Paris-Budapest-Bucharest-Istanbul

6 Days / 5 Nights, from US$9,000 per person

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.

Itinerary & Timetable

Browse your itinerary day by day:

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  • 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.

Departure

Arrival

PARIS (Gare de l'Est station)

Mid-afternoon

  • 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.

Departure

Arrival

BUDAPEST

Mid-afternoon

  • 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.

Departure

Arrival

BUDAPEST

Early evening

  • 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.

Departure

Arrival

SINAIA

Morning

SINAIA

Midday

BUCHAREST NORD

Mid-afternoon

  • 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.

Departure

Arrival

BUCHAREST NORD

Morning

  • 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.

Departure

Arrival

ISTANBUL (Sirkeci Station)

Afternoon

Your Route

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.

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Your Journey

Your Journey

PARIS-BUDAPEST-BUCHAREST-ISTANBUL

Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Departure date:

Arrival date:

3 September 2014

Number of adults:

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