Orient Express and the Amalfi Coast
- 9 Days
- From £4,299
- Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice overnight
- Venice: canals, museums and a unique charm
- Travel by train down the spine of Italy in First Class
- Relax and unwind on the glamorous Amalfi Coast
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- Double cabin on the Orient-Express from London to Venice
- First Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 7 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Return transfers between the station and your hotel in Venice
- Return transfer from Naples to your Amalfi hotel
- Private transfer between stations in Paris
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Set off from London Victoria on board the British Pullman for a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy brunch on board as you pass through the Kent countryside, before crossing the channel on a luxury coach on the comfortable Eurotunnel service. In Calais, you will board the continental Wagon Lits carriages, home for the next 15 hours as you make your way towards Venice. Settle into your cabin and get ready for dinner, as you make your way towards Paris and the sun sets over Picardy. Enjoy a spectacular 5-course meal and then relax in the elegant lounge, serenaded by a Grand Piano.
Awake to the Swiss Alps as you head into Italy. Take in the stunning scenery from the comfort of your cabin over a leisurely breakfast. As you cross the plains of northern Italy, enjoy a 3-course lunch, then while away the afternoon in the saloon or in your cabin before crossing Venice lagoon and into Santa Lucia station, shortly after 6pm.
You will have a shared transfer by water taxi to your accommodation, the Dona Palace Hotel (or similar) where you will have a 2-night stay.
Enjoy your free day in Venice, exploring the Grand Canal and smaller side-canals, from the magnificence of St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge through to the authentic residential neighbourhoods of Arsenale and Cannareggio.
You may also like to take a boat trip to the colourful islands of Murano and Burano or spend some time on the beach at the Lido.
Leave Venice after breakfast this morning and make your way back to the station at the top of the Grand Canal for your onward journey south to Naples. This direct train service takes you via Padua, Bologna, Florence and Rome to Naples, where you will arrive in the mid-afternoon.
When you arrive, a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Check in at the beautifully situated Luna Convento Hotel (or similar) for a 4-night stay.
You have three full days to explore the stunning UNESCO World Heritage listed Amalfi Coast from your base in the popular town of Amalfi. The best way to get out and about is by boat and there are also several hiking trails along the coast, boasting spectacular views. Alternatively, you might prefer to sit and relax at your hotel or on the beach with a good book.
In Amalfi itself, allow time to wander around the historic centre of the town and visit the 10th century cathedral and adjacent Cloister of Paradise with its stunning mosaics and paintings.
Enjoy another free morning in Amalfi before being collected from your hotel by your private transfer driver, who will take you back to Naples Centrale for a direct train service to Turin.
On arrival in Turin, check in for an overnight stay at the Grand Hotel Sitea (or similar). Why not enjoy a late dinner in this historic city, known for its ‘slow food’ culture.
After breakfast this morning, make your way to Turin Porta Susa station for a high-speed TGV to Paris. On arrival in Paris, a driver will be standing at the end of the platform ready to take you across to the Gare du Nord for your Eurostar service back to London.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Located within 5 minutes’ walk of St Mark’s Square and the Venetian Lagoon, the Dona Palace Hotel occupies a 14th-century building on a quiet canal. Bedrooms and suites are decorated in a classic Venetian style. There is a private outdoor terrace as well as a lounge bar, serving breakfast in the morning and tea with homemade pastries in the afternoon.
The guest rooms surround the ancient courtyard dating back to the 13th century when the hotel was once a convent. Founded in 1222 by St Francis of Assisi, Hotel Luna Convento features a large outdoor pool and a reef, complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. From here you can access the beautiful Mediteranean Sea.
Grand Hotel Sitea is located in the centre of Turin, right behind Piazza San Carlo and a 10-minute walk from Piazza Castello. Rooms are elegantly furnished and come with parquet or carpeted floors, and a TV with satellite channels. There is also free internet access. All rooms offer a marble bathroom, some with spa bath.
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One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Luna Baglioni is simply the best in Venetian opulence. Housed in a magnificent Venetian Palace, the hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant, Canova, as well as Caffe Baglioni, where delicious coffees and pastries are available throughout the day.
The Santa Catarina Hotel is an historic luxury hotel, perched on the cliffs overlooking the Amalfi Coast. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, this property features an outdoor swimming pool and two restaurants all with stunning sea views. There is also a spa and wellness centre where you can treat yourself to a pampering massage or beaty treatment.