From Istanbul to Paris is considered the most magical luxury train journey. It takes passengers on the original route and is the most authentic journey imaginable.
On this fabled journey crossing Europe you will be absolute luxury onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. There are a choice of cabins for you to select from starting with a twin cabin, which allows your Venice Simplon-Orient-Express journey from Istanbul to be one in comfort with upper and lower berths, these are transformed during the day to offer banquette seating. There is also a cabin suite, which offers extra space, allowing two interconnecting doubles, meaning you have the room to stretch out with two lounges and a choice of bed configurations, of which the stewards will attend to. Then there is the ultimate luxury for an Istanbul journey to Paris and that is a Grand Suite, which offers a twin or double bedroom setup, a living area, with plenty of room for private dining and also includes an en-suite bathroom with bespoke amenities and complimentary shower robes. With a Grand Suite you are also treated to free flowing Champagne.
Heading off from the bright bustling bazaars of Istanbul, you'll take the most luxurious journey throughout Europe, able to admire some of the continent's most celebrated sights, such as Peles Castle, home to Dracula. You will also cruise the Danube before arriving to see glamorous Parisian streets.
Day 1 - Istanbul
Your journey from Istanbul to Paris commences. Dinner will be served in one of the three beautiful restaurant cars. After dinner, take some time to listen to the resident pianist in the Bar Car.
Day 2 - Bucharest
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express arrives in Bucharest. After journeying throughout the night through Bulgaria and Romania, you'll arrive in Bucharest to spend the day. You will stay in the Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel for the night and enjoy dinner at a private venue, where there is a smart dress code required.
Day 3 - Bucharest
You'll re-join the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train for brunch as the train continues your journey towards the mountain town of Sinaia. After Brunch you'll have the wonderful opportunity of visiting the beautiful Peles Castle. The castle was also visited by the very first luxury train guests in October 1883, at the personal invitation of the King.
Day 4 - Budapest
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will arrive in Budapest. You will meet up with your local guide for a short coach ride through the city. Continue your discovery of the city with a river cruise along the famous Danube River. You will stay in the city for the night at one of Budapest's top hotels, you'll also dine at a fantastic Hungarian restaurant where you will sample some of the country's typical dishes.
Day 5 - Budapest
Again, you will re-join the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to continue your European adventure, travelling through Hungary passing by the fine vineyards and enchanting forests.
Day 6 -Paris
Breakfast will be served in your cabin, you will journey through Germany and into France. You will enjoy your final dinner aboard this wonderful luxury train before your journey from Istanbul concludes as you arrive into Paris.
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