One of the highest-regarded journeys in the world and departing just once a year, board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for a classic journey over five nights as you experience the original Orient Express route. Embark on an adventure across continents as you explore an array of cities including Paris, Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul. This is by far the ultimate luxury train journey and one that is highly sought after by those who want to experience the very best luxuries while visiting multiple glorious cities, all in a single journey.
Create ever-lasting memories with this truly once-in-a-lifetime journey. One that will evoke memories for years to come and offer you stories to share with loved ones on your return, this is the epitome of luxury train travel. As you board in Paris mid-afternoon, be greeted by one of the stewards who will take you to your own luxury cabin. After unwinding in your sumptuous surroundings, make your way to the dining car for one of many multiple-course dinners, designed to offer you the most exquisite cuisine you will have ever tasted. After dinner, retire to the bar car for a cocktail and soak in the ambience before retiring to your cabin, seemingly transformed by the stewards into a beautiful bedroom.
The next day, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express arrives in Hungary, where once in Budapest, you will transfer to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. On day three, after breakfast at your hotel, experience a guided tour, lunch at a local restaurant and a short cruise along the Danube before re-embarking the train late afternoon as you head towards Romania. After breakfast in your cabin the following morning, disembark once more for a visit to the beautiful Peles Castle and rejoin the train for a short journey to Bucharest. After a short tour, you transfer to your hotel for a private dinner in the city.
For the fifth and final day of your journey, rejoin the train as it travels into Bulgaria where you will experience a brief stop to enjoy the view across the Black Sea in Varna. Experience a delicious lunch, a fine dinner, before spending your final night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express. Awake the next day in Turkey as your journey comes to an end in Istanbul.
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