An optional stay at Cascina Desderi, before transferring to Venice where we stay near the Grand Canal. Sightseeing by foot and vaporetto, then we board the Orient Express at the Santa Maria Stazione for an unforgettable day and night on the unrivaled Orient Express. Lunch is served through the Dolomites while dinner is offered in the vicinity of Innsbruck. Breakfast in Paris before disembarking in Paris. Two nights at an art deco hotel with extensive sightseeing during the day. Exact days to follow in 2018.
Day 1, arrival in Venice
Arrival in Venice (from Cascina Desderi). We transfer by a private vapporetto to our four star hotel, the Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel, ideally located on the Canal Grande. A walking tour in and around Venice, along canals and across bridges – ending in the Jewish Getto. We enjoy a drink in Harry’s Bar, before retiring to our hotel – for a sumptuous dinner on la terrazza, overlooking the Canal Grande. The perfect place in Venice, to see – and be seen…
Day 2, Venice
A full day in Venice – on foot and on water, by vaporetto and gondola. Today’s program includes the Doge Palace, the island of Murano and the Lido di Venezia, where we enjoy lunch at the best possible location: From la Terrazza we will see the enchanting Venice at a distance. Back in Venice for an opera performance, in one of the small venues that offer unpretentious bits and pieces of arias and operas. Dinner in our favorite restaurant – in a narrow alley near to the Rialto Bridge. Walk back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s unrivalled train journey.
Day 3, Venice – Innsbruck
We transfer by vaporetto to the Santa Maria Stazione for a 10.30 boarding of the Orient Express. In opulent elegance we start our journey to the city of Romeo and Juliet – Verona. A brief stop at the station before proceeding north-west and the majestic Dolomite Mountain Massif – where an elegant luncheon is being served while our eyes can rest on the majestic scenery outside our window. We enter into Austria, and in the vicinity of Innsbruck the exquisite dinner is being served. Time to sojourn in the bar wagon before retiring to our private and comfortable compartment. Bouna notte and gute Nacht!
Day 4, Paris
Breakfast is served in the compartment before arriving Paris. At the station, our private coach is awaiting us. A morning tour of Paris includes all the highlights the French capital has to offer. In the afternoon we check into the Art Deco Hotel Baume Paris. Before dinner, discover Paris on your own. This evening we enjoy a dinner cruise on the River Seine.
Day 5, Paris
After breakfast we start our walking tour of Paris, along the Seine and through parks and palatial gardens. The afternoon is at free disposal, while the farewell dinner is enjoyed in the Latin Quarter – within walking distance from our hotel. At this dinner, there is a special Desderi Travel Club treat as a final surprise to top off this six days’ adventure.
Day 6, end of tour
After breakfast, each and everyone is free to explore Paris on his own.
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