1. Day 1: Friday Paris

    Our journey begins on the platform of Paris, the city of the love, where our historic carriages await your arrival.

    After meeting the conductor and sit in your cabin as the train departs for the first stage of this historic journey to Istanbul.

    Take a sit in a dining carriage and enjoy the seasonal menu created by our renowned chef.

  2. Day 2: Saturday Tour through Austria and Hungary to Budapest

    Wake up today with a delicious French breakfast served in your carriage by your attendant.

    Admire the changing scenery through your window as the train makes its way through Austria and Hungary.

    Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch before your arrival in Budapest.

    There, our local guides will be waiting to escort you, by coach, to your hotel.

    Get ready for a wonderful cocktail and dinner on the Danube River this evening.

  3. Day 3: Sunday Exploring Budapest

    Today you will have the opportunity to discover, with our guides, some of the fascinating places in the historical Budapest.

    After the lunch with delicious Hungarian specialties, we will continue touring Budapest.

    Enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Hungarian Parliament building, that remind us of the Parliament of London, which was the inspiration for its construction.

    At the end of the tour, back on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, we will continue our journey to Romania.

    In the evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner as the train travels and, perhaps, spend a wonderful evening with the other travelers before retiring to your comfortable cabin.

  4. Day 4: Monday Discovering Romania

    Begin your day savoring the French breakfast served in your cabin and enjoying the scenery as the train makes its way to Romania.

    At noon you will enjoy a delicious brunch in the restaurant cars as we approach the mountain town of Sinaia.

    Upon arrival we will travel by coach to discover the fascinating Peles Castle, now a museum, which was built as a summer residence for King Charles I of Romania.

    This excursion is historical, since, in October 1883, the first passengers of the Orient Express were invited by the King to dine in this beautiful residence.

    The recommendation for this day is to wear comfortable shoes and a sweater.

    At the end of the tour we will return to the train to continue to Bucharest.

    Upon arrival, our local guides will escort you to your hotel. And, later, you will enjoy a dinner with musical entertainment in a private room.

  5. Day 5: Tuesday Through Bulgaria

    We return to our train to begin the final section of this very special journey that takes us to Istanbul.

    Relax and enjoy the scenery as we move south across the mighty Danube River to Bulgaria.

    For lunch, head to one of the restaurant cars.

    In the afternoon, a stop will be made in the charming seaside resort of Varna, on the Black Sea coast, where we will have an aperitif at a private estate.

    On our last night on board, an unforgettable final dinner will be served as the train crosses the ancient Thracian plain.

    And, to end the day, nothing better than celebrating together with the rest of the travelers, already our new friends, with a glass of something special and the music of our pianist.

  6. Day 6: Wednesday Arrival to Istambul

    Enjoy the last French breakfast served in your cabin as we travel to Turkey.

    The train will stop at the Kapikule border crossing for customs formalities.

    You can take the opportunity to stroll through our onboard boutique and discover the wide variety of exclusive and elegant gifts and souvenirs.

    Lunch today, in the restaurant cars, will allow you to discover the exquisite Turkish flavors.

    This wonderful journey will come to an end when the train enters Istanbul, although it does not end at the station, as there is free shared transfer to your hotel in the city center.

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