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

Departing Paris on 23rd August 2019 – SOLD OUT

Departing Paris on 28th August 2020 – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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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 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey departing just once a year. Begin this 6 day itinerary by departing Paris for your overnight journey towards Budapest. After an overnight stay in Budapest, rejoin the train for an overnight journey to Bucharest, where you spend the next day and night. On rejoining the train the next day stop in the fascinating country of Bulgaria. Enjoy your last night and day on board as the train travels to your last stop, Istanbul.

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

Guide Price £6,660 pp

Prices are per person for the 2019 train trip and for guidance only

The TrainItinerary

Dining


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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

Sample Lunch Menu 1 Sample Lunch Menu 2 Sample Dinner Menu 1 Sample Dinner Menu 2
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Dining Carriages


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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


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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.

Cabins


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Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express Cabins

Floorplan

Cabins

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is quite unlike anything you will ever experience….
From the 1920s to the ‘30s the carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train played a significant role in the golden age of travel.
Today, every carriage has been lovingly restored to its former glory, recreating one of the finest luxury experiences the world has ever known.
Relax in an opulent cabin while a dedicated steward attends to your every need.

Single Cabin View Configuration

Single Cabin

There are a strictly limited amount of single cabins available on board 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.

Double Cabin View Configuration

Double Cabin

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 it becomes a cosy bedroom with an upper and lower (bunk) bed. A beautiful mosaic-tiled lavatory is located in each carriage.

Double Cabin Suite View Configuration

Double Cabin

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.

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

2019 & 2020 London/Venice Train Timetable

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Departure Dates

2019 Departure Dates

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