Trips from £6,327 per adult
Route: Istanbul - Bucharest - Budapest - Venice

What's included:

The classic journey. Depart from Istanbul and travel through Turkey and Bulgaria. Arrive the next day in Bucharest for a one-night stay, and continue your journey towards Budapest where you spend the night. Rejoin the train the next day and travel into Austria, stopping for a short city tour in Vienna before your overnight journey to Venice, where your trip ends.

Your Journey

    Day 1
  • Check in at Istanbul’s Sirecki station in the afternoon to board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train.
  • As the train leaves the station you glimpse magnificent views of the Sea of Marmara.
  • Dinner and overnight on board the train.

    Day 2
  • Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train travels through Bulgaria and on into Romania.
  • After lunch on board, VSOE arrives in Bucharest. Enjoy an early afternoon tour of the city.
  • Dinner and overnight in Bucharest at the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel.

    Day 3
  • This morning rejoin the train for the short journey to the mountain town of Sinaia.
  • On arrival transfer to a local restaurant for lunch and then on to Peles Castle, the summer home of the former King Carol.
  • Return to the station late afternoon and your journey continues towards Hungary.
  • Dinner and overnight on board.

    Day 4
  • Arrive in Budapest this morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this city split into two parts by the Danube river.
  • Lunch is provided before transferring to the Hotel for an overnight stay.
  • Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

    Day 5
  • Transfer to the station mid morning to rejoin the train.
  • Lunch is served as the train crosses into Austria, arriving in Vienna late afternoon, where you disembark for a visit to this beautiful city.
  • Rejoin the train for dinner and your final night on board.

    Day 6
  • After breakfast on board, whilst travelling through Italy, arrive in Venice mid morning and disembark into the sparkling city.

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Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel
Explore Bucharest from the glorious Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel, one of the city’s most sophisticated and prestigious landmarks. Built in 1914 and conveniently situated in the heart of the city, the Hilton Athénée Palace Bucharest hotel enjoys exquisite views of Revolution Square and a close proximity to theBucharest’s many local attractions, such as the Romanian Athenaeum and the former Royal Palace.

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Sofitel Hotel
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