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What better way to reach Venice from London than an unforgettable journey on one of the world's great rail journeys, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express? Enjoy delicious food, great views and a romantic overnight stay onboard, before arriving in the magical city of Venice for three nights.

Highlights

  • Explore the enchanting city of Venice for three nights
  • Treat yourself to a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and enjoy fine dining, impeccable service and incredible scenery through the Swiss Alps

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 on board
  • 3-night hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
  • Flight from Venice to UK (train return option available)
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.

DAY1-VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS TO VENICE
As you board the British Pullman at London Victoria station, your steward will show you to your reserved seat. Sit back and enjoy lunch as you travel throughout the Kentish countryside. After crossing the Channel, board the blue and gold carriages of the Continental Wagons-Lits. Throughout your journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express you will be attended by your own personal steward. After you have settled into your private compartment, you will be served a four-course dinner. When you are ready, retire to your compartment, which has now been transformed into a bedroom. (Overnight on the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express) L, D

 Usual departure time from London Victoria: 10:45am

 DAY 2 - VENICE
Breakfast is served on the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express in the comfort of your compartment as you travel through the Swiss Alps. Spend the morning in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests over coffee. Lunch will be served in one of the restaurant cars. Relax in your compartment and admire the passing scenery as the Orient Express train travels through the Italian Dolomites. Afternoon tea is served in your compartment as you travel through the Brenner Pass. Finally prepare to disembark as the Orient Express train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Venice Santa Lucia station, where a shared taxi transfer service will take you to your hotel. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B, L, AT

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

 DAY 3 - VENICE
Start today with 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. A visit to Venice is not complete without a ride on a Gondola, a mode of transport that has been in existence in Venice for over 1000 years! Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, while marvelling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica and maybe visit the Doge's Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century. It is advisable to take a tour of this important Venetian landmark to fully understand its extensive history. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 4 - 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 5 - VENICE TO UK
After breakfast, make your way to the airport and check in for your flight back to the UK. Prefer the train to flying? Speak to one of our Travel Consultants for details on taking the train for your return to London instead. 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 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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