Embark the iconic Venice Simplon Orient-Express for a once in a lifetime journey on this historic train. Travel through the lush countryside of France and Italy after crossing the channel to the floating city of Venice. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine, unparalleled service in elegant art deco surroundings. On arrival in Venice, continue your journey by local rail to the coastal city of Trieste. After a brief stop, board Holland and America’s brand-new ship Ryndam. This new pinnacle-class ship will embark on its maiden sailing in May 2020. Combing traditional clean nautical lines, modern amenities and elegant décor. This inaugural sailing sees the Ryndam venture through the dramatic Adriatic Sea calling at the fortifies Montenegrin city of Kotor, the walled city of Dubrovnik and the picturesque Greek Island of Corfu. After skirting round the southern tip of Italy, a day in the Sicilian city of Taormina and the port city of Naples bring your trip to an end in the Italian capital of Rome. Head home after this Mediterranean adventure of perhaps choose to extend your holiday for a few days in the city exploring all the historic and cultural sights.
One-night four-star bed and breakfast hotel in Trieste
One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with meals as described.
Standard Rail travel from Venice to Trieste
Seven Night full Board cruise aboard Holland America’s Ryndam
London Victoria (Station)
London to Paris
Board the art deco Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and
savour a delicious brunch with a refreshing Bellini as you make your way through the Kent
countryside to Folkestone. Here, you are escorted by coach to Cheriton, where you board the shuttle
to Calais. Our uniformed hosts will look after you throughout the journey.
At Calais Ville Station, the legendary Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
await. Settle into your comfortable private cabin before enjoying a sumptuous dinner in one of the
magnificent dining cars. Later, you may wish to linger in Bar Car ‘3674’, listening to the resident pianist
play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers before you retire for the night
Paris - Venice
Your steward serves Continental breakfast in your cabin as you gaze at the passing Swiss mountain
scenery and picturesque lakes of the Gotthard route. Relax over a leisurely three-course lunch and
browse our onboard boutique for exclusive, elegant gifts. Before arriving in Venice, savour a selection
of delectable pastries in your cabin.
Venice arrival information
Your steward will be able to give you further information regarding your arrival, luggage and transfer
procedures. Please note no transfers are included and you will need to make arrangements with a
local ground handler for all transfers.
Please be aware there are no porters at Venice Santa Lucia Station.
Boar the local train and travel from Venice to Trieste. On arrival make your own way to your hotel.
Make your own way to the port. Embark Ryndam and depart.
London / London
Private transfer to the airport for your return flight to London