Journey Name: The Classic Orient-Express journey : Istanbul-Bucharest-Budapest-Venice  |  Journey Duration: Upto 7 days
 
Overview:
The classic Orient-Express journey. Depart from Istanbul and travel through Turkey and Bulgaria. Arrive the next day in Bucharest for a one night stay, and continue your journey towards Budapest where you stay one night. Rejoin the train the next day and travel into Austria, stopping for a short city tour in Vienna before your overnight journey to Venice, where your journey ends.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
July - September
 
 
Journey Dates :
2016 Departure

September: 02
 
Places Covered:
Istanbul, Bucharest north, Sinaia, Budapest, Vienna, Venice
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

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

Saturday
Continental breakfast is served in your cabin as the train travels through Bulgaria and on into Romania. After lunch onboard, 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 sightseeing tour of this city 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 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.

Wednesday
After breakfast on board, whilst travelling through Italy, arrive in Venice mid morning and disembark into the sparkling city.

Timetable

Arrive Depart

Friday ISTANBUL (Sirkeci station) - 15:00
Saturday BUCHAREST NORD
Guided tour of Bucharest - Arrive at hotel - Dinner and overnight at hotel
13:36 -
Sunday BUCHAREST NORD
Depart Bucharest Nord Station on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- 10:15
Sunday SINAIA
Buffet lunch at private venue - Guided tour of Peles Castle
12:01 17:35
Monday BUDAPEST
Guided tour of Budapest. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Lunch at local restaurant. Private dinner at local restaurant
10:02 -
Tuesday BUDAPEST
Depart Budapest Station on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- 10:26
Tuesday VIENNA (Süd station)
Brief guided excursion of Vienna mid-afternoon
14:30 19:20
Wednesday VENICE (Santa Lucia station) 10:02 -

Please Note: All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.
 
Price:

Shared Occupancy on Double Cabin

£ 6340

Shared Occupancy on Suite Cabin

£ 12240

 

Prices are per person on twin sharing basis

 

 
Route Map
 
  • Luxury blue and gold Wagons-Lits
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabins with your own personal steward
  • Gourmet meals
  • Stay in Luxury hotels in Bucharest and Budapest
  • Visit the mountain town of Sinaia and Peles Castle -visited by the very first Orient-Express guests in 1883
  • Sightseeing in Budapest, the city by the Danube