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Venice Simplon - Orient-Express, Lake Garda & Venice

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAPOE

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Rail

A holiday of a lifetime across Europe including an overnight stay onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

A holiday of a lifetime across Europe including an overnight stay onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

PRICE FROM ? £3499 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Venice Simplon-Orient-Express experience from London Victoria to Verona
  • Return flight from Venice to Gatwick with British Airways
  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels​
  • 1 night on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on a full-board basis
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • ​Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide​
  • Travel on the Belmond British Pullman and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Please note: We're always reviewing our tours. That's why from 2019 the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journey will be offered on the return journey. Therefore you'll be flying to Venice on day 1 and boarding the Orient Express from Verona on day 7. ​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Verona
  • You'll make your way to London Victoria Station, where the Belmond British Pullman is waiting for you. This handsome train will whisk you through the Kent countryside as you are served brunch and a Bellini cocktail. Once you've crossed the English Channel, you'll disembark in Calais and begin the next leg of your journey. This time you'll be welcomed aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world's most famous trains. Relax in comfort as you take in the views from your private cabin, and once you have dressed for dinner maybe head to the bar car. Here you can sip an aperitif whilst enjoying the music from the resident pianist. You can then savour a freshly prepared four-course meal in one of the elegant dining cars. End your evening back in the bar car, where you can enjoy a nightcap with your fellow guests. When it's time to retire for the night, you'll find that your cabin has been turned into a cosy bedroom by your personal steward.
  • DAY 2 Lake Garda
  • ​Waking aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a wonderful way to start the day. As the train makes her way to Verona you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your exquisite surroundings, starting with breakfast served in your cabin. You are invited to make your way to a restaurant car, where a three-course lunch is served as you take in the passing scenery. The Italian Dolomites form a splendid backdrop to an elegant afternoon tea and your unforgettable journey ends as you disembark in Verona. On arrival, you'll be met and transferred by road to Lake Garda.
  • DAY 3 Lake Garda
  • Your hotel is located on the southern shores of Lake Garda in the charming town of Desenzano. Why not get your bearings with a stroll through café-lined cobbled streets to its 11th century castle. If you would like to see Lake Garda from another perspective, we'll organise an optional cruise on board a 16th century wooden ketch boat.
  • Day 4 Lake Garda
  • ​​All you have to do today is relax and enjoy your surroundings. As well as stunning lake views, your hotel boasts a pool, sun terrace and a small private beach.
  • DAY 5 Venice
  • ​You're heading to Venice today via a first-class journey by train.
  • DAYS 6 Venice
  • There are so many famous sights in this extraordinary floating city, so set your own pace as you head off to see St Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and more. If you want to see the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, join our optional excursion by water taxi.
  • Day 7 Venice
  • See more of Venice at leisure, maybe even treating yourself to a gondola ride.
  • DAY 8 Venice
  • ​We'll transfer you to the airport today for your flight back to the UK.

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Accommodation

    • Venice Simplon Orient Express
    • The Orient Express is one of the world's most famous luxury trains. Step aboard and experience truly elegant travel.
    • Hotel Lido International
    • Originally a historical house in Desenzano del Garda this shore side property is full of charm. The hotel features a large garden with an elegant swimming pool which leads directly to the beach with a full view of the lake.
    • Foscari Palace
    • The 4 star Hotel Foscari Palace is located on the banks of the Grand Canal in the centre of the Cannaregio region of Venice. The hotel is surrounded by morning markets, supermarkets, bar, cafes and shops. The hotel offers high quality accommodation, stylish and comfortable. Each bedroom has been furnished with attention to detail to create a homely and cosy atmosphere. Decor is modern with bleached wood furniture, pastel coloured walls and traditional furnishings. Bedrooms facilitites include; private facilitites, flat screen TV, mini bar, hairdryer, writing table, lighted mirror, safe and high speed internet.
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Optional Excursions

  • Private boat trip on Lake Garda
  • Cruise to Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • A night at the Verona opera
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Further Information

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