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Florence, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Florence to London

4-day tailor-made holiday from £2,470 pp incl. flights

Summary

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The splendours of Florence and Northern Italy meet Switzerland's storybook scenery

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Highlights

  • Stay in river-side luxury with some of Florence's finest restaurants and headline-grabbing attractions on your doorstep
  • Recall the Golden Age of travel onboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Experience white-glove service and all-inclusive meals onboard the luxurious train
  • Take in the beauty of the Northern Italy
  • View the spectacular Swiss Alps

In Brief

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

About

Recommended for:
April holidays | City | City-break | Food & wine | History & culture | Rail journey | Short break

This four-day journey onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start amid Florence's splendours, discovering frescoed cathedrals and historic piazzas while staying in a luxurious river-side hotel with views of the Ponte Vecchio. After two nights in Florence you’ll board the iconic blue-and-gold carriages of the train, enjoying discreet, white glove service and all-inclusive wine-paired meals as you traverse through the mountain meadows and chocolate box villages of the Swiss Alps, finishing your journey in Paris before a Eurostar hop to London.

  

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Florence

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Florence. On arrival, you'll be met by a private driver who'll bring you to your exclusive accommodation the river-side Hotel Lungarno looking out over the historic Ponte Vecchio. You’ll have the first day at leisure to acquaint yourself with Florence’s Renaissance charms. Wander its cobbled streets where heritage architecture peaks around every corner, take in an overview from the hilltop Piazzale Michelangelo or simply take some time out with a glass of Tuscan red and authentic food in one of its backalley trattorias.

Tonight why not try out the Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant where Lungarno Michelin star chef Claudio Mengoni presents Italian cuisine crafted with painstakingly selected ingredients with dishes ranging from Risotto with pecorino from Pienza to Oxtail tortelli with Castelmagno fondue.


Stay: Hotel Lungarno, Florence (Deluxe)

Day 2
Florence

Today you have time to gaze upon the Gothic splendour of Giotto’s Campanile, or the Renaissance magnificence of the Florence Duomo. Admire stunning frescoes by Gaddi and Giotto at Santa Croce Basilica, or marvel at masterpieces including Michelangelo’s David, at the Accademia and Uffizi art galleries. After this feast of culture, tuck into mouth-watering Tuscan cuisine at a charming trattoria or designer eatery.

Stay: Hotel Lungarno, Florence (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Leave the splendours of Florence behind today as you head to the station to board the iconic blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before enjoying a three-course lunch in the restaurant car as you take in outside’s grandeur. Delight at chocolate box Swiss villages among the deep river valleys and rolling hills before the snow-dusted mountains and picturesque meadows dominate the landscape. Then, enjoy pastries served in your oak-panelled cabin before you prepare for your night on board. It's a special one, as you'll enjoy a four-course dinner, sampling everything from Brittany lobster to saltmarsh lamb, alongside, of course, an extensive fine wine list. 

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Paris to London

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in your cabin this morning at whichever time suits you, before disembarking at Paris’ Gare L'Est in the late-morning. Then, after a short taxi ride to Gare du Nord, you'll board to Eurostar to London. 

Meals: B

Pricing

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

Deluxe - Twin Cabin 2021

Low Season

from £2,470 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £2,495 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel:

Florence to London operates via Paris on 26 May / 15 Aug 2021

Price includes:

  • Outbound flight between UK and Florence
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5* hotel on a B&B basis
  • Florence to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by on-board French chefs
  • Paris to London St Pancras Station on the Eurostar in Standard Premier Class

Please ask you Wexas consultant to book tours at the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries to avoid queues


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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