Embark on an exceptional journey from London to Budapest and back onboard one of the most famous trains in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A four-night adventure consisting of one-night onboard for the outward journey, two-nights at leisure in Budapest and one-night onboard for the return journey with all meals included while onboard.
The most luxurious way to see the world is onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A beautifully restored 1920’s luxury train, the VSOE is made up of 17 unique carriages and offers three types of cabins. While onboard, explore each cabin, spend time relaxing in solitude in your own cabin or mingle with fellow passengers in the Art-Deco inspired Bar Car ‘3674’.
This journey offers the glamour of luxury rail travel along with the independent adventure of exploring a city for yourself. The ideal way to explore a European city with the added luxury of a journey onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, this London to Budapest return journey is highly regarded and the ideal step into the world of luxury train travel.
Please note: Hotels in Budapest are not included in the ticket price but can be added.
Day 1 London
Departing from London Victoria, your journey begins on the British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A glorious 1920’s luxury day train, the British Pullman takes passengers from London to Dover, during which passengers are treated to a delicious brunch. Uniformed hosts will escort passengers through the Channel Tunnel through to Calais.
At Calais Bille Station, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express awaits. A steward will show you to your cabin where you can relax, unwind and make yourself at home. Later that evening, a sumptuous four-course dinner is served, made fresh by the talented French chefs onboard.
Spend your first evening onboard in the famous Bar Car ‘3674’, sampling the cocktail menu and conversing with fellow passengers before retiring for the night.
Day 2 Budapest
Awake to views of Alpine peaks, flourishing forests and crystal-clear lakes as a continental breakfast is served in your cabin. The morning is yours to relax before a three-course lunch is served later that day. Spend the afternoon exploring the train or reclining in the bar car as we approach our destination through the picturesque Hungarian countryside.
We arrive in Budapest later that afternoon where your two nights of time at leisure begin.
Day 3 Budapest
A full day and two nights are yours to spend as you wish in Budapest.
Day 4 Budapest
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express awaits to welcome you back as you board once again. After settling in to your cabin, head to one of the dining cars for a fabulous three-course lunch.
The day is then yours to spend as you wish. Relax in the bar car as you admire the ever-changing scenery pass by, mingle with fellow passengers, or reflect in your cabin. Tea, coffee and pastries are served later that afternoon before a lavish four-course dinner later that evening.
Day 5 London
A continental breakfast is served in your cabin as we arrive at Paris Gare de l’Est Station. Take the opportunity to depart the train for a short while to admire the carriages before we continue towards Calais and you enjoy a delicious brunch.
At Calais Ville Station, you will be escorted through the Channel Tunnel by uniformed hosts who will look after you through this brief transfer. At Folkestone, you will board the British Pullman once more for a traditional afternoon tea complete with English rosé as you return back to London Victoria where your journey concludes.
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