2023 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Opera Package

5 Night itinerary including two nights in Verona, an evening at Arena Di Verona, two nights in Venice and a journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to London. Travel dates from 18th – 23rd August 2023*.

Our Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Opera Package is the perfect itinerary for opera lovers and anybody who wants to experience the true meaning of luxury rail on board the most famous train in the world.

Your trip will begin with a flight from UK to Verona, followed by two nights in the Hotel Indigo – Grand Hotel Des Arts on a b&b basis. The hotel is ideally situated, allowing you to explore Verona at your own leisure. On night two, you will attend La Traviata Opera at the stunning Arena Di Verona, taking in the wonderful performance in an idyllic setting.

Following your two nights in Verona, you will transfer to Venice by rail. Our itinerary includes two nights at the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal on a b&b basis, located close to St Mark’s square in the heart of Venice with stunning views, this is the perfect base for you to enjoy Venice and all its glory.

Your trip does not end here, as on your final day in Venice you will board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train for an unforgettable overnight rail journey to London. Embrace the golden age as this iconic Art Deco masterpiece invites you into its luxurious grasp.

* Other dates in 2023 may be available, please contact us to discuss options.

  • Outbound flight from London to Verona (Regional available)
  • Transfers
  • Inter-rail between Verona and Venice
  • 2 Nights stay at Grand Hotel Des Arts, Verona, breakfast included.
  • Poltrona tickets to La Traviata Opera, Arena Di Verona
  • 2 Nights stay at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Venice, breakfast included.
  • Twin Cabin aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to London.

Guide Price from £4,425 pp

2023 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Opera Package

Luxury Package





2023 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Opera Package


Day 1

Fly from London Gatwick (regional available) to Verona and a private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Verona.

Check in to Grand Hotel Des Arts – perfectly located in the heart of Verona and very close to Juliet’s balcony and the Arena di Verona.

Enjoy the remainder of your day and evening at leisure.

Day 2

Following breakfast at your hotel, spend your morning and afternoon at leisure exploring the historic city of Verona.

This evening, make your way to the Arena di Verona, a stunning 1st century Roman amphitheater which is the perfect venue for La Traviata to take place. Poltrona (3rd category) tickets are included (upgrade available for a supplement). The performance begins at 20:45.

Day 3

On your final day in Verona, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and transferring to Verona Porto Nuova station.

1st class rail tickets are included from Verona to Venice, with an approximate travel time of 1 hour. On arrival into Venice Santa Lucia station, meet your private water taxi which will transfer you to your hotel in Venice.

Check in to Monaco Hotel & Grand Canal, a historic building with gorgeous views in an ideal location.

Enjoy your afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 4

Breakfast at your hotel is included on your first morning in Venice.

Spend the rest of your day in Venice at leisure. Perhaps arrange a guided tour or enjoy exploring the city at your own pace. However you decide to spend your time in Venice, you’ll be in awe at this breathtaking water city.


Day 5

Today is your final day in Venice and is when you’ll join the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train for your journey to London.

Following breakfast, you will be picked up by water taxi and taken to Venice Santa Lucia station where the train awaits.

Board the train and, once settled, enjoy a lavish three-course lunch in one of our opulent dining cars. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of your private cabin with high tea, gazing at Europe as it unfolds before you.

Later, a decadent four-course dinner is prepared on board by our skilled chefs. After you may wish to carouse in the Bar Car, listening to our resident pianist as champagne flows freely. When ready, retire to your suite or cabin, which you’ll find has been transformed into a cosy boudoir.

Day 6

Your steward serves Continental breakfast in your cabin before the train pulls into Paris. Feel free to stretch your legs on the platform while we pause to pick up new passengers and supplies.

As we continue onwards towards the Channel ports, enjoy a delicious brunch in one of the dining cars. At Calais Ville Station, board a private coach to the shuttle terminal at Coquelles before travelling onward through the Channel Tunnel. Our uniformed hosts will look after you throughout the journey.

At Folkestone, you join the art deco British Pullman, A Belmond Train, sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, for the journey to London. Indulge in a traditional English afternoon tea, accompanied by a glass of sparkling English rosé, as the train courses through the verdant Kent countryside. Disembark at London Victoria station for your onward arrangements.




Arena Di Verona

The Opera Festival at the Arena di Verona began in 10th August 1913, with the first performance of Aida organized by Verona tenor Giovanni Zenatello and impresario Ottone Rovato to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi.

For over a hundred years (except for two short breaks during the two World Wars), every summer the Roman amphitheatre is transformed into the world’s largest open-air opera theatre.

The opera festival takes place every year from June to September, with regular scheduled performances including Carmen, Aida, Nabucco, La Traviata and Turandot.




Hotel Indigo – Grand Hotel Des Arts, Verona

Centrally located in the Cittadella district, Grand Hotel Des Arts is the perfect base for getting to know the historic city of Verona.

The hotel is surrounded by cultural attractions; shop the fashion district lined with boutiques or enjoy architecture at the Roman amphitheatre Arena. Don’t forget the famous squares of Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, also known as Piazza Dante for the statue of the poet placed in the square in 1865. And of course, Juliet’s balcony where travellers pay tribute to the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers.

Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Venice

Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal welcomes you inside a historic building from the early 1600s located in the heart of Venice, a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, its Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. With its stunning view on the Grand Canal, it offers direct access through its exclusive and scenic “water gate”.

The structure consists of 92 rooms, many of which have a view of the Grand Canal and the San Marco bell tower. Definitely worth discovering is the Grand Canal Restaurant with an internal dining room and a splendid outdoor terrace.

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