Imagine one grand voyage over luxury rail, land and sea with three icons of glamour – The Royal Clipper, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. in summer 2020, Star Clippers UK is offering a one off 11 night holiday of a lifetime.
Begin with a night on board the glamorous icon of the rails, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, 3 nights in glamorous Venice at the Belmond Cipriani Hotel and 7 nights sailing on board the 5-masted tall ship, Royal Clipper, the world’s largest and most glamorous sailing vessel of her kind. Star Clippers UK offer a totally different cruising experience aboard their stunning tall ships. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships with the facilities and atmosphere of a private yacht.
The holiday of dreams departs on 20 August 2020 from London Victoria station where blue and gold livered and white gloved stewards welcome you aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice, dazzling with polished wood, antique fixtures and sumptuous upholstery. Experience the glitz and timeless charm of these historic carriages, created in 1883, along with the culinary delights during your overnight journey to Venice.
A night’s stay in Venice pre-cruise will give you a genteel introduction to the iconic luxury and romance of the Belmond Cipriani Hotel, resplendent with antiques and local artefacts as well as fronting the water with vistas from the Doges Palace to the church of St. Giorgio. After the cruise, you will return for a further two nights to enjoy the lagoon vistas and the only Olympic sized pool in Venice before heading home. This glamorous and luxurious hotel boasts 270-degree views across the water, Michelin-starred cuisine and modern sophistication, perfect for those seeking a city break with buckets of elegance and comfort.
Cocktails on arrival and a warm welcome from the crew of The Royal Clipper give a flavour of the 7 nights ahead, sailing from Venice to Croatia and Montenegro beneath billowing sails, on one of the most elegant, fully crewed vessels afloat. Port calls into Croatia’s islands and the spectacular voyage to the head of the Kotor fjord make for amazing photos life-long memories before returning to Venice.
Talking of the return to Venice, you will make a grand entrance through Venice’s main waterways with views right across St. Mark’s Square and the city from the upper decks of Royal Clipper.
The price of £7289 per person includes 1 night on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, 3 nights at the Belmond Cipriani Hotel and 7 nights full board sailing with Royal Clipper (including breakfast, lunch and dinner but not drinks), non-UK private transfers, return flights from Venice to London and port charges.
Full itinerary from London:- Venice (Italy) | Zadar (Croatia) | Hvar (Croatia) | Dubrovnik (Croatia) | Kotor (Montenegro) | Vis (Croatia) | Rovinj (Croatia) | Venice (Italy)
To book, call Star Clippers on 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk
By Mark Captain