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

What's included:

The classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey departing just once a year. Depart Paris for your overnight journey towards Budapest. After an overnight stay in Budapest, rejoin the train for an overnight journey to Bucharest, where you spend the next day and night. On rejoining the train the next day stop in the fascinating country of Bulgaria. Enjoy your last night and day on board as the train travels to your last stop, Istanbul.

Your Journey

    Day 1
  • Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train at Paris Gare de l’ Est, mid afternoon.
  • After being greeted by your steward, settle into your cabin and relax with a delightful afternoon tea.
  • Later enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner on board the train.

    Day 2
  • Enjoy the sublime scenery as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train travels into Hungary.
  • Continental breakfast is served in your cabin and lunch will be taken in one of the opulent dining cars.
  • Afternoon tea is served later in the journey.
  • On arrival in Budapest transfer to your luxury hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

    Day 3
  • After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a private guided tour of the city Budapest, with lunch at a local restaurant included.
  • Rejoin the train late afternoon and perhaps enjoy an aperitif in the Bar Car before dinner as the train travels into Romania.

    Day 4
  • The train arrives at the mountain town of Sinaia, after breakfast, disembark for a visit to beautiful Peles Castle.
  • Rejoin the train to complete the short journey to Bucharest.
  • On arrival transfer to the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel where a late lunch is served.
  • In the afternoon there will be a short city sightseeing tour.
  • Dinner and overnight in Bucharest.

    Day 5
  • This morning, rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train as the train travels south across the Danube and into Bulgaria.
  • During the afternoon, a stop is made to enjoy this pretty, rural country.
  • Lunch and dinner are served on board the train, as your journey continues.
  • This final night is spent on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train.

    Day 6
  • Early this morning the train enters Turkey and crosses the beautiful Thracian Plain.
  • After breakfast and lunch on board, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train arrives at Istanbul.

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Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel
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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