London - Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Harking back to a more elegant age, you’ll journey through the countryside in original 1920s and 1930s carriages. Experience gracious service as you dine on a menu of delectable cuisine, returning to your compartment to discover that your private lounge has been effortlessly converted into a bedroom.
Venice - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Hotel Stay
Arriving in Venice, you’ll transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay to discover secret passageways, dramatic Gothic architecture and the famous Venetian cuisine; all of which contribute to the beauty and intrigue of this enchanting city. Defying both logic and architectural techniques, the city stands as beautiful as ever, an incredibly well-preserved network of waterways and grand palazzi. Take a trip on a gondola, an iconic experience and undisputed romantic symbol of this timeless city.
Florence - Hotel Stay
The capital of the Tuscany region is an achingly romantic city of rivers, bridges and Renaissance art and architecture. Some of the city’s most iconic sights are the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the city.
Rome - Embark Queen Victoria
You’ll be transferred to Rome where you’ll embark Queen Victoria, a ship designed with all the modern conveniences but with the splendour evocative of great ocean liners past. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious cabins, Queen Victoria exudes class.
Corsica is one of France’s most wildly beautiful areas, an island off the coast with charming towns and a steep, forested interior. Its capital, Ajaccio, was the birthplace of Napoleon and there are numerous streets, squares and statues honouring him. Explore the old town with its pastel-coloured houses and upmarket shops and cafes, or take a walk along the sea front, lined with palm trees, towards the harbour.
Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.
This island is full of British quirks - afternoon tea, fish and chips and traditional pubs – and has a long and fascinating history due to its strategic position between Africa and Europe. Explore its iconic rock and watch out for the cheeky Barbary macaques.
Your day on board the Queen Victoria can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in the spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.
Southampton - Disembark Queen Victoria
Arriving in Southampton, you’ll disembark Queen Victoria.
Other regional airports may be available*