Best Luxury Rail Tours
Jul 22, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
Tune in as we discuss the lovingly restored rail cars, their well-appointed private cabins, and some of the unforgettable experiences which highlight a luxury rail tour.Read more
2022 Tour code: BM-PBIE-22
About the tour
This classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey departs just once a year. Depart Paris for your overnight journey towards Budapest, where you will disembark for dinner and a hotel stay. The next day enjoy a city tour and lunch featuring local fare.
Then travel onward to Romania, where you will visit the Peles Castle, a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains. It's just a short train ride further to Bucharest where you can enjoy its cuisine, head out sightseeing, and relax at your hotel. When you rejoin the train the next day, you will stop in the fascinating country of Bulgaria. Enjoy your last night and day on board as the train travels to your final stop, Istanbul.
This itinerary is also available from Istanbul to Paris, based on your travel preference.
Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train at Paris Gare de l' Est mid-afternoon. After being greeted by your steward, settle into your cabin and relax with a delightful afternoon tea. Later enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner on board the train.
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Charles B, Roswell, GA
Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Everything was well planned and great attention was paid to the smallest of details. Vacations by Rail did an excellent job in communicating with us and took care of all the details.
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Take a journey across Europe from Paris, with stops in Budapest and Bucharest before reaching your final destination of Istanbul.