Visit one of the most beautiful cities this world has to offer by taking the Orient-Express from London to Venice. Now, you could fly, but that’s boring right? Board the British Pullman at London Victoria station and sit back and relax, gazing out at the scenery whilst being waited upon. You will literally be watching the world go by! Try and imagine something more relaxing yet rewarding. For booking information and prices visit Railbookers but for the meantime, have a look at what could be.
The first day will be spent travelling from London to Venice, once seated in your reserved seat; you can officially begin your holiday by kicking back and relaxing, have brunch brought to you by your personal steward who will attend to you throughout the journey. Travel across the Channel to France, and that is the first part of your journey done.
From France, you will join the Orient-Express and be able to appreciate the beauty the world has to offer from the comfort of your own elegant compartment.
Settle into your seat and enjoy a magnificent four-course dinner. The light atmosphere in the restaurant car will make you feel at ease so there is no need to worry about an uncomfortable dinner sitting. When ready, you will retire to your compartment which has now been transformed into a bedroom where you can settle into a comfortable night’s sleep, waking to the stunning views of the Austrian mountains. Breakfast will be served in comfort as you travel through the Swiss Alps, if you’re feeling confident, chat to other guests over a nice cup of coffee before returning to your compartment to travel through the Italian Dolomites before arriving at Venice Santa Lucia station.
Now that you are settled into Venice, the array of stunning scenery continues. Known for its canals, history and beauty, you can be sure to find something enchanting within the city. Spend the days ahead discovering numerous famous attractions that have made this city one of the most visited. From the Piazza San Marco to Saint Mark’s Basilica, this stunning city has plenty of landmarks to visit, just don’t forget your camera!
If you find that you are a lover of water then take a trip down the Grand Canal. Whether you decide to travel one of the major water-traffic corridors by a water bus, private water taxi or by a gondola (a flat bottomed Venetian rowing boat – one for the romantics) you will not be disappointed. With over 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th and 18th century and highlight the art created by the Republic of Venice. You can only imagine the beauty this city beholds.
Once your trip is complete and you have been able to take in everything Venice has to offer you will begin your journey home, please be assured your sight-seeing does not finish in Venice. Board the Wagons-Lits at Venice Santa Lucia station and begin the magical journey home! If you missed any of the sights on the way to Venice, be sure to catch them on the way back. You won’t have many opportunities to witness nature at its best.
So, what are you waiting for? Become part of one of the most famous and beautiful journeys around the world.