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Luxury rail: Venice, London & the Orient Express

8 days from CAD21,490pp

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Tour highlights

  • Travel across Europe on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

  • Arrive in style in Venice on a private water taxi.

  • Explore the hidden streets and alleyways of Venice with your private guide.

  • Visit Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London by boat.

  • Visit Buckingham and Windsor Palaces — both residences of the British royal family.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival in Venice, you are met at the airport by your assistant and taken to your water taxi 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.

  • 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 of the Accademia Gallery and Ca' Rezzonico Museum that showcase art pieces by Venetian artists.

  • 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.

  • Late morning you will be met by your shared water taxi 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.

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  • 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 onto London. Upon arrival in London, you will be met and transported to your centrally located hotel.

  • Today, meet your private guide in your hotel and make your way to Westminster 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.

  • 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.

  • Today you will be transferred by private car to the airport for your flight home.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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