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Venice & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Resort:Venice & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Operator: Great Rail Journeys Independent
Destination: Europe, Italy
Price From: £2475.00

Overview

Board the iconic Venice
Simplon-Orient-Express toleap back in time to a
world of romance, indulgence and adventure. Travel in style through
the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites to Venice one of the most
beautiful, historic and romanticcities in the
world.

Itinerary

Eurostar

Day 1

To Turin via Paris

Start your journey in London today, where you board the Eurostar
to Paris. On arrival in the French capital, changes trains and
continue by Standard Class rail to Turin, where you spend the night
at the 4-Star Diplomatic Hotel.

Venice

Day 2

To Venice

Leave Turin behind today, travelling by Standard Class rail to
Venice, Italy’s famous ‘Floating City.’ On arrival, you transfer to
the 4-Star Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, which boasts superb
views over the Grand Canal. With a rooftop bar, a terrace and
Venetian dcor throughout, this is the perfect base from which
to explore this striking city.

Venice Canal

Day 3

Exploring Venice

A great way to see Venice is to simply stroll and see where your
footsteps take you. In every direction you’ll discover fairytale
architecture, romantic bridges and waterfront bars. Alternatively,
take a trip on a gondola for an unbeatable view of the city from
the water. Although incredibly beautiful by day, Venice is even
more enchanting by night. As darkness begins to fall, the city
lights up and the best place to enjoy the magic is in St Mark’s
Square where the sound of orchestras fills the evening air.

Gondolas

Day 4

Discovering hidden Venice

Of course you won’t want to miss some of Venice’s key highlights
including the three graces: St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace
and the Torre dell’Orologio. Or for a different view of the city,
take to the water on a lagoon tour of the charismatic islands of
Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Orient Express

Day 5

The Venice-Simplon-Orient Express

Board the iconic Venice-Simplon-Orient Express late this
afternoon, to begin your return journey to London. Travelling
across Europe overnight, this timeless train offers a sumptuous
experience, styled after the ‘Golden Age of Travel.’ Enjoy the
luxurious surroundings of this iconic heritage train, as you travel
overnight towards Paris.

Orient Express

Day 6

Return to London

After enjoying a delicious breakfast in your cabin this morning,
the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express pulls into Paris, where you have
a little time to stretch your legs before boarding the Eurostar for
the crossing through the Channel Tunnel. On arrival in London, you
join the Belmond British Pullman for the final leg of your journey,
enjoying splendid comfort on the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express’s
sister train.

Other Options

Fly:Rail Options (5 Days)

For added convenience, why not start or end your holiday off
with a flight? Begin with a British Airways flight directly to
Venice, spending 3 days in the ‘Floating City’ before returning
home on the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express and the Belmond British
Pullman. Alternatively, you could make the outbound journey to
Venice on the Belmond British Pullman and the Venice-Simplon-Orient
Express, and return to the UK by air.

Air outbound from £2495

Air inbound from £2525

(Please note: the fly:rail options above are for 5 days, and do
not include an overnight stay in Turin).

Reverse Itinerary

Enjoy this same itinerary in reverse, beginning your trip with
the classic Venice-Simplon-Orient Express journey to Venice, and
returning by Standard Class rail via Turin, from £2525.