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Venice Simplon Orient Express, Florence & Venice

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About the tour

Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to two magical Italian cities and journey home aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon Orient Express. Begin your journey in Florence, the city of art and an Italian cultural hub like no other, and then travel to Venice, the water city where you can ride a gondola and eat gelato in the pretty squares. Finally, your trip takes you home on the opulent Venice Simplon Orient Express as you travel in luxury through the inspiring Italian landscapes.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Florence
Florence
Step back in time as you wander through historic Florence.
Venice
Venice
Explore Venice’s famous waterways and hidden backstreets.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Experience absolute luxury aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express.

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Florence

Flight from London to Florence

Your Italian adventure begins with your flight from London to Florence.

Regional flights available

Rail London - Florence (2 Days)

Alternatively, take a leisurely two day train journey from London to Florence. Beginning in St Pancras Station, you'll take the Eurostar to Paris Nord. Then from Paris Gare du Lyon you'll travel to Lyon St Exupery and spend the night in Lyon. The next day you'll take the train from Lyon to Milan and from Milan to Florence, where you'll transfer to your hotel.

Upgrades to First Class available

Florence

Days 1 & 2 - Florence

Florence

On arrival in Florence you'll be transferred to your hotel to relax. Choose between our 4* hotels, on a B&B basis.

Enjoy a free day in Florence today and get to know the city a little better by walking its streets and discovering its stunning architecture. Visit a gallery or a museum for some famous historical art in this city of art and culture, or spend some time in one of the city's historic cafes where you can sip an Italian coffee at the bar along with the locals. Or, choose one of our optional excursions, pre-bookable at an additional cost, for a deeper dive into Florence and the surrounding area.

To Venice

Day 3 – Florence to Venice

To Venice

Relax on your free morning in Florence and do any last minute souvenir shopping, or stroll the streets one more time, before you'll head to the station later in the morning. From the station you'll catch a highspeed train through picturesque Tuscany and the Emilia-Romagna wine region, all the way to Venice. The journey takes just over two hours and on arrival in Venice you can take an optional transfer, or walk to your hotel. Choose between our 4* and 5* hotels, on a B&B basis.

Venice

Day 4 - Venice

Venice

You can enjoy a free day in Venice today to get to know the city better. Stroll these historic streets and take in the Venetian atmosphere by sitting at one of the pavement cafes with an Italian coffee or a gelato. Wander the narrow streets and stride over the old bridges that straddle the famous canals. Or, at a supplementary cost, choose one of our optional excursions and get to know Venice and beyond.

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Day 5 – The Venice Simplon Orient Express

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Spend your free morning in Venice doing any last minute souvenir shopping, or taking a last wander around the historic streets, before it's time to join the majestic Venice Simplon Orient Express. From the moment you approach these restored 1920s carriages, you'll know this is a journey like no other. Once onboard you'll gain a sense of the luxury of this historic train and the majesty of the journey you're about to take.

Relax, as your journey begins, in your private accommodation, and enjoy a three course lunch in one of the regal restaurant cars. Watch the changing landscapes drift by your window or get to know your fellow travellers a little, before it's time for your sumptuous four course dinner in one of the restaurant cars, accompanied by your sommelier's choice of pairing wines. After dinner, cosy up with a good book, or sip cocktails in the bar car while your resident pianist entertains you.

Inbound Travel

Day 6 - Arrive in Paris

You'll feel like you've woken in paradise this morning, as the scent of fresh pastries and coffee wafts along the corridors. Your steward is on hand to attend to your needs and you can enjoy a French breakfast served in the comfort of your cabin, or you can wander along to one of the restaurant cars for a breakfast of smoked salmon and caviar.

On arrival in Paris it's time to leave your luxury journey behind as you disembark the Venice Simplon Orient Express and make your way to the Eurostar where you'll take your journey back to London St Pancras Station.

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