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The Orient-Express: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Istanbul - Bucharest - Budapest - Venice

6 days / 5 nights

Trip Highlights

Begin your journey on board the blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Istanbul and travel throughout Turkey and Bulgaria. Spend overnight on board and arrive the next day in Bucharest for your night in this fascinating city. The next day continue your journey towards Hungary before arriving in the capital, Budapest, the next morning.

 

Enjoy a sightseeing tour and your stay overnight. Upon rejoining the train the next day, travel into Austria and stop for a short city tour in Vienna. Enjoy your last night onboard as the train crosses into Italy and on to your final destination, Venice.

Itinerary
Friday
Mid afternoon, check in at Istanbul’s Sirecki station to board the blue and gold Wagons-Lits of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As the train leaves the station, you’ll glimpse magnificent views of the Sea of Marmara. Dinner and overnight on board the train.

Saturday
Continental breakfast is served in your compartment as the train travels through Bulgaria and on to Romania. After lunch onboard, the VSOE arrives in Bucharest. Enjoy an early afternoon tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest at the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel.

Sunday
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. This beautiful castle was also visited by the very first Orient-Express guests in 1883. Return to the station late afternoon and your journey continues towards Hungary. Dinner and overnight on board.

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

Tuesday
Transfer to the station mid morning and 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.

Wednesday
After breakfast on board whilst traveling through Italy, arrive in Venice mid morning and disembark into the famous and romantic city.
Timetable
Day
City / Station
Arrive
Depart
Friday
Istanbul (Sirkeci station)
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17:00
Saturday
Bucharest (Baneasa station)
Guided tour of Bucharest - Arrive at hotel - Dinner and overnight at hotel
13:50
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Sunday
Bucharest (Baneasa station)
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10:15
Sunday
Sinaia
Buffet lunch at private venue - Guided tour of Peles Castle
12:35
17:00
Monday
Budapest
Guided tour of Budapest. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Lunch at local restaurant. Private dinner at local restaurant
09:50
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Tuesday
Budapest
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10:20
Tuesday
Vienna (Süd station)
Brief guided excursion of Vienna mid-afternoon
14:30
19:35
Wednesday
Venice (Santa Lucia station)
10:00
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Departure Date & Prices
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April
May
June
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September
October
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Compartment type
Price
Double
$9,000 per person
Suite
$17,320 per person

Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, wine, alcoholic and other beverages, day tours and entertainment. Priced in US currency. Taxes & Fees are extra.

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The Orient-Express

The carriages which today form the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express each have a history of their own, with long years of service criss-crossing the frontiers of Europe, operating for a variety of railway companies.

 

The carriages have taken on characters of their own as intriguing as the characters of those who traveled within their cozy confines.

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Rail Tours & Trips
 
Standard Journeys from:
· Budapest
· Istanbul
· London
· Paris
· Prague
· Venice
· Vienna
Premier Journeys:

· Paris to Istanbul
· Istanbul to Venice
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