- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
31 May 2024 - 28 August 2024
- Complimentary transfers
- Luxurious accommodation
- Two sumptuous four course dinner
- Sommelier wines
- Two french breakfast
- One delicious lunch
- Dedicated steward service
- Others not mentioned
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
Step aboard the gleaming blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Paris Gare de l’Est Station. Settle into your cabin as the train departs for the first leg of your historic journey to Istanbul.
Dinner is a sumptuous affair, prepared on board by our skilled chefs and served in one of the beautifully restored dining cars. As you dine, soothing classic tunes from our resident pianist will delight your senses. Later, you may wish to linger in Bar Car '3674', listening to the resident pianist play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers before you retire for the night. When you are ready, retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom. During the night, the train courses through France and Germany.
Austria - Hungary
Wake up to French breakfast, served in your cabin by your steward. Admire the changing views through your window as the train winds its way through Austria and into Hungary. Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch prior to your arrival in Budapest. There, our local guides will be waiting to escort you by coach to your hotel.
Prepare for a wonderful cocktail reception and dinner on the River Danube this evening.
Discover some of the fascinating sights of historic Budapest with our guides before sitting down to a lunch of Hungarian specialties. Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Hungarian Parliament Building, which was inspired by London’s Houses of Parliament.
Re-board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and continue your journey. In the evening, linger over a delectable dinner as the train travels towards Romania.
Savour French breakfast in your cabin as the train glides into Romania. A delicious brunch is served in the dining cars as you approach the mountain town of Sinaia. Board a coach for the short journey to Peles Castle, the fairytale palace built by Romania’s King Carol as his summer retreat. The very first Orient Express passengers visited this beautiful residence in October 1883, at the King’s personal invitation. We recommend comfortable shoes and a sweater for your visit.
Rejoin the train and continue towards Bucharest. On arrival, our local guides will escort you to your hotel. Later, enjoy dinner with musical entertainment at a private venue.
Back on board, begin the final leg of your journey to Istanbul. Relax and enjoy the views as you travel south across the mighty River Danube and into Bulgaria. Make your way to one of the dining cars for lunch. During the afternoon, a stop is made at the delightful seaside resort of Varna on the Black Sea coast, where you alight for an aperitif on a private estate.
A final unforgettable dinner is served as the train crosses the ancient Thracian Plain. Celebrate your last night with a glass of something special, and enjoy the music of our resident pianist as you chat to fellow guests and new friends.
French breakfast is served in your cabin as we travel onwards to Turkey. The train will stop at the border crossing point of Kapikule for customs formalities. Take the opportunity to stroll along to our onboard boutique to browse an exclusive range of elegant gifts and mementos. Today’s lunch in the dining cars introduces you to exquisite Turkish flavours.
All too soon, your journey draws to a close as the train pulls into Istanbul. Alight for a complimentary shared transfer to your city centre hotel.
On board, moments to treasure follow one after another. Savour stunning regional cuisine in the restaurant car. Or simply relax in your vintage cabin and watch the scenery unfold.
- We'll collect you from your Paris accommodation and transfer you to the train station for check-in and departure; on arrival into Istanbul, we'll transfer you from the station to your accommodation in the city.
- Three nights aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, and overnight accommodation in Bucharest and Budapest
- A city tour in Bucharest and Budapest, a Danube cruise and a visit to Peleș Castle in Romania
AUTHENTIC LOCAL CUISINE
- Lunch and dinner in Budapest and dinner in Bucharest
SUMPTUOUS FOUR-COURSE DINNERS
- Each night you are aboard the train, feast on our seasonal table d'hôte menu which includes biscuits, cheeseboard and chutney
- All table d'hôte meals include our sommelier's selection of wines when served in the restaurant cars
- Served in your cabin each morning for ultimate comfort
|Travel Date||Historic Cabin||Suite - Double||Suite Twin||Grand Suite|
|31 May 2024 - 5 Jun 2024||RM 108500||RM 235600||RM 235600||RM 359600|
|23 August 2024 - 28 August 2024||RM 117800||-||-||-|
Featuring upper and lower berths. During the day, the berths are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views. Crisp damask sheets and fine blankets contribute to a cosy and restful atmosphere at night.
Each Suite immerses guests in diverse European scenery through glorious colours, patterns and textures. A fixed Double bed which converts to a lounging area by day along with private en-suite facilities including a shower, washbasin and toilet, plus complimentary amenities, slippers and Kimono.
Each Suite immerses guests in diverse European scenery through glorious colours, patterns and textures. A fixed Twin bed which converts to a lounging area by day along with private en-suite facilities including a shower, washbasin and toilet, plus complimentary amenities, slippers and Kimono.
Each boasts a double/twin bedroom, a living area with space for private dining and a sofa which can be converted into an additional bed in the evening. A private en-suite bathroom includes shower, washbasin and toilet, plus bespoke amenities and complimentary bathrobes. Our celebrated 24-hour cabin service is complemented by free-flowing champagne in your suite.