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Oceania Cruises, Kotor

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Gems of the Mediterranean on Riviera

15-day rail, stay & cruise from £7,125 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive tailor-made rail & cruise holiday

Summary

Short description

Pair the world's most iconic train journey with a luxury cruise to Europe's most beautiful towns & cities

Highlights

  • Recall the Golden Age of travel onboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Discover Venice's Gothic architecture and rich history
  • Enjoy all-inclusive luxury aboard the stylish Riviera ship
  • Explore the historic walled city of Dubrovnik
  • Discover the architecture of Florence, Rome & Barcelona

In Brief

  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 1 Night Venice
  • 1 Night Koper
  • 1 Night Kotor
  • 1 Night Dubrovnik
  • 2 Nights Corfu
  • 1 Night Positano
  • 1 Night Rome
  • 1 Night Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno)
  • 1 Night Monte-Carlo
  • 1 Night Saint-Tropez
  • 1 Night Provence
  • 1 Night Barcelona

About

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Discover 1920s indulgence, glamorous cities and ancient towns on this rail and cruise journey that sees you pair a trip on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with the all-inclusive luxuries of a five-star cruise ship. Begin with a journey on those famous blue-and-gold carriages as you're whisked from London to Venice, enjoying three-course gourmet meals and vintage champagne, before spending the night in a five-star hotel. Then, private water taxis take you to board the opulent Riviera where you'll begin your 12-day cruise, visiting historic cities such as Dubrovnik and Rome, Corfu and Sicily's azure-framed shores and the glitz of Saint-Tropez and Monte Carlo, to name a few. Plus, our exclusive offer includes pre-paid gratuities on the ship and a complimentary $150 to spend on board, as well as private transfers throughout.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, London to Venice

Your journey begins as you board the opulent Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria and enjoy a delicious brunch and Bellini, the rolling Kent countryside your backdrop. Then, on arrival in Paris, you'll get your first glimpse of those iconic blue-and-gold train carriages before boarding, each painstakingly restored to its former 1920s glory. After freshening up, prepare to indulge among the glittering crystal of the restaurant car where you'll enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner, the likes of salt marsh Mont St Michel lamb and fresh Brittany lobsters on the menu. Then, after a nightcap in the convivial bar car alongside the twinkle of the baby grand, retire to your cabin, which will have been expertly transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: L D

Day 2
Arrive in Venice, Italy

After enjoying a continental breakfast in your cabin, spend the morning relaxing as you take in outside's chocolate-box villages and snow-capped Alpine countryside. Then, a three-course lunch, and later a selection of freshly-baked pastries, will see you through to this evening where you'll finally cross the Venetian Lagoon and pull into one of the world's most romantic cities – Venice. Debark and take your private boat transfer to the five-star Baglioni Hotel Luna in the centre of the city, where 18th-century interiors and a canal-facing cafe provide a wonderful base from which to explore.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 3
Explore Venice & board Riviera

Today's your chance to discover Venice and all its splendours, from its famous gondola-studded canals and iconic bridges to its palazzos – and don't miss a visit to the architectural delights of Doge's Palace and cathdedral of St. Mark's Basilica. There's even the chance to take a boat trip over to Burano and its famous glass factories. Then, take your included private boat transfer to the port to embark Oceania Cruises' Riviera, all beautiful interiors that include Lalique staircases and suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home alongside a gorgeous spa and myriad gourmet restaurants. Settle in among your stateroom's dark-wood furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and teak-wood verandahs – or go one up and opt for the penthouse suite with marble bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes – before the first of your included dinners tonight. Perhaps head to the sparkling Grand Dining Room or the Polo Grill, with dishes on offer including Maine lobster, grilled swordfish and 28-day dry-aged beef. It’s all done alongside sommelier-paired wines.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B D

Day 4
Koper, Slovenia

Anchor in to Koper today and its charmingly medieval, Venetian-influenced Old Town, dominated by the spectacularly Gothic Praetor's Palace. Nearby, the craggy karst formations of the 24,000m-deep Postojna Caves are well worth a visit, as well as the dramatic Predjama Castle that nestles halfway up the sheer mountainsides. And remember, all excursions can be organised directly from the comfort of the ship.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Kotor, Montenegro

The beautiful walled city of Kotor is your next stop today – all twisting streets, local markets and Byzantine architecture. We recommend a stroll through the charming Old Town, a tour of the St. Tryphon Cathedral or simply relaxing at one of the lake-side cafes before returning to the ship. Perhaps indulge with a spa treatment in the famous Canyon Ranch spa or sunbathe on the pool deck before dinner tonight. There's everything from creative Italian dishes at Toscana like octopus carpaccio with champagne vinaigrette and artichoke and parmesan timbale with black truffle sauce to French delights in Jacques’ gleaming show kitchen – we particularly recommend the coq au vin or steak frites.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city of Dubrovnik is your next stop today. Perhaps enjoy a walking tour to explore the exquisite Venetian monuments, kayak out to neighbouring Lokrum island or head to the charming seaside town of Cavtat. There's even the chance to visit a local village in the Konavle Valley and enjoy their hospitality over a traditional welcome of brandy and figs and a serenade by local musicians.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
Corfu & Sicily

