Begin your holiday with an iconic luxury rail journey to the magical Lake Garda, before uncovering the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean on a luxurious, all-inclusive Silversea Cruise.

Travel from London to Verona on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express where style and opulence are reflective throughout. This ultra-luxurious rail experience will set the standard for the rest of your voyage whereby you will stay within the realms of the serene Lake Garda, at the four-star Solho Hotel Bardolino before embarking on an all-inclusive luxury Silversea Cruise around the Mediterranean.

Following your three-night stay in Lake Garda, you’ll transfer to Venice and embark on your luxury cruise, on board the Silver Moon. You will have overnight to explore the miracles of Venice, before stopping in picturesque Piran on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast. Next, you will voyage to Croatia to bask in the Croatian sun and immerse yourself in crystal blue waters in Split and Hvar, before travelling to Corfu, where you’ll have an overnight in port, allowing you to enjoy the Grecian delights Corfu has to offer. 

Passengers will enjoy one day at sea allowing you to maximise the luxurious facilities offered by Silversea’s Silver Moon, and have the opportunity to become more accustomed to the Mediterranean destinations on your cruise through the fine dining offered on board. Next, you will stop in Valletta, Malta before visiting Sicily and Sorrento where you will find cultural delights and natural beauty in abundance, before travelling to Rome – from where you will disembark, and fly home. 

Your Route


Embark on a journey to Verona on board the magnificent Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

One of the most iconic train journeys in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a work of art. Harking back to a more elegant age of travel, you’ll journey through the countryside in original 1920s carriages, featuring Lalique glass panels, wood marquetry and wood burning stoves. Experience the gracious service as you dine in the sumptuous restaurant car on a menu of delectable cuisine, returning to your compartment to discover that your private lounge has been effortlessly converted into a bedroom with upper and lower berths. A sequence of unforgettable moments, barely changed by time, make this voyage one of the world’s finest travel experiences, admired by many but enjoyed by few.



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. There is also a baggage carriage for storing outsize bags that will not fit in your cabin.


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. There are four cabins to choose from and all feature a washbasin with hot and cold water, towels, bathrobes and slippers plus dual voltage plugs to stay connected.


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. Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel has honed his menus on the Orient Express for over 30 years, and takes inspiration from local, seasonal produce, dependent on the route that the train takes.

Your 15 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

6 May 2023

Start your luxury holiday as you step on board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Welcome aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – quite possibly, a train like no other. Savour the exquisite details of its plush décor, from the mosaic floors of the bathrooms to the Lalique glass and warmly lit glow of your wood-panelled carriage. Once you’ve boarded the train, glide serenely through southern England and the European countryside. And whilst passing through stunning alpine scenery, you’ll feast on a sumptuous three-course lunch and four-course dinner served by liveried waiters in the restaurant car.

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Day 2

7 May 2023

Your iconic journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express ends in Verona, where you’ll transfer to your hotel in Lake Garda

Having been transported to an era of timeless nostalgia and glamour, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will come to a halt in Verona. Your time on Venice Simplon-Orient Express will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your trip, thanks to the train’s rich craftsman ship and unparallel standards of service. Following the termination of your first-class rail experience, you will disembark and transfer to the magical Lake Garda where you begin your three-night stay.

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Days 3 - 4

8 - 9 May 2023

Revel in Lake Garda’s charm at your leisure with a 4-star hotel stay in Bardolino

In Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, you’ll have chance to savour its magical stretch of water during your stay at Solho Hotel Bardolino. Use your leisure days here to indulge in the serenity of Lake Garda and explore this compelling destination. The lake’s southern region is home to olive groves, Romanesque architecture, and lakeside beaches. Meanwhile the north is characterised by dramatic scenery, hemmed in by the majestic Alps and rolling vineyards. Glide across the glassy lake on a boat tour, wander the pretty towns, or you could embark on a delicious wine tasting in Bardolino.

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Day 5

10 May 2023

Embark Silver Moon in Venice and begin your magical Mediterranean voyage

Embark Silver Moon, the epitome of 21st century luxury cruising. Boasting a stylish opulence this vessel is the perfect accompaniment to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. On board, choose from one of the six restaurants to provide an immersive culinary experience. Explore world cuisines from Atlantide with its European seafood dishes to Kaiseki where you can sample delightful sushi rolls and hibachi from Japan. Expect Silversea hallmarks such as spacious suites to relax in and a butler service to attend to your every need.

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Day 6

11 May 2023

Discover the miracles of Venice, the City of Water, with an overnight in port

Venice is an enchanting city of beauty and intrigue. Discover seductive passageways that lead to secret squares and dramatic Gothic architecture, and sample the famous Venetian cuisine, a plate of baccala mantecato perhaps, or a risotto al nero di seppia. While Venice is famed for its floating city status, there is so much more magic to explore beyond the iconic Grand Canal gondola rides. Here you will spend overnight in port.

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Day 7

12 May 2023

Explore the beauty of picture-perfect Piran

Located on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, picturesque Piran, is renowned for its Venetian gothic architecture. Marvel at Piran’s old town – one of the best-preserved of its kind in the Mediterranean. Meander down the winding alleyways of this historic harbour town or idle the beautiful natural surroundings such as pebble beaches, olive groves and salt pans. Long, wide paths trace the coast paving the way for scenic walks. Fall in love with the magnificent sunsets and exquisite seafood cuisine this town has to offer. Visit the Maritime Museum and enjoy seasonal events and culinary offerings.

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Day 8

13 May 2023

Uncover the treasures of Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast

Croatia’s second largest city, Split, combines archaeological treasures, natural beauty, and modern Dalmatian life with consummate ease. With its spectacular setting – a mountainous backdrop offset by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea – it is no wonder that a powerful Roman emperor once chose to build his palace here. Today, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the finest and best-preserved Roman monuments in the world and takes up a large area of the delightful Old Town.

