Pair two of the world’s most luxurious trains with an opulent winery lake stay
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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 Garda, where you’ll stay in a historic vineyard hotel, with Michelin star dining, spa treatments and of course wine tasting to be enjoyed.
Day by day itinerary
Onboard the Orient Express
With a welcome on the platform at London Victoria station, 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
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
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)
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.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £4,020 pp. incl. flights
from £4,275 pp. incl. flights
- 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 Villa Cordevigo, Lake Garda
- 4 nights accommodation at Villa Cordevigo, Lake Garda on a BB basis
- Private transfer Lake Garda to Verona
- One way flight from Verona to London
The Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express operates between 17 Mar and 07 Nov 2021
Low Season : 31 Mar - 30 Apr / 10 Oct - 07 Nov 2021
High Season : 01 May - 28 May / 07 Sep - 10 Oct 2021
Peak Season : 29 May - 06 Sep 2021
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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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