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La Dolce Vita, Rome, Venice & Portofino

7 days From £8,085 per person

2025 Tour code: LPI25

About the tour

Begin your adventure with three unforgettable nights in the iconic city of Rome, immersing yourself in its rich history and vibrant culture. Then, board the luxurious Orient Express La Dolce Vita Train and travel in opulent style to Venice. Savor a gourmet lunch curated by Michelin 3-star chef Hans Beck as you glide through Tuscany. In Venice, enjoy an exquisite dinner in a Venetian palace before continuing your journey to the breathtaking town of Portofino. Marvel at the beauty of the Ligurian coast, and then return to the train for a sumptuous "Grand Soir" dinner as you travel back to Rome. This extraordinary journey promises memories to last a lifetime, blending luxurious travel with the enchanting charm of Italy.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Explore Historic Rome at leisure
La Dolce Vita Orient Express
La Dolce Vita Orient Express
Experience unparalleled dining, service and luxury on the Orient Express La Dolce Vita
Spend an unforgettable evening in a Venetian Palazzo
Explore the stunning Ligurian Coastline

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Rome

Flight from London to Rome

Embark on a remarkable adventure as you board your flight from London to the timeless city of Rome.

Rail London - Rome (2 Days)

Alternatively, stretch out your journey by taking a two-day train ride. Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Nord, and travel from Paris Gare du Lyon to Lyon St Exupery. You'll spend the night in Lyon before taking the train the next day from Lyon to Milan. From Milan you'll travel onto Rome, where you'll transfer to your hotel.

Arrival in Rome

Day 1 - Rome

Arrival in Rome

Upon arrival, enjoy the convenience of a private transfer to your carefully selected hotel. Select from our curated list of 4-star or 5-star accommodations, each offering a comfortable retreat and delectable breakfast options. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Rome, where every corner tells a story. Prepare to create cherished memories on this unforgettable journey starting in one of the world's most iconic cities.

Exploring Rome

Day 2 - Exploring Rome

Exploring Rome

Today, embrace the freedom to explore Rome at your own pace. Wander through the city's enchanting narrow streets, lined with quaint boutiques, lively bars, and inviting souvenir shops, each offering a slice of Roman life. Treat yourself to authentic pizza as you stroll, capturing the vibrant atmosphere of this historic city. Find a picturesque square to relax with a rich Italian coffee as you watch the world bustle by. For a deeper dive into Rome's rich tapestry, consider one of our thoughtfully curated optional excursions, available for a supplement. Each offers a unique perspective and richer understanding of this timeless city.


Day 3 - Rome


Delight in another leisurely day to delve deeper into the treasures of Rome. Begin with a timeless tradition: toss a coin into the shimmering waters of the Trevi Fountain, ensuring your return to this magical city. Continue your adventure by exploring the awe-inspiring Colosseum, where history echoes through its ancient arches. Savour the flavours of the city with a plate of regional pasta at one of Rome's renowned restaurants. For a tailored experience, consider one of our optional excursions, which can be pre-booked for a supplement, ensuring a day filled with unique discoveries.

La Dolce Vita to Venice

Day 4 - La Dolce Vita to Venice

La Dolce Vita to Venice

Embark on a late morning journey from Rome Ostiense aboard the luxurious La Dolce Vita Orient Express, combining opulence with cultural discovery. Savour a sumptuous lunch in the Restaurant Car, where 3-Michelin-starred Chef Heinz Beck presents a menu brimming with Italian-inspired dishes crafted from seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

As the sun sets, arrive in the mesmerising city of Venice. Here, an expertly curated itinerary beckons, complete with a guided tour of Venice's storied landmarks and an exclusive visit to a prestigious Venetian Palace. The evening escalates with a private dinner in an ancient Palazzo, set against a backdrop of live music and captivating performances that promise a truly enchanting experience.

As midnight nears, the La Dolce Vita Orient Express departs for the stunning coastal haven of Portofino, continuing your journey through Italy's most picturesque landscapes and iconic cities.

La Dolce Vita and Portofino

Day 5 – La Dolce Vita & Portofino

La Dolce Vita and Portofino

As morning light filters through your window, the gentle sway of the train ushers in a new day filled with promise and adventure. Start with an authentic Italian breakfast where flaky pastries, artisanal breads paired with locally-sourced jams, alongside an array of fine Italian cheeses and cured meats, set the tone for a day of indulgence and exploration.

As dawn breaks, you arrive in Santa Margherita Ligure, a stunning gem on the Ligurian coast known affectionately as the Tigullio pearl. From here, a short transfer takes you to the picturesque Portofino. Enjoy some leisure time in this idyllic setting before savouring a typical Ligurian lunch, where fresh seafood and vibrant flavours capture the essence of the region.

In the afternoon, set off on a scenic journey along the Mediterranean Sea, drinking in the breathtaking views and the serene atmosphere. As evening falls, prepare for "Le Grand Soir" onboard dinner, an exquisite affair where delectable cuisine and elegant surroundings blend seamlessly. With live music serenading you through the night, this dining experience promises to be as memorable as the stunning landscapes you've passed by.

La Dolce Vita to Rome

Day 6 – Arrive back in Rome

La Dolce Vita to Rome

As you cherish the final moments aboard the La Dolce Vita Orient Express, begin your morning with a sumptuous Italian breakfast. Savor the rich aroma and robust flavors of freshly brewed espresso, paired beautifully with a splendid selection of breakfast delights, providing a perfect Arrivederci to your luxurious journey.

As the train gracefully arrives at Rome Ostiense, your unforgettable voyage reaches its conclusion. As you disembark, take with you the cherished memories of elegant dining, breathtaking scenic vistas, and the unparalleled experiences that have marked your journey aboard the La Dolce Vita Orient Express.

Inbound Travel

Day 7 - Rome to the UK

Flight from Rome to London

Today marks the conclusion of your remarkable journey as you are privately transferred to Rome airport for your flight back home. Savour the sights and sounds of Italy one last time, taking in the vibrant culture and picturesque landscapes that have made your trip unforgettable. As you prepare to board your flight back to London, reflect on the wonderful memories and experiences that will stay with you long after you've returned.

Rail Rome - London (2 Days)

Alternatively, take a leisurely two-day rail journey back to London. Travel from Rome to Turin Porta Susa, and spend the night in Turin. The next day take the train from Turin Porta Susa to Paris Gare du Lyon, and from Paris Nord to London St Pancras aboard the Eurostar.

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Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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