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  • Ship Queen Victoria
  • Duration 14 NIGHTS
  • Departure 05 May 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code MED7842

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Ride the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Paris to Verona, spend four nights in the Italian lakes, and cruise the Mediterranean on Cunard’s Queen Victoria.

Take the Eurostar from London to Paris, then embark the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the two-day all-inclusive journey to Verona. Savour a four-course dinner and fine wines amid the splendour of the train’s dining car. From Verona, transfer to Lake Garda for a four-night hotel stay, Lake Como visit and wine-tasting at a local vineyard.

Spend two nights in Renaissance Florence before you embark Queen Victoria in Civitavecchia, relishing luxurious cabins and gourmet dining during a seven-night cruise to Türkiye. Revel in the Grecian landscapes of Rhodes, explore Kuşadası’s ancient allure, cruise through the Dardanelles and delve into the military history of Gallipoli Peninsula, and spend a night in port in İstanbul.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

7 night full-board cruise on board Queen Victoria

Complimentary Oceanview to Balcony upgrade

Overnight in port in İstanbul

Rail Journeys

Standard Premier Class Eurostar train journey from London to Paris

2 day all-inclusive luxury Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey from Paris to Verona

Dedicated steward service

Three-course lunch, four-course dinner and continental breakfast

Full porterage service included

Fully Escorted Tours

Full day trip to Lake Como

Lake Garda Wine Tasting

Florence Guided Walking Tour

Hotel Stays

4 night four-star hotel stay in Lake Garda at the Villa Garuti

2 night four-star stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Baglioni

All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing, booking directly with Imagine Cruising

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Paris: Board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Travel to Paris on the Eurostar to begin your journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Verona. Savour an all-inclusive dinner in the original 1920s dining car as the historic locomotive winds through the French countryside.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Day 2
Lake Garda: Alight the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Hotel Stay

Following breakfast in your cabin and a three-course lunch in the dining carriage, today your train will pull into Verona. From here, you’ll transfer to Lake Garda to begin your four-night stay in the Italian Lakes.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Villa Garuti

Day 3
Lake Como: Day Visit & Lake Garda Hotel Stay

On your second day in the Italian Lakes, you’ll enjoy a full-day visit to Lake Como. Poised in the shadow of the snow-draped Rhaetian Alps, its meandering shoreline is dotted with ancient villages and exquisite villas.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Villa Garuti

Day 4
Lake Garda: Tour & Hotel Stay

Take a half-day tour of a local winery to discover how Lake Garda’s temperate climate, mineral-rich soil and abundance of sunshine create the perfect ‘terroir’ for winemaking, and sample typical local wines with nibbles.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Villa Garuti

Day 5
Lake Garda: Hotel Stay

Enjoy a day at leisure at your Lake Garda hotel. Explore charming lakeside towns, such as Sirmione and Malcesine, with their medieval castles and narrow streets, or dabble in water activities, from sailing to swimming.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Villa Garuti

Day 6
Florence: Hotel Stay

Transfer to Florence and check into your next hotel for two nights in the heartland of Renaissance Italy. Wander the narrow streets and immerse yourself in the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Day 7
Florence: Tour & Hotel Stay

During a guided walking tour of Florence, visit architectural marvels including Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Palace, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. Learn from your English-speaking guide the city’s best local bars and restaurants.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Day 8
Civitavecchia: Embark Ship

Embark Queen Victoria, a floating emblem of luxury that marries heritage and innovation with sleek design and Cunard’s iconic black and red livery. Recline in plush public rooms, relish gourmet dining, and unwind in the spacious cabins.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Days 9 - 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece’s captivating island. Roam ancient ruins, bask on sun-kissed shores, and savor Mediterranean flavors. Let this island’s history and beauty inspire your Hellenic exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 12
Kuşadası

Kuşadası, Turkey, captivates with its Aegean allure. From the historic Ephesus ruins to pristine beaches and a vibrant bazaar, it offers a delightful fusion of history, culture, and relaxation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 13
Dardanelles Strait: Scenic Cruising

As you sail along this legendary waterway connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, you’ll be captivated by the picturesque landscapes and historical landmarks that grace its shores.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 14
İstanbul: Overnight in Port

