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Trip Overview

Enjoy the splendour and opulence onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train on this nine-night rail adventure. After a night in London, travel overnight by luxury train through Europe and spend three nights navigating the canals of sumptuous Venice before heading to iconic Sirmione by train for three nights by the lake.


  • Enjoy one of the worlds best experience by rail, onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Discover the beauty and rich history of Venice
  • Relax in the magical townofSirmione on Lake Garda


  • One night onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a private twin cabin 
  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in London
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast inSirmione
  • Doges Palace and Golden Basilica tour in Venice
  • Private transfers between to and from Sirmione
  • Walking tour in Venice 
  • Lake Garda cruise (April-July only)
Trip Map

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.

  • DAY 1 – LONDON

    Welcome to London! On arrival head to your hotel for an overnight stay, then get out and enjoy the city that has so much to offer. Check out all the major sights, then perhaps enjoy a show in the West End? (Overnight London)


    Check in at London Victoria for your British Pullman departure from platform number one, and from here on in sit back and enjoy a magical day. Lunch is served as you head to the coast, then you will be shown to your private cabin when boarding the famous Continental Wagons-Lits in Calais. Dress for the occasion at dinner and perhaps enjoy a night cap in the bar car before turning in for the night. (Overnight Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) L/D


    Breakfast is served in your cabin, where you can watch the beautiful scenery pass by through the window. Enjoy a three-course lunch of the highest order in one of the gorgeous restaurant carriages, and on arrival in Venice you will be escorted to your hotel via boat. Check in for a three-night stay. (Overnight Venice) B/L


    Discover the gems of this amazing city today with a tour of the Doges Palace and breath-taking Golden Basilica. IN the afternoon enjoy a short walking tour led by a local Venetian, who will be able to lead you through the maze of alleys and tell you the stories behind some of the city’s beautiful buildings. (Overnight Venice) B


    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before continuing to explore the city today. Take a ride in a Gondola perhaps or take a boat out to the lido and relax in the beach. Speak to one of our Sales Consultants if you would like to take a trip to the beautiful islands of Burano and Murano. (Overnight Venice) B


    Make your way to Santa Lucia station today for your train to Verona where you will be met by a private driver for the 30min drive to Sirmione and Lake Garda.Check in at your hotel for athree-night stay. (Overnight SirmioneB


    Explore all this beautiful town has to offer today. Between April and July take a mini cruise around the peninsular, where you will discover the thermal springs from below the mineral rich lake water. (Overnight SirmioneB


    To enter Sirmione visitors cross a drawbridge into a castle and medieval city. The narrow, cobbled streets are full of traditional tavernas and quaint shops, whilst to the north of the peninsular lies the ruined Roman villa of Catullus and the former villa of Maria Callas. Sirmione is a wonderful place to relax. (Overnight Sirmione) B


    Check out of your hotel and take a car to Desenzano where you will board the train to Milan. From the station head to the airport for your flight home or speak to any of our Travel Consultants if you would like to extend your trip elsewhere.B

Santa Chiara Hotel

The area of Piazzale Roma is a meeting point of two worlds, Venice and the mainland, and the Santa Chiara hotel is the synthesis of this meeting: its one door in the street and another one on the water.

When you enter in the main building, you discover the interior décor in Venetian stylewith a touch of modernity: the attention is captured by the Murano glass chandeliers, precious fabrics and operas of Venetian artists.

Locanda Vivaldi

Hotel Locanda Vivaldi was inaugurated at the end of 1999, after painstaking and long restructuring works on the building adjacent to the Church of Pietà.

In 1703 Antonio Vivaldi was ordained a priest and started to work as a violin teacher in the Pietà conservatory, where he remained until 1740.

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.

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 Centurion Palace

The Hotel is located in the heart of the Dorsoduro district next to the Basilica of S. Maria della Salute, Punta della Dogana and the famous Guggenheim museum.

A unique blend between the ancient building’s gothic façade and the contemporary exclusive bespoke design of the interiors; a contrast in harmony with the district where the hotel is located; the most ancient in Venice and home to contemporary art.

The California Hotel London

The perfect hotel for any rail holiday starting from St Pancras International, the California hotel is a charming property less than a minute from the railway station. The hotel is home to 60 rooms within Georgian townhouses, each of which boasts a private bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can relax in the lounge, enjoy a drink on the private terrace and make use of the hotel’s incredible central location and unbeatable transport links. Both the bustling Camden Market and the wonders of the British Museum are within one mile of the hotel.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

The Gyle

The interior design reflects a private residence that has stood here for over 170 years, evolving with each new generation. So in every room, you will find solid oak flooring, vintage mirrors, fluted glass, bespoke English joinery, tactile Scottish textiles, metal industrial lamps, crisp comfy bedding, upholstered headboard with Argyle pattern stitching… all brought together in an elegant palette of greys, charcoal, black and pewter with the occasional moss green accent.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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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.