Sail to the golden-fringed islands and traditional mountain towns of Greece's Corfu on day seven, where there's the chance to visit the famous Achilleion Palace – or perhaps you'd rather relax with swimming and sunbathing. The next day will see you discover Sicily's Taormina, where medieval fortresses perch high above the glittering Mediterranean. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views on the way up to the town as you stroll among the medieval lanes and ancient palaces, and don't miss the famed Greek theatre with its fantastic view of Mount Etna; there's even the chance to take a trip to the volcano itself. For an extra-special experience, we recommend spending one of your evenings enjoying a six-course Dom Pérignon experience on the ship, where Dom Pérignon vintages are paired with gastronomic delights from Brittany blue lobster to sashimi-style seared Wagyu beef.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Amalfi/Positano, Italy

The sun-drenched Amalfi Coast is your next stop today – sample the local limoncello made with locally-grown lemons, visit the beautiful 12th-century Capuchin monastery or simply stroll among the lemon-grove lined landscapes and colourful houses. Then, head to chic Positano's Moorish-style houses that cling to the steep slopes around the bay's colourful fishing boats – the perfect spot for a people watching and an espresso.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Rome, Italy

Sail to Rome today for a full day of exploring – there's the chance to zip through the city on pastel-coloured Vespas, sip espressos with the glamorous locals or wander through the Vatican City. Be sure to take time to explore its world-famous architecture, from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. After a day exploring, take the chance to relax with a post-dinner drink in one of the myriad bars on board, from the intimate wine bar where world-class wines are paired with locally-inspired tapas to the live piano of Martinis bar.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Florence/Pisa/Tuscany, Italy

Anchor in to Livorno today, the gateway to one of Italy's most famed regions. Perhaps spend the day among the cobbles of Florence and its famous Renaissance architecture, from the Duomo to the Uffizi Gallery, or head to Pisa's beautiful cathedral and famous leaning tower. Alternatively, enjoy a drive through those emblematic Tuscan hills, dotted along the way with medieval towers, vineyards and crumbling towns.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Monte Carlo, Monaco

The glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo is your next stop on day 11. As you disembark, perhaps drive along the famous Grand Corniche for stunning vistas of the whole of Monaco before stopping to take in the pink-hued Grimaldi Palace. There's also the chance to enjoy a tour of the ancient villages along the Côte d'Azur, from the art galleries of Nice to medieval Eze. And remember, if you'd rather relax, afternoon tea is held in the ship's country-club-esque Horizons bar daily, serving fresh sandwiches, petits fours, scones with clotted cream and a range of decadent desserts as a classic string quartet plays alongside.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Saint-Tropez, France

The glamorous town of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera awaits today, all glitzy harbour-side bars, enormous yachts and chic beach clubs. Head to the cobbled La Ponche quarter for a more authentic feel with its ancient fishing village, or to the hilly Provençal countryside and its charming towns, narrow streets, tiny churches and panoramic views; you could even visit a local winery for a tasting.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 14
Marseille and Provence, France

Your penultimate stop today is the historic French city of Marseille. Perhaps head to Cassis, home to pebbly beaches and limestone cliffs that frame its pastel-hued buildings and cafes, or into the lavender and sunflower field-landscapes of Provence for truly emblematic French-countryside vistas. For your last evening tonight, enjoy a nightcap at the convivial Grand Bar or a game of poker with new-found friends.

Stay: Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Barcelona to UK

After breakfast, debark the ship and take your included private transfer to the airport for your flight to London. If you've got more time, we recommend discovering Barcelona's magnificent La Sagrada Familia, old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, its famed downtown promenade.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

15-day rail, stay & cruise on board Riviera (Oceania Cruises) from £7,125 incl. flights

Departure: 24 May 2020

Veranda Stateroom (B4): £7,125

Exclusive tailor-made rail & cruise holiday
Book by: 31 December 2019

Our EXCLUSIVE offer fares include pre-paid gratuities on the ship and a complimentary $150 to spend on board,

Take advantage of OLife Choice, which includes Wi-Fi on board the ship, plus choose one of the below: 

  • FREE - 6 Shore Excursions 
  • FREE - Beverage Package 
  • FREE - US$600 Shipboard Credit 

Amenities are per stateroom

Includes on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

  • Complimentary use of British Pullman lounge at London Victoria Station with welcome refreshments
  • London to Folkestone on the British Pullman including Wi-fi, three course gourmet brunch accompanied by an iconic Bellini cocktail
  • Calais to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin cabin

Includes in Venice

  • Boat transfer to the 5-star deluxe Baglioni Hotel Luna, located in the heart of historic Venice
  • Overnight hotel stay on a B&B basis
  • Private boat transfer to the ship

Includes on board Oceania Cruises Riviera

  • Accommodation in a Veranda stateroom
  • Wifi access
  • All meals on board, including all speciality dining venues, at no additional charge
  • Butler service offered in all Suites
  • Unlimited bottled water, soft drinks and speciality teas and coffees
  • Shuttle buses in selected ports
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • EXCLUSIVE - pre-paid gratuities
  • EXCLUSIVE - $150 per stateroom on board spending money

Includes post-cruise

  • Private transfer from the port to the airport in Barcelona
  • Direct flight on British Airways

The O Life Difference

  • Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
  • Exceptional personalised service
  • Elegant casual ambiance, no jacket or tie required
  • A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • The Finest Cuisine at Sea™
  • Epicurean enrichment programmes, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours™ in the world’s most fascinating destinations
  • Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 450 alluring destinations
  • Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays
  • Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® spa

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