Discover an intoxicating mix of romance, history, culture and gastronomy. Gaze out over an enchanting array of landscapes from sparkling lakes to rolling hills, spectacular mountain peaks to breathtaking coastline.
In our humble opinion, Italy has it all; stunning architecture, world-famous works of art, glorious renaissance cities, fabulous fashion, mouth-watering food and wine, and some of the most gorgeous scenery in Europe. Whether you are attracted by Italy’s classical cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, the marvellous coastline, medieval hill towns and landscapes of Tuscany and Umbria or its majestic lakes, Italy will seduce and beguile you.
When in Italy we also recommend you indulge in the pleasures of la dolce vita : wonderful food, excellent wine and stylish fashion.
As promised a few more details/compliments from our holiday. As you would expect the journey to Venice was fantastic, from check in to seeing our fabulous hotel for the first time. The British Pullman was stunning and the service, food and hospitality wonderful. The first class coach was exactly that. The Orient Express was without question the best holiday experience we have ever had. From the moment we pulled alongside, we felt and were made to feel very special indeed. Predictably the food was amazing. All of the staff were attentive but not over the top. Our personal attendant was discreet and very professional, and he gave us some helpful advice on Venice.
The Al Ponte Antico hotel is quite simply the most friendly, calm, relaxing hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff were so generous with their advice on Venice, including booking all our restaurants for us. They certainly had the personal touch as they would call us by our Christian names….even the staff we hadn’t met before! If there is a better hotel in Venice, I’d love to see it. !
Montreux is a stunning place as was the hotel, a completely different experience again. The food at the Suisse Majestic was incredible, as was the view.
Can I say that all of your train arrangements were spot on and made our journey run very smoothly. All the trains were bang on time, very clean and new looking. Even the food on board the trains was rather good too.
Thanks again for helping us enjoy our 25th wedding anniversary, you did a fantastic job and as I said the other day we will certainly be telling family friends and clients about you…….. thanks to you all again.