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An Epic Transatlantic Journey

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
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  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Venice
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express
  • Paris
  • London
  • Queen Mary 2
  • New York City

20 Days Explorations
  • Departing:
  • 18 Aug 2019

Travel on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express from Venice to Paris. From South Hampton, embark the Queen Mary 2 to New York.

An Epic Transatlantic Journey Land Only

In Venice, the Hotel Danieli affords us an ideal base from which to explore the city. Having witnessed the grandeur of St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, the city of canals tempts us with a private gondola ride.

We then embark the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, peering out at idyllic landscapes from within our private cabins, as our train makes its way beyond the breathtaking Swiss Alps, en route to France.

Paris greets us as we disembark our train and transfer to Le Bristol Paris. In Paris, dine at the opulent three Michelin-starred Epicure restaurant, before taking the afternoon on your own schedule. Explore the distinguished cultural institutions of Paris, from the Louvre to the Rodin Museum, as well as its many fine art galleries. Alternatively, visit the Palace of Versailles, with its grand rooms and manicured gardens.

After some time at leisure, we board the Eurostar train for our journey to London. Our group takes lunch aboard the train before disembarking and checking in to the iconic Savoy Hotel. Choose to visit Antique Markets and Kenwood House, or look in on Chartwell, the former home of Winston Churchill. Afterwards, embark upon a private cruise along the Thames, which includes dinner, cocktails and a performance by a jazz band.

At Southampton, we board one of the world’s most prestigious passenger ships, the Queen Mary 2. Over seven extraordinary nights, we make our Transatlantic crossing, recalling the golden age of ocean liners. Spend your time as you please: take in a show in the Royal Court Theatre, dance away the hours in the Queens Room, or try your luck in the casino. In the evenings, join your fellow guests and Tour Hosts in the bar for a pre-dinner drink.

Arriving in New York, we transfer to The Plaza. Our survey of Lower Manhattan takes us to the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and the 9/11 memorial. View New York’s incredible skyline from One World Observatory within the new World Trade Center. Our grand journey now at an end.