Southampton - Embark Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria is 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.
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.
The capital of Spain’s Andalusia region will win you over with its incredible gothic architecture, winding medieval lanes and lively tapas bars. As well as its bitter oranges – the essential ingredient in the world’s finest marmalades – Seville is renowned for its passionate flamenco dancing and great festivals. Visit the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty and the city’s Gothic Cathedral, where you’ll find the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
Queen Victoria offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Chart Room; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in Hemispheres.
A chic and cosmopolitan city, here you could visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, gaze up at Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, sample some traditional tapas or feel the sand between your toes on the sun drenched beaches.
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.
Discover Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, or head to Pisa to see the iconic Leaning tower from the port of Livorno. Florence is an achingly romantic city of rivers, bridges and Renaissance art and architecture. Or you could explore Pisa’s charming Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas and its vibrant cafe and bar scene
Civitavecchia (Rome) - Disembark Queen Victoria and Hotel stay in Florence
Embrace beautiful Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and a city made for walking. Stroll down romantic streets to see the city’s most iconic sights including the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the city.
Venice - 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.
London - Disembark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Today you’ll arrive back in London where you’ll disembark.