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Venice Simplon Orient Express

LONDON to ROME
including the
ORIENT EXPRESS

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Our Signature Journey

1st class rail & 4 Star Accommodation in Zurich

3 nights' 4 star Accommodation in Rome

Unique journey aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express

The magnificent Orient Express to Rome & First class rail travel via Zurich for your return journey to London.

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Orient Express

Holiday Highlights

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

offers a unique travel experience.

For your trip of a lifetime embark on the classic journey from Paris to the iconic Italian city of Rome.

Step aboard the Orient Express and you step back in time to a bygone age of luxury rail travel.

Departing from London to Paris, then board one of the world’s most iconic trains from Paris as you travel in the immaculate blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and journey through the Swiss Alps before arriving in Paris and the final leg of your journey to London.
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London to Rome including the Orient Express

Your holiday includes:

  • 5 night / 6 day holiday by rail from London to Rome.
  • 1 night B&B in a twin/double room at the Hotel Glockenhof (4 star) in Zurich.
  • 3 nights’ B&B in a twin/double room at the Boutique Hotel Liberty (4 star) in Rome.
  • a twin/double compartment on the Orient Express from Paris to Rome and Eurostar (Standard Premier Class) from London to Paris.
  • Option to upgrade to a Suite  or a luxurious Grand Suite, please contact us for details.
  • A saving of up to £500 can be applied if you choose to return by air.

Your Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Paris & board the the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Your adventure begins at London St. Pancras, where you travel by First Class rail to Paris and before boarding the world-famous Venice Simplon Orient Express, with its distinctive blue and gold carriages.

Your own personal steward is on hand to attend to you throughout your Venice Simplon Orient Express holiday.

Take the time to settle in to your comfortable private compartment, relax and admire the elaborate flourishes and spectacular marquetry of this elegant train, before dressing for dinner.

Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail before making your way to one of the magnificent restaurant cars, where you will be served a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs.

Following dinner you may wish to enjoy a drink in the bar car, listening to the sound of the baby grand piano.

By now your compartment has been transformed into a cosy bedroom, which you can retire to whenever you are ready.

Day 2 - Through Switzerland to Milan and onwards to Rome

Breakfast is served in your compartment this morning at a time to suit you; be sure to admire the stunning views of the Swiss Alps as you start the day.

You may wish to continue gazing out at the incredible scenery from your compartment, or perhaps spend the morning chatting to fellow guests over coffee.

Later you enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch served in another of the beautiful restaurant cars. Perhaps visit the on-board boutique to purchase souvenirs, while away the hours in conversation or take it easy in your compartment and admire the superb views of Lake Lucerne and Lake Como.

Afternoon tea is served in your compartment during the journey, then sit back and watch the world go by or simply revel in the romanticism of rail travel across Europe as you journey south to Rome and into Roma Termini station. 

Enter the Eternal city and make your way to your base for the next three nights, the well-located Boutique Hotel Liberty (4 star).

Days 3 & 4 – At leisure in Rome

Rome is truly one of the most thrilling and seductive cities in the world.

Discover a feast of architectural wonders, fine art and indulgent dining seemingly around each corner on your two full days in the Eternal city.

With an array of world renowned attractions including the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Coliseum and Vatican city you will find your days filled with glorious sights before perhaps having a break with a ‘gelato’ in Piazza Navona or enjoying some time shopping on Via del Corso.

An attraction not to be missed is Michelangelo’s masterpiece, located in the Sistine Chapel.

Alternatively, if you would like to sample some spectacular panoramic cityscape scenery, then make sure you take a trip to the top of St. Peter’s Cathedral.

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Day 5 – Through Switzerland and on to Zurich

This morning head to the Roma Termini station. Here you are re-united with the rest of the world as join the Eurostar Italia service for the First Class rail journey to Milan.

In Milan you change trains and bid farewell to Italy as you connect with the Euro City service for the journey into Switzerland.

You travel through the undulating Swiss countryside to attractive lakeside city of Zurich. It is a short walk (600 yards) to your overnight hotel, the comfortable, welcoming and highly-rated Hotel Glockenhof (4 star).

Here you spend tonight at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior), a charming belle époque hotel ideally located right next to the station.

Take a stroll alongside sparkling Lake Geneva and discover the attractions of Montreux.

Day 6 – Zurich to London – Homeward bound

After breakfast why not make a whistle-stop tour of Zurich.

Most of the city’s sights lie within the compact area on either side of the River Limmat, between the main station (Hauptbahnhof) and Lake Zurich. 

The churches and burgher houses of the Old Town are clustered here, as are the elegant shops along Bahnhofstrasse. The baroque Rathaus (Town Hall), Zurich’s most impressive churches – the Grossmünster, Fraumünster – and the city’s oldest, St Peterskirche (its clock face is the largest in Europe), all lie within a short distance of the River Limmat, near the point where it opens onto the lake.

Then make your way back to Zurich station to board the TGV towards Paris where you board the Eurostar for the comfortable journey in Standard Premier Class from Paris back to London.

Let the train take the strain as you stretch out and savour the light meal and drinks included in your Standard Premier service.

At 186mph the landscape is a blur at times, though memories abide as you return to London St.Pancras International and the final leg of your journey home.

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Further information

On board the Orient-Express

Travel in a private compartment, attended by Cabin Stewards throughout your journey, where you are assured of attentive yet discreet service.

Each compartment has its own original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, and at night-time becomes a comfortable bedroom, complete with soft towels and crisp linen.

Your double compartment converts in moments from daytime seating to a comfortable bedroom. A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table, it is transformed to night configuration with an upper and lower bed.

A washbasin with hot and cold water is enclosed in a cabinet and towels and toiletries are provided.

 

 

POSSIBLE VARIATIONS AND UPGRADES

Travel in a Suite on the Orient Express
from £7,490 per person

You may wish to upgrade your twin/double cabin on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express to a cabin suite.

Formed of two interconnecting double cabins, the cabin suite offers additional comfort and extra space.

By day, guests can stretch out and relax with two lounges, and by night a choice of bed configurations are available depending on your preferences.

The cabin suite is available from an additional £2,350 per person (based on two people travelling together), depending on departure date – please contact us for more details.

Travel in a Grand Suite on the Orient Express
from £10,490 per person

Why not make your journey of a lifetime on the world’s most famous train even more special, by travelling in one of just three exclusive Grand Suites?

Each luxurious suite is beautifully appointed with its own individual theme, and comes with its own private bathroom, double bed and spacious living area. Other additional touches are also included.

Grand Suites are available from an additional £4,495 per person (based on two people travelling together), depending on departure date – please contact us for more details.

Orient Express questions?

If you have a specific Venice Simplon-Orient Express question – why not review our Venice Simplon Orient Express FAQs here ? 

For information and booking:
Tel: 01347 825292 or email info@planetrail.co.uk

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