Experience the Romance of Venice
If you have ever met someone off a train, arrived at a busy station or simply sat and people-watched from a station café, then you would probably agree that rail is the most romantic way to travel.
So what more romantic journey could you undertake than a rail holiday to Venice? As soon as you step inside the beautifully restored London St. Pancras station and gaze at the magnificent Barlow roof your heart begins to soar.
Board the Eurostar to Paris and allow yourself to be swept along at 186mph by your speeding train, whilst you enjoy an at-seat meal and drinks in Standard Premier Class.
On arrival in the French capital you are met by your own private taxi to whisk you past Notre Dame and the glistening river Seine to the Gare de Lyon.
This recently refurbished station boasts the lovely belle Epoque style ‘Train Bleu’ where you can enjoy a drink or a gourmet meal.
Then step aboard the flagship TGV Lyria train as you head for Switzerland in First Class accommodation and an overnight stay in the surprisingly attractive city of Zurich on sparkling Lake Zurich.
After a relaxing sleep in your overnight hotel and a hearty breakfast there is time for a whistle-stop tour of the pretty old town. Then you board the comfortable Euro City train as you begin the spectacular journey by First Class rail along the Gotthard route through the Swiss Alps, past Lakes Lucerne, Maggiore and Lugano and onto Milan. This stunning journey epitomises what train holidays are all about! Travel on daytime trains allows you to relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery from the comfort of your train.
Take a few moments to experience the grandeur of Milan’s art deco Stazione Centrale before you step onto Trenitalia’s Eurostar City Frecciabianca service to Venice. As you cross the lagoon Venice rises up before you like a mirage. As your train pulls into Venice Santa Lucia station your water taxi transfers you in the best possible style to your charming typically Venetian hotel for the next four nights.
From St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal to the Basilica di San Marco, Venice will beguile and charm you. Lose yourself in the myriad of canals and bridges as you stroll through this unique city. Venice boasts so much stunning architecture framed by the network of pretty canals and waterways. Thousands of years of history surround you as you explore this most magical and romantic of places.
Rail holidays to Venice allow you to experience the romanticism of rail travel and wonderful rail journeys through vivid and breath-taking scenery. All of this serves as a perfect appetiser for the main course of Venice itself, arguably the world’s most romantic of cities.