Paris to Istanbul 2024 & 2025

5 nights of luxury following one of the most famous journeys
Paris to Istanbul 2022

Paris to Istanbul 2024 & 2025

All aboard for 5-nights of unrivalled luxury as you embark on our 2024 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Paris to Istanbul journey. Following one of the scenic and luxurious routes across Europe, climb onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for a truly unforgettable voyage across Europe. With VIP tours of Peles Castle, Bucharest and Budapest as well as a Dunube river cruise and two luxurious hotel stays, this is easily one of the most exclusive journeys available anywhere in the world.

We can still take bookings for this year's (2024) famous Paris to Istanbul journey onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express spaces are very limited, so please contact us if you are interested in travelling in 2024.

This luxury train journey is one of the most sought-after excursions available and cabins are limited even upon dates being released. We therefore recommend those wishing to take a journey of a lifetime to book or contact us below and we will be in contact to answer your questions.

Paris to Istanbul 2024 & 2025 dates

This exclusive journey takes place once a year at the end of August. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest news.
Paris to Istanbul in 2024 will depart Paris on the 23rd August 2024.

Paris to Istanbul 2024 and 2025 prices

Pricing for the 2024 and 2025 Paris to Istanbul journey start from;

Historic Cabin (Twin Cabin) - £19,000 per passenger (from £17,500 per passenger for 2025)
Suite - £38,000 per passenger
Grand Suite - £64,500 per passenger

Cabins can be booked with a 50% deposit.

The price includes three-nights onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, two one-night hotel stays, excursions, all meals and steward service.


Register your interest in the 2024 and 2025 Paris to Istanbul Excursion

Tickets for this journey are extremely limited and are likely to sell out quickly. If you would like information and for one of our team to contact you to discuss this world-famous journey, please register your interest below.
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Paris to Istanbul Itinerary

Included as part of your journey

Three nights onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Dedicated Steward Service

Welcome glass of champagne

Four-course dinner every night including cheeseboard

Continental breakfast served in your cabin

Three-course lunch every day

Hotel stay & private dinner in Budapest

Budapest city tour plus Danube river cruise with lunch

Visit to Peles Castle

Hotel stay & private dinner in Bucharest

Paris to Istanbul Itinerary

What to expect on your voyage, all included in the price
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Accommodation

Day 1 - Paris

Your journey begins here! Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Paris Gare de l'Est around mid afternoon where you will be greeted by one of the stewards and shown to your cabin. Here the time is yours to settle in or explore the train's many beautifully restored carriages. Dinner is served in one of the restaurant cars where you'll experience the first of many feasts during your journey. Then why not head to the Bar Car for a cocktail as you listen to the live pianist before retiring to your cabin.

Day 2 - Budapest

Awake to glorious views from your cabin as the train travels through Hungary. A continental is served in your cabin at a time to suit you and the morning is yours to do as you wish. Lunch is served in one of the dining cars before we arrive in Budapest.

Disembark for your first excursion in Budapest as you enjoy a private dinner and your first hotel stay.

Day 3 - Budapest

After a glorious breakfast, you will be treated to a private guided tour of Budapest with lunch at a local restaurant. It's then time to head out to the water for a short cruise along the Danube.

Later that afternoon we rejoin the train, perhaps the perfect time for your favourite beverage in the bar car, before dinner is served as we travel into Romania.

Day 4 - Bucharest

Awake from a restful night's sleep to breakfast in your cabin followed brunch just as we pull-in to the mountain town of Sinaia. Here we disembark for a tour of Peles Castle.

Rejoining the train, there is a short journey to Bucharest where you will be given an orientation tour before being taken to your hotel. Dinner this enjoyed at a private venue this evening.

Day 5 - Bulgaria

After breakfast, it's time to rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express once again as we travel south into Bulgaria. During the afternoon, we make a brief stop so we can take in the views across the Black Sea in Varna.

Enjoy lunch and dinner onboard followed by your final night onboard.

Day 6 - Istanbul

As you awake you find we are already in Turkey as we cross the beautiful Thracian Plain. A Turkish-inspired lunch signals your final meal onboard before the train arrives in Istanbul.

Paris to Istanbul Cabins

Explore the accommodation available
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Accommodation
After a night's partying in the bar car or after a day's excursion, your own private cabin is your own home from home throughout your journey. Available to use as you wish, your cabin is the ideal place to relax and unwind during the day, and when night falls, a haven to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. Each cabin comes with towels, robes and cabin service can be called at the push of a button. All cabins are of a generous size and each with it's own unique character.

Explore the cabins

Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suite

Grand Suites

Only three Grand Suites are available on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, all of which boast exceptional space and craftsmanship as well as unlimited free-flowing champagne and a marble tiled private en-suite.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Cabin Suite

Cabin Suites

Twice the space of a Twin Cabin, Cabin Suites are perfect for those who like to spend time in solitude and watch as the world glides past. Cabin Suites are flexible in layout and consist of both a sleeping and seating area.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Twin Cabins

Twin Cabins

Ideal for experiencing the Golden Age of Travel, Twin Cabins offer modest space which is transformed during the day to a cosy lounge. At night the stewards transform your cabin into a delightfully relaxing bedroom.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Single Cabins

Single Cabins

For those who are looking for adventure themselves, single cabins are spacious and accommodating for those travelling solo. Ideal for lounging during the day and offering a cosy haven at night, single cabins are a home from home.

Explore the carriages

While onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, you are free to explore the train's 18 authentic and beautifully restored carriages as you wish. Take a seat in the bar car and enjoy a drink as you listen to a live musician, wonder the carriages and admire the detail, or retire to your cabin to write in your journey or recline in solitude.


One of the most glamorous cars in the world, 3674 is named after the original number given to the carriage and celebrates the history of this storied train with a vibrant blue and gold interior, making it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 3674

Cote D’Azur

Built in 1929, the Cote D’Azur is a first-class Pullman carriage historically used for winter journeys between Paris and Calais until 1961. In 1981 it was rescued by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Code D'Azur

Etoile Du Nord

Showcasing some of the most beautiful marquetry in the continental rake, the Etoile Du Nord was built in 1926 and served on various lines between Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Madrid before retiring in the 1970s.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Etoile Du Nord


Originally a Pullman kitchen car built in Birmingham in 1927, it ran a luxurious service between Paris and Amsterdam. upon purchase by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, it was updated and fitted with black lacquer panels.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express L'Oriental

Life onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a beautifully restored 1920's luxury train with intricate detailing and Art Deco inspired décor.

Expect glamorous spontaneous parties, live jazz, delicious cocktails and a journey never to forget.

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