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Villa Cordevigo

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Lake Garda Vineyards

6-day luxury rail journey from £4,085 pp


Short description

Pair the world’s most luxurious train with an opulent stay at a Lake Garda winery


  • Enjoy all the fineries of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Travel in style with included fine dining inspired by the train's route
  • Take in the dramatic landscapes of alpine Europe from your Art Deco cabin
  • Stay at a winery set amid the magical landscapes of Lake Garda
  • Relax with optional spa treatments, wine tastings and Michelin-starred dining

In Brief

  • 1 Night Orient Express
  • 4 Nights Lake Garda


Recommended for:
Food & wine | Rail journey | Relaxation

Experience the life of yesteryear’s elite with a luxury rail holiday aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express paired with a luxury stay on the shore's of one of Italy's great lakes. It all begins with an overnight journey from London to Verona, enjoying white-glove service, multi-course fine dining and piano-accompanied cocktails in the train's iconic bar car. Disembarking, a private driver will be waiting to sweep you on to Lake Garda, where you’ll stay in a historic vineyard hotel, complete with optional spa treatments and wine-paired Michelin-star dining.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Onboard the Orient Express

Your journey begins at London's St Pancras Station from where a Eurostar hop will see you across the Channel to Lille for an included transfer to Calais. Here, you’ll be welcomed onto the Venice Simolon-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 Garda

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, your transfer will be waiting to whisk you on to Lake Garda. Your luxury accommodation, Villa Cordevigo is an ancient patrician residence going back to the 18th Century, in an unrivalled country setting a few miles inland from the glittering shores.

Stay: Villa Cordevigo, Lake Garda (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Days 3-5
Lake Garda

Villa Cordevigo is a charming wine relais which brings together wellness, health and beauty as well as fine food and wine. Michelin star Oseleta restaurant and the Cellar, a temple to wine tastings, both promise unique sensory experiences. An open air pool surrounded by lush green countryside and vineyards offers peace and relaxation. The modern Spa with its elegant surroundings offers whirlpools, Finnish and infra-red sauna, Turkish bath will balance out the gastronomic offerings. Optional experiences of wine tasting, Lake Garda boat trips, excursions into the nearby romantic city of Verona or guided tours of the wineries can be arranged, but be sure to take advantage of the complimentary hotel bikes to explore the vineyards, surrounding countryside and of course the scenic shores of Lake Garda at your own speed.

Stay: Villa Cordevigo, Lake Garda (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Depart for UK from Verona

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



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 £4,085 pp

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