Venice Simplon Orient Express, Lake Garda & Venice (Ref: TS8)
Venice Simplon Orient Express, Lake Garda & Venice (Ref: TS8)

A holiday of a lifetime across Europe including an overnight stay onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

  • Travel on the Belmond British Pullman and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
What's Included
  • Outbound flight from you chosen airport
  • ​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 
  • Tour Manager
  • ​Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
Tour 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.​​

Departure Dates & Prices

London Gatwick Departures

06th Jun 2019 - £3899 Per Person

15th Sep 2019 - £3699 Per Person

 

London Heathrow Departures

06th Jun 2019 - £3948 Per Person

15th Sep 2019 - £3748 Per Person

 

Manchester Departures

06th Jun 2019 - £3899 Per Person

15th Sep 2019 - £3798 Per Person

 

Bristol Departures

06th Jun 2019 - £3998 Per Person

15th Sep 2019 - £3798 Per Person

 

Liverpool Departures

15th Sep 2019 - £3798 Per Person

(Prices are based on 2 adults sharing)

 

Call 01226 345381 to Book 

Your Hotels
Your Hotels

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.

Optional Excursions

ITALY - EXCLUSIVE LAKE GARDA SAILING EXPERIENCE - PREBOOKABLE ONLY FROM £119

Lake Garda is in a glorious position set amongst olive and citrus groves, lush vineyards and soaring mountains. Italy’s largest and possibly most famous lake certainly lives up to its excellent reputation, with its tranquil location lending itself ideally to a peaceful boating experience. Enjoy time in the countryside in complete silence – interrupted only by the sound of the wind blowing through the sails. Live the fascinating experience of vintage sailing on the last two-masted wooden sailing vessel to operate on the lake.

With the ketch, moored in Bardolino, you can reach some of the most beautiful destinations of Lake Garda, such as Sirmione, Garda and Torri, and picturesque destinations like the Punta San Vigilio Languet, Isola Del Garda and the Grotte di Catullo. 

The sailing vessel is exclusive to our group and features stereo equipment, bar and toilet.

Half day – Minimal walking – Stunning scenery & truly memorable experience!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR EXCURSION MUST BE PRE BOOKED AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

 

MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO- PREBOOKABLE ONLY FROM £31

On-board a water taxi you’ll head for the three islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello. Murano is a colourful island famous for its glasswork and was once the main producer of glass in Europe. You will then move on to the island of Burano, famous for its lace and colourful houses, the colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development. You’ll then visit Torcello. This intriguing island is situated at the northern end of the Venetian Lagoon, it is the oldest continuously populated region of Venice, and once held the largest population of the Republic of Venice.

Half Day – Moderate Walking – Beautiful Scenery

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR EXCURSION MUST BE PRE BOOKED AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

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