At a glance
12 Day rail, stay & cruise on Silver Shadow, Silversea from £7,495 pp incl. flights
Departure 06 October 2019 | Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Silversea Cruise
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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Silversea Cruise
Special rail, stay and cruise fares
Includes on 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
- Private transfer to Baglioni Luna
Includes in Venice
- 3 nights hotel accommodation at Baglioni Luna in a Superior Double on a room only basis
- Private transfers to the port
Includes on Silversea
- Spacious suites – over 85% 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
- Private transfer from port to airport
- One way flight from Athens to London on a scheduled carrier
Start you holiday in style with a luxury rail journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice, before enjoying a 3-night stay followed by an all-inclusive cruise on Silversea to the Adriatic and Greece. Say ciao to the ethereal city of Venice and kalimera to the beautiful Greek Islands. Between tastings of tzatziki and souvlaki, paddle in the limpid seas of the Aegean, while travelling back in time as you wander the old towns of beautiful Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Kusadasi. Kotor, with its labyrinthine streets and well-preserved architecture, gives you another World Heritage site to cross off your list.
Day by day itinerary
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.
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-coure lunch, and later feast on on a selcetion of pastries served in your cabin.
The train finally crosses the Venitian Lagoon and pulls into Santa Lucia Station in Venice. You will be met and transferred to the Baglioni Luna hotel by private water taxi for a three night stay in a Superior Double room.
Check out of the hotel and take your private water taxi to the port to embark Silver Shadow. Stay overnight on board as the ship remains in Venice
Split's ancient core is so spectacular and unusual that a visit is more than worth your time. The heart of the city lies within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian's retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD. Diocletian, born in the nearby Roman settlement of Salona in AD 245, achieved a brilliant career as a soldier and became emperor at the age of 40. In 295 he ordered this vast palace to be built in his native Dalmatia, and when it was completed he stepped down from the throne and retired to his beloved homeland.
Backed by imposing mountains, tiny Kotor lies hidden from the open sea, tucked into the deepest channel of the Bokor Kotorska (Kotor Bay), which is Europe's most southerly fjord. To many, this town is more charming than its sister UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik, retaining more authenticity, but with fewer tourists and spared the war damage and subsequent rebuilding which has given Dubrovnik something of a Disney feel.
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.
Oraia (beautiful) is the word Greeks use to describe Nafplion. The town's old section, on a peninsula jutting into the gulf of Argos, mixes Greek, Venetian, and Turkish architecture; narrow streets, often just broad flights of stone stairs, climb the slopes beneath the walls of Acronafplia. Tree-shaded plazas surround neoclassic buildings. The Palamidi fortress—an elegant display of Venetian might from the early 1700s—guards the town.
Debark the ship in Piraeus and take your included private transfer to the airport in Athens 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.