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Day 9

14 May 2023

Explore Hvar’s beached archipelago, complete with panoramic costal views

An island perched within the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is blessed with stunning beaches, historic fortresses, and blankets of sweet-smelling lavender fields. If you want to stretch your legs, you could take a boat trip to the neighbouring Pakleni Islands, the home of secluded coves and sheltered bays with iridescent turquoise waters.

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Days 10 - 11

15 - 16 May 2023

Cool off in the crystal waters of Corfu, with an overnight in port

The turquoise waters of Corfu await. Museums and a strong cultural pride betray this beautiful island’s history as an early seat of European learning. Away from the resorts, you’ll find magnificent mountains carpeted with woodland, where towering Cyprus trees stand guard over inviting trails. Explore Corfu’s cosmopolitan old town, an unesco acclaimed heritage site, adorned with neoclassical influences. Indulge in Grecian food with venetian influence before spending overnight in port.

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Day 12

17 May 2023

Relax on board Silver Moon, assured that your every need is cared for

During your day at sea, relax in your spacious suite and let your butler take care of your every need. Or you could explore the elegant public areas on board Silver Moon find yourself enjoying delicious cocktails at Dolce Vita or unwind in the Panorama lounge as the sunsets to the harmonious sounds of a skilled pianist.

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Day 13

18 May 2023

Wander the streets of Valletta in all its grandeur

Malta’s petite capital is a confused tangle of honey-coloured streets and 16th-century palaces, each one grander and more beautiful than the last. Discover the Baroque treasures of St. John’s, home to a Caravaggio masterpiece, or the more modern additions of the City Gate and the Opera House. With so much packed into such a small area, it’s no wonder the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 14

19 May 2023

Take in the natural wonders of Giardini Naxos, Sicily

Strung along a sweeping bay overlooked by Mount Etna, lays Giardini Naxos of Sicily. Enjoy classic Italian pastimes from sunbathing to waterfront dining with specular views of Sicilian hills. Discover a treasure trove of boutique shops and antique sellers. Head to the harbour for superlative seafood cuisine. Visit the Alcantara Valley to bewilder wonderful gorges and a stunning natural canyon, created by multiple earthquakes over time.

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Day 15

20 May 2023

Discover the sophisticated seaside town of Sorrento in the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera

The town of Sorrento lies on Italy’s fabled Amalfi Coast, known for its pastel-coloured towns perched on steep hills that rise out of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Full of small, family-run shops selling everything from lacework to Limoncello to exquisite ceramics, it is also where you can get a boat to the island of Capri, a few miles off the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. Capri has been on the international jet set’s itinerary since the 1950s when celebrities including Jacqueline Onassis, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren flocked here. 

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Day 16

21 May 2023

Your magical holiday is complete, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home

Your cruise ends in Civitavecchia where you’ll disembark Silver Moon and transfer to the airport for your onward flight home, filled with a wealth of magical memories.

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Luxury Hotel Stay

Solho Hotel Bardolino, Lake Garda

The soul of hospitality with a human touch. The four-star, Solho Hotel Bardolino lies in the historical centre of Bardolino overlooking Lake Garda. Having been branded as everything you could look for in a hotel, the Solho Hotel Bardolino is the perfect accompanying hotel to your Venice Simplon-Orient Express and all-inclusive luxury Silversea cruise. The building has a new architectural and constructive concept which is considerate of the environment and is best designed to boost the atmosphere to assure you feel unique as a guest. During your three-night stay at Solho Hotel Bardolino you can expect first-class service, in a location perfect for you to indulge in the sanctity of the Italian Lakes.


The Silver Moon Experience

With sleek lines and impeccable taste, Silver Moon made her debut in November 2020 in the only way Silversea know how – luxurious style. Similar to her sister ship, Silver Muse, Silver Moon offers her guests new dining venues, larger spa facilities and even more stylish opulence. Choose from one of the six restaurants to explore world cuisines from Atlantide with its European seafood dishes to Kaiseki where you can sample delightful sushi rolls and hibachi from Japan. With a new culinary immersive experience to explore each destination’s delectable treats together with traditional Silversea hallmarks such as spacious suites and a butler service to attend to your every need – you’ll discover a whole new side to luxury cruising with Silver Moon.


Your Home at Sea

Replete with first class entertainment and exquisite, second-to-none dining, your all round contentment and happiness is nigh guaranteed from the moment you step aboard ship.


Butler Service

Relish in the VIP treatment of having your own personal butler, who will attend to your every whim and desire.

Connoisseur’s Corner

This welcoming and altogether suave venue, offers you the ability to sit back, relax, and savour the finest cognacs and whiskeys to your curious hearts’ content.

Your Holiday Summary


Rail Journey

  • 2 day full-board rail journey on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Verona
    • Dedicated steward service
    • Gourmet brunch, four-course dinner, continental breakfast and three-course lunch
    • Enjoy views of the snow-peaked Swiss Alps during your journey


  • 11 night all-inclusive cruise on board Silver Moon
    • Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
    • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
    • All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits
  • Overnight in port in Venice and Corfu

FREE Hotel Stay

  • 3 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Solho Hotel Bardolino or similar with breakfast

Inbound flight (London arrival - regional flights available)

*Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge.

Prices From


6 May 2023

Vista Suite


Veranda Suite


Silver Suite


Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Lake Garda, Venice, Piran, Split, Hvar, Corfu, Valletta, Giardini Naxos (Sicily), Sorrento, Civitavecchia (Rome)

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