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This tour starts in Paris, a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Followed by a journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express which will transport you back in time, with its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomizes the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel. Then discover the best of Italy, Venice, the city of canals. Next Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region followed, Rome, the home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins.

Highlights

  • Paris Hop on Hop off city tour
  • Journey aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Uncover Rome’s treasures with visits to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum
  • Marvel at Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery and Duomo in Florence
  • Enjoy a gondola ride, Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Package Also Includes

  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 1- night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a private Twin Cabin.
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Florence
  • 2-night hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
  • Excursions as listed
  • Rail journeys as per itinerary
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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.

DAY 1 – PARIS
Paris. upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure use your hop on hop off tour voucher to visit landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is also known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 2 – PARIS
Day of leisure (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 3PARIS TO VENICE ON THE VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a full day in the city of lights before stepping aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express and be whisked away to a world of timeless indulgence.  After departing from Paris Gare de l’Est enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by the skilled French chefs. (Overnight onboard train) B D

DAY 4VENICE
Breakfast served in your cabin at a time of your choice. A three-course lunch is served in one of the beautiful restaurant cars. Then while away the afternoon enjoying the scenery. Later a selection of pastries will be served in your cabin. Then all too soon prepare to disembark as the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Sanata Lucia (Overnight in Venice) B L

DAY 5VENICE
No visit to Venice would be complete without a gondola ride along the labyrinth of narrow canals. Enjoy your included ride and discover the secrets of the city as you pass beneath bridges and experience palazzos and popular sites. Later, use your skip-the-line admission to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 6VENICE TO FLORENCE
Catch a Trenitalia train directly to Florence. We recommend checking out Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of Saint John, or the Medici Chapels and Crypt. Alternatively, you can simply relax at your hotel or stroll around town with some delicious gelato. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 7FLORENCE
See Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery with your skip-the-line admission, then enjoy a three-hour walking tour of Florence with an expert guide. You’ll see all the famous sights, including the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Square. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 8 – FLORENCE TO ROME
Depart Florence on a direct train to Rome. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin or two. The architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 9ROME
During your tour of Rome, you will experience the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Then, enjoy your walking tour of Ancient Rome, which includes a visit to the Colosseum. Don't forget to have your photo taken with one of the modern gladiators outside! (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 9 – ROME
After breakfasting your tour now concludes 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!

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.

Hotel Ariston Rome

Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Kolbe Hotel Rome

With all the major sites of historic interest at only a short walk away, the Kolbe Hotel Rome will make you feel not only surrounded by but truly immersed into the magnificence of ancient Rome.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Hotel Athenaeum Florence

The Hotel Athenaeum Florence is a plush 4 star hotel comprised of 60 high quality rooms, gourmet restaurant, hotel bar, conference facilities, fitness room and even a billiard room. It's just a 10 minute walk from the magnificent Florence Cathedral and also within walking distance of the train station.

Hotel Botticelli Florence

The Boticelli Hotel in Florence is situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from San Lorenzo Market and Santa Maria Novella train station, and just five minutes from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel boasts a rooftop terrace bar and original frescoes, with traditional Tuscan-style rooms, all featuring air conditioning, TVs and en suite bathrooms.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.

Hotel Cellai

Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic, quite and lively area within short walk distance to all sites and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings, shops and monuments. Cellai Hotel is part of a lovingly restored 1800 palace.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.

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 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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