Link two of Europe's great cities with its most luxurious rail journey
- Travel on the world’s greatest trains
- Enjoy bar-car drinks and multi-course dining onboard
- Admire Venice’s floating wonders with luxury palace stay
- Stay in an ornate spa hotel among Prague’s Gothic beauty
- Arrive in style with a private water taxi in Venice
- 2 Nights Venice
- 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- 2 Nights Prague
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
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.
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
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, a 16th-century spa landmark – our Deluxe offering.
Stay: Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)
Meals: B L
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: Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)
After a morning at leisure, transfer to Prague airport for your flight back to UK
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
50% discount off companions fare on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
valid for following departures from Venice to Prague
27 May Venice to Prague
Valid for travel:
2020 : departures Venice to Prague 27 May / 14 Oct
- 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 Alchymist Grand Hotel, Prague in a Deluxe room on a BB basis
- One way Flights from Prague to London
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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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