İstanbul, where East and West converge. Immerse in rich history, savour exotic cuisine, and feel the heartbeat of diverse cultures. Let this enchanting city awaken your senses and expand your horizons.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 15
İstanbul: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
Lake Garda Wine Tasting
Embark on a scenic wine tour around Lake Garda, Italy. Explore vineyards thriving in the Mediterranean climate. Savor Lugana, Bardolino, and Valpolicella wines, immersing in the region's winemaking heritage. Engage with passionate vintners, revel in picturesque lake views, and indulge in an enchanting Italian wine adventure.
Florence Walking Tour
Embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Florence, Italy, and immerse yourself in its Renaissance splendour. Gaze upon the iconic Duomo's majestic dome, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and marvel at Michelangelo's David. The tour unveils the city's artistic treasures, from the Uffizi Gallery to the Florence Cathedral.
Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
Lake Garda Wine Tasting
Embark on a scenic wine tour around Lake Garda, Italy. Explore vineyards thriving in the Mediterranean climate. Savor Lugana, Bardolino, and Valpolicella wines, immersing in the region's winemaking heritage. Engage with passionate vintners, revel in picturesque lake views, and indulge in an enchanting Italian wine adventure.
Florence Walking Tour
Embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Florence, Italy, and immerse yourself in its Renaissance splendour. Gaze upon the iconic Duomo's majestic dome, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and marvel at Michelangelo's David. The tour unveils the city's artistic treasures, from the Uffizi Gallery to the Florence Cathedral.

Queen Victoria

There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds its fine traditions. 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.

Cunard has captured all the refined styling and service associated with the golden era of cruising and added modern leisure and entertainment facilities. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Cunard’s Queen Victoria exudes class. The range of options for high-quality entertainment, as well as serene relaxation make for the cruise holiday of a lifetime. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy Afternoon Tea, watch extravagant stage shows or simply relax beside one of the lovely pool areas.

  • Occupancy 2061
  • Tonnage 90,049 tons
  • Length 965 ft (294.00 m)

Life on board Queen Victoria

From its gourmet dining rooms to its spacious cabins, you’ll enjoy high-class surroundings, enriching on-board activities and a truly regal way to travel.

dining

From white-gloved waiter-service Afternoon Tea to the stylish Steakhouse at The Verandah, Queen Victoria is home to several elegant dining venues.

  • Britannia Restaurant
  • The Lido
  • Steakhouse at The Verandah*
  • The Golden Lion*
  • Dinner at the Lido*
  • Al Fresco Dining*
  • Café Carinthia*
  • Britannia Club Restaurant^
  • Queens Grill+
  • Princess Grill**

Bars & Lounges*

  • Commodore Club
  • Gin & Fizz
  • The Golden Lion
  • Queens Room
  • Chart Room
  • Yacht Club
  • Casino
  • Winter Garden

*Available at an additional cost

^Included when staying in a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom

+Included when staying in a Queens Grill Suite

** Included when staying in a Princess Grill Suite

Facilities

Fill your days with active pursuits or cultured activities such as the enriching Insights speaker programme, classical concerts, wine tasting or ballroom dancing.

  • Library
  • Open-air pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gala Evenings
  • Film screenings
  • Planetarium shows
  • Deck and board games
  • Sports facilities
  • Dance classes
  • Spa

entertainment

Highlights include international cabaret artists, ballroom dancing, live music, theatre productions in the Royal Court Theatre and cocktails at the Yacht Club.

  • G32 Nightclub
  • Queens Room
  • Empire Casino
  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Travel between a collection of magnificent cities on board the classic carriages, which will transport you back to the Golden Age of travel with their gleaming French-polished cherry wood marquetry, opulently embroidered upholstery, and vintage fittings.

Every part of your journey is designed to help you capture a little of the magic of a bygone era, whether that’s the gentle clinking of solid crystal glassware in the bar car, or the traditional hospitality of your besuited steward. Travelling on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and one which more than lives up to its reputation.

Life on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

From exquisite fine dining to sophisticated lounges and unparallel service, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Carriages

The train is made up of sleeping cars dating back to the 1920s and 30s, plus three dining cars, a bar car with an elegant baby grand piano which is played every evening before and after dinner, and an on-board boutique. The most famous carriages are undoubtedly the three dining cars, where all the guests of the train come together for sumptuous cuisine in the most genteel surroundings. The vibrant 3674 Bar Car, with its blue zebra and gold detailing, is also a guest favourite.

Food

The cuisine on board is truly exceptional – its presentation is as such it’s hard to believe that it has been created on board a moving locomotive. Chef Jean Imbert blends the rich heritage of the train with his own passion for fresh seasonal produce to create moments of culinary perfection.

You will be asked to choose from one of two sittings each meal, where you will enjoy multi-course dining of the highest calibre, accompanied by perfectly paired wines. Each afternoon, you will also be offered a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Service

While the carriages have differed over the years, the exquisite service remains unchanged. Every stay is unique to each guest, with your finely attired stewards available for your every whim and to transform your cabin between a sitting area or sleeping bunks. Whatever you need, capture the attention of a liveried blue-and-gold attendant and you’ll find every request taken care of. The stewards are specially chosen for their excellent attention to detail, and many have worked on board the train for decades.

