Trips from £6,527 per adult
Route: Paris - Budapest - Bucharest - Istanbul

What's included:

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.

Your Journey

    Day 1
  • 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.

    Day 2
  • 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.

    Day 3
  • 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.

    Day 4
  • 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.

    Day 5
  • 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.

    Day 6
  • 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.

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Hotel Mayfair
Hotel Mayfair
Upon arrival to the Hotel Mayfair Paris, in the historical heart of Paris, between Place de la Concorde and Place Vendome, you will enter a discrete and intimate 4 star Boutique Hotel.

Behind the 19th century Haussmann style façade, the interior decoration was conceived to reflect the authenticity, the comfort and the luxury of a Private Mansion.

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Hotel San Regis
Hotel San Regis
Ideally located in the Champs Elysées district, at the crossroads of culture and fashion, the San Régis hotel is happy to welcome you. The elegant facade and lavish interiors create a unique atmosphere inherited from its long history as a 19 Century townhouse. Each of the 32 rooms and 11 suites has its own character, fine materials, variety of colors and objets d'art blending in a refined and unique setting. Modern amenities are not forgotten and are discretely integrated. (Free wifi, LED screens...)

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Le Meurice
Le Meurice
With views of the Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice has been ranked among the most elegant hotels in the world

Combining exceptional 18th century opulence with contemporary chic, including eye-catching interiors by Philippe Starck, Le Meurice embodies the perfect French palace hotel.

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Shangri-La Paris
Shangri-La Paris
As you arrive at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, its elegant façade brings to mind its legacy as the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte. Attentive staff and a pleasantly discreet check-in ensure that you receive the royal treatment right from the start.

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Looking for the highest level of luxury services and facilities above and beyond your expectations?

The quintessence of five-star services and facilities awaits at Çiragan Palace Kempinski.

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Pera Palace
Pera Palace
Istanbul's most iconic hotel located in the vibrant Beyoglu district for over one century, combines timeless glamour and elegance with genuine Turkish hospitality. Today Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah retains its unique heritage combined with a modern touch which epitomises cosmopolitan Istanbul. 

The well appointed 115 rooms and suites retain the classic characteristics of the 19th century, with many suites  inspired by the iconic guests who made this hotel their home.  Afternoon tea in the opulent Kubbeli Lounge is a much-loved institution for Istanbul residents and guests alike, whilst the Orient Terrace continues to be one of Istanbul's most popular outdoor venues, and is renowned as the place to meet in the Pera district. The bijou jewel that is Patisserie de Pera is open throughout the day for the perfect Turkish coffee and indulgent cakes.

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