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Orient Express and Gems of the Mediterranean

15 Day rail, stay & cruise from £7,125 pp incl. flights  

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Departure 24 May 2020 | Orient Express and Gems of the Mediterranean


  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Venice
  • Koper
  • Kotor
  • Dubrovnik
  • Corfu
  • Taormina (Sicily)
  • Amalfi/Positano
  • Rome
  • Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno)
  • Monte-Carlo
  • Saint-Tropez
  • Provence
  • Barcelona

Orient Express and Gems of the Mediterranean

from £7,125 pp incl. flights
Cruise offer
Exclusive tailor-made rail & cruise holiday

Our EXCLUSIVE offer includes pre-paid gratuities on the ship and a complimentary $150 to spend on board, plus a welcome home gift when you arrive back in the UK.

Take advantage of OLife Choice, which includes Wi-Fi on board the ship, plus choose one of the below: 

  • FREE - 6 Shore Excursions or
  • FREE - Beverage Package or
  • FREE - US$600 Shipboard Credit 

Amenities are per stateroom

Includes on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

  • Complimentary use of British Pullman lounge at London Victoria Station with welcome refreshments
  • London to Folkestone on the British Pullman including Wi-fi, three course gourmet brunch accompanied by an iconic Bellini cocktail
  • Calais to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin cabin

Includes in Venice

  • Boat transfer to the 5-star deluxe Baglioni Hotel Luna, located in the heart of historic Venice
  • Overnight hotel stay on a B&B basis
  • Private boat transfer to the ship

Includes on board Oceania Cruises Riviera

  • Accommodation in a Veranda stateroom
  • Wifi access
  • All meals on board, including all speciality dining venues, at no additional charge
  • Butler service offered in all Suites
  • Unlimited bottled water, soft drinks and speciality teas and coffees
  • Shuttle buses in selected ports
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • EXCLUSIVE - pre-paid gratuities
  • EXCLUSIVE - $150 per stateroom on board spending money

Includes post-cruise

  • Private transfer from the port to the airport in Barcelona
  • Direct flight on British Airways

The O Life Difference

  • Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
  • Exceptional personalised service
  • Elegant casual ambiance, no jacket or tie required
  • A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • The Finest Cuisine at Sea™
  • Epicurean enrichment programmes, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours™ in the world’s most fascinating destinations
  • Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 450 alluring destinations
  • Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays
  • Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® spa

Enjoy the old world opulence of the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train from London to Venice before spending an overnight in the world's most romantic city in a luxury 5-star hotel. Private water taxis will whisk to your ship for your 12-day cruise visiting seven countries.

Our EXCLUSIVE offer includes pre-paid gratuities on the ship and a complimentary $150 to spend on board, plus a welcome home gift when you arrive back in the UK.

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1 — Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, London to Venice

Journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London for a luxurious overnight trip to Venice.

Board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria. Sit back in your reserved seat and enjoy a delicious brunch and an indulgent Bellini as you travel through the countryside of Kent. After crossing the channel, board the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train where you will enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner, prepared freshly on board by French chefs.

After dinner, retire to your cabin which has been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Day 2 — Venice, Italy


Marvel at the magnificent mountain countryside scenery as you enjoy breakfast served in your cabin. Spend the morning relaxing in the Bar Car or in your cabin as you enjoy the view passing by. Head to the restaurant car for your three-course lunch, and later feast on on a selection of pastries served in your cabin.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express finally crosses the Venetian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia Station in Venice.

Debark the train and take your boat transfer to the 5-star Baglioni Hotel Luna for an overnight night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The evening is yours to explore the floating city.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna

Day 3 — Venice, Italy
Gondolas, Venice

Gondolas, Venice

Savour the majestic beauty of this amazing city as you stroll along its canals and under its bridges, opulent palazzi and elegant churches lining the route. Discover Venice's secret quarters down narrow alleys opening into spacious campos. Admire the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Visit lovely Burano and the glass factories on Murano.

After enjoying your included breakfast, check out of the hotel at your leisure and take your included private boat transfer to the port to embark Oceania Cruises Riviera.

Stay: Riviera

Day 4 — Koper, Slovenia


Originally built on an island surrounded by swampland that was later drained, Koper was known as "Goat's Island" when it was under Venetian rule. Today the once fortified Old Town of Venetian-influenced Koper has retained much of its grand architecture from the 15th to 18th centuries. The Praetor's Palace, a blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles, proudly rises above the gray limestone main square. Nearby the Postojna Caves are the most popular underground attraction in Europe, and the Predjama Castle was carved out of a limestone cliff.

