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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 ? £3699 per person
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What's Included

  • Outbound flight from Gatwick to Venice with British Airways
  • ​Venice Simplon-Orient-Express experience from Verona to London Victoria​
  • 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
  • Travel on the Belmond British Pullman and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Venice
  • Depart on your schedule flight to Venice today. On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel in Venice.​​​​
  • DAY 2 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 3 Venice
  • See more of Venice at leisure, maybe even treating yourself to a gondola ride.​​
  • Day 4 Lake Garda
  • You're heading to Desenzano today via a first-class journey by train. Your hotel is located on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Why not get your bearings with a stroll through café-lined cobbled streets to its 11th century castle.​​
  • DAY 5 Lake Garda
  • 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 6 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 7 Verona/UK
  • Today we will transfer you to Verona where the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world's most famous trains, is waiting for you. After you have settled into your comfortable 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. Later, the Italian Dolomites form a splendid backdrop to an elegant afternoon tea. ​​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 8 UK
  • Waking aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a wonderful way to start the day. A Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train arrives at Paris Gare de l'Est. A delicious brunch is then served as you travel on towards the Channel. Once you've crossed the English Channel, you'll join the Belmond British Pullman and begin the next leg of your journey. This handsome train will whisk you through the Kent countryside as you are served a traditional English afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling English Rosé. Disembark at London Victoria Station for your onward arrangements.​​

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Accommodation

    • Hotel Continental Venice
    • Your hotel in Venice is an elegant 15th century building located right on the Grand Canal. Facilities include a restaurant offering spectacular views.
    • 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.
    • Venice Simplon Orient Express
    • The Orient Express is one of the world's most famous luxury trains. Step aboard and experience truly elegant travel.
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Optional Excursions

  • Private boat trip on Lake Garda
  • Cruise to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Further Information

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