Cabins & Suites

Cunard boasts some of the most spacious staterooms at sea, and each one comes with a myriad of services, features, and amenities for you to enjoy.

inside Prices from £6,499pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Inside Cabin

Cunard’s well-appointed inside staterooms offer a haven of comfort and style for you to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities throughout to ensure that extra special touch.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED7842
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Oceanview Prices from £7,499pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean View Cabin

Beautifully positioned to offer spectacular sea views, Cunard’s Oceanview staterooms provide a private escape from which to enjoy the sights of the horizon. The perfectly framed views are the ideal backdrop to your luxurious surroundings.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED7842
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balcony Prices from £7,499pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Balcony Cabin

Escape to your own private outdoor space in one of Cunard’s Balcony staterooms, where you can sit back and feel the crisp sea air on your skin. Complete with fabulous features and thoughtful amenities, you’ll be sure to be well looked after.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED7842
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Grill Suite Prices from £9,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Suite Cabin

Delight in breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside your Grill Suite. A voyage with a Grill Suite reservation will offer a whole new level of indulgence with the extra special touches of fine-dining experiences, and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace.

  • Complimentary room service
  • Satellite TV, illy coffee machine and world atlas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Velour robe and slippers
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • A selection of fresh fruit, delivered daily
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome you on board.
  • Your own Grills Concierge for the duration of your stay
  • A spacious private balcony with table and chairs to relax in
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu
  • Freedom dining in the Princess Grill restaurant
  • Optional in-room dining from the Princess Grill menu
Cruise Code: MED7842
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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Cabins and Suites

The restored 1920s sleeper cabins are some of the most luxurious train accommodations in the world. Each one is beautifully appointed with exquisite craftsmanship, such as bespoke soft furnishings and polished wood.

Historic Cabin

Included Cabin

Take in the spellbinding sights of Europe from the romantic setting it deserves with your own private historic twin cabin. Banquette seating offers the perfect landscape sweep past by day, while convertible sleeping quarters transform the cabin into a restful retreat by night.

The restored 1920s sleeper cabins are some of the most luxurious train accommodations in the world. Each one is beautifully appointed with exquisite craftsmanship, such as bespoke soft furnishings and polished wood.

  • Art Deco design
  • Lounging area by day (bed converts to banquette sitting area)
  • In-cabin sink
  • 24-hour steward service

Suite Cabin

Upgrade Available

Each suite on board is inspired by a sumptuous fusion of the landscapes you’ll traverse through on your journey, and Art Deco design. These reimagined suites have been fully restored by expert French craftsmen, boasting plush fabrics and furnishings. Each with double or twin bed options, a private marble en-suite bathroom and a convertible lounge area, you’re guaranteed a luxury stay on board.

  • Fixed double or twin beds
  • Spacious marble ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and wc
  • 24-hour steward service
  • Lounging area by day (bed converts to banquette sitting area)
  • Complimentary amenities and slippers
  • Complimentary kimono

Grand Suite

Upgrade Available

Enter the decadent world of your Grand Suite, where handcrafted interiors, free-flowing champagne and private in-cabin dining are yours to savour. With only six Grand Suites on board, a stay here promises to be enveloped in luxury and indulgence. As you step inside, you’ll be transported to an era where luxury knew no bounds and your every desire is but the tinkle of a bell away, with butlers on hand to attend to your every need.

  • Sofa in the living area, which can be converted into a smaller bed
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower, washbasin, and toilet
  • 24-hour steward service
  • Free-flowing champagne throughout your journey in your suite
  • Guaranteed table for two for lunch and dinner; option of private in-suite dining
  • All table d’hôte
  • Champagne breakfast in your suite
  • Complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Grand suite guests departing or arriving at London are provided with private transfers

Your Hotel Stays

Lake Garda

Included Hotel

Villa Garuti (Or Similar)

Nestled in the picturesque town of Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda, Villa Garuti presents an idyllic Italian retreat. The hotel’s elegantly designed rooms and suites offer a seamless blend of modern comforts and classic charm, some boasting stunning lake views. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s lush gardens, an inviting outdoor pool, and a relaxing terrace area, perfect for soaking in the panoramic beauty of the surroundings. With its convenient location near local attractions and the waterfront, Villa Garuti provides an ideal haven for an unforgettable Lake Garda getaway.

Florence

Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Baglioni (Or Similar)

Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful hotel is housed in a magnificent 19th-century building and offers exceptional views of famous historic monuments including the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Each of the 192 rooms are equipped in an unmistakably Florentine style: wooden furniture, wrought iron finishes, hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. Features include the panoramic B-Roof restaurant and two American bars.

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