The splendours of Rome meet Tuscan beauty and Switzerland's storybook scenery
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- Stay in city-centre luxury with some of Rome’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 Tuscan countryside
- View the spectacular Swiss Alps
- 2 Nights Rome
- 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
April holidays | City | City-break | Food & wine | History & culture | Rail journey | Short break
Enjoy a spectacular, four-day journey onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start amid Rome's Historic splendours, discovering frescoed cathedrals and historic piazzas while staying in a luxurious hotel. After two nights in Rome 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, from where a Eurostar hop will see you home.
Day by day itinerary
UK to Rome
Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Rome. On arrival, you'll be met by a private driver who'll bring you to your exclusive accommodation – the superb Baglioni Hotel Regina. Staying in Art Deco luxury where fine dining vies for your attention against spa indulgences, you'll be sited right among the movie-star cafés and restaurants of the leafy Via Veneto. The next-door Borghese Gardens making for a tranquil retreat from the city's bustle. Here, manicured flower beds lead between welcoming piazzas and world-class art galleries.
Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)
You’ve got today free to explore Rome's café scene, fashion shopping and ancient Colosseum wonders. The 2nd-century Pantheon’s austere façade contrasts with the grand Baroque flourishes of Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona. Further highlights include a trip to the Vatican City for St. Peter’s Basilica, a true Renaissance masterpiece.
Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Leave the splendours of Rome 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 as you travel through the hills and vines of the Tuscan countryside towards Florence, after a brief stop enjoy 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 in Paris’ Gare L'Est. Finally, after a short taxi ride to Gare du Nord, you'll board the Eurostar for the final leg home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Deluxe - Twin Cabin 2021
from £2,960 pp. incl. flights
from £3,015 pp. incl. flights
- Valid for travel:
Rome to London operates via Paris on 15 Aug 2021
- Outbound flight between UK and Rome
- Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in 5* hotel on a B&B basis
- Rome to Calais on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by on-board French chefs
- Folkestone to London Victoria Station on the British Pullman including afternoon tea
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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