Stay: Riviera

Day 5 — Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor in a beautiful summer day, Montenegro

Kotor in a beautiful summer day, Montenegro

Kotor is a beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. Stroll through the compact old town, admire the impressive walls and tour the imposing St. Tryphon Cathedral, consecrated in 1166.

Stay: Riviera

Day 6 — Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Enjoy a walk through this famous walled medieval city and its exquisite Venetian monuments. See the Franciscan monastery and explore the Rector's palace and the cathedral. Or explore the countryside with a visit to lovely Cavtat, an enchanting seaside resort that began life as a Greek and then Roman colony. Then visit a local family in a Konavle Valley village and enjoy their hospitality over a traditional welcome of brandy and figs with a serenade by local musicians.

Stay: Riviera

Day 7 — Corfu, Greece
Beautiful view of the beach in an old village of Corfu Island

Beautiful view of the beach in an old village of Corfu Island

Immerse yourself in this island of glorious scenery and beaches, serene monasteries, beautiful palaces, traditional mountain towns and Corfu's lovely old Venetian quarter. Or visit the ornate Achilleion Palace, built by Empress Sissi of Austria and filled with dramatic sculptures of the Greek hero Achilles.

Stay: Riviera

Day 8 — Taormina (Sicily), Italy

Enjoy magnificent panoramic views on the way up to the town, where you can stroll down medieval lanes past stunning palaces. See the famed Greek theater and its fantastic view of Mount Etna. Or take a trip to the volcano itself and get a first-hand look at cones, craters and lava streams from previous eruptions and a fantastic view over the Gulf of Catania. Venture into the countryside and its lovely hill towns, one with a Norman castle built of black lava, and visit beautiful old Catania.

Stay: Riviera

Day 9 — Amalfi/Positano, Italy

Visit enchanting Amalfi to admire the 12th century Capuchin monastery and see the beautiful 11th century cathedral and cloister. Then discover chic Positano with its relaxed, sophisticated air and white Moorish-style houses clinging to steep slopes around a sparkling bay filled with colourful fishing boats.

Stay: Riviera

Day 10 — Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Rome Skyline

Rome Skyline

Travel to Rome and revel in the magnificent monuments, from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica with Michelangelo's Pietà and his breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely medieval Castelgandolfo.

Stay: Riviera

Day 11 — Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy

Spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of this Renaissance city. See the Duomo with Brunelleschi's dome, the famous baptistry, Michelangelo's magnificent David, the bridge over the Arno and the astonishing Uffizi Gallery. Visit Pisa's superb Campo dei Miracoli and its beautiful cathedral and famed campanile. Or enjoy the Tuscan countryside, Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers. Shopping: Find leather goods, lingerie, gold jewelry, Florentine mosaic, lace, marbled paper items, antiques and fine art. Dining: Savor the prosciutto, pecorino cheese and infinite variety of breads, cakes and salamis.

Stay: Riviera

Day 12 — Monte Carlo, Monaco
Grand Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Grand Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Drive along the famous Grand Corniche with its stunning views of Monaco and the Old City; then stroll through this marvelous quarter and its pink Grimaldi Palace. And don't forget the Casino. Explore the wonderful old villages along the Côte d'Azur from Nice to medieval Eze or Cannes, Grasse and lovely St. Paul de Vence - each one a jewel to be savoured.

Stay: Riviera

Day 13 — Saint-Tropez, France

Beyond the port, enjoy the exquisite hilly Provençal countryside and its charming villages with their narrow stepped streets, lovely churches and stunning scenic views. Visit a local winery or take a drive along the rugged coast and revel in the wonderful views of the beaches, the landscape, the islands and the magnificent forested ridges of the Massif des Maures.

Stay: Riviera

Day 14 — Provence (Marseille), France

See the sights and enjoy the views of historic old Marseille and visit the charming fishing port of Cassis. Or venture into the celebrated Provençal countryside with its fields of lavender and sunflowers. Explore lovely Aix or stroll through Avignon and its Papal Palace and the hilltop village of Les Baux.

Stay: Riviera

Day 15 — Barcelona, Spain
Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Debark the ship and take your included private transfer to the airport for your flight to London.  Contact us to add on a post-cruise stay or for flights to regional UK airports.

If you have time, why not visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the amazing La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece? Enjoy the lovely Montjuic Gardens, Gaudí's other fabulous structures, the charming squares of the old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, Barcelona's famed downtown promenade. Or visit beautiful Montserrat and its monastery in a breathtaking setting high in the mountains.

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  • Complimentary airport lounge access *
  • Welcome Home Gift

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