50% Companion discount: save up to £1,555 pp – ends 15 Feb

Highlights

  • Explore the hidden canals and alleyways of Venice
  • Journey on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Stay in 16th-century spa hotel in the heart of Gothic Prague
  • Experience attentive personal service and sumptuous fine dining
  • Finish with a journey through the Kent countryside on the Belmond British Pullman

This exclusive journey on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes you from the historic waterways of Venice to medieval Prague and onwards to London. Visit the bustling Piazza San Marco and stay in a luxurious palazzo as you explore the Floating City. Then, experience a golden era of travel on the world's most famous train, complete with white glove service, free-flowing drinks and multi-course fine dining in the elegant restaurant car. Stay amongst the Gothic architecture and cobbled streets of Prague before rejoining the train onward to Paris and Calais. Across the channel, the Belmond British Pullman sees you to London Victoria in style.


Days 1 – 2

UK to Venice

Private chauffeur service and lounge access at the airport are the perfect way to start your journey before flying out to Venice. On arrival, your water taxi will take you to your accommodation – a beautiful 18th century palazzo with views over the Grand Canal. You'll have two days to explore the hidden charms of the Floating City, perhaps with a cruise around the Venetian lagoon islands or simply strolling among the network of canals and winding streets. Don't miss the Piazza San Marco, the city's main square and home to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica.

Breakfast included

Venice

Venice

Baglioni Hotel Luna

Baglioni Hotel Luna

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco


Day 3

Venice to Prague

This morning, spend a little more time enjoying the delights of Venice before heading to the Santa Lucia station to meet your personal steward. You'll be taken aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to settle into your private cabin, resplendent with dark wood furnishings and opulent decor, where you can prepare for the evening ahead. Dinner is a multi-course affair, served in the elegant dining car, best followed by a drink and some live music in the bar car. When you return to your cabin to sleep, you'll find your lounge seats transformed into comfortable beds with luxurious bedding.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Bar, Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Bar, Venice Simplon-Orient Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Day 4

Prague

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast served directly to your cabin by your personal steward as the rolling Czech countryside whips past your window. Perhaps read a book or take a stroll through the train before a three-course lunch in the restaurant carriage. This afternoon you'll arrive at the Praha-Smíchov station in Prague, aptly nicknamed the City of a Hundred Spires. Your accommodation for the evening is a 16th-century spa hotel in the historical centre, mere steps away from Prague Castle.

Stay: The Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)

Breakfast & Lunch included

Church of Our Lady, Prague, Czech Republic

Church of Our Lady, Prague

Exterior,  Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, Prague, Czech Republic

Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague


Day 5

Prague

You have a full day to get to know Prague, and from your central location, you're well placed to set out on foot and explore its cobbled streets. You'll see colourful baroque buildings, ancient Gothic churches and centuries-old bridges, including Charles Bridge, dating back to 1402. There are also plenty of trendy cafes, microbreweries and bars lining the pavements, as well as sleek art galleries and the charming Astronomical Clock, which delivers an animated hourly show. Back at your hotel, perhaps visit the Ecsotica Spa & Health Club for a relaxing treatment or bathing ritual.

Stay: The Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)

Breakfast included

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague


Day 6

Prague to Paris

This morning after breakfast, you'll return to the station to rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As you sip a cocktail in the bar car or relax in your intimate cabin, the train will glide through more scenic countryside on its way to France. Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea and another sumptuous dinner prepared by the expert onboard chefs, followed by a nightcap in the bar car and a final night's rest in your converted sleeper cabin.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Day 7

Paris to London

As you pass through Paris this morning you'll be served another delicious breakfast. Later, brunch is served before you hop across the channel from Calais to Folkestone to board the Belmond British Pullman – the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express's elegant sister train. As you pass through rural Kent, you'll be served a final afternoon tea and a celebratory glass of sparkling wine before arriving into London Victoria station.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Belmond British Pullman

Belmond British Pullman

Belmond British Pullman

Belmond British Pullman


About the itinerary

"The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is unmatched in prestige, and this itinerary combines its white glove service with enigmatic Venice and the Gothic charms of Prague. It's all capped off with afternoon tea and sparkling wine on the Belmond British Pullman – a fitting end to a special journey."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

50% Companion discount: save up to £1,555 pp
Offer ends 15 February

Guide price from £3,920 pp incl. flights

Year Round from: £3,920 pp incl. flights — save up to £1,555 pp

Special offer

50% discount off companions fare on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

valid for following departures from Venice to Prague to London

27 May Venice connecting with 30 May Prague to London

Valid for travel:

2020 : departures Venice to Prague 27 May / 14 Oct

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • One way Flight from London to Venice
  • Private arrival water taxi transfer with "Meet and Greet" service at Venice airport
  • 2nts accommodation in the Baglioni Luna Hotel, Venice on a BB basis
  • Travel from Venice to Prague on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express through the beautiful Austrian Alps
  • 2nts accommodation in the Alchymist Grand Hotel, Prague in a Deluxe room on a BB basis
  • Travel from Prague to London via Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Belmond British Pullman from Dover to London Victoria


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