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Venice Simplon Orient Express & Lake Garda

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About the tour

On this journey of a lifetime experience the golden age of travel aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express and enjoy the luxury of this vintage hotel on rails. Your journey begins on the banks of the shimmering Lake Garda where you can explore the medieval town of Sirmione, before you journey on to Venice where the canals and bridges await you with their beauty. Your adventure reaches its pinnacle when you take the opulent Venice Simplon Orient Express to Paris.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Lake Garda
Lake Garda
Uncover the breathtaking beauty of the crystal-clear waters of Lake Garda.
Immerse yourself in enchanting Venice.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Indulge in the unparalleled luxury and nostalgia of the Venice Simplon Orient Express.

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Verona

Flight from London to Verona

Your journey begins today with your flight from London to Verona. On arrival in Verona you'll be transferred to your hotel.

Regional flights available

Rail from London to Verona (2 Days)

Alternatively, take a slow journey by train, beginning with the Eurostar at St Pancras Station. You'll travel to Paris Gare du Nord, then from Paris Gare du Lyon to Lyon St Exupery, where you'll spend the night. The next morning you'll take the train from Lyon to Milan, and from Milan to Desenzano, where you'll be transferred to your hotel.

Upgrades to First Class available

Lake Garda

Days 1-3 Lake Garda

Lake Garda

On arrival, choose from our handpicked 4* and 5* hotels, on a B&B basis.

Enjoy two free days on Lake Garda today and wander around the magical town of Sirmione. Sitting on the Sirmio Peninsula, this old town is almost completely surrounded by water and you have to walk over a bridge to access the town at all. Take a walk around the stunning medieval castle, and stroll the pretty old town, or visit one of the beaches. Or, choose one of our optional excursions, available at a supplement.

Garda to Venice

Day 4 – Garda to Venice

Garda to Venice

Following a leisurely breakfast in your hotel this morning, you'll be transferred to Desanzano Station where you'll catch the train to Venice. On arrival in Venice you can make your own way to your chosen hotel or you can choose an optional transfer by water taxi. Choose one of our 4* and 5* hotels, on a B&B basis.


Day 5 - Venice


Today you can enjoy a free day in Venice to wander the narrow streets, stroll over the historic bridges, and take some time in one of the squares to relax with a coffee while the world goes by. Get better acquainted with the romantic water city by spending a while in one of its old cafes, and visit a museums or two. Or, explore the city, and beyond, on one of our optional excursions.

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Day 6 – Venice Simplon Orient Express

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Enjoy some free time in Venice before you board the Venice Simplon Orient Express for a very special journey to Paris. From the moment you approach the most famous of all train rides, you'll feel the luxury and sense of nostalgia. The carriages on this iconic train date from the 1920s and 1930s, with art deco details that have been thoughtfully restored. When you've made yourself comfortable onboard you'll find everything has been thought of to ensure your happiness, including the service from the personal steward who attends to guests in every carriage.

Italian waiters serve fine dining meals, which have been freshly prepared by French chefs, and live entertainment plays into the evening while you sip a cocktail or two in the bar. In the morning you can choose to have your breakfast in bed, brought to your cabin by your steward. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the last part of your journey, watch the altering landscape drift by your window, as you travel from Italy, into France, and to the romantic city of Paris.

Inbound Travel

Day 7 – Venice Simplon Orient Express

The Venice Simplon Orient Express arrives in Paris today, for you to transfer for your journey home. Enjoy your morning aboard the iconic train, and then make your way to Gare du Nord where you'll take the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

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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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