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Luxury Rail: Venice, London and the Orient Express
8 days from CAD15,775pp
Arrive in style in Venice on a private watertaxi.
Explore the hidden streets and alleyways of Venice with your private guide.
Travel across Europe on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Visit Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London by boat.
Visit Buckingham and Windsor Palaces – both residences of the British royal family.
- Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Venice
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Day 1 Venice
Upon arrival in Venice, you are met at the airport by your assistant and taken to your watertaxi which will take you across the canals of Venice and onto your centrally located hotel. After taking some time to settle-in you embark of your panoramic boat tour of Venice, exploring the city from the water.
Day 2 Venice
This morning you meet your guide and begin your Secret Venice walking tour where you will explore the hidden gems of the city, meandering through the mazes of bridges and alleyways. In the afternoon enjoy a guided visit if the Accademia Gallery and Ca'Rezzonico Museum that showcase art pieces by Venetian artists.
Day 3 Venice
Today venture out of Venice and explore some of the islands located on the lagoon. Burano is a picturesque fishing village known for its lace production and Torcello is a tiny island away from the crowds, with just 13 inhabitants. This evening we suggest you finish your time in Venice with a dinner at the Michelin starred Venissa restaurant.
Day 4 Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Venice
Venice , Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Venice
Late morning you will be met by your shared watertaxi and transferred to the station where you will board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Journeying leisurely through Europe you will have time to admire the scenery and enjoy the delicious food before spending the night in your cabin.
Day 5 London
Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Venice , London
Today your journey will continue across Europe until you reach Calais, where you will cross the English Channel before joining the British Pullman train which takes you along the English countryside and on to London. Upon arrival in London, you will be met and transported to your centrally located London hotel.
Day 6 London
Today, meet your private guide in your hotel and make your way to Westminister Abbey by public transport. Your guide can uncover the history of the Abbey before you take a relaxing boat ride along the River Thames to the Tower of London. Here, tour one of the most well-known landmarks in the city. In the afternoon, enjoy an in-depth tour of St Paul's Cathedral with your private guide.
Day 7 London
In the morning you will be met by your guide and make your way to Buckingham Palace to watch the iconic Changing of the Guards ceremony with the regal backdrop of the palace. Afterwards you will head to Windsor Castle to explore the Queen's royal residence and the longest-occupied castle in the world, as well as the surrounding town of Windsor, a fantastic place to stop for tea and scones.
Day 8 Return home
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