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The Orient Express
La Dolce Vita

ROME
to
The Vineyards of Tuscany
aboard the
ORIENT EXPRESS by rail

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La Dolce Vita Orient Express

First Class rail travel from London to Rome and return via Zurich and Montreux (Standard Premier service on Eurostar)

4 nights' B&B (4 star) including 2 nights in Rome, plus overnight stays in Zurich and Montreux

Unique journey aboard the Brand New La Dolce Vita Orient Express

Be one of the first to experience the Orient Express La Dolce Vita as it journeys through the heart of Italy.

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Orient Express

Holiday Highlights

Be one of the first to experience 

the Orient Express La Dolce Vita in 2025

For your trip of a lifetime take an overnight journey through the heart of Italy aboard the orient express

experience the timeless La Dolce Vita Orient Express train that aims to embody the essence of Italian joie de vivre

Almost 140 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers made his dream come true by launching the first luxury Orient Express trains throughout Europe.

Today, the legend has been reborn in Italy and you are invited to embark on a fascinating journey aboard La Dolce Vita Orient Express.

A tribute to the glamour and of the 1960s, The Orient Express La Dolce Vita is a dedication to the spirit of freedom, well-being and pleasure.

With numerous journeys across Italy available throughout the year, the Orient Express La Dolce Vita is a brand new, exciting and exclusive luxury rail experience.

Boasting lavish interior designs, the train celebrates the craftsmanship and creativity of the 1960s and 1970s and marries the golden age of Italian design with a more contemporary spirit of travel.

The luxurious interior of the trains boasts exclusive accommodation comprising 12 Deluxe cabins, 18 Suites, 1 La Dolce Vita Suite, and a sophisticated restaurant. Additionally, one cabin serves as an elegant lounge area, complete with bar, where guests are invited to enjoy their leisure time.

Deluxe Cabins

 

Stay in one of 12 Deluxe cabins and experience luxurious accommodation on board. The deluxe cabins feature cool colours, mirrored back walls and wooden slat ceilings. The sofa unfolds to a double bed at night, and the ottomans serve as coffee tables and stools.

The space is designed to be welcoming and flexible at the same time. The contrast of materials, from the softness of the carpet to the natural wood used in the ceiling, all work together to ensure a sense of sophistication and comfort.

All accommodation benefits from ensuite facilities.

Suite Cabins

 

The opulent and spacious Suite cabins are presented as master bedrooms, equipped with a sofa and a table with two armchairs.

The shades of the furnishings range from warm orange and terracotta to rich purple, with brass finishes. Suite cabin walls are dressed in smoked antique mirror effect and the ceiling in glossy lacquered “burnt Sienna”, giving a sense of space and openness.

The Lounge & Restaurant

 

The lounge bar and the restaurant represent typical Italian hospitality and sophistication, with luxurious linen tablecloths married to unique 1960s chic.

Take time to mingle with like-minded travellers at the bar or listen to the soothing music provided by the grand piano as you travel through the ever-changing Italian scenery.

The following is included as part of your Orient Express experience

 

All table d’hôte meals on board, with seasonal and local products

A selection of beverages throughout the journey

Exclusive experiences in each destination, curated by the best local specialist

Food and Beverage during the offboard experiences

24-hour onboard service and entertainment

Departures from April to October 2025

The Orient Express - Rome to The Vineyards of Tuscany

The Eternal City of Rome is arguably the most compelling and fascinating of all Italy’s historical cities.

Discover the unforgettable majesty of this beautiful city, take the time to unwind and enjoy a city break that beautifully blends culture, gastronomy and shopping.

5 night / 6 day holiday by First Class rail on daytime trains from London to Rome, including a deluxe ensuite cabin on board the stunning La Dolce Vita luxury train on an overnight journey north from the eternal city to the vineyards of Montalcino in Tuscany with all meals, drinks* and off-train excursions, 2 nights in Rome and an overnight stays in Zurich and Montreux from £4,495 per person, staying in a superior twin/double room at the boutique Hotel dei Mellini (4 star) in Rome – featured itinerary – based on 2 people travelling together.

Upgrade to a more opulent and spacious Suite on La Dolce Vita from £1,000 per person

*Some premium drinks may be at an additional cost

The Orient Express - Rome to The Vineyards of Tuscany

Your holiday includes:

  • La Dolce Vita luxury train overnight journey from Rome to Montalcino in Tuscany and return in a deluxe ensuite cabin with all meals and drinks*, plus off-train excursions  
  • First Class rail travel from London to Rome and return via Zurich and Montreux
    (Standard Premier service on Eurostar)
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast each day, including 2 nights in twin/double rooms in Rome, plus overnight stays in twin/double rooms in Zurich and Montreux 
  • Private taxi transfers in Paris
  • The eternal city of Rome, Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, Vatican City and Sistene Chapel (payable locally)
  • Torrenieri-Montalcino Winery and local dining experience

  • Option to upgrade to a Suite on board the Orient Express (£1,000 per person supplement applies)

*Some premium drinks may be at an additional cost

Your Orient Express Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – by Rail to Switzerland

Your holiday begins as you stroll into beautifully restored London St. Pancras station.

Take your time to appreciate the splendour of magnificent glass roof, then sit back, relax and watch the countryside swish past as you travel by Eurostar to Paris at speeds of up to 186mph.

Enjoy the light meal and drinks served on board in Standard Premier Class (formerly 1st class).

On arrival at the Gare du Nord your private taxi transfers you across Paris to the Gare de Lyon to continue your journey by TGV through France into Switzerland.

