Board the world’s most glamorous and iconic train between Istanbul and Paris on a six-night discovery
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe is a
magnificent train, unparalleled in reputation and grandeur, and
famous for transporting royalty and celebrities in inimitable style
since the golden age of travel of the 1920s.
In August 2023, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on a
journey from Istanbul to Paris, following a timeless route that
takes you from Turkey through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria,
Germany, and France.
After the first night in Istanbul, you'll board the Venice
Simplon-Orient-Express, where you'll stay in a Historic Cabin for
three nights of this six-night journey. In Bucharest and Budapest,
you'll disembark to stay overnight in luxury hotels.
Taking a seat in the dining car is a wonderful part of the
experience, beginning with expertly mixed aperitifs. You'll feast
on four-course menus created by exemplary chefs as the train speeds
along, with a sommelier on hand with the perfect pairings and
copious Champagne. After dinner, guests gather in Bar Car '3674'
for an evening of cocktails and conversation. When the clock
strikes twelve, midnight brunch is served as the piano plays on
until the last guest retires to their cabin.
When you're not on board, your adventures are taken care of.
You'll join guided city tours in Bucharest and Budapest, cruise
along the Danube, and visit Peles Castle in Romania. You'll also
visit a Champagne house in France -the penultimate stop before the
train pulls into Paris, the journey complete.
After bidding a final farewell to this iconic train, you'll
board the Eurostar to London, travelling in the comfortable
Business Premier class. On arrival at London St Pancras, a transfer
will meet you to take you back home.