The splendours of Florence and Northern Italy meet Switzerland's storybook scenery
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- 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
- 2 Nights Florence
- 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
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 historic hotel with views of the Doumo. 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
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 choice of exclusive accommodation the historic Hotel Il Tornabuoni. 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 Il Magnifico Restaurant where the chef presents Italian cuisine crafted with painstakingly selected ingredients with dishes ranging from Risotto with pecorino from Pienza to Oxtail tortelli with Castelmagno fondue, or the tailored menu of Lucie Restaurant
Stay: Il Tornabuoni Hotel, Florence (Deluxe)
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: Il Tornabuoni Hotel, Florence (Deluxe)
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
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.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Deluxe - Twin Cabin 2022
from £2,710 pp. incl. flights
from £2,840 pp. incl. flights
Valid for travel:
Florence to London operates via Paris on 29 Jun / 03 Aug 2022
- 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
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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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