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Be enchanted by the canal-side sanctuary of Venice, the luxurious accommodations of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and the romantic city of Paris. Spend three nights unearthing the hidden gems of Venice before boarding the train’s famed Wagon-Lits carriages. Complete one of the world’s most astounding luxury journeys before finishing your holiday spending two nights in the ‘City of Light.’


  • Explore the enchanting city of Venice for three nights
  • Spend a luxurious night aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient Express
  • Enjoy fine dining, impeccable service and incredible scenery through the Swiss Alps on board
  • Immerse yourself in the romance and history of Paris


  • Overnight accommodation from Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a twin cabin
  • Shared transfer from your hotel in Venice to the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
  • Meals on board the Venice Simplon-Orient Express as specified in the itinerary including mineral water and coffee
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris
  • Private boat transfer from airport to hotel in Venice
  • Private Gondola ride in Venice
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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.

Welcome to Venice!  Enjoy a private transfer via boat from the airport to your hotel. Once checked in wander through the delightful cobbled streets and piazzas of this romantic city, discovering new treats around every corner such as impressive churches, beautiful bridges and quaint trattorias. Stop in one of the many pretty restaurants to dine on traditional Venetian cuisine and admire the gorgeous scenery. (Overnight in Venice) B

After breakfast head out to explore this city at your leisure, perhaps head straight to the Doges Palace and the attractions of St Marks Square or why not catch a water taxi out to the Lido? (Overnight in Venice) B

Enjoy a private gondola ride along the Grand Canal and admire the Venetian architecture from the water. Why not enjoy a glass of delicious Prosecco from a water side bar and take in the majestic surroundings of this beautiful city. (Overnight in Venice) B

After breakfast, board your shared taxi transfer (for all 2016 holidays) to Santa Lucia station, and check in for your journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Your steward will show you to your private compartment, before you enjoy a three-course lunch as you gaze at the beautiful passing scenery of the Italian Dolomites, the Austrian and Swiss Alps. Afternoon tea is served in your compartment. A four-course dinner is served in the evening. (Overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express) B, L, AT, D

This morning breakfast is served in your compartment before the train pulls into Paris Gare de l'Est. On arrival, make your way to your hotel for a two night stay. (Overnight in Paris) B

Spend the day exploring the fashion and romance capital of the world! Be sure to take in the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower and perhaps enjoy a scenic boat tour along the River Seine. Why not treat yourself to a spot of shopping along the Champs Elysees or visit some of the city's iconic museums such as the Louvre? In the evening, dine at one of the city's fantastic restaurants or perhaps take in a glitzy show! (Overnight in Paris) B

After a final breakfast in Venice, depart the city for your onward connection. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, AT - Afternoon Tea, D -Dinner

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 Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

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.

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.