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Florence, Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Florence to London

4-day luxury rail holiday from £4,915 pp incl. flights


Short description

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


  • 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


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

This four-day Venice Simplon-Orient-Express holiday begins amid Florence's frescoed cathedrals and historic piazzas with a stay in a luxurious hotel. Then, after two days of city living, you’ll board those iconic blue-and-gold carriages for a journey of elegance across Europe, enjoying discreet, white-glove service and savouring all-inclusive wine-paired meals as you traverse 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 choice of exclusive accommodation. 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 back-alley trattorias.

Stay: Hotel L'Orologio Florence (Superior) or Hotel Lungarno, Florence (Deluxe)

Day 2

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 L'Orologio Florence (Superior) or 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 your night on board in your oak-panelled cabin. 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


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

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

4-day luxury rail holiday
from £4,915 pp incl. flights

Superior - Historic Cabin 2024

Low Season

from £4,915 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,095 pp. incl. flights

2024 departure dates from Florence to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

23 Apr / 29 May / 29 Jun / 28 Jul / 20 Aug / 10 Sep / 10 Oct / 30 Oct / 26 Nov 2024

Price includes:

  • Outbound flight between UK and Florence
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* 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 Business 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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