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Vltava River, Prague

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice-Prague-London

7-day luxury rail journey from £5,095 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Discover the historic city of Prague aboard this luxurious rail journey

Highlights

  • Step back to the fineries of the 1920s with Europe’s most iconic train
  • Indulge with Michelin-standard dining from classically trained chefs
  • Enjoy luxury stays among Venice’s floating grandeur and Prague’s medieval spires
  • End each night with piano-accompanied cocktails in the bar car

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Venice
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 2 Nights Prague
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

About

Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Honeymoon | Rail journey | Short break

Put simply, this is a highlight of world travel. Boarding one of the most luxurious trains, you’ll be treated to gourmet dining, personal-steward service and the opportunity for champagne bar-car drinks as the beauty of rural Europe rushes past, from the Alps to the Czech countryside. But, this curated itinerary not only gives you longer on the Orient Express, it also sees you between two of the Continent’s city greats – Prague and Venice. In each, you’ll enjoy luxury, city-centre stays.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK/Venice

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport-lounge access before your flight out to Venice. On arrival, a private water taxi will see you to your luxury accommodation, either our exquisitely traditional Superior option, or our Deluxe alternative – an 18th-century palazzo complete with frescoed ceilings and rooftop views of the Grand Canal. They’re both just a few steps from the delights of Piazza San Marco, with its ornate basilica, palace treasures and iconic brick bell tower. Alternatively, with two days to explore, perhaps head out on a cruise around the Venetian islands or simply lose yourself in the city’s maze of waterways and twisting lanes.

Stay: Hotel L'Orologio, Venice (Superior), Baglioni Hotel Luna (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Venice to Prague

After some further time to explore Venice today, you’ll make your way to the Venice Santa Lucia station. Here, you’ll be met by your personal steward who, dressed in the train’s iconic blue and gold, will show you to private cabin. Then, after settling in to the polished-timber fineries and views of the Italian countryside, change for dinner – the first of you fine-dining meals. Expect the likes of Brittany lobster and Mont St Michel lamb to be served up over four courses among the Lalique glassware and pretty marquetry of the restaurant cars. Perhaps cap it all off with a piano-accompanied cocktail in the bar car.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Day 4
Prague

This morning, you’ll enjoy breakfast at a time that suits you, served by your personal steward in your private berth; they’re always just a press of a button away. You’ll then have some to relax, taking in the scenery and the train’s Art-Deco detailing before a three-course lunch, served again in the restaurant car. As the countryside gives way to Prague’s spires, you’ll then roll into the Czech capital’s Praha-Smíchov station. Once arrived, make your way to your accommodation, either a centuries-old townhouse or a 16th-century spa landmark – our Deluxe offering.

Stay: K+K Hotel Central (Superior), Hotel Paris Prague (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Prague

With both of our hotel options set on the cobbled streets of the old town, you’ll be perfectly poised for some further exploration today. Centring on the imposing towers and stern brickwork of the Hradčany Castle, you’ll be treated to one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval centres, complemented by near-ancient chapels, Gothic architecture and centuries-old bridges. Then there’s the artwork that adorns its impressive galleries and, yes, the beer that flows from microbreweries and hip bars alike. Alternatively, simply while away the afternoon in one of its pavement cafés.

Stay: K+K Hotel Central (Superior), Hotel Paris Prague (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Prague to Paris

After a morning at leisure, make your way back to the station to rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Once again, you’ll settle back into your delightfully intimate cabin, perhaps pairing the Czech countryside with a good book or a drink in the bar car. An afternoon tea of gourmet delights is then served before you’re treated to a four-course dinner, as always prepared onboard by the skilled French chefs. Then, after perhaps enjoying a glass of something bubbly in the champagne bar, you’ll find your cabin converted into sleeping berths, complete with crisp damask sheets.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Day 7
Paris to London

This morning, a Continental breakfast will again be served in your cabin as you roll on through Paris. Then, following a gourmet brunch, you’ll arrive at Calais for a channel-tunnel hop to Folkestone where the Belmond British Pullman will be waiting. Another icon of luxury train travel, its restored carriages have hosted everyone from Winston Churchill to Her Majesty the Queen. Think fine mosaics, Art-Deco flair and high-backed armchairs. It’s the evocative backdrop for afternoon tea, taken with a glass of sparkling wine as rural Kent rushes past. You’ll then end in London Victoria to make your onward journey home.

Meals: B L

Map

Pricing

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

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

7-day luxury rail journey from £5,165 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £5,095 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,195 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel: 

2019 : departures Venice to Prague 15 May / 09 Oct then continuing to London (via Paris) 

Includes:

Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access

One way Flight from London to Venice

Private arrival water taxi transfer with "Meet and Greet" service at Venice airport

2nts accommodation in the Baglioni Luna Hotel, Venice on a BB basis

Travel from Venice to Prague on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express through the beautiful Austrian Alps

2nts accommodation in the Hotel Paris Prague in a Double Deluxe room on a BB basis

Travel from Prague to Calais via Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs

Folkestone to London Victoria on the British Pullman including afternoon tea 

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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