Serenity Simplon Crystal Symphony Venice Orient Express

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Serenity to Simplon

Italy, Adriatic and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

For more than two weeks in the European spring you’ll delight in an adventure where luxury is personal, relaxed and unstuffy – just as it should be. Commencing in Rome, there’s a full day to take in the sights – but which shall you choose? The Basilica, a cafe in a piazza or the de rigueur coin toss at Fonta de Trevi.

Then your adventure moves from land to sea on the Crystal Serenity, a ship that enchants with an unrivalled elegance. Aboard you’ll discover the spaciously elegant interiors, superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms that this ship is renowned for. Your Adriatic cruise takes in the sun filled Amalfi Coast and Corfu, the old-world towns of Kotor and Dubrovnik before arriving in gorgeous Venice.

For three nights in Venice perhaps venture to Piazza San Marco early before the tourists arrive, wander the myriad if laneways and discover hidden shops and cafes.

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is your next stop. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel when everyone who was anyone travelled by train. As you journey across Europe, unique dining experiences abound.

In the morning after breakfast and a short stop in Paris, the train races for the French coast. From Calais you’ll cross the English channel by luxury coach to Folkestone where the glorious Belmond British Pullman awaits for the final leg to London. As the countryside rolls past, enjoy a champagne afternoon tea before arriving in London for two final nights.

This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Package Inclusions:

Departs 28 May 2020 - 17 nights

  • Complimentary* return Economy Class airfare from Australia to Rome and from London including all taxes and fees
    Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • Private car transfer from airport to hotel
  • 2-nights Rome accommodation at the Palazzo Montemartini Hotel Rome (or similar) with breakfast daily
  • Private car transfer from hotel to Civitavecchia port
  • 7-night cruise aboard Crystal Serenity
  • Your fare includes: all beverages including select fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Umi Uma and Sushi Bar^; 24-hour room service; complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet access; butler service in all Penthouse categories and much more.
  • 3-nights Venice accommodation at the Grand Hotel Dei Dogi Venice (or similar) with breakfast daily
  • Complimentary half-day tour by boat to Murano, Burano and Torecllo including Murano Glass Factory^
  • 2-day (1-night) journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Belmond coach transfer from Calais to Folkestone
  • Belmond British Pullman journey from Folkestone to London Victoria including champagne afternoon tea
  • Table d’hôte meals, tea, coffee and water are complimentary in the restaurants and in your cabin.
  • 2-nights London accommodation at the Bentley Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily


Date 2020 Port Arrive Depart
31 May Civitavecchia (Rome) – Italy 6pm
1 June Sorrento – Italy 7am 10pm
2 June at sea
3 June Corfu – Greece 8am 6pm
4 June Kotor – Montenegro 8am 6pm
5 June Dubrovnik – Croatia 7am 5pm
6 June Venice 1pm overnight
7 June Venice – transfer to your hotel disembark

For full package itinerary

Holiday fares

from $12,995* pp twin share
from $19,895* solo

Upgrades to Cabin Suite or Grand Suite aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express may be available. Please enquire.

from $14,375* pp twin share

Upgrades to Cabin Suite or Grand Suite aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express may be available. Please enquire.

from $17,160* pp twin share

Upgrades to Cabin Suite or Grand Suite aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express may be available. Please enquire.

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the form below to enquire

Serenity to Simplon

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A non-refundable deposit of approximately 45% of your total fare is due within 3 days of booking. A second deposit of $2,500 due 15 July, 2019. Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure. Some cabins aboard Crystal Serenity may have obstructed views. Free included airfare is economy class (upgrades to business class available at additional charge) and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. ^Italian city hotels must charge a local govt tax directly to guests upon checkout - this tax is not included in your package and must be paid directly at hotel by guest. Offer ends 30 June 2019 and is subject to availability at time of booking. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express does not have shower facilities on the train. Toilet facilities are located at the end of each carriage. Beds in cabin are twin bunk-bed style. The luggage capacity is strictly limited aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - please speak with your travel specialist. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Airfares may be non-refundable and where changeable may incur an amendment fee. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit.

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