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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Places Covered:

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


  • 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

Train Departure Schedule :

  • 2012 : July - September
  • 2013 : July - September

Journey Dates :

  • Sep 07, 2012
  • Sep 06, 2013
  • Shared Occupancy of a Double Cabin
  • Shared Occupancy of a Suite cabin
  • £ 8, 130
  • £ 11, 000


All table d'hôte meals

Accommodation on board based on two people sharing.

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