Aerial of the train going past mountains on the Venice-Vienna-Paris-London journey
Chef preparing food on the Venice-Vienna-Paris-London journey

Vienna and Budapest

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Overview

The Highlights

  • One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, luxuriating in the train’s amenities and atmosphere
  • Spending the evening in the lovely bar car, sipping your favorite drink while listening to live piano music
  • A gourmet four-course formal dinner prepared by skilled French chefs, served in one of the train’s three dining cars
  • Beautiful mountain scenery
  • Pampering by your personal steward
  • For departures starting in Paris, enjoy a complimentary private transfer from your hotel to the train station.
  • Wine and champagne included with meals (top-shelf liquors and drinks in the bar car at additional cost)
  • Grand Suite passengers enjoy free-flowing champagne in their cabins and included private arrival and departure transfers to/from the train station, among several other special benefits.
  • Enjoying the beauty, artistry and history of these unique trains, lovingly restored in every detail

The Tour

Take a step back in time on this overnight trip aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

See Dates & Prices section for more information about different routings offered.

Ask us how you can combine back-to-back train rides for a 5-day roundtrip experience.

 

Countries Visited

  • France
  • Germany
  • Austria

Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart Paris

Settle into your comfortable private cabin aboard the legendary Wagons-Lits carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express before enjoying a sumptuous dinner in one of the magnificent dining cars. Later, you may wish to linger in Bar Car ‘3674’, listening to the resident pianist play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers before you retire for the night.

Day 2: Arrive Vienna or Budapest

Breakfast is served in your cabin before arriving at Vienna station in the morning.

For those continuing onwards, the Alpine peaks, undulating meadows and crystal-clear lakes continue as you relax over a leisurely three-course lunch. In the afternoon, take the opportunity to browse our onboard boutique for an exclusive memento of your journey. As the picturesque Hungarian countryside glides by, soak up the views over pastries, tea and coffee before arriving into Budapest.

Day 1: Depart Budapest or Vienna

Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train at Budapest. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the beautiful dining cars and relax on board as you enjoy the beautiful scenery. A selection of pastries are served by your steward in the comfort of your cabin.

There is a brief stop at Vienna to change passengers.

Enjoy your comfortable private cabin before enjoying a sumptuous dinner in one of the magnificent dining cars. Later, you may wish to linger in Bar Car ‘3674’, listening to the resident pianist play the baby grand and chatting to fellow passengers.
After dinner you may want to stroll through the carriages to admire the details before you retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cozy bedroom.

Day 2: Arrive Paris

Continental breakfast is brought to you by your steward to enjoy in your cabin at a time of your choosing. The train pulls into Paris late morning, your journey’s end.

Dates & Prices

2024 Dates

October 2 - 3 *

October 5 - 6 *

December 15 - 16 *

December 16 - 17 *

*2024 departures will run as follows:

  • May 16-17: Paris to Vienna or Budapest
  • May 19-20: Budapest or Vienna to Paris
  • July 7-8: Paris to Vienna or Budapest
  • July 10-11: Budapest or Vienna to Paris
  • Oct 5-6: Budapest or Vienna to Paris
  • Dec 15-16: Paris to Vienna
  • Dec 16-17: Vienna to Paris
  • Please note prices are in British pounds. View approximate exchange rates.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.
  • Ask us how you can combine back-to-back train rides for a 5-day roundtrip experience.

2025 Dates

May 15 - 16 *

May 18 - 19 *

September 10 - 11 *

September 13 - 14 *

*2025 departures will run as follows:

  • May 15-16: Paris to Vienna or Budapest
  • May 18-19: Budapest or Vienna to Paris
  • Sept 10-11: Paris to Vienna or Budapest
  • Sept 13-14: Budapest or Vienna to Paris
  • Please note prices are in British pounds. View approximate exchange rates.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.
  • Ask us how you can combine back-to-back train rides for a 5-day roundtrip experience.

More

We are delighted to arrange your hotels in Vienna, Paris, or London, as well as transfers and touring, to meet your requirements. Contact us for more information about this concierge service.

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