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Venice to Dubrovnik and Orient Express on SeaDream Yacht

11-day rail, stay & cruise


Short description

Discover Europe's highlights on an ultra-luxury rail & cruise journey


  • Indulge on the world's most luxurious train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Discover the charming, unexplored towns of Italy & Slovenia
  • Explore The Floating City of Venice, home to world-famous art & museums
  • Relax on Croatia's turquoise-framed shores
  • Enjoy all-inclusive, gourmet dining on board your luxury mega-yacht

In Brief

  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 2 Nights Venice
  • 1 Night Trieste
  • 2 Nights Piran
  • 1 Night Optija
  • 1 Night Zadar
  • 1 Night Vis Island
  • 1 Night Dubrovnik


Recommended for:
Ocean cruise

This rail and cruise journey is the ultimate indulgence and a truly unbeatable way to see Europe. You'll start on board the world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train and travel from London to Venice, enjoying the likes of lobster brunches and three-course gourmet dinners as the Swiss Alps rush past. Then, enjoy a full day to discover the splendours of The Floating City before you board the luxury SeaDream yacht for your all-inclusive cruise. Start with a sail to some of Europe's most charming yet unexplored towns, from vibrant Trieste to Venetian-influenced Pitan in Slovenia before heading across to Croatia's turquoise-framed shores, stopping among the 17th-century architecture of Vis Island, ultra-modern Zadar and the walled city of Dubrovnik. It's all done alongside the ship's onboard spa and watersports deck with gourmet dinners, drinks and private transfers included throughout.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice

Your journey begins as soon as you board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria, where you'll enjoy a delicious brunch and Bellini as you travel through the ultra-scenic Kent countryside before reaching Paris. It's here you'll board the famed blue-and-gold train cars of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, each carriage painstakingly restored to its 1920s glory. Later, take the chance to dress up before a sumptuous four-course dinner awaits in one of the two sparkling restaurant cars, with everything from Brittany lobster to salt marsh lamb on offer. It's all prepared freshly on board by French chefs. Then, after dinner, 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

Marvel at the magnificent mountain scenery as you enjoy breakfast served in your cabin and a leisurely morning in the Bar Car, the snow-topped peaks of the Swiss Alps your ultra-scenic backdrop. Later, indulge in a gourmet three-course lunch and a selection of pastries before finally crossing the Venetian Lagoon this evening, enjoying a private boat transfer to the five-star Baglioni Hotel Luna on arrival. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, you'll be staying right in the centre of Venice's myriad delights, alongside silk-panelled walls, frescoed ceilings and the award-winning Canova Restaurant.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 3
Venice, Italy

Check out of the Baglioni Hotel Luna and enjoy a full day to explore Venice. Don't miss a visit to the magnificent Doge's Palace and spectacularly-carved Rialto Bridge dotted among the warren of cobbled alleys and canals, or even take a ferry from the Lido to the artisan islands of Burano, home of Venice's famous glass blowers. Then, this evening, it's time to embark the SeaDream ship, a luxury mega-yacht with an onboard spa, two gourmet restaurants and more. Settle in to your elegant stateroom before indulging in the first of your included gourmet dinners, served in the elegant dining room, with dishes such as filet mignon and lobster on the menu.

 Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: D

Day 4
Trieste, Italy

Anchor in to Trieste today, where a melange of Latin, Slavic and Germanic cultures combine to create a city that's as vibrant as it is laid-back. Stroll among its traditional cafes, medieval old city and ancient architecture, framed by pretty sea views, before returning to the ship and perhaps taking advantage of the watersports deck, on-board Thai-certified spa or a movie under the stars on the outdoor big screen. 

Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: B L D

Days 5-6
Piran, Slovenia

You've got the next two days to explore Piran, one of Slovenia's most beautiful coastal towns. We recommend a guided walking tour – easily organised through the ship – to really get a feel for Piran's Venetian-empire history, evident in every cobbled alleyway and ancient building – and don't miss a visit to the home of the famous Slovenian-heritage Lipizzaner horses. Of course, back on board, there's the chance to enjoy yoga lessons, golf simulators or simply dips in the pool alongside al fresco lunches on the deck and pre-dinner cocktails at the Top of the Yacht Bar – a wonderful spot for panoramic sunset views.

Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Opatija, Croatia

After breakfast, arrive in Opatija, often referred to as the 'Croatian Monte Carlo'. Here, green hillsides tumble down to the ocean's rocky harbour that's lined with super yachts and Habsburg-era houses, framed by the famous Lungomare promenade which extends all the way to the picturesque pine trees of Lovran village. Spend your day exploring or simply relax at one of the dozens of picturesque secluded coves, ideal for whiling away the hours sunbathing or cliff swimming.

Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: B L D

Day 8

Sail to Zadar today, the oldest inhabited city in Croatia that's full of ancient Roman ruins and medieval churches. Don't miss a stroll around the charming Old Town and a visit to the famous Sea Organ that plays music through sea waves and tubes that lie underneath architecturally-designed marble steps. Of course, you could always simply relax on one of the Balinese-style sunbeds onboard the ship alongside a fresh seafood lunch. 

Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Vis Island, Croatia

Vis Island is your next stop today. Not reachable via larger cruise ships, it's got a true sense of remoteness and authenticity – famous for not only being the oldest town in Croatia, it also featured in 2018's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Perhaps enjoy a boat trip to the myriad hidden coves – including the famous cobalt-blue of the aptly-named Blue Cave – alongside guided tours among the ancient city walls and Roman theatres. There's also opportunities to take advantage of the ship's onboard watersports platform, with everything from private catamaran trips to waterskiing and snorkelling on offer.

Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Anchor in to your final stop today – UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dubrovnik. Enjoy everything from tours around the ancient walled city and kayaking to neighbouring Lokrum Island to panoramic cable car rides above the city. For your last evening on board, enjoy a final gourmet dinner before a drink at the opulent Piano Bar with new-found friends.

Stay: SeaDream I

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Dubrovnik to UK

After breakfast, debark the ship and take your included private transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals: B


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