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PARIS - ISTANBUL - 5 NIGHTS

Departing just once a year, embark on this classic journey and explore an array of romantic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express; Paris, Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul.

On board, moments to treasure follow one after another. Mingle with fellow travellers over cocktails in the bar car. Savour stunning regional cuisine in the restaurant car. Or simply relax in your vintage cabin and watch the scenery unfold.

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Departs at 11:30

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 from Paris Gare de l'Est

Arrives at 15:30

Wed, 2 Sep 2020 to Istanbul Sirkeci

Price from $

£15,500 per passenger

Includes

  • Three nights aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train
  • Dedicated steward service
  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Sumptuous four-course dinner each night aboard the train: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Continental breakfast served in your cabin each morning
  • Delicious three-course lunch each day aboard the train
  • Overnight hotel accommodation including private dinner in Budapest
  • Budapest city tour plus Danube cruise with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit to Peles Castle
  • Overnight hotel accommodation in Bucharest plus city tour and private dinner

Itinerary

01

Paris

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.

Dinner is served in one of the luxurious restaurant cars. Choose to enjoy a nightcap in the Bar Car, set to the sound of the resident pianist, before retiring to your cabin for the evening.

02

Budapest

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.

On arrival in Budapest, transfer to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

03

Budapest

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a private guided tour of the city, with lunch at a local restaurant and a short cruise along the Danube.

Rejoin the train late afternoon and perhaps enjoy an aperitif in the Bar Car before dinner as the train travels into Romania.

04

Bucharest

This morning enjoy breakfast in your cabin.

After brunch the train arrives at the mountain town of Sinaia, disembark for a visit to beautiful Peles Castle.

Rejoin the train to complete the short journey to Bucharest. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour as you transfer to your hotel.

Dinner this evening will be enjoyed at a private venue in the city.

05

Bulgaria

This morning, rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train as it travels south across the Danube and into Bulgaria. During the afternoon, a stop is made to enjoy the view across the Black Sea in Varna.

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.

06

Istanbul

Early this morning the train enters Turkey and crosses the beautiful Thracian Plain.

After breakfast and a special Turkish-inspired lunch on board, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express arrives in Istanbul.

Please note: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is scheduled to operate via different routes. All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents. Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact tcgroupsuk@belmond.com for group pricing.

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