Paris-Budapest-Bucharest-Istanbul aboard Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Departing Paris on 20th August 2021 – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

*Please note spaces are extremely limited on this popular route Contact Us to Book

You need only glimpse its gleaming carriages and be greeted by the steward in his distinctive uniform to know that the most memorable journey of your life has begun.

The classic “Orient Express” journey is recreated just once a year Begin this 6 day itinerary by departing Paris aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A total of 3 nights on board and 5 star hotel stays in Budapest and Bucharest with arrival into Istanbul the afternoon of the 6th day.

This route is extremely popular, sells out quickly and demands a price premium. Here at Mulberry Travel, we’ve created a similar experience based on alternative timetabled Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train departures. With 3 nights on-board and luxury hotels stays in Venice and Budapest. FIND OUT MORE

  • Fine Dining
  • Food Included
  • Unique Experiences
  • Authentic Vintage Cabins
  • Departs only once per year
  • Available as Inclusive Tour

Guide Price £POA


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Dining on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Indulge in a sensational feast aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train

Exceptional European cuisine is freshly prepared in the train’s kitchen by the Chef and his skilled team.

Fresh ingredients are taken on board at stops along the route. Look out the window and you may spot the chef inspecting lobsters from Brittany, tomatoes from Provence or saltmarsh lamb from Mont St Michel.

The set-menus are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge.

The Chefs will be delighted to cater for any specific dietary requirements – please ensure that you inform us of your needs at the time of booking.

Sample Lunch and Dinner Menus – Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Dining Carriages on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


There are three restaurant carriages on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express all with their own unique feel and décor.

Dining Car 4095 L’Oriental

Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1927 was comissioned as a Pullman Kitchen Car. It has an Oriental theme with Chinese style laquer wall panels.

Dining Car 4110 Etoile du Nord

Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in 1926 to serve on the Etoile du Nord Pullman Train.

Dining Car 4141 Côte d’Azur

Built in 1929, this was originally a 1st Class Pullman Car used on the Cote d’Azur Pullman Express. The carriage features ornate glass panels by René Lalique.




Bar Car


The Bar Car was built in France in 1931 and based at the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris. After the war it ran as part of the Sud Express from Paris to Irún on the Spanish border and from Paris to Toulouse in Le Capitole.

Today it boasts a beautiful, Art Nouveau-style interior by Gérard Gallet.




Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express Cabins & Suites

The Grand Suites

Available for the first time in March 2018, the Grand Suites offer the ultimate way to complete these iconic journeys.

Grand Suite Price Includes (in addition to other cabin category inclusions):

  • Private resort transfers (water taxi in Venice)
  • Complimentary Included Champagne
  • Private In-Suite Dining option
  • Double Bed & living area
  • Private En-suite bathroom with shower

Double Cabin Suite

Double Cabin Suites consist of two interconnecting double cabins. You can choose between single beds or keep one cabin as a lounge, with upper and lower beds in the other.

Double Cabin

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is quite unlike anything you will ever experience… Relax in an opulent cabin while a dedicated steward attends to your every need as you travel in a style reminiscent of bygone times. During the day each Double Cabin is configured as a lounge with a banquette sofa, footstool, small table and a washbasin cabinet with hot and cold water. At night, the banquette converts into upper and lower berths while you enjoy dinner in on of the restaurant cars.

Single Cabin

There are a strictly limited amount of single cabins available on board which allow the solo traveller to travel at no extra cost. It is occasionally possible to combine adjoining single cabins into a single cabin suite for the same total cost as one double cabin.




Train Itinerary & Timetable – See What’s Included

Depart Paris Gare de l’Est mid-afternoon and begin a 6 day journey of a lifetime aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train.


Departure Dates

2021 & 2022 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Train Timetable


Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Departure Dates

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