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Venice by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is perhaps the most famous train in the world. Combine the romance of rail travel in luxurious comfort and style with a stay in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
- Style: Rail (Luxury)
- Duration: 5 days/4 nights
- Starts in: Italy
- Enjoy the refined surroundings of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
- Cruise down Venice’s enchanting canals on a Grand Canal Boat Tour
- Explore St Mark’s Square and people watch with a cappuccino
- Admire views of the alpine scenery from your train cabin
Day 1 London to Venice
Board the Belmond British Pullman at London Victoria and enjoy a lovely brunch as you glide out of the capital towards the Kent countryside. After a short Channel crossing, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and settle into your cabin as your steward caters to your every need. Enjoy a delicious four course dinner in one of the three beautifully restored 1920s restaurant cars. Relax in the Bar Car as you head south via Paris and through France towards the majestic Alps.
Day 2 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
After a comfortable night’s sleep, awake to the dramatic scenery of the Swiss Alps. Perhaps relax in the Bar Car before a sumptuous three-course lunch as the train winds its way through Italy, finally crossing the Venetian Lagoon, arriving into the Santa Lucia railway station early evening. Take a private boat transfer to the idyllic Belmond Cipriani, located on Giudecca Island. This iconic hideaway is the perfect place to relax and soak up the unrivalled views of Doge’s Palace and the lagoon.
Day 3 Venice
Venice is an incredible city, built on over 100 islands with 409 bridges and 150 canals. Walk the Grand Canal and marvel at the splendour of the monumental buildings from Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods. Sightseeing highlights include the imposing Doge’s Palace, the Basilica of San Marco, the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco.
Day 4 Venice
No visit to Venice would be complete without a cruise through its enchanting canals. Join a small group tour to explore the many waterways in a luxurious motorboat. Get a full overview of this mesmerising city and hear stories from your local guide.
Day 5 Venice
Enjoy a final morning wandering this romantic city before your holiday comes to an end. Alternatively, explore more of Italy combining the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with our Classic Italy by Rail holiday. Or perhaps take the short rail journey to Verona and explore the laidback Italian lakes. Ask your Trailfinders travel consultant for more details.
Departs:Frequent departures, Jan - Nov 2020.
- Rail travel on the Belmond British Pullman & Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- 3 nights 5 accommodation including Belmond Cipriani, Venice
- 1 night in a Twin Cabin (toilet facilities are available in each carriage) on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train
- 4 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
- Grand Canal Boat Tour
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