You travel through the undulating Swiss countryside to attractive lakeside city of Zurich. It is a short walk (700 metres) to your overnight hotel, the comfortable, welcoming and highly-rated Hotel Helmhaus (4 star).

colosseum-rome italy by train

Day 2 – Free-time in Zurich - Through the Swiss Alps to Rome

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. As you return to Zurich station, prepare yourselves for the scenic journey along the impressive Gotthard route across the Swiss Alps.

The line transports you across picturesque scenery, climbing to the foot of the snow-capped Alps and through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest tunnel and a marvellous feat of engineering, which opened fully in December 2016.

You soon emerge and continue past soaring mountain peaks across the Swiss border and through the outstanding Italian Lakes before arriving in Milan. On arrival at Milan’s imposing art-deco station change trains and join the flagship Eurostar Italia Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) service to Rome.

Sit back and watch the world go by or simply revel in the romanticism of rail travel across Europe.

On arrival at Roma Termini station make your way to your hotel for the next two nights, the stylish, well-regarded and very highly-rated Hotel dei Mellini (4 star) in a quiet location in the elegant Prati district, close to the River Tiber, 10 minutes on foot from the Spanish Steps and 15 minutes from St. Peter’s Cathedral.   

Days 3 - Rome

There is something to tantalise all tastes seemingly round every corner of this most magical of cities.

Whilst in Rome choose among the stunning array of sights from the Vatican City to the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum to the Spanish Steps.

Relax with a ‘gelato’ on Piazza Navona or while away the hours shopping on Via del Corso. Make sure you take the time to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistene Chapel.

The view from the top of St.Peter’s Cathedral over the seven hills of Rome will provide abiding memories of this wonderful city.

Day 4 -Board The Orient Express - La Dolce Vita

This morning excitement builds as you prepare to depart from Roma Ostiense station on board the unique 1960’s inspired Orient Express La Dolce Vita Luxury Train.

Sit back and relax in your deluxe cabin watching the Italian scenery as you leisurely wend your way northwards to the famous Tuscan region of the country.

Take your seat in the restaurant car to enjoy a sophisticated lunch and take time to sample the on-board beverages before continuing on to Torrenieri-Montalcino Winery and enjoying a delicious local dining experience. 

On return to the Orient Express, there is time to prepare for dinner in your comfortable surroundings.

At your leisure, make your way to the bar car for an aperitif in anticipation of a sumptuous evening meal with musical entertainment, before retiring to you deluxe cabin for a restful night’s sleep.

Day 5 – Farewell to La Dolce Vita - Rome through the Alps to Lake Geneva

Breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you and you have a little time to relax on board this unique train.

Then all too soon the train pulls into Roma Ostiense station and the end of your journey back in time.

Here you bid farewell to your luxury train as you head back to Roma Termini station for the journey north to Milan aboard Eurostar Italia.

Here you join the comfortable Euro City service as you head in to the Alps for the spectacular journey up the Rhône Valley and through the Simplon Pass.

From here you continue to the pretty lakeside town of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva.

On arrival in Montreux your overnight hotel is the belle époque Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior) located right next to the station.

Take a stroll alongside Lake Geneva and visit this elegant lakeside town which is home to the famous jazz festival.

Chateau de Chillon Montreux

Day 6 - Montreux to London

Stretch your legs this morning or board the trolley bus for the short journey to the stunning medieval Château de Chillon (payable locally). As you marvel at the spectacular setting, twixt sparkling lake and breathtaking mountains, spare a thought for the prisoners of this 13th century castle, considered to be one of the best-preserved in Europe. Then make your way back to Montreux station. From here you join the Inter Regio train to Lausanne where you change trains and board the TGV to whisk you back to Paris. Watch the rolling hills flash past or reminisce on the wonders of the past few days. Your private taxi transfer takes you to the Gare du Nord and the last leg of your journey. Here you join the Eurostar and let the train take the strain as you stretch out and savour the 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.

Hotels - Zurich

Past and present combine at the boutique Hotel Helmhaus (4 star) in Zurich.  Situated in a 14th century town house, the hotel offers modern design and comfort.  Centrally located in the old town, the hotel is conveniently placed for the sights of the city, including the lake.  The hotel’s 24 bedrooms are elegant and offer flat screen TV, safe, minibar and hairdryer.  Each is individually designed and furnished. Complimentary Wi-FI is available throughout the hotel. A buffet breakfast including local Swiss products will set guests up for the day ahead.

Hotels - Rome

Hotel Dei Mellini (4 star) is set in an attractive 19th-century building in the centre of Rome, close to the Tiber River and only 15 minutes on foot from the Vatican and the Spanish Steps. All of the hotel’s 80 elegant, en-suite rooms are decorated in a modern, tasteful style and feature air-conditioning, an electronic safe, TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels and a marble bathroom. The lobby has a private art collection including paintings by Schifano and Marinetti. This stylish hotel also boasts a restaurant, gym, solarium, roof garden and panoramic rooftop terrace with views of Rome.

Hotels - Montreux

The Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4-star) is a traditional Belle-Époque hotel, originally built in 1870 and located right in the centre of Montreux, just a few steps from the railway station. The hotel has 140 rooms and benefits from fabulous views of Lake Geneva and the Alps from its summer terrace. All the comfortable en suite rooms in this stylish hotel feature air conditioning, TV, minibar, radio and telephone.

Additional Information

 

  • Upgrade to a more spacious and opulent Suite on La Dolce Vita from £1,000 per person
  • Room upgrade and alternative hotels – contact us for details and prices
  • Additional nights can be included in Zurich, Rome, Montreux, Paris and elsewhere
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