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Trip Overview

Discover Paris, Geneva and Venice on a holiday by rail through spectacular Alpine scenery. Discover the most romantic city in the world with a trip to Paris. Travel from Paris to Geneva, arriving with time to enjoy an evening meal or perhaps a stroll around the lake. Continue the next day through the scenic Simplon Pass route, before crossing the border into Italy, arriving at your final stop, Venice, for three nights discovering this enchanting city.

Highlights

  • Explore the incredible history, culture, and romance of Paris with a two-night stay
  • Spend a night in Geneva and experience the delights of Switzerland
  • Enjoy the scenic journey from Geneva to Venice through the Simplon Pass and the Swiss Alps
  • Spend three nights exploring the magical city of Venice
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     PACKAGE INCLUDES:

     

    • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
    • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris
    • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Geneva
    • 3 nights’ accommodation stay with breakfast in Venice
    • 2-day sightseeing pass in Paris including:
      • Hop-on-Hop off sightseeing pass
      • Louvre Museum entrance
      • Museum d Orsay entrance
      • Palace of Versailles entrance
      • Much much more!
    • Small group walking tour in Venice
    • Gondola ride in Venice
    Trip Map

    Why Not...

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

    Disclaimer:

    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.

    DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN PARIS

    Arrive in Paris today and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay, then get out and explore the city with your sightseeing pass! Spend the afternoon admiring the city’s many famous landmarks on a Hop-on-Hop off tour and make sure to sample some delectable French cuisine or perhaps even take in a show, like the famous Moulin Rouge. (Overnight in Paris)

    DAY 2 - PARIS

    Spend a full day exploring Paris at leisure today, or perhaps even head out to the breath-taking Palace of Versailles – entrance to which is included in your pass! Paris of course hosts many masterpieces, from the Mona Lisa nestled inside the Louvre to the imposing Eiffel Tower, that dominates the city's skyline. Take a scenic Seine river cruise observing the landmarks that embroider its edges, or shop until you drop down the Champs-Elysees. (Overnight in Paris) B

    DAY 3 - PARIS TO GENEVA

    Check out of your hotel after breakfast and take to the rails through the rolling French countryside to Geneva. On arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and set out to explore. Make the most of your time in Geneva - spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva) B

    DAY 4 - GENEVA TO VENICE

    After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. Stretched across 117 islands within the Venetian Lagoon, there is no doubt Venice is a unique city. Famed for its canals, its history and its ethereal beauty, the city continues to enchant visitors from all over the world, as it has done for centuries. (Overnight in Venice) B

    DAY 5 - VENICE

    Today discover the real Venice on a small group walking tour led by a local, then enjoy a ride in an iconic gondola. Admire the famous attractions not to be missed like St Marks’s Square with its sumptuous Basilica and imposing Campanile which you can climb for great city views. Also worth visiting is the nearby Doges Palace, which it’s a good idea to take a tour so that you can fully appreciate the history of this stunning building. (Overnight in Venice) B

    DAY 6 - VENICE

    Make sure you spend some time out on the water. Venice Lido has some great sandy beaches, and the islands of Murano and Burano are beautifully maintained fishing villages where you can watch the famous Venetian glassblowers in action. These and other sights are accessible by Vaporetto or private water taxi. Talk to one of our Rail Specialists about booking a tour! (Overnight in Venice) B

    DAY 7 – DEPART VENICE

    After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your holiday, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

    MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

    Hotel Cornavin Geneva

    The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

    Hôtel Cristal Geneva

    Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

    Hotel Les Nations Geneva

    Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

    Le Marceau Bastille

    Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

    Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

    The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

    Terrass Hotel Paris

    The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

    See our special offer package with a free tour and Musée d'Orsay tickets!

    Grand Hotel Francais

    The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

    Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

    From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

    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.

    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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    Disclaimer:

    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.

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