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Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London
Trains:  Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE)
British Pullman
5 days

Tour Type:  Luxury

The Tour

We love departing from Venice late afternoon for your overnight journey to Budapest, where you arrive the following morning for a two-night stay. After your stay in Budapest, rejoin the train in the morning for your overnight journey to London, where you arrive the following evening.

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The Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Board the splendid Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Venice Santa Lucia station. Throughout your journey you will be attended by your own personal steward. After you have settled into your comfortable cabin it will soon be time to dress for dinner. Why not sip an aperitif in the bar car, listening to the sounds of the baby grand piano before taking your seat in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars? After dinner you may want to linger in the bar and when you are ready you can retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cozy bedroom.

Day 2: Budapest
Breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. (We love this!) Spend the morning relaxing in the comfort of your cabin, gazing at the beautiful passing scenery as the train heads towards Budapest, or chatting with fellow travellers over coffee in the bar car. Later, enjoy a three-course lunch in one of the other magnificent restaurant cars before arriving in Budapest in the afternoon. Transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights. (Accommodation and transfers not included.)

Day 3: Budapest
At your leisure in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Day 4: On board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
This morning rejoin the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and settle back into your private cabin. Enjoy a delicious brunch in one of the beautiful restaurant cars and then maybe visit the on-board boutique to oogle the finely crafted gifts for purchasae. Afternoon tea is served by your personal steward in   your cabin. A leisurely four-course dinner is served, prepared on board by the train's skilled French chefs. Enjoy a brandy or liqueur with convivial company in the Bar before retiring for the night.

Day 5: Paris or London
Continental breakfast is delivered by your steward as you travel towards Paris. Disembark in Paris by 8 a.m., or (and this is my favorite) for those continuing to London: 
A delicious brunch is served in the restaurant cars as you travel on towards the Channel. After crossing the Channel, board the cream and umber carriages of the British Pullman for the journey to London. A traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of champagne is served to you at your table as you watch the gentle scenery of Kent pass by before arriving at your destination, London Victoria.

Please Note: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express route is subject to change without prior warning due to last minute railway engineering works or similar.


2014 Dates:
May 7-11
Oct. 22-26

2015 Dates:
April 29-May 3
Oct. 21-25

The Prices

  2014 Pricing to London
Price
Deposit
  Double
$4,080
15%
  Single
$4,080
15%
  Cabin Suite
$6,340
15%

 

  2014 Pricing to Paris
Price
Deposit
  Double
$3,560
15%
  Single
$3,560
15%
  Cabin Suite
$5,820
15%

 

  2015 Pricing to London
Price
Deposit
  Double
$4,200
15%
  Single
$4,200
15%
  Cabin Suite
$6,530
15%

 

  2015 Pricing to Paris
Price
Deposit
  Double
$3,670
15%
  Single
$3,670
15%
  Cabin Suite
$6,000
15%

 

Other:

Prices are per person and include all table d'hôte meals and accommodation as noted. A cabin suite is two double cabins connected by a private, interior door. Click here for cabin details.

Special Report: Click here for travel notes by Society owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy, who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on the Orient-Express Venice-Paris-London.


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Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London (Length:5 days)
The Highlights
Spending evenings in the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express' lovely bar car, sipping your favorite drink while listening to live piano music
Two gourmet dinners and one brunch, prepared by French chefs, served in one of the train's three dining cars
Beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Alps
Pampering by your personal steward
Enjoying the beauty, artistry and history of your unique trains, lovingly restored in every detail
Two days in incredible Budapest, where you can visit museums, attend its lovely opera or other musical events, ride its trams, funiciulars or the charming Pioneer Railway or just while away the time in a chic café
Sumptuous brunch on the British Pullman (London departures only)
 • Lovely three-course lunch while traveling from Vienna to Budapest

Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London
Society President Eleanor Hardy enjoys dinner in one of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express diners. Photo by Owen Hardy

Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London
Jake, a steward who hails from New Zealand, stands outside a vintage, coal-heated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express sleeping car. Photo by Owen Hardy

Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London
This ceiling lamp fixture is one of the many tasteful Art Deco touches found throughout the train. Photo by Owen Hardy

Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London
A staff member peers out an open window of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Photo by Owen Hardy
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