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Cannes, France

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Cannes

5-day luxury rail journey from £4,840 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Combine the world's most luxurious train with the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera

Highlights

  • Travel south through the iconic French landscape
  • Step back in time on a new route of the world's most glamorous rail experiences
  • Experience culinary excellence created by on-board French chefs
  • Enjoy discrete, white gloved butler service
  • Relax in our selected beachfront luxury Cannes accommodation

In Brief

  • 1 Night Paris
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 2 Nights Cannes

About

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Rail journey

Enjoy a slice of the high life as you pair the world's most iconic train with the glamour of the French Riviera – a  journey not to be missed. It all begins with a Eurostar hop to Paris, where you'll enjoy a stay at Hotel Bowmann, one of the city's most stylish luxury hotels. Then, after a day spent exploring the myriad delights of the French capital, you'll board those famous blue-and-gold carriages for an overnight journey to the south of France via Lyon. End your trip with a stay at one of Cannes' most sought-after hotels – the ideal base from which to explore the glorious coastline of the Côte d'Azur.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
London to Paris

Your journey begins with a Eurostar hop across the Channel, travelling from London’s St Pancras International to Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris. Do let us know if you’d prefer to fly, however, as our specialists will happily arrange travel from any regional UK airport with flights to the French capital.

On arrival, you’ll transfer to your city-centre hotels – a boutique spa retreat dripping in Parisian sophistication and ideally positioned for you to make the most of your stay in the City of Lights. Once you've settled in, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, pause for coffee in Montmartre or dine in style at your hotel or one of Paris's esteemed restaurants. Our specialists can help you with recommendations if required.

Stay: Hotel Bowmann, Paris (Deluxe)

Day 2
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

After a morning of relaxation and a final chance to explore Paris, a private transfer will whisk you to the station where the gleaming blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express await. Once aboard, settle into your cabin, where a selection of pastries with tea and coffee is served. Then, as the bucolic landscapes and vineyards of Burgundy race past your window, you'll dress for dinner and make your way to one of the ornate restaurant cars for seasonal delicacies prepared by the Chef Imbert and his talented team. Expect dining inspired by the seasons, all paired with fine wines – a truly memorable gourmet adventure. After dinner, Bar Car ‘3674’ is calling. Mingle with your fellow guests over a digestif to the sounds of the resident pianist. Meanwhile, your cabin has been transformed into a bedroom, ready to welcome you for a good night's sleep.

Stay: Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express

Meals: B D

Days 3-4
Cannes & the Côte d'Azur

As the sun rises over Marseille, you'll wake to fresh coffee, juice and pastries served in your cabin. Relax and take in the views of the Côte d'Azur, your route often hugging the coastline and offering tantalising glimpses of the Mediterranean beyond. On arrival in Cannes itself, you'll say goodbye to the train and head for the Hotel Martinez – an art-deco gem overlooking the beach beside the famous Promenade de la Croisette. It's the perfect base for enjoying the town itself, or you might choose to head further afield, perhaps with a trip along the coast to Cap d'Antibes with its 16th-century ramparts and star-shaped Fort Carré. We've included a two-night stay, so you'll have ample time to explore. 

Stay: Hotel Martinez,Cannes or similar (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Depart for UK

After breakfast at your hotel, perhaps take a final stroll along the promenade before a private transfer sees you to Nice airport for your flight home. 

Meals: B

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Pricing

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

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

5-day luxury rail journey from £4,840 pp incl. flights

Deluxe - Historic Cabin 2023

Validity

Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express departures

2023 - 11 May / 03 Aug Paris to Cannes

Includes

  • One way Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord 
  • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Bowmann, Paris on a BB basis
  • Calais to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express included selected meals prepared by onboard chefs
  • 2 nights accommodation at The Martinez, Cannes on a BB basis
  • Private transfer from Cannes to Nice airport
  • One way flight from Nice to UK

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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