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Venice Simplon Orient Express & Tuscany +

Escorted Tour with VIP Home Departure 2019

A sublime journey, from London to Venice on the world’s most famous train - the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - is an experience on many travel wishlists. This wonderful holiday combines this luxury, with two nights in the romantic city of Venice and four nights in Florence, the capital of Tuscany. In Venice you can explore at your own pace, whilst your stay in Florence will include a number of excursions visiting the highlights of this picturesque region - including Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena.

INCLUDING...
6 nights in hotels and 1 night on train (accommodation as specified or similar)
14 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 1 brunch (day 1) 2 lunches (days 2 and 4) 4 dinners (days 1 and 4 -6)
12-hour Venice card
VOX portable audio headset system on excursions

Included excursions and visits: 5
Guided tour of Ferrara with lunch included
Tour of Florence by local guide
Travel through Chianti Country with a guided tour of a winery
Excursion to Pisa and Lucca
Excursion to San Gimignano and Siena

Plus all these benefits:
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Check-in service by Titan staff
Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
British Pullman train from London to the Kent coast
Eurotunnel or ferry across the Channel and transfer to the train in Calais
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from Calais to Venice on a full board basis
British Airways direct flight from Pisa to London
Best available coaches (with Wi-Fi), with experienced drivers
Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Porterage on day 2 from Venice train station to the hotel (one bag per person)
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges

Day 1 London - Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
VIP Outbound Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for a journey to London Victoria station to board the Belmond British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (5T), with brunch served as you start this iconic journey. You will be attentively looked after with exquisite service from your personal Venice Simplon-Orient-Express hostess, who will also accompany you during the coach and Eurotunnel shuttle to Calais, offering champagne and snacks. We continue our journey by joining the continental carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the journey to Venice. This evening a four-course dinner is served on board. Please note: dress code applies.
Day 2 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - Venice
Brenner Pass Awake to the beautiful scenery of the Swiss Alps this morning. A leisurely breakfast will be served in your cabin. A three-course lunch will be served in one of the luxury restaurant cars and afternoon tea is served in your cabin. Your journey of decadence ends in crossing the Venetian lagoon. After afternoon tea, the train pulls in to Santa Lucia station. We cross the canals by a private water taxi that moors a few steps away from the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal (4T), where dedicated porters will have transported your luggage from the train station to hotel.
Day 3 Venice
Grand Canal A free day to relax and explore. You may wish to visit the stunning and intricately-detailed Doge’s Palace or the magnificent 11th century St Mark’s Basilica. Rialto Bridge is a wonderful place to watch and photograph the constant activity of boats on the Grand Canal below, and the narrow passages that link one piazza to another.
Day 4 Venice - Ferrara - Florence
Florence Today we walk the short distance to our water taxi and on to our coach to travel south towards the great city of art - Florence, the capital of Tuscany. We make a stop in Ferrara, the City of Renaissance, for a guided tour. After lunch we continue to Florence, arriving at the centrally-located Starhotels Michelangelo (4T) where dinner is included this evening.
Day 5 Florence
Vineyard This morning, we walk into the centre of Florence for a guided walking tour. We continue to Chianti Country and the Castello del Trebbio winery for a tour of the family-owned castle and wine cellars. We have an included dinner at their award-winning restaurant.
Day 6 Pisa - Lucca
Pisa On arrival in Pisa, we view the famous Leaning Tower. Later this afternoon we travel to Lucca, an interesting and delightful city which hides within its ramparts a rich array of churches, palaces and squares that retain their original charm. Dinner is taken in a local restaurant tonight.
Day 7 San Gimignano - Siena
San Gimignano We have a full day to explore San Gimignano and Siena. San Gimignano stands on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. We continue to Siena, with its medieval streets lined with picturesque old houses and palaces. You are free for dinner this evening.
Day 8 Florence - Pisa - London
VIP Inbound This morning we depart for Pisa Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

Important Information
Please note: In many cities in Italy, a room tax of between €1-5 per person per night (subject to change), is payable directly to the hotel on check-out.


DEPARTURE DATE DEPARTURE POINT ROOM TYPE DURATION PRICE FROM

Thu 01 Aug 2019 Victoria Railway Station Single, Twin/Double 8 days £4,299pp
Thu 03 Oct 2019 Victoria Railway Station Single, Twin/Double 8 days £4,499pp

These tours are operated by Titan Travel ATOL no 0308. For these tours Westoe Travel act as agents for TitanTravel
All passengers must have a valid passport for this tour. Depending on the country issuing your passport, a visa may also be required. More information can be found at the Identity & Passport Service

Identity and Passport service

Customers should ensure that they are fit enough to travel, please check with your General Practictioner and www.fco.gov.uk/travel and www.nathnac.org

The latest advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office about travelling abroad

Foreign and commonwealth office

Travel Insurance
You are strongly recommended to take adequate insurance for all passengers for this tour

Mobility We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns

We advise customers take travel insurance for all bookings

We strongly advise that you check the latest advice from the Foreign and commonwealth office about travelling abroad both before booking and before travelling


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