Verona Opera and the Orient-Express
- 4 Days
- From £3,099
- Overnight journey from London to Verona aboard the unforgettable Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- A full day to explore the sights in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Verona
- A night at the opera in the unique venue of the historic Arena di Verona
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade your hotels
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a double cabin from London to Verona (or vice versa)
- Private transfer Verona Airport to Hotel
- 2 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Performance at the Arena di Verona (seated tier)
- Flight from Verona to London
- 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
Make your way to London Victoria station and board the distinctive brown and white liveried coaches of the British Pullman. You will be served a delicious lunch in the restaurant car as you travel through the countryside of Kent.
Once you are in France, it’s time to board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you head south towards Paris. After dinner, head to the bar, complete with baby grand piano, where you can enjoy a nightcap before returning to your cabin for the night.
This morning you’ll wake to the majestic scenery of the Alps and enjoy breakfast in your cabin, brought to you by your steward at your own convenience. The train twists and turns as it climbs up to the top of the Gotthard Pass, then down into Italy as you enjoy a 3-course lunch in the one of the opulent dining cards. All too soon, you will be pulling into Verona station where you disembark.
On arrival, check in at the Grand Hotel des Arts (or similar) in time for dinner in the historic heart of the city.
Verona boasts some beautiful examples of Roman and medieval architecture and is also a popular destination for visitors because of its connection with Shakespeare, who set two fo his plays here. It’s not known if Shakespeare actually ever set foot in Verona (or indeed Italy) but you can still visit the house and balcony where Juliet lived – and pined after Romeo.
You have plenty of time to visit this and other attractions before your evening performance in the splendid Arena di Verona. You be seated on one of the rows of seats, rather than on the cold, stone steps so you can relax and enjoy the opera.
After breakfast in your hotel today, you can leave your bags and enjoy some last-minute sightseeing if time permits, or meet your transfer driver in the lobby and head straight to the airport for your flight home.
TMR RECOMMENDS: If you would like to extend your holiday, why not travel back to London by train? Take a different route through the Alps such as the Brenner Pass, with a night in Munich en route. Call us for details and prices.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Ideally situated between the train station and the Roman arena in the centre of the city, the elegant Grand Hotel des Arts boasts a convenient location for your stay in Verona. Decorated in an Art Nouveau style, the hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with Wi-Fi internet access as well as an outdoor terrace for summer breakfasts and complimentary refreshments in the hotel lobby.
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The Due Torri Hotel offers luxury and elegance in the heart of Verona, next to the Church of Saint Anastasia and a 5-minute walk from Juliet’s balcony. Guest rooms and suites are large and comfortable – they come with free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. The hotel also has an Art-Nouveau restaurant and a lounge bar.