This 5-day luxury rail journey offers travelers a taste of Venice, Budapest and London and unforgettable travel accommodations aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
About the Tour
Is there such thing as too much luxury? Find out for yourself on this European journey, which begins upon boarding the Venice Simplon-Orient Express in Venice. Be treated to private steward services and comfortable cabin sleeping arrangements as the train makes its way through the night to Budapest, Hungary. Upon arrival, guests have two days and nights to immerse themselves in this Imperia City. From the centuries-old churches and buildings to the great monuments, and from the pristine views of the Danube to the deep culture that surrounds visitors, there is no shortage of things to do during your free time. When it is time to reboard the train, riders enjoy one more overnight - and all the amenities that come with traveling aboard a luxury train - before arriving in the final destination, London.
- 2 nights on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
- Meals as indicated
- Hotel accommodations and sightseeing can be arranged with your Rail Specialist
Day 1 – Venice and aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
Board the Venice Simplon-Orient Express train at Venice Santa Lucia station. Once you have settled into your cabin, you will have time to explore the train. A delicious four-course dinner will be served in the restaurant car. After dinner, you may wish to join some of your fellow guests in the Bar Car. Overnight train. (D)
Day 2 – Budapest
Breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in the comfort of your cabin as the train travels towards Budapest. Later, enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the restaurant cars before arriving in Budapest this afternoon. Spend two nights in a hotel that can be arranged with your Rail Specialist. (B, L)
Day 3 – Budapest
Explore the city of Budapest. Ask your Rail Specialist about attractions and tours.
Day 4 – Onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express
This morning, rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient Express train and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afternoon tea is served by your steward in the comfort of your cabin. A leisurely four-course dinner is served this evening, prepared onboard by skilled French chefs. You may wish to enjoy a brandy or liqueur with pleasant company in the Bar Car before retiring for the night. (L, D)
Day 5 – London
Continental breakfast is brought to you this morning as you travel towards Paris. A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant car as you travel on towards the Channel. After crossing the Channel, board the Belmond British Pullman train for the journey to London. A traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine is served before arriving at your destination. (B)