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Venice Simplon Orient Express, Rome and Venice

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About the tour

Experience absolute luxury aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express on this tour, when you visit the water city and the eternal city on this tour of two Italian giants, and travel back to Paris on the luxurious Venice Simplon Orient Express. Start in Rome where the Vatican City, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain, are iconic tourist attractions. Then move onto Venice where the canals and bridges charm and beguile every visitor. On this journey through Italy, every moment is a moment of wonder and inspiration.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Venice Simplon Orient Express
Venice Simplon Orient Express
Experience the luxurious Venice Simplon Orient Express on the train journey of a lifetime.
Rome
Rome
Wander through Rome’s historic streets
Venice
Venice
Explore Venice’s famous waterways and hidden backstreets.

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Rome

Flight from London to Rome

Your epic journey begins today with your flight from the UK to Rome.

Regional flights available

Rail London - Rome (2 Days)

Alternatively, take a two-day leisurely train journey from London to Rome. Begin by taking the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Nord, then from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu. You'll spend the night in Lyon and the next day you'll travel from Lyon Part Dieu to Milan and from Milan to Rome.

Upgrades to First Class available

Rome

Days 1 & 2 - Rome

Rome

On arrival in Rome, you'll enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Choose one of our specially picked hotels, either 4* or 5* on a B&B basis.

Take some free time in Rome today and explore the city at your own pace. Wander the old streets and soak up the atmosphere of this eternal city. Stop off for pasta or pizza at one of the city's many restaurants or sit and watch the people go by with a coffee at one of the many pavement cafes. Or, choose one of our optional excursions, which are bookable at a supplement.

Tuscan Valley

Day 3 – Rome to Venice

Tuscan Valley

You'll walk to the station in Rome this morning to continue your adventure and begin the next chapter of your journey. You'll take a highspeed train from Rome all the way to Venice, in just under four hours. You'll travel up the spine of Italy, passing through the enchanting region of Tuscany where the Cypress trees waft in the breeze. On arrival in Venice you can either walk or take a private transfer to your hotel. Choose one of our handpicked hotels, either 4* or 5*, on a B&B basis.

Venice

Day 4 - Venice

Venice

Enjoy a free day in Venice today, and discover the water city at your own pace. Shop for Italian souvenirs and wander over the many bridges and around the narrow streets. Visit a museum and have your camera ready for some snaps of the amazing gothic architecture. Take a little time to sit in one of the squares and enjoy an Italian coffee or a gelato, and watch Venice go by. Or, choose one of our optional excursions which are pre-bookable at a supplement.

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Day 5 – Venice Simplon Orient Express

Venice Simplon Orient Express

This morning get ready for a very special journey as you join the enchanting Venice Simplon Orient Express. The journey is very much a part of your experience on this luxury train. From the moment you step aboard the opulence and sophistication envelopes you, as you prepare to take the journey of a lifetime. Sit back and relax and watch the mesmerising Italian landscapes drift by your window. Enjoy a delicate three course dinner in one of the 1920s restaurant cars, and relax in your luxury accommodation. When the hour for dinner rolls around, take your seat in one of the restaurant cars and be wooed by a sumptuous four course dinner, as your sommelier expertly pairs each dish with a fine wine. Meet for a live performance from your onboard pianist in the bar car, or cosy up in your cabin with a good book.

Inbound Travel

Day 6 – Venice Simplon Orient Express & Home

Awake to the smell of fresh pastries and take breakfast in your cabin, your personal steward is on hand to attend to your needs, or stroll down to one of the restaurant cars for a breakfast of smoked salmon and caviar. On arrival in Paris it's time to leave the luxurious arms of the Venice Simplon Orient Express as you prepare to board the Eurostar for your journey 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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