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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to Amsterdam

6-day tailor-made holiday from £5,550 pp incl. flights


Short description

The splendours of Venice meet Amsterdam's canal and arts culture


  • Disover Venice's striking architecture, beautiful bridges and winding canals
  • 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
  • View the spectacular Swiss Alps and showcase some of Europe’s finest rural scenery
  • Walk along Amsterdam's canals, and discover it's world famous museums

In Brief

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


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

This six-day journey is new take on the seminal London to Venice train journey, travelling in luxury onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start amid Venice’s Gothic splendours, discovering frescoed cathedrals and historic piazzas while staying in a luxurious canal-side hotel. After two nights in Venice 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 Amsterdam with its iconic canal and cafe culture.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Venice

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Venice. You'll be met on arrival by a private water taxi for the scenic journey to your hotel. The lavish Baglioni Hotel Luna with its silk-panelled walls, with rooftop Grand-Canal views and St Mark's Square and Doge's Palace a short walk away.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 2

You’ve got today free to explore Venice’s winding waterways and colourful streets – we recommend a walking tour to make the most of your time in this historic city. Perhaps take in famous sights such as Gothic 14th-century Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica, and follow in Hemingway’s footsteps with a Bellini at the illustrious Harry’s Bar. Perhaps enjoy some fresh seafood antipasti in one of Venice’s charming trattorias before taking a cruise out across the Venetian Lagoon to explore Burano’s vivid storybook charm, or take in the glassblowing heritage of nearby Murano, a charming microcosm of Venice itself. 

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Leave the splendours of Venice behind today as you head to the Venezia Santa Lucia 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
Arrive in Amsterdam

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in your cabin this morning at whichever time suits you, before a brief stop in Paris sees you speed towards Amsterdam and the end of your journey. On arrival your hotel is a short journey from the railway station and within walking distance of the historic centre of Amsterdam. 

Meander alongside the glistening canals, by foot or more famously by bicycle, cross over the clusters of bridges, relax at an al fresco café and soak up every drop of culture.

Stay: The Pullizer Hotel, Amsterdam (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 5

After breakfast, perhaps explore worldly wonders in the famous Rijksmuseum, let your eyes feast upon the masterpieces of the Van Gogh Museum and feel moved when you visit the Anne Frank House Museum. Amble around charming Jordaan, with its collection of captivating galleries, pubs and quirky markets, it’s a must-visit neighbourhood. Hop on a ferry to Amsterdam North and see the city from high in the sky on Europe’s highest swing, A’DAM Lookout.

Stay: The Pullizer Hotel, Amsterdam (Deluxe)

Day 6
Amsterdam to UK

Today make your way to the airport for your flight home (alternatively ask your Wexas consultant for details of returning to the UK by Eurostar train)



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

6-day tailor-made holiday
from £5,550 pp incl. flights

Historic Cabin - 2024 departures

July 2024

from £6,055 pp. incl. flights

April 2024

from £6,065 pp. incl. flights

July 2025

from £5,815 pp. incl. flights

April 2025

from £5,550 pp. incl. flights

Special offer applies for 25 July 2024 departure from Venice to Amsterdam

2024 departures

  • Venice - Amsterdam 15 April & 22 July 2024
  • Amsterdam - Venice 18 April and 25 July 2024

2025 departures

  • Venice - Amsterdam 14 April & 21 July 2025
  • Amsterdam - Venice 17 April & 24 July 2025

Price includes:

  • Outbound flight between UK and Venice
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5* hotel on a BB basis in Venice
  • Venice to Amsterdam on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5* hotel on a BB basis in Amsterdam
  • Inbound flight between Amsterdam and 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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