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

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Paris - Budapest - Bucharest - Instanbul

6 days / 5 nights

Trip Highlights

The blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express await you in Paris for your journey throughout France, Switzerland and Austria towards Budapest, enjoy over night on board.

 

The next night is spent in Budapest, and the following day, after a sightseeing tour and lunch, continue your journey through Hungary and into Romania. Enjoy the next day and night in Bucharest.

 

Upon 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 destination, Istanbul.

Itinerary
Friday
Board the gleaming blue and gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express mid-afternoon at Paris’ Gare de l’ Est Station. Settle into your luxurious private compartment after being greeted by your steward; later, enjoy a delicious dinner onboard and spend the night on the train.

Saturday
Relax and enjoy the scenery as the VSOE travels into Hungary. Continental breakfast is served in your compartment and lunch will be served in one of the opulent dining cars. On arrival in Budapest, transfer to the luxurious Sofitel Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

Sunday
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a guided tour of the city Budapest, with lunch included. The city is divided by the famous Danube River into ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’. Rejoin the train in the late afternoon and enjoy an aperitif in the Bar Car before dinner as the train travels into Romania. Overnight on board.

Monday
After breakfast, the train arrives at the quaint mountain town of Sinaia. Disembark for a visit to beautiful Peles Castle, which was also visited by the very first Orient-Express passengers in 1883. Rejoin the train to complete the short journey to Bucharest. Upon arrival, transfer to the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel, where a late lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be a short sightseeing tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest.

Tuesday
Rejoin the train mid-morning and travel south across the Danube and into Bulgaria. During the afternoon, enjoy a stop to take pleasure in this beautiful country. Lunch and dinner are served on board the train as your journey continues. The final night of your journey is spent onboard VSOE.

Wednesday
Early in the morning the train enters Turkey and crosses the Thracian Plain. After breakfast and lunch on board, VSOE arrives in Istanbul late afternoon, at the end of a fascinating and unique journey across seven countries and cultures.
Timetable
Day
City / Station
Arrive
Depart
Friday
Paris (Gare de l'Est)
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15:40
Saturday
Budapest Transfer to hotel for overnight stay, Private dinner at nearby restaurant
16:00
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Sunday
Budapest Full day's guided tour of Budapest, Lunch at local restaurant
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18:25
Monday
Sinaia Guided tour of Peles Castle
08:20
10:55
Monday
Bucharest (Baneasa Station) Guided tour of Bucharest. Arrive at hotel for overnight stay.Dinner at hotel
13:30
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Tuesday
Bucharest (Baneasa Station) Short off-train excursion in Varna, Bulgaria mid-afternoon
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09:00
Wednesday
Istanbul (Sirkeci Station)
15:30
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Departure Date & Prices
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March
April
May
June
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July
August
September
October
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Compartment type
Price
Double
$9,000 per person
Suite
$17,320

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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Standard Journeys from:
· Budapest
· Istanbul
· London
· Paris
· Prague
· Venice
· Vienna
Premier Journeys:

· Paris to Istanbul
· Istanbul to Venice
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