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Venice

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

4-day tailor-made journey from £2,650 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

The splendours of Venice meet Austria's storybook scenery

Highlights

  • Recall the Golden Age of travel onboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Discover Venice's Gothic architecture and rich history
  • Stay in palatial luxury in the heart of Venice's waterways
  • Experience white-glove service and all-inclusive meals onboard the luxurious train
  • Take in the spectacular scenery of the Austrian Alps

In Brief

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

About

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

This 4-day journey is the wonderful reverse of the seminal London to Venice train journey onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start in Venice’s Gothic splendours, discovering fresco-lined cathedrals, canalside eateries and historic piazzas while staying in a charming canalside 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 Austrian Alps, finishing your journey in London.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Venice

You’ll begin your trip in style with VIP airport lounge access before boarding the short flight to Venice and transferring to your hotel for the next two nights. There’s the lavish Baglioni Hotel Luna with its silk-panelled walls, frescoed ceilings and rooftop Grand-Canal views, or the L’Orologio, whose contemporary rooms and innovative artworks are just a short stroll from Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. 

Stay: Hotel L'Orologio, Venice (Superior) or Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 2
Venice

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: Hotel L'Orologio, Venice (Superior) or 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 Austrian villages among the deep river valleys and rolling hills of Brenner Pass before the snow-dusted mountains and picturesque meadows of Alberg Pass dominate the landscape. Then, enjoy pastries served in your oak-panelled cabin or upgrade to a spectacular Grand Suite with a double bed and private bathroom before you prepare for your last 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 London

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in your cabin this morning at whichever time suits you, before a brief stop at Paris’ Gare du Nord sees you speed towards Calais to cross the channel as you indulge in brunch. Then, back on home soil, enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea on the Belmond British Pullman with a glass of English sparkling wine, ending in London Victoria. 

Meals: B L

Pricing

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

Superior 2018 departures

Low Season

from £2,650 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £2,775 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel:

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express operates on selected dates between March and November.

Price includes:

  • Outbound flight between UK and Venice
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* hotel on a B&B basis
  • Venice to Calais to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard 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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