Lake Garda via Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Rail travel is back on track and a great way to decrease your carbon-footprint.
Do it in style! The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most sought-after rail travel journey.
Life is a journey, not a destination and the journey itself can enhance the holiday experience. Travel by train for a more pleasurable, mindful and more environmentally responsible scenic trip, winding through mountains and past shimmering lakes.
Lake Garda via Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (First Class Rail)
Departs from London St. Pancras
9 nights from £5,389 Per Person
SELECTED DEPARTURES IN 2023 AND 2024. Dates Available On Request
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Take the luxury route to spend a week in the Italian Lakes. Before arriving on the shores of Lake Garda you'll be transported back in time to the Golden Age of Rail Travel with a journey on beautifully-restored 1920's Pullman carriages of the inimitable Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Synonymous with all that is special in the realms of rail travel, there is no better way to start your holiday.
Day by Day Itinerary
1) London to Paris > Board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Board Eurostar at London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord and make your way to neighbouring Gare de l'Est to board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
(flight can be arranged if preferred, on request)
You'll journey on board this luxury hotel-on-wheels on its flagship route towards Venice. Dinner is a lavish affair; be sure to dress to impress to enjoy a sumptuous four-course meal followed by time to mingle with your fellow lucky travellers in the bar car until the small hours. Murder a drink in crystal cut glasses on the Orient Express!
Your cabin will be ready for you to turn into your crisp white linen sheets when you choose to retire as you move across the continent through the night.
2) Venice Simplon-Orient-Express > Venice > Lake Garda Following breakfast served in your cabin, make your way once more to the gorgeous restaurant carriages for another delicious meal at lunchtime. There are pastries at afternoon tea-time before you disembark in Venice and change trains for a first class rail service to Desenzano del Garda.
3-8) Lake Garda You’ll have a full week to relax and enjoy the lakeside resort at your leisure.
If you would like to do a little more with your week in Italy, we can arrange day trips for you to other connecting towns and cities, such as Venice, Verona or Milan – or perhaps you would prefer a trip into the impressive Dolomites mountain range, or a sunset cruise on the lake? Just ask our friendly team of travel specialists to help you create the right balance of sightseeing and recharging.
9) Lake Garda > Chambéry Today you'll take another first class rail journey from Italy into France for an overnight stay in charming Chambéry.
(If you prefer to fly home from Milan, this can be arranged, please ask and we will amend the itinerary for you)
Enhance your experience
Upgrade your cabin on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Hotel room upgrades
Fly start/return available on request
Standard Premier Eurostar from London to Paris
Overnight full-board journey on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Paris to Venice
Premium Class Rail from Venice to Desenzano del Garda
7 nights’ 4-star accommodation including breakfast on Lake Garda
First Class Rail from Desenzano del Garda to Chambéry
Overnight 4-star accommodation in Chambéry with breakfast
First Class Rail from Chambéry to Paris
Standard Premier Class Eurostar from Paris to London
Transfer from Paris Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord
ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financial protection
Terms & conditions
Price shown is subject to availability, based on two adults sharing a twin room/Historic twin cabin, departing London St Pancras on 3rd August 2024.
Other departures available on request. Full Fred.\ Holidays terms & conditions apply.
Contact Abbotts Travel for more info and to book your trip.