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Highlights

  • Stay in city-centre luxury with some of Rome’s finest restaurants and headline-grabbing attractions on your doorstep
  • Recall the Golden Age of travel onboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Experience white-glove service and all-inclusive meals onboard
  • Take in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside
  • Experience the alpine drama of Austria and Switzerland

Spoil yourself

  • Upgrade to a Cabin Suite for a more spacious experience, or a Grand Suite with free-flowing champagne, caviar on boarding, and a luxurious double bed and ensuite bathroom

This new route onboard the world's most famous train brings you from the ancient wonders of Rome, though the heart of alpine Europe, to London. Starting with a five-star stay in the Italian capital, you'll have a full day free to take in the sights, from the iconic Colosseum and Pantheon to the maze of pretty backstreets host to independent boutiques and locals' favourite cafes. Then, after stepping onboard the esteemed blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, you'll head out across Austria’s alpine meadows and past snow-dusted mountain ranges, enjoying multi-course gourmet dining inspired by the route as well as the very best in discreet white-gloved service as you head to Paris, followed by the Eurostar to London.


Day 1

Depart for Rome

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Rome. On arrival, you'll be met by a private driver who'll bring you to your exclusive accommodation – the superb Anantara Palazzo Naiadi. Staying in neo-classical luxury where fine dining vies for your attention against spa indulgences, you'll be sited right among the ancient history of Rome, opposite the ancient Baths of Diocletian, and overlooking Piazza della Repubblica. Walking distance to highlights like Via Veneto, and the fashionable Monti district - all close enough to take in without getting footsore.


Chauffeur Service

Chauffeur Service

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome


Day 2

The treasures of ancient Rome

You’ve got today free to explore Rome's café scene, fashion shopping and ancient Colosseum wonders. The 2nd-century Pantheon’s austere façade contrasts with the grand Baroque flourishes of Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona. Further highlights include a trip to the Vatican City for St. Peter’s Basilica, a true Renaissance masterpiece.



Breakfast included

Rome

Rome

Borghese Gardens, Rome

Borghese Gardens, Rome

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy


Day 3

The Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express

Leave the splendours of Rome behind today as you head to the station to board the iconic blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine as you travel through the hills and vines of the Tuscan countryside towards Florence, after a brief stop enjoy a three-course lunch in the restaurant car as you take in outside’s grandeur. Delight at chocolate box Swiss villages among the deep river valleys and rolling hills before the snow-dusted mountains and picturesque meadows dominate the landscape. Then, enjoy pastries served in your oak-panelled cabin, before you prepare for your night on board. It's a special one, as you'll enjoy a four-course dinner, sampling everything from Brittany lobster to saltmarsh lamb, alongside, of course, an extensive fine wine list. 


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Cabin, Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Cabin, Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Piano Dining Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Piano Dining Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cote D'Azur Dining Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cote D'Azur Dining Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Day 4

Paris to London

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in your cabin this morning before arriving into Paris, where you'll transfer to the Eurostar for the short journey home.


Breakfast included

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Eurostar

Eurostar


About the itinerary

"A new and spectacular route for 2021. You'll begin with a five-star stay in Italy's capital city – before boarding the famous blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – for me a real trip highlight. It's then that this journey really comes into its own as you head north towards Austria and the high mountain passes of Brenner and Arlberg, before dropping down through Switzerland and Paris en route to London."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £2,720 pp incl. flights

Twin Cabin - 2022 from: £2,720 pp
Twin Cabin - 2022 from: £2,960 pp

Valid for travel:

2022: Rome to London operates via Paris on 29 Jun / 03 Aug 

Price includes:

  • UK chauffeur drive service
  • Complimentary access to private executive airport lounge
  • Outbound flight between UK and Rome
  • Private arrival transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5* hotel on a B&B basis
  • Rome to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by on-board French chefs
  • Paris to London St Pancras Station on Eurostar in Standard Premier class


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