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Ponte Pietra, Verona

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona to London No-fly

5-day tailor-made no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,255 pp

Summary

Short description

Travel from Verona to London on the world's most famous train

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Highlights

  • Skip the airport and reduce your carbon footprint
  • Explore the rich history of Verona with included tours
  • Journey on one of the world's most luxurious trains
  • Enjoy multi-course dining and free-flowing drinks
  • Finish in style on the Belmond British Pullman

In Brief

  • 1 Night SNCF Rail
  • 2 Nights Verona
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

About

Recommended for:
City-break | History & culture | Honeymoon | No-fly | Rail journey

As an alternative to the classic Verona to London route, this tailor-made itinerary brings you to one of Italy's most treasured cities followed by an iconic rail journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You'll skip the airport, travelling via Eurostar to Paris followed by SNCF to Verona, where you'll stay in an opulent palace. After time exploring the ancient wonders of this beautiful city, you'll step aboard the world's most famous train to relive a golden era of travel. Enjoy white gloved service, multi-course dining and free-flowing drinks as you glide through Europe on your way back to London. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Paris and Verona

This morning there's no need to head to the airport. Instead, you'll depart from London's St Pancras Station on Eurostar to Paris Gare de Nord. You'll then connect from Paris to Verona on SNCF, in a Premium sleeper cabin with an attached en suite. 

Day 2
Verona

You'll arrive into Verona Porta Nuova station early this morning, where your private transfer will take you to your Verona accommodation – a magnificent palace not far from Juliet's balcony, dating back to 1300. Your city centre location leaves you perfectly located for exploring its sights, and you'll take an included tasting tour to immerse yourself in its rich culinary delights. Your guide will see you to some of the foodie hotspots to sample fresh Italian coffee and delicatessen delights, as well as fresh pasta in an authentic trattoria. You’ll also visit a tiny tortellini workshop. Return to your hotel this evening to relax among the period details and sumptuous furnishings of your room.

Stay: Due Torri Hotel, Verona

Day 3
Verona

Today you'll take a fascinating walking tour of Verona, wandering through its winding streets to pause in picturesque piazzas with a local guide. You'll visit the Verona Arena, an immaculately-preserved Roman amphitheatre dating back to the first century and still used as an opera venue today. You'll see more Roman ruins, medieval churches and bridges, as well as Juliet's romantic balcony, as you get to know Verona's charms. Tonight, perhaps enjoy a candlelit dinner at Due Torri Lounge & Restaurant in your hotel.

Stay: Due Torri Hotel, Verona

Meals: B

Day 4
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

This morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast in the hotel before a private transfer whisks you away to board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. After a welcome glass of sparkling wine, your personal steward will show you to your private cabin, all dark wood and glamorous furnishings. As the Dolomites whip past your window, you'll be served a multi-course gourmet meal in the elegant restaurant car, followed later by afternoon tea and then a magnificent four-course dinner. Tonight, after a nightcap in the bar car, return to your cabin, where your plush seating area is transformed into cosy berths with crisp white linens.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Return to the UK

This morning, you'll awake to views of the French countryside from your window, as breakfast is served in your cabin by your personal steward. After disembarking the iconic carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, there's a short channel hop over to England where you'll board the Belmond British Pullman, striking in its 1920s Art Deco style. As you head towards London, you'll be served a traditional afternoon tea with sparkling wine, a fitting end to a spectacular journey.

Meals: B L

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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 tailor-made no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,255 pp

Deluxe

Low Season

from £3,255 pp.

Mid Season

from £3,445 pp.

High Season

from £3,445 pp.

Valid for travel:

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

Price includes:

  • Outbound Eurostar train from London St Pancras Station to Paris Gare du Nord Station
  • Overnight sleeper service on SNCF Thello trains from Paris to Verona in Premium sleeper cabin including ensuite private bathroom equipped with washbasin, shower and toilet. Welcome drink offered on arrival, and breakfast served prior to arrival into Venice
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* hotel on a B&B basis
  • Verona to Calais 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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