Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Paris to Venice, Via Florence and Rome

Discover the true meaning of travelling in style, onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Starting in sensational Paris, head to the station to discover the golden age of travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Stepping on board, the timeless style and gorgeous furnishings will transport you back in time to when train travel was truly the most magnificent form of travel.  

Once in motion, it’s time to dine in style in the dining carriage, where a world-class menu awaits with ravenous dinner delights. Along with the mouth-watering cuisine, the sommelier is on hand to pair your dishes with the very best wines.  

After dinner, the Bar Car is where you want to be for classic cocktails and conversations with other guests. The live piano music truly sets the mood for a classic train journey atmosphere. Come midnight, the lobster rolls and champagne are served, the ultimate midnight snack, before heading to your cabin for a good night's rest.  

Wake up to breakfast in bed, with the freshest pastries and aromatic coffee, to get you ready for your day of travel. In the daylight, the world outside your window is simply sensational with the differing landscapes throughout your journey. Make your way through the train to discover some of the exciting carriages. Shopping is on the agenda with a beautiful boutique onboard. Then it’s time for lunch, where an opulent three-course menu awaits in the dining cart.  

Before you know it, you’ve travelled from Paris, through beautiful Florence and historic Rome, and arrived in the romantic city of water. Venice is waiting to be explored, with romance and history on every corner. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Paris to Venice, Via Florence and Rome route allows you to disembark at either Florence or Rome, offering the chance to explore these beautiful cities at your own pace. 

If you want to head back, the same route is available, starting in Venice and ending in Paris. You also have the option to embark from Florence or Rome. 

2024 Departure dates                                                     

Paris to Venice, Via Florence and Rome Departures
June 18th
September  16th
October 13th

 

Venice to Paris via Rome and Florence Departures
July 16th and 28th
August 20th
September 10th and 20th
October 30th

At a glance

  • Extraordinary one-night stay on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
  • World-class dining, with an expert sommelier onboard.
  • Delicious four-course dinner, alongside the very best wines.
  • Exceptional steward service, ensuring a luxury journey from start to finish.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Paris-Venice, via Florence and Rome 
Step aboard the glorious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Leaving Paris in the late afternoon, a night of fine dining, sensational wines, and a good night's rest awaits.
Accommodation
Italian Cities, Venice
Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice
  • Magnificent views over the lagoon and St. Mark's Basin
  • Private launch to St. Mark's Square
Recommended
Italian Cities, Venice
Londra Palace Venezia
  • Stunning location overlooking the lagoon
  • Ideal base for exploring the city's main attractions 
  • Favourite with Citalia guests
  • Boutique hotel offering excellent service
Recommended
Italian Cities, Venice
Savoia and Jolanda
  • Beautiful waterfront location overlooking the Venetian lagoon
  • Within walking distance of the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Square
  • Prime location for exploring the top sights in Venice
Day 2 - 6 : Venice
Wake up to a beautiful French breakfast in bed as you make your way to your final destination. Arriving in Venice in the late afternoon, the city of water invites you to savour a sensational romantic dinner at your hotel of choice. Spend the next few days taking in all this historic city has to offer. From gondola rides and memorable museums to famous sites and the very best Italian food, Venice has it all.
Points of interest:
Accommodation
Italian Cities, Venice
Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice
  • Magnificent views over the lagoon and St. Mark's Basin
  • Private launch to St. Mark's Square
Recommended
Italian Cities, Venice
Londra Palace Venezia
  • Stunning location overlooking the lagoon
  • Ideal base for exploring the city's main attractions 
  • Favourite with Citalia guests
  • Boutique hotel offering excellent service
Recommended
Italian Cities, Venice
Savoia and Jolanda
  • Beautiful waterfront location overlooking the Venetian lagoon
  • Within walking distance of the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Square
  • Prime location for exploring the top sights in Venice

6 days from £4,225 per person

Price shown includes travel from Paris to Venice by Venice Simplon Orient Express and Eurostar, a one way flight to London, accommodation in each destination for the duration specified and transfers, trains and/or car hire as required. The price shown represents a from price per person based on two people sharing in low season travel unless otherwise stated. Price is subject to availability, Venice Simplon Orient Express cabins and flight seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price shown is for guidance only. The itinerary can also be arranged with a one way flight to Verona/Venice and return travel by Venice Simplon Orient Express from Venice. To obtain a tailored quote specific for your requirements, please contact one of our Italy Experts.

Practical Information

Flight Information

Direct flights to Verona airport (VRN) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers to the city centre take approximately 20 minutes.

Direct flights to Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Southend and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers from the airport are by water taxi or water bus and take approximately 40 minutes to reach the centre of Venice.

Direct flights to Venice Treviso airport (TSF) depart from London Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Bristol and East Midlands and take approximately 2 hours.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Throughout 2024, the local government of Venice will be trialling the Venice Access Fee. Those staying in a hotel in Venice are not required to pay this, however, must apply online for an exemption. The Access Fee is set at €5 per day per person and must be paid by each person who accesses the Ancient City of Venice. For further information, visit the official site here: https://cda.veneziaunica.it/en/access-fee.

Tipping

Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
 
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
 
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Details

The price is based on 2 adults sharing, travelling 29th March 2025. Our Italy Experts can personalise all of our Twin and Multi-Centre holidays for a date and destination that suits you. For a bespoke quote, give one of our Personal Travel Planners a call on 01293 765055. 

Quote reference number:53336082

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