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From Paris to Portofino

Posted: December 05, 2023
Category: Special Offers

For the very first time, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on an exciting new journey to the captivating Ligurian Coast, forging a direct connection from Paris to the picturesque Portofino. This extraordinary rail expedition unfolds amid the scenic French countryside and along the sun-kissed coastlines of the French and Italian Rivieras, culminating in the opulent surroundings of Splendido, a Belmond Hotel in Portofino. The pinnacle of this enchanting journey will be marked by a celebratory custom menu curated by Jean Imbert, skillfully capturing the flavours intrinsic to the region. 

You will extend the enchantment with a three-night sojourn in Florence, where you can immerse yourself in a Chianti cooking class paired with wine and olive oil tasting. Further indulgments include a three-night stay in Rome, featuring an exclusive Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel private guided tour with skip-the-line entry, all before stepping aboard the luxurious Star Flyer for a seven-night cruise along the captivating shores of Sicily and the Amalfi Coast.


Paris to Portofino: The Ultimate Italian Adventure

Departs 19th June 2024 | 17-night package | 1-night in Paris | 1-night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express | 2-nights in Portofino | 3-nights in Florence | 3-nights in Rome | 7-nights aboard Star Flyer

Visiting: Civitavecchia, port for Rome (Italy) | At Sea | Lipari, Aeolian Islands (Italy) | Messina, Sicily (Italy) | Amalfi (Italy) | Sorrento (Italy) | Ponza, Pontine Islands (Italy) | Civitavecchia, port for Rome (Italy)

Prices start from £23,399.00 per person!

Journey Highlights 

Dress to the nines and enjoy a night on the world's most famous train, indulging in the new 5-course Summer menu designed by Michelin-starred French Chef, Jean Imbert.

Admire the coastal scenery as the train travels through Liguria, from Ventimiglia to Genoa, one of Italy's historic maritime republics and UNESCO Heritage Site.

Indulge in the ultimate Villeggiatura at Splendido, soak up the sun by the peaceful salt-water swimming pool, take a refreshing dip in the emerald waters at the private beach Bagni Fiore or discover a wellness experience in collaboration with Dior at Jardin des Rêves.
Experience flavours rooted in the destination as you savour Jean Imbert's tasting menu, designed exclusively for this inspiring voyage between France and Italy.

Cookery class in a Farmhouse in Chianti area, including a typical Tuscan lunch with dishes prepared by you, alongside wine and olive oil tasting.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel private guided tour with skip-the-line entry whilst in Rome.

7-nights full board sailing aboard 166-passenger vessel Star Flyer featuring guest sommelier, visiting some of the most beautiful ports of call on the Amalfi Coast.


Price includes Business Premier rail from London to Paris, 1-night stay in Paris at Hotel Maison Colbert, 1-night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Paris to Portofino in a Historic Cabin, 2-night stay at 5* Belmond Hotel Splendido, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino, Gala dinner with Michelin-starred French chef Jean Imbert on 21st June, 3-night stay at Helvetia Bristol Firenze, Florence, cooking class with wine and olive oil tasting, First Class rail from Florence to Rome, 3-night stay at Hotel Hassler Rome, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel private guided tour with skip-the-line entry, 7-night full board sailing in a category 1 cabin, private overseas transfers, one-way Business Class flight from Rome to London and port charges.


Lead in fare is based on 2 adults sharing a category 1 cabin unless stated otherwise. Includes rail/flights, full board cruise, hotels/rail/tour/overseas transfers where indicated and port charges. Single supplement ranges from 50% when booking a category 6 – category 2 cabin and 100% for categories 1 and above for cruise element, other elements may vary – please enquire. All prices are correct at time of print, are subject to availability and/or change, and can be withdrawn at any time. Package elements are subject to availability, if element becomes unavailable then Star Clippers will endeavour to find an alternative option, hotels are subject to change. Visits to all ports of call are subject to local government permissions therefore we cannot guarantee disembarkation for UK passengers. Star Clippers cannot be held responsible should government permissions change. It is a requirement that all passengers are covered by appropriate travel insurance for the entire duration of the holiday.

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