The Classic Orient-Express journey : Istanbul-Bucharest-Budapest-Venice

  • Train : Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE)
  • Duration : Upto 7 days
The Classic Orient-Express journey : Istanbul-Bucharest-Budapest-Venice
Journey Highlights
  • 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
  • Overview
  • Journey Dates
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

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

  • 2024 : July - September

Places Covered

Istanbul, Bucharest north, Sinaia, Budapest, Vienna, Venice

Istanbul to Paris

2024 Departures




  • COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFERS - From your Istanbul accommodation to the train station for check-in and departure; on arrival into Paris, we'll transfer you from the station to your accommodation in the city.
  • LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION - Three nights aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, and overnight accommodation in Bucharest and Budapest
  • EXCITING EXCURSIONS - A city tour in Bucharest and Budapest, a Danube cruise and a visit to Pele? 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
  • SOMMELIER WINES - All table d'hôte meals include our sommelier's selection of wines when served in the restaurant cars
  • FRENCH BREAKFASTS - Served in your cabin each morning for ultimate comfort
  • DELICIOUS LUNCH - When you are aboard the train, enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch as the world passes by your window
  • DEDICATED STEWARD SERVICE - To attend to your every request as you unwind in style