Journey from London to Venice aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient Express and experience the journey of lifetime. Enjoy excellent service, luxurious accommodations and fabulous cuisine onboard the train as you pass through the mesmerizing scenery of the Swiss Alps to Venice. Spend three nights in the romantic lagoon-side paradise to round off your trip.
One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a private Twin Cabin
1 night in London, Overnight onboard the Orient Express, 3 nights in Venice. Railbookers offers a variety of hotel accommodations to fit the Members travel style.
Transfers are available depending on location and dates. Please call for more information.
4 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.
Variety of hotels available.
Arrive in London today and check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Set out to explore the British capital, perhaps taking a river cruise down the Thames or exploring the city's royal heritage with a trip to Buckingham Palace. You'll want to rest up in preparation for your luxurious journey tomorrow, but be sure to discover one of London's superb restaurants - as a major world city you will find sumptuous cuisine from Michelin-starred hotspots to quirky, elegant pubs all waiting to be discovered.
Onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Check-in at London Victoria station for your journey on the British Pullman train, and be welcomed onboard by your steward who will show you to your seat. Enjoy a delectable lunch and a welcome cocktail as the journey begins through the Kent countryside as you head towards the coast for the Channel crossing. Board a luxury coach for the short hop under the English Channel, before climbing aboard the striking carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express in France. You will be shown to your private compartment and in the evening, you will be served a wonderful four-course dinner. Retire to your cabin, now transformed into a cozy bedroom, for a good night's rest.
A variety of hotel options available.
Breakfast is served in your compartment this morning as the journey continues through the Swiss Alps. Lunch will be served in one of the opulent restored restaurant cars before retiring to your compartment to watch the stunning scenery of the Italian Dolomites pass by. As the journey continues through the Brenner Pass, afternoon tea will be served in your compartment. As the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon it will shortly arrive at Santa Lucia station, signaling the end of the journey and your arrival in the magical city of Venice. Check-in at your hotel for a three-night stay.
A variety of hotels available.
Start today with a short walking tour with a local guide for some stories of the city's labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. A visit to Venice is not complete without a ride on a Gondola, a mode of transport that has been in existence in Venice for over 1000 years! Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark's Square, while marveling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica and maybe visit the Doge's Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century. It is advisable to take a tour of this important Venetian landmark to fully understand its extensive history.
A variety of hotels available.
After breakfast this morning, spend another day exploring the canal-side sanctuary of Venice at your own pace. Why not take a water taxi to the Lido and soak up the sunshine on the pristine, sandy beach. Alternatively, indulge your inner culture vulture and head to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, boasting a large collection of modern art. For tasty treats and souvenirs to take back home, perhaps search for local specialties at the Rialto Markets.
No hotel included on day 6 but members have the option to extend their itinerary!
Check out of your hotel today and continue with your onward journey. If you have more time left on your vacation, why not catch the train to the Renaissance paradise of Florence, or the historic Italian capital of Rome? Ask one of our Rail Vacation Specialists for details.
All vacation prices are based on rates known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure.
Pricing is per person,
land and rail only, based on May 17, 2023 travel date.
International airfare is additional.
All this makes it AAA Vacations®
AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Select one of these three activities:
○ Private mask making class
○ Private walking tour
○ Private food and wine tour
Member Benefit: 5 Days or longer = $100 off per booking savings;
7 Days or longer = $200 off per booking savings
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