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Explore the beauty of Geneva, the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps, the elegance of Verona and the grandeur of Venice on this great holiday by rail. Spend an evening in cosmopolitan Geneva before gliding down through the Alps on the Simplon Pass to Verona. Discover the romance of the city of 'star-crossed lovers' before taking the train through the Italian countryside to Venice, the unique ‘city of canals.'

Highlights

  • Explore the cosmopolitan elegance of Geneva and stroll the banks of its famous lake
  • Ride the rails through the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps along the Simplon Pass south towards Italy
  • Discover Verona, city of Shakespeare's lovers and home to world renowned Opera.
  • Stroll the cobbled streets and boat down the tranquil canals of Venice, a truly magical city. 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Verona
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Venice

Disclaimer:

Prices are 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 GENEVA
Your holiday begins in Geneva, where you will check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. 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)

DAY 2 - GENEVA TO VERONA
After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Verona 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 to Milan, and on to Verona. Travel down through high mountain passes, wide green valleys and alpine villages perched precariously on the hillsides. Upon arrival in Verona, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Verona) B

DAY 3 - VERONA
Spend a full day exploring Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Full of magic from the glory days of the Roman Empire, Verona is an Italian gem; brimming with stunning architecture, fine Italian delicacies and Shakespearean romance. Wander through the mausoleum of Arche Scaligere tombs surrounded by evil-looking iron gates and the final resting place of the Scaligeri princes and of course, don't miss the celebrated home of Juliet and visit Casa di Giulietta to relive the famous scenes between Montague and Capulet. Spend your evenings sipping a glass of Veronese wine in one of the pretty piazzas or speak to one of our Rail Specialists about booking a trip to the Opera for a night to remember! (Overnight in Verona) B

DAY 4 - VERONA TO VENICE
After breakfast catch the direct service from Verona Porta Nuova station to Venice. Journey through the Italian countryside before arriving into Venice Santa Lucia station, on the banks of the sparkling canals. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Possibly more than any other city in the world, Venice's reputation precedes it. If you've not been before you are in for a treat, because this destination more than lives up to expectations. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 5 - VENICE
Be sure to visit some of Venice's main sights and attractions, including the famous Rialto Bridge, La Fenice Theatre and the Accademia art gallery. Alternatively, see the sights at a slower pace and simply wander through the maze of cobbled streets and peruse the quaint boutiques. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 6 - VENICE
A visit to Venice is not complete without a ride on a Gondola, a mode of transport that has been in existence for over 1,000 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. (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.

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 Hotel 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.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a five-star property synonymous with luxury. Nestled on Giudecca Island, the hotel offers exceptional views over the Venetian Lagoon and Doge’s Palace, with St Mark’s square reachable in just four minutes aboard a private boat service. The hotel’s 95 rooms are all decorated to the very highest standard and elegantly furnished, with free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod docking stations and HD flat screen televisions. Guests are invited to make use of the wonderful outdoor pool, tennis courts and luxury wellness facilities. The Cipriani’s Michelen-starred Oro restaurant is perfect for a sumptuous evening meal, or enjoy a light lunch on the pretty terrace overlooking the water.

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.

Palazzo Giovanelli Venice

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.

Due Torri Verona

The luxury Due Torri Verona Hotel has been recently refurbished and includes 90 individually decorated bedrooms. The hotel is situated in the centre of Verona, close to the Palazzo Forte (Modern Art Museum) and the Cathedral.

Italia Hotel Verona

The Italia Hotel in Verona is situated in a quaint, quiet corner of the city, just a 15 minute stroll from Juliet’s Balcony and the central Piazza delle Erbe. The hotel’s well-appointed guestrooms come complete with satellite TV, air conditioning and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the terrace garden after a long day of sightseeing!

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Disclaimer:

Prices are 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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