The Royal Scotsman
Venice Simplon - Orient Express
Embark the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Istanbul and travel throughout Turkey and Bulgaria. Arrive the next day in Bucharest for a night, and continue your journey towards Hungary before arriving in Budapest, the next morning. Rejoin the train and travel into Austria, stopping for a short city tour in Vienna. Enjoy your last night on board as the train crosses into Italy and on to your final destination, Venice.
Call 877-929-7245 to Book The Birthplace of Empires - Venice Simplon - Orient Express
- 3 nights on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- 1 night in Bucharest
- 1 night in Budapest
- Sightseeing as specified
- Meals as indicated
- Transfers as indicated
Day 1: Check in at Istanbul's Sirecki station in the afternoon to board the blue and gold Wagons-Lits of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. As the train leaves the station you glimpse magnificent views of the Sea of Marmara. Dinner and overnight on board the train.
Day 2: Continental breakfast is served in your compartment as the train travels through Bulgaria and on into Romania. After lunch onboard, VSOE arrives in Bucharest. Enjoy an early afternoon tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest at the Athenée Palace Hilton Hotel.
Day 3:This morning rejoin the train for the short journey to the mountain town of Sinaia. On arrival transfer to a local restaurant for lunch and then on to Peles Castle, the Summer home of the former King Carol. This beautiful castle was also visited by the very first Orient-Express guests in 1883. Return to the station late afternoon and your journey continues towards Hungary. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Arrive in Budapest this morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this city split into two parts by the Danube river. Lunch is provided before transferring to the Sofitel Hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.
Day 5: Transfer to the station mid morning to rejoin the train. Lunch is served as the train crosses into Austria, arriving in Vienna late afternoon, where you disembark for a visit to this beautiful city. Rejoin the train for dinner and your final night on board.
Day 6: After breakfast on board, whilst travelling through Italy, arrive in Venice mid morning and disembark into the sparkling city.
This tour will not operate in 2013. If you like this tour, you will enjoy An Imperial Journey.