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An exclusive Journey – Take in the unique city of Venice then embark on the Venice Simplon Orient Express
to discover the delights of Amsterdam in Summer.
Departing from London, your holiday includes British Airways economy flights from London to Venice, 3 nights’ B&B in a classic room at the very highly-rated Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star), enjoying a quiet location just 10-15 minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge, an overnight journey from Venice to Amsterdam in a twin compartment on the legendary Orient Express with all meals on board, 2 nights’ B&B in a classic room at the highly-rated Hotel Estherea (4 star) in Amsterdam, a private taxi transfer in Paris is also included in the price of your holiday from £4,395 per person (based on 2 people travelling together).
Bearing in mind this journey is sold out and the public price of the overnight Orient Express journey alone is from £4,500 per person, our 7 night / 8 day package represents outstanding value for your money.
Your holiday begins as you check-in for your flight from London Gatwick or Heathrow airport to Venice Marco Polo airport.
On arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport make your way to the jetty for your private water taxi transfer.
Your water taxi will transfer you in the best possible style to your hotel for 3 nights, the charming, friendly and highly-rated Hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente (4 star), enjoying a quiet location just 10-15 minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge.
Step out in Venice and allow this unique and captivating city to carry where it will. Enjoy Venice, at dusk and after dark when all the crowds have gone home.
From St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge, a gondola ride on the Grand Canal to a visit inside the stunning Doges Palace, feel yourself unwind as you wander amid the myriad of canals along blissfully traffic-free alleyways and campi (squares).
You have plenty of time to discover the city’s luminous quality which emanates from the colours of its painted palazzo, ornate stone bridges and Byzantine basilicas all reflected against the tapestry of canals and lagoons.
A short boat ride will lead you to pretty islands on the lagoon, including Murano, home of glass-blowing and colourful Burano, where lace and linen abound.
This morning after breakfast your water taxi takes you to Venice Santa Lucia station.
Here you board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Your steward will show you to your private cabin and will attend you throughout your journey. After you have settled in it will soon be time to enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars.
Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your cabin gazing at the beautiful passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps, or chatting with fellow travellers in the Bar Car.
Afternoon tea is served in your cabin. After further relaxation it will soon be time to dress for dinner.
Why not sip a pre-dinner cocktail before making your way to one of the magnificent restaurant cars. Here you will be served a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs.
After dinner you may want to linger in the bar car, listening to the sound of the baby grand piano. When you are ready, retire to your compartment, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.
Breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you. all too soon the train pulls into Paris Gare De l’Est for a short period to replenish supplies, giving you a chance to stretch your legs before continuing on towards Amsterdam.
As the train journeys north, take time to enjoy today’s delicious lunch.
Perhaps take the opportunity to browse our onboard boutique for elegant gifts and exclusive mementos.
Before arriving in Amsterdam, your steward serves a selection of indulgent pastries with tea and coffee in your cabin.
All too soon your arrive in Amsterdam and it is time to disembark and start the third and final leg of your holiday discovering the beautiful canals and sights of the Netherlands’ capital.
Make your way to the very highly-rated Hotel Estherea (4 star) in the city as the next days’ base from which to explore and make the most of your time in this beautiful city
You may decide to explore Amsterdam on foot and wend your way along the enchanting network of canals or take to the water on a Dutch barge (payable locally).
Amsterdam boasts colourful and lively markets, including the pretty flower market or you might like to stroll around the attractive Vondelpark.
Perhaps visit the Anne Frank House (payable locally) or seek out some of Amsterdam’s lesser-known and interesting quarters such as the Jordaan or the Pijp.
The Museum Quarter gives you an excellent choice of cultural highlights, including the fabulous Van Gogh museum.
You might prefer to simply amble across the criss-cross of bridges and canals from bar to café and soak up Amsterdam’s truly relaxing atmosphere.
Then make your way to Centraal station to herald the start of your journey home as you join the Eurostar back to London.
Sit back and relax with a light meal and drink as the train reaches speeds of up to 186 mph before your arrival into St Pancras International and the final leg of your journey home.
On board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express you travel in a private compartment, attended by Cabin Stewards throughout your journey, where you are assured of attentive yet discreet service.
Each stunning compartment has its own original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water with soft towels and toiletries provided.
A private lounge during the day with a banquette sofa, footstool and small table, your compartment is transformed in moments to a comfortable bedroom with an upper and lower bed and crisp linen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org