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Varenna, Lake Como

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Lake Como

6-day luxury rail journey from £3,685 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Stay 4 pay 3 discount Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Save up to £300pp

Summary

Short description

Pair two of the world’s most luxurious trains with an opulent lake stay

Highlights

  • Travel on a pair of Art-Deco train icons
  • Indulge with fine dining and bar-car drinks
  • End with a luxury spa stay
  • Relax on a private beach

In Brief

  • 1 Night Orient Express
  • 4 Nights Lake Como

About

Recommended for:
Food & wine | Rail journey | Relaxation

Experience the life of yesteryear’s elite with a luxury rail journey paired with a stay on an Italian lake great. It all begins with an overnight journey from London to Verona, enjoying white-gloved service, multi-course fine dining and piano-backed cocktails in the bar car. It’s all wrapped up in the finest Art-Deco style, travelling on both the Belmond British Pullman and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Disembarking, a private driver will be waiting to sweep you on to Lake Como, where you’ll stay in an Art-Nouveau icon, relaxing on its private beach and exploring quaint fishing villages.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Onboard the Orient Express

With a reception in London Victoria, you’ll begin in red-carpet style, before boarding the luxurious Belmond British Pullman. Behind the umber-and-cream livery lies a world of plush carpets, inlaid mosaics and crisp tablecloths that’s hosted the likes of the Queen herself. And, as rural Kent sweeps past, you’ll be treated to a gourmet brunch and glass of champagne before a channel-tunnel hop sees you on to Calais. Here, you’ll be welcomed onto the Orient Express by your personal steward, settling in to your dark-wood private cabin. It’s soon time to change for the evening before settling in to an indulgent four-course dinner, perhaps capped by a pianist-accompanied drink in the bar car.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: L D

Day 2
Verona to Lake Como

Waking to views of the Swiss Alps, you’ll be served a Continental breakfast in the privacy of your cabin. Then, after the fresh pastries and coffees, you’ll have some time to relax as the scenery levels out into the Italian countryside – the backdrop to a sumptuous three-course lunch. Rolling into Verona, perhaps pause to take in its millennia-old Roman amphitheatre and churches of Shakespearean fame before your private transfer whisks you on to Lake Como. Skirting its glittering shores, you’ll arrive into your luxury accommodation – an Art Nouveau palace where you’ll stay in a lake-view room complete with private balcony.

Stay: Grand Hotel Tremezzo (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Days 3-5
Lake Como

You’ll have three full days in Lake Como to relax and indulge. And, you won’t even need to leave your hotel. It features the lake’s only private beach, a fine-dining terrace and a trio of pools, including an infinity offering and one sunk right into the lake’s waters. There’s also everything from spa treatments to a private marina, where cruises depart to explore the lake, pausing at 18th-century villas and medieval castles. Be sure to also pay particular attention to next-door Bellagio. A fishing village of immeasurable charm, its seafood restaurants, quaint churches and verdant gardens are a true delight.

Stay: Grand Hotel Tremezzo (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Depart for UK from Milan

Following a final indulgent breakfast, you’ll be met by a private driver for the short trip on to Milan and your flight home. Consider pausing to take in its world-wonder cathedral, Last-Supper treasures and designer boutiques.

Meals: B

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Pricing

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

6-day luxury rail journey from £3,685 incl. flights

Deluxe

Special Offer

Stay 4 pay 3 discount Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Save up to £300 pp.

Book by: 15 February 2019

Low Season

from £3,685 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,855 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel: The Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como opens between 10 Apr - 03 Nov 2019

Includes:

  • Welcome refreshments by British Pullman at Victoria Station
  • London Victoria Station to Folkestone on the British Pullman including three course gourmet brunch accompanied by an iconic Bellini cocktail
  • Travel from Calais to Verona via Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express through the beautiful Swiss Alps including selected meals prepared by onboard chefs
  • Private transfer from Verona station to Lake Como
  • 4nts accommodation in the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como on a B&B basis
  • Private transfer Lake Como to Milan
  • One way flight from Milan to London

Low Season

10 Apr - 02 May / 07 Oct - 02 Nov 2019

High Season

24 May - 08 Sep 2019


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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