- 13 Nights
- Price from £4,199
Departing 14 Oct 18
venice simplon-orient-express journey & lake garda stay
Departing 14 Oct 18
The most-famous railway journey in the world, a journey on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a true bucket-list adventure. Combine this with a stay in Lake Garda and a Mediterranean cruise on board the beautiful Queen Victoria and you’ve got a true Mediterranean masterpiece.
Travel to Italy encased in absolute luxury on board the exquisite Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Journey in original 1920s carriages, featuring Lalique glass panels, wood marquetry and wood burning stoves as you enjoy a series of unforgettable moments: Dine on a delicious lobster champagne brunch; relax in your opulent cabin surrounded by plush fabrics and sip a cool cocktail in Bar 3674, accompanied by the strains of the soulful pianist as glittering lights appear on the passing hillsides. A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is as close to time travel as it’s possible to get.
Lake Garda awaits where you’ll spend four wonderful nights. Italy’s beautiful lakes are one of the country’s most scenic regions, where the Northern Alps tumble down into shimmering waters, dotted with silver-leafed olive trees and pretty villages. Each little town on the lake brings a chocolate box of new discoveries: a church resplendent with Renaissance frescoes, a lush botanical garden, a cable car soaring high into snow peaked mountains – there’s so much to discover.
Leaving Lake Garda behind, spend a night in the Renaissance city of Florence. Stroll down romantic streets, cross the delightfully quirky Ponte Vecchio and marvel at Brunelleschi's red cathedral dome on Piazza del Duomo. The following day, travel to Rome for the final piece of your Mediterranean masterpiece as you sweep across the Mediterranean on board the regal Queen Victoria. Discover Pisa’s magnificent Leaning Tower or see a little more of Florence in Livorno and discover medieval beauty in Alghero. Majorca’s gorgeous coast and cosmopolitan streets act as a stepping stone to Barcelona’s city full of vibrant Spanish flavour before you cruise back to Rome where you’ll disembark.
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There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds the fine traditions of this luxury line. Even before you board this beautiful ship you’ll note the trademark black and red livery which, together with her sleek modern design, immediately sets the theme of proud cruising heritage married with innovative features for today’s cruise guests. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Queen Victoria exudes class. The range of options for high-quality entertainment and enrichment, as well as serene relaxation make for the cruise holiday of a lifetime.
Tour Day 1 - British Pullman
You’ll board the British Pullman in London for your journey to Paris. Enjoy a brunch accompanied by a Bellini whilst you travel through the Kentish countryside and cross the Channel border. The train will pull into Paris Gare de l’Est and you’ll have an opportunity to stretch your legs along the platform before boarding the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. After you have settled in, it will soon be time to enjoy a four-course dinner in one of the restaurant cars prepared by skilled French chefs. After dinner retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.
Tour Day 2 - Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
You will awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car before your leisurely three-course lunch followed shortly afterwards by a traditional afternoon tea. All too soon it will be time to disembark the train as it pulls into the city of Verona.
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