Istanbul - Bucharest - Budapest - Venice
- Travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express
- Peles Castle
- Relive nostalgic dreams of Agatha Christie and Edwardian travel
- Sightseeing tour in Budapest
- Sightseeing in Vienna
- 6 days from £6,660pp
Step back in time with this classic journey. Departing from Istanbul, you’ll travel through Turkey, Bulgaria and Austria as you experience the romance of three stunning cities; Bucharest, Budapest and Venice.
Your time aboard the train promises to be every bit as enchanting as the destinations. From the moment you settle into your private cabin you will be transported to a world of indulgence, marked by stunning cuisine and peerless service.
Watch this video for a flavour of this luxury journey.
Day 1 – Depart Istanbul in Style on the VSOE
Check in at Istanbul’s Sirecki station in the afternoon to board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. As the train leaves the station you glimpse magnificent views of the Sea of Marmara. Dinner and overnight on board the train.
Day 2 – Via Bulgaria and Romania to Bucharest
Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train travels through Bulgaria and on into Romania. After lunch on board, VSOE arrives in Bucharest. Enjoy an early afternoon tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest at the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel.
Day 3 – Sinaia and Peles Castle
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. Return to the station late afternoon and your journey continues towards Hungary. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4 – Explore Budapest
Arrive in Budapest this morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this city split into two parts by the Danube river.Lunch is provided before transferring to the Hotel for an overnight stay.Dinner and overnight in Budapest.
Day 5 – To Vienna
Transfer to the station mid-morning to 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.
Day 6 – Arrive in Venice
After breakfast on board, whilst travelling through Italy, arrive in Venice mid-morning and disembark into the sparkling city.
- 3 nights on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express
- 2 nights in hotels
- A private 2 berth compartment on board the Venice Simplon Orient Express
- All meals as specified
Price per person
From £6,660 per person
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