Step on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to begin your adventure, travelling across Europe to Krakow. Dinner is served before your first night in your private cabin suite. Overnight on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Arrive this afternoon in Krakow, a city of artists and scholars, of grandeur and delightful eccentricities, where you stay for two nights at the Hotel Sheraton. Overnight in Krakow
Your time in the city is at leisure, although optional sightseeing can be arranged before or on arrival. Most major sights are easily accessed on foot and you can admire the dazzling architecture as you stroll the cobbled streets. This evening, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, described by an 18th century visitor as no less magnificent than Egypt’s pyramids, with its astonishing underground chapels, sculptures and gigantic chandeliers—all made from salt. That evening, enjoy a traditional Polish feast. Overnight in Krakow
A morning at leisure followed by an afternoon excursion outside of Krakow with refreshments. Later, transfer to the station to rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for dinner and a further night on board as the train travels towards Germany. Overnight on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Arrive mid morning in Dresden, capital of Saxony. This magnificent baroque city is your home for two nights: you stay at the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Hotel, with sights such as the Semperoper and extraordinary Green Vault right on your doorstep. Overnight in Dresden
Your time in the city is at leisure, although optional sightseeing can be arranged for you on arrival day. Late afternoon enjoy a short cruise along the Elbe River followed by dinner this evening at Schloss Eckberg, a local private venue on the outskirts of the city. Return by road transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Dresden
After a morning at leisure, with the chance to explore some of the great museums and galleries close by your hotel, rejoin the train mid afternoon. Enjoy afternoon tea, and then dinner, before your final overnight on board. Overnight on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
The train arrives in Paris after breakfast and as you travel through Northern France to Calais a delicious brunch is served. Our hostesses will escort you to waiting coaches when you arrive at the Channel port for the journey to England via Eurotunnel. On arrival in Folkestone the British Pullman and afternoon tea await before arriving in London around 17.30
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Spisky Hrad Castle - UNESCO World Heritage Cultural List, 1993
Krakow Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage Cultural List, 1978
Wieliczka Salt Mine - UNESCO World Heritage Cultural List, 1978
Please Note: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route is subject to change without prior warning due to last minute railway engineering works or similar. Hotel accommodation in Krakow and Dresden is included in the train fare.
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