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Orient Express and Adriatic Islands

12 Day rail & cruise from £6,665 pp incl. flights  

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Silversea 12 Day rail & cruise on Silver Shadow, Silversea from £6,665 pp incl. flights  

Departure 05 August 2021 | Orient Express and Adriatic Islands

Destinations

  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Venice
  • Rovinj
  • Zadar
  • Hvar Island
  • Dubrovnik
  • Corfu
  • Argostoli
  • Amorgós
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini
  • Piraeus

Orient Express and Adriatic Islands

from £6,665 pp incl. flights
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Exclusive tailor-made Orient Express & cruise holiday

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 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

Includes in Venice

Private transfer from the train station to the port to embark the ship

Includes on board

  • Spacious suites – over 80% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities

Includes post-cruise

  • Private transfer from the port to the airport
  • Direct flight from Athens to London

Journey in style to Venice on the acclaimed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train, before embarking on Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow

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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, where you arrive late afternoon the next day.

Board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria. Sit backing 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 sumptous four-course dinner, prepared freshly on board by French chefs.

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

Day 2 — Venice
Venice Mask

Venice Mask

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 private transfer to the port to embark the ship.

Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

Day 3 — Rovinj
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj, Croatia

One of the true jewels of the Mediterranean, Rovinj is a jaw-droppingly beautiful town, which juts out into sparkling Mediterranean. Dominated by the pencil-like bell tower of the Venetian Saint Euphemia Cathedral, pine tree forests flow to the borders of the quaint Old Town - which evokes the romantic, tangled backstreets of the Venice. Rovinj - or Rovino in Italian - is a city of split personalities, with two official languages - having been owned by the Kingdom of Italy between 1919 and 1947.
Day 4 — Zadar
Dalmatia's capital for more than 1,000 years, Zadar is all too often passed over by travelers on their way to Split or Dubrovnik. What they miss out on is a city of more than 73,000 that is remarkably lovely and lively despite—and, in some measure, because of—its tumultuous history. The Old Town is bustling and beautiful: the marble pedestrian streets are replete with Roman ruins, medieval churches, palaces, museums, archives, and libraries.
Day 5 — Hvar Island
The Croatian island of Hvar bills itself as the "sunniest island in the Adriatic." Not only does it have the figures to back up this claim—an annual average of 2,724 hours of sunshine.
Day 6 — Dubrovnik
Fort Bokar, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fort Bokar, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of Dubrovnik. Lying 216 km (135 miles) southeast of Split and commanding a jaw-dropping coastal location, it is one of the world's most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and fortress towers curve around a tiny harbor, enclosing graduated ridges of sun-bleached orange-tiled roofs, copper domes, and elegant bell towers. During the 20th century, as part of Yugoslavia, the city became a popular tourist destination, and in 1979 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 7 — Corfu
Beautiful view of the beach in an old village of Corfu Island

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

Corfu town today is a vivid tapestry of cultures—a sophisticated weave, where charm, history, and natural beauty blend. Located about midway along the island's east coast, this spectacularly lively capital is the cultural heart of Corfu and has a remarkable historic center that UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007. All ships and planes dock or land near Corfu town, which occupies a small peninsula jutting into the Ionian Sea. For an overview of the immediate area, and a quick tour of Mon Repos palace, hop on the little tourist train that runs from May to September. The best way to get around Corfu town is on foot. The town is small enough so that you can easily walk to every sight.
Day 8 — Argostoli
Picturesque view of city of Argostoli on lakeside, Kefalonia, Greece

Picturesque view of city of Argostoli on lakeside, Kefalonia, Greece

The vast harbor on Argostoli’s east side makes an especially attractive port for cruise ships full of visitors who never seem to tire of strolling the cobbled seaside promenade, sipping ouzos in cafés, and stocking up on the succulent Mediterranean fruits in the outdoor markets.
Day 9 — Amorgós

If you feel a sense of déjà vu when you arrive in Amorgos, don’t be surprised. The little island in the Cyclades found fame in the late 1980s thanks to Luc Besson’s cult film “The Big Blue”. But movie stars aside (and for anyone who has seen the film, you know we are talking about the dolphins who are the real stars of the show), Amorgos is what everything a Greek island should be. Think pink bougainvillea climbing up every whitewashed wall and scarlet geraniums spilling out of every blue framed window. Small, friendly cafes line the (labyrinthine, cobbled) streets, beach bars serve tall glasses of ouzo over ice and traditional tavernas serve everything from souvlaki to tzatziki.

Day 10 — Rhodes
turquoise beaches of Rhodes,Greece

turquoise beaches of Rhodes,Greece

Early travelers described Rhodes as a town of two parts: a castle or high town (Collachium) and a lower city. Today Rhodes town—sometimes referred to as Ródos town—is still a city of two parts: the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that incorporates the high town and lower city, and the modern metropolis, or New Town, spreading away from the walls that encircle the Old Town. The narrow streets of the Old Town are for the most part closed to cars and are lined with Orthodox and Catholic churches, Turkish houses (some of which follow the ancient orthogonal plan), and medieval public buildings with exterior staircases and facades elegantly constructed of well-cut limestone from Lindos. Careful reconstruction in recent years has enhanced the harmonious effect.
Day 11 — Santorini
Santorini, Greece 2

Santorini, Greece 2

Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns.  You are in the caldera (volcanic crater), one of the world's truly breathtaking sights: a demilune of cliffs rising 1,100 feet, with the white clusters of the towns of Fira and Ia perched along the top. The bay, once the high center of the island, is 1,300 feet in some places, so deep that when boats dock in Santorini's little port of Athinios, they do not drop anchor. The encircling cliffs are the ancient rim of a still-active volcano, and you are sailing east across its flooded caldera.
Day 12 — Piraeus
Debark the ship and take your included private transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Sailing on Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow is slightly larger in size than its predecessors Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, yet manages to maintain the same feelings of intimacy and exclusivity.

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