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Kotor, Montenegro

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Silversea Cruise

12-day rail, stay & cruise from £8,110 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Special rail, stay and cruise fares

Summary

Short description

Pair a trip in the world's most glamorous train with a Silversea cruise to Greece

Highlights

  • Experience the sheer glamour of one of the world’s greatest rail journeys
  • Travel in unmatched style along the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express' classic route
  • Explore Venice from your luxury hotel, the Baglioni Hotel Luna, with the architectural delights of St. Mark’s Square nearby
  • Discover the Diocletian's Palace in historic Split, built in the 3rd century AD
  • Indulge in all-inclusive luxury on board Silver Shadow with free flowing champagne

In Brief

  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 5 Nights Venice
  • 1 Night Split
  • 1 Night Kotor
  • 1 Night Corfu
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Nafplion
  • 1 Night Athens

About

Recommended for:
Ocean cruise | Rail journey

This rail-and-cruise pairing begins in the finest style with an overnight journey aboard that legend of the rails – the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Then, having journeyed across the Alps, accompanied by fine dining and the best in white-gloved service, you'll be treated to a three-night stay at the ultra-luxurious Baglioni Hotel Luna – a grand dame hotel offering canal views and doorstep access to Venice's top attractions. The final leg of your holiday is no less luxurious, as you sail in all-inclusive style aboard Silversea's Silver Shadow, taking in the historic ports of Split, Kotor, Corfu and Nafplion.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
London to Venice

Board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria to begin your journey in style, racing across the Kent countryside as you enjoy three-course brunch of pastries, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a signature Bellini cocktail. After crossing the channel, you'll board the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, passing through the patchwork landscapes of northern France before heading to one of three restaurant cars where you'll be treated to enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner, prepared by a team of on-board chefs and inspired by the ingredients of the region – expect the likes of Brittany lobster and salt-marsh lamb from Mont St. Michel. After dinner, perhaps head to the bar car for a night cap, then retire to your cabin which will have been cleverly transformed into a bedroom by your steward.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: L D

Days 2-4
Venice

Wake to spectacular views of the Swiss Alps and enjoy a delicious Continental breakfast served in your cabin as you continue east towards Venice. You'll then spend the morning taking in the scenery or relaxing in the lounge car as you head past the armoured peaks of the Dolomites and into northern Italy, tucking into a sumptuous three-course lunch in the restaurant car. And the dining doesn't end there, as you're treated to a selection of fine teas and pastries as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Venice's Santa Lucia Station. Your stay in Venice then begins in truly evocative style as you take a water taxi through its maze of canals to arrive at the Baglioni Hotel Luna for a three-night stay.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Days 5-6
Venice

Taking a private water taxi, you'll swap the luxuries of your five-star hotel for those of the equally luxurious Silver Shadow. You'll then enjoy a further two-night stay in the city, perhaps exploring further with shore excursions out to the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, or simply relaxing on board, making the most of the ship's superb dining options and the indulgences of its swimming pool and spa. 

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Split, Croatia

Having sailed through the night, you'll arrive in Split for the chance to explore its historic centre. Indeed, at the heart of the city lies the Roman emperor Diocletian's retirement palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 3rd century AD, it's a truly remarkable place, and today hosts everything from shops and restaurants to buzzing bars within its ancient walls. And, it's all set to a stunning backdrop of coastal mountains and the turquoise waters of the Adriatic.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Kotor, Montenegro

Sail south to Kotor in Montenegro. Backed by imposing mountains, tiny Kotor lies hidden from the open sea, tucked into the deepest channel of Kotor Bay –Europe's most southerly fjord. Smaller and less touristy than Dubrovnik, it still boats all the atmosphere and history of its headline-grabbing neighbour, just 90 kilometres up the coast. Step off the ship to take in its labyrinthine old town, tucked behind ancient walls. Here, cobblestone streets wind up the hillside, bringing ambling visitors among a maze of museums, churches, palaces and cafe-lined squares.   

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Corfu, Greece

A change of scenery, and pace, today as you arrive among Corfu's lush scenery and pristine beaches. Its town today is a vivid tapestry of cultures – a sophisticated blend of history and natural beauty jutting out into the Ionian Sea. You'll have a full day to explore its old town – a cultural epicentre, blessed with some imposing Venetian architecture and which UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 10
At Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue-sea days are the perfect counterpoint to busy days in port.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Nafplion, Greece

Arrive in Nafplion, whose old town mixes Greek, Venetian, and Turkish architecture in its narrow streets flush with quayside cafes and trendy boutiques. Broad flights of stone stairs climb the slopes beneath the walls of Acronafplia as tree-shaded plazas surround neoclassic buildings. The Palamidi fortress – an elegant display of Venetian might from the early 1700s – guards the town.

Stay: Silver Shadow

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Athens to UK

Disembark in Piraeus and take your included private transfer to the airport in Athens for your flight to the UK

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

12-day rail, stay & cruise on board Silver Shadow (Silversea) from £8,110 incl. flights

Departure: 6 October 2019

Veranda Suite (VR): £8,110
Medallion Suite (ME): £9,820

Special rail, stay and cruise fares
Book by: 28 February 2019

Includes on 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 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
  • Private transfer to Baglioni Luna

Includes in Venice

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at Baglioni Luna in a Superior Double on a room only basis
  • Private transfers to the port

Includes on Silversea

  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

Includes post-cruise

  • Private transfer from port to airport
  • One way flight with British Airways from Athens to London

Fares based on Early Booking Bonus rates - pay in full by 28 February 2018

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