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Paris to Venice and Vienna via the Alps

Paris Lausanne Venice Vienna

6 Days


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Trip Overview

This rail vacation from Paris to Vienna with a stop in Venice promises to be full of scenic landscapes, mountain views and the stunning Northeastern Italian coast. Soak in the lakeside tranquillity of Lausanne. Relax and enjoy the striking scenery as the train meanders through the snow-capped Alps in route from Lausanne to Venice. Discover the ageless beauty of Venice as you get lost in its labyrinth of canals, bridges and quaint squares. Experience Austria’s capital city of Vienna and all its Imperial majesty as you wander the Baroque streets while sipping the region’s signature coffee.


  • Spectacular alpine scenery from Lausanne to Venice via the Simplon Pass
  • Cruise through the UNESCO heritage Semmering Pass route on your way to Vienna
  • Lakeside tranquillity of Lausanne
  • The ageless beauty of Venice
  • The majesty of Imperial Vienna

Package includes:

  • Standard Class day time travel including reservations on all trains featured in the itinerary
  • 1 nights’ hotel stay including breakfast in Lausanne
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay including breakfast in Venice
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay including breakfast in Vienna
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.


Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Today, you will hop aboard the high-speed train for a scenic ride from Paris to Lausanne. Situated on the shores of stunning Lake Geneva, Lausanne is Switzerland’s fourth largest city. Upon your arrival, transfer from the train station to your hotel and check in for your overnight stay. If time allows, and you aren’t too tired from your journey, take a leisurely stroll by the lake. Or, head over to the city centre, where you will find a plethora of coffee shops and the city’s famous cathedral. (Overnight in Lausanne)

Today, you will board the train for a scenic journey from Lausanne to Venice. Soak in the spectacular alpine scenery as the train makes its way through the snow-capped Alps of Switzerland to the stunning coastal city of Venice. Upon your arrival, start exploring all the “Floating City” has to offer. (Overnight in Venice) B

Today is all yours to discover the festive city of Venice. This amazing city by the Adriatic Sea and its gorgeous network of canals offers ageless beauty and lots of attractions to explore. Tour St Mark’s Basilica and soak in the impressive domes and luminous mosaics. Climb the Campanile di San Marco for breath taking views of the Venice Skyline. Take a leisurely gondola ride through the Venice canals. Saunter across the Rialto Bridge to see the beautiful Grand Canal. (Overnight in Venice) B

After breakfast this morning, you will board the train to Vienna. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain landscape as you cruise along the scenic Semmering Railway on your way to Austria’s capital city. (Overnight in Vienna) B

Spend today exploring Vienna and experience the majesty of this Imperial city. Wander the Baroque streets and absorb the Viennese culture. Take a ride on the Riesenrad, Vienna’s 212-foot high ferris wheel for fantastic views of the city. If you are interested in art, venture over to the MuseumsQuartier, where you will find a cluster of classic and contemporary exhibition spaces. Don’t forget to grab a cup of delicious Viennese coffee or to try one of the city’s signature dishes, like wiener schnitzel. (Overnight in Vienna) B

After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport for your flight back home. If you wish to extend your trip or add nights in any of these fantastic destinations, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to help you. B


Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

Alpha Palmiers Lausanne

The Alpha Palmiers Hotel is a modern hotel set around an internal courtyard. The hotel has 210 spacious and stylish air-conditioned bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has a Thai restaurant, French restaurant and a bar. The hotel is well located in a quiet area between the railway station and the main shopping district of the city.

Swiss Wine Hotel And Bar Lausanne

The Swiss Wine Hotel and Bar is a contemporary hotel located in the heart of the city. All 62 comfortable bedrooms are well-equipped and guests can benefit from access to a fitness centre with Sauna. Guests can enjoy breakfast in a room offering panoramic views over the Old Town and Cathedral. The hotel’s Wine bar offers wine tastings and exclusively serves wines from Switzerland.

Agora Swiss Night Lausanne

The Agora Swiss Night Lausanne is a modern hotel with 147 air-conditioned bedrooms, all of which have large windows which overlook the hotel garden. The hotel breakfast room offers panoramic views of the lake, the Alps, and the Jura Mountains, whilst the hotel offers guests a public transport card for use in Lausanne. The hotel is ideally located a short walk from the train station and Lake Geneva.

Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice

Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Bauer Palladio and Spa

The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel made up of 38 bedrooms and 12 suites. Designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the hotel boasts a private garden, a luxury spa and spectacular views over the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel features spacious rooms with a historic decor, including fine Italian tapestries, fabrics and paintings. Other room features include access to Wi-Fi and a satellite TV service. The hotel is in a quiet setting on Giudecca Island, across the Lagoon from St Mark's Square only a short trip by a complimentary hotel water taxi.

Hotel Ca’ D’Oro Venice

The Ca’ D’Oro hotel is a traditional Venetian hotel nestled just a five minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s 27 rooms all feature air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. Guests can make use of the stunning roof terrace, admire the canal views or make use of the spectacular location, which is just 200 yards from a vaporetto water bus stop.

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli & Gran Canal

The Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal is a historic hotel in the heart of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the property offers panoramic views over the Grand Canal and lies just two stops from Saint Mark’s Square on the water bus. The elegant rooms boast satellite TV, air-conditioning and elegant decor. The sophisticated lounges here are befitting of the hotel’s history – the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice and, later, Mozart’s family. The Venice Casino is just a two minute ride across the canal.

Sina Palazzo Sant' Angelo

Elegant and aristocratic, the Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo sul Canal Grande sits like a modern Atlantis on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

Starhotels Splendid Venice

A luxury boutique hotel in Venice city centre, the Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is as elegant as the city itself. Gondolas drift past the window. Cafés bustle in St Marks's Square. You have discovered the best location to experience the Venetian atmosphere in one of our 165 rooms and suites designed with luxury in mind.

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Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.