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Italian Luxury by Rail

From £3,699 per person

Italian Luxury by Rail Leave London mid-morning by Eurostar 1st class train to Paris, then take the high speed 186 mph TGV train to Turin, which you reach by late evening . Stay in this hidden jewel of an Italian city where you stay overnight at the lovely Principi Di Piemonte. The Principi di Piemonte in Turin is an elegant 5 star hotel located in the heart of the city, in Via Piero Gobetti, facing the renowned street, via Roma. The building that houses Principi di Piemonte Hotel is imposing and quite high, able to provide exciting views of the most suggestive panoramas of Turin. This is a luxury hotel immersed in a charming atmosphere where class and style greet sophisticated and demanding guests. Principi di Piemonte is the ideal location for visiting the city, reaching the fashionable boutiques in Via Roma, and visiting the monuments and buildings that are most representative of Turin.

Next morning you travel to Venice by Italian high-speed train to arrive at Venice’s Santa Lucia Station located in the city of Venice itself on the banks of the Grand Canal, 15 minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge and 20 minutes walk from St Mark’s Square. Transfer by water taxi to the glorious Bauer Hotel located in the heart of Venice, two minutes walking distance from St. Mark’s Square and shopping and cultural area.
Enjoy the delights of Venice a glorious theatrical city like no other steeped in history and culture. Then at the end of your stay, transfer to Venice’s ornate Santa Lucia Station in the morning. The Orient Express will be waiting for you. Travelling in private cabins impeccably restored to their former glory, passengers are assured of a truly unique travel experience complemented by the very best personal service. Boarding the train you’ll be taken to your reserved seat with bags sent on to the cabin, leaving you ready to enjoy a sumptuous three course meal after departure, prepared by highly trained French chefs.

Italian Luxury by Rail Leave the modern age behind as you enter an iconic and elegant world of travel. A world where impeccably dressed porters and crisp linens evoke a bygone era of romance and intrigue. Enjoy the final part of your adventure as you sip a Bellini while rolling through glorious scenery in the gleaming carriages.

After dining, sit back and relax while sipping on elegant drinks and gazing out on beautiful European countryside before retiring to partake in afternoon tea in your cabin. Later, a four course evening meal will be served as created by some truly innovative epicures, followed by a night of relaxation either in the bar or back in your cabin. Each cabin has an original washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water, and at night-time becomes a comfortable bedroom, complete with soft towels and crisp linen. Cabins convert in moments from daytime seating to a luxurious bedroom, all performed by cabin stewards whilst you enjoy your gourmet dinner in the restaurant car.

Wake up to find yourself meandering through another backdrop of beautiful scenery before indulging in a breakfast served in your cabin. Arriving into Paris Garedel™ Est, the train will stop for 40 minutes, giving you ample time to stretch your legs. Next, a delightful brunch will be served in the restaurants as you embark for the Channel crossing. Boarding the British Pullman for the final leg of the journey, afternoon tea will be served with a glass of English sparkling wine, ensuring you arrive in the British capital feeling suitably refreshed and relaxed in the early evening.

The Orient Express is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic rail journeys, and the Venice to London stretch is arguably the most beautiful section of the route. Departing the City of Canals aboard the lavish carriages of this stunning train you will pass through breathtaking European scenery, from mountains to plains. Next, you will arrive at the English Channel, ready to board the historic British Pullman for the final leg of the journey though Kentish countryside and on to Victoria Station in the heart of the UK capital.

Carrying royalty, film stars, artists and spies between great European cities ever since, a journey aboard this iconic train is one of the worlds™ finest travel experiences – a sequence of unforgettable moments. Today, the gleaming carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train continue to transport passengers across Europe, in exquisite surroundings, on one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world. There is simply no finer way to travel than aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Itinerary
  • Leave London mid-morning by first-class Eurostar to Paris
  • Bullet train TGV to Turin, stay at Principi Di Piemonte 5 star
  • Turin to Venice by high speed train
  • Transfer to Venice Santa Lucia station where you are invited by your porter to board the Venice Simplon Orient-Express for a late morning departure
  • After you have settled in, it will soon be time to enjoy a delightful three-course lunch in one of the gorgeous restaurant cars
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your cabin gazing at the beautiful passing scenery
  • Afternoon tea is served in your cabin
  • In the evening a leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by our skilled French chefs
  • After dinner retire to your cabin which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom
  • Breakfast is served in your cabin by your steward at a time to suit you
  • The train pulls into Paris Gare del™ Est and halts for 40 minutes, you can take this opportunity to stretch your legs along the platform
  • A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the French coast for the Channel crossing
  • Join the Belmond British Pullman train for the journey to London.
  • A traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine is served before arriving at your destination.
* Prices (per person)

Price is based on 2 adults sharing a room. All prices are correct at time of print and are subject to availability and/or change and can be withdrawn at any time. Further dates and routes are available please ask for details options.
We can upgrade flights or offer a rail only option.
Hotel accommodation can be arranged in London as well if required.

Cabins

Our Double Cabins feature upper and lower beds while Single Cabins have one lower berth. During the day, the beds are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views. Inside your cabin, draw back the oak panels to reveal a washbasin. Luxury, mosaic-tiled lavatories are available at each end of the carriage meals.
Table meals are included whilst on board the train. Continental breakfast and afternoon tea are served in your cabin, while lunch and dinner are enjoyed in the sumptuous surroundings of the Restaurant Cars. An  la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner, and there is a 24-hour cabin service for light snacks and refreshments. Both are at an additional cost and paid for at the time of ordering. The Cipriani stay includes a buffet breakfast drinks. Except where specifically mentioned, drinks are not included in the fare and may be purchased on board.

Fully covered and insured

This flight-inclusive holiday is financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Distinguished Traveller is also a member of the Travel Trust Association.  Full terms and conditiond are available on the website.

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