicious four-course dinner. After dinner, return to the bar car, where the sound of a baby Grand Piano will serenade you throughout the evening. Retire to your compartment for the night, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom by your steward. (Overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) BR, D

Usual departure time from London Victoria: 10:45am

DAY 2 - VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS THROUGH THE SWISS ALPS TO VENICE
Awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as a delicious continental breakfast is served in your compartment. Relax as the scenery rolls by or take a trip to the bar car for a coffee. At lunchtime, enjoy a leisurely three course meal served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. Make a visit to the onboard boutique to purchase souvenirs, or return to your compartment as the train travels through the Italian Dolomites. Later, your steward will bring a sumptuous afternoon tea. Prepare to disembark in the early evening as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and arrives at Santa Lucia station, where a shared taxi transfer service will take you to your hotel. On arrival in Venice, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B, L, AT

Usual arrival time in Venice Santa Lucia: 6:00pm

DAY 3 - VENICE
After breakfast this morning 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 Canal.  Famous attractions not to be missed include St. Mark's Square with its sumptuous Basilica and imposing Campanile which you can climb for great city views. Also worth visiting is the nearby Doge's Palace, where it's a good idea to take a tour so that you can fully appreciate the history of this stunning building. Perhaps take a trip to the Lido by waterbus and relax on the sandy beaches. And why not venture to the Rialto markets and shop for local specialities before admiring the incredible collection of modern art at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 4 - VENICE TO ROME
After breakfast, sit back and relax on your scenic journey to Rome. Pass quaint Italian villages and rolling fields before arriving at Rome Termini. On arrival in Rome, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Marvel at the impressive Roman Forum and take in the pleasant views from the top of Palatine Hill. For a spot of retail therapy, head to the Via del Corso, offering all kinds of designer and high street brands. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 5 - ROME
It's an early start this morning, but you will be richly rewarded by avoiding the crowds at the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and unforgettable Sistine Chapel.  Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure exploring the city or a stroll around the peaceful Borghese gardens perhaps.  Drop in on the ancient Pantheon or relax with a drink and watch the world go by on the beautiful Piazza del Popolo.(Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 6 - ROME TO LONDON
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the airport for your flight back to London. Prefer to travel home by train, perhaps stopping off in Turin for a night en route? Just let one of our Rail Experts know and they will make all the arrangements for you. B

 

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.

 

Hotel Ariston Rome

Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Starhotels Michelangelo Rome

Only a short walk from the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, the Starhotels Michelangelo embodies all the qualities that make Rome unique: cosmopolitan style, classical grandeur and timeless appeal.
Located in the heart of Rome's Baroque splendour, it's hard to imagine a more central location.

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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