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Danube River, Budapest, Hungary

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Budapest to London

4-day luxury rail journey from £4,345 pp incl. flights


Short description

Travel through Europe in the utmost style, beginning with a luxury stay in Budapest


  • Travel on the world’s most illustrious train
  • Indulge with fine dining in the restaurant carriages
  • Begin with a luxury stay in Budapest, accompanied by a curated tour
  • Enjoy piano-accompanied drinks in the bar car

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Budapest
  • 1 Night Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Rail journey | Short break

Step back to the romance of yesteryear’s rail travel with one of the world’s greatest train journeys. It all begins in Budapest, where you’ll take in the Hungarian capital’s neoclassical beauty with a luxury spa stay and a guided walking tour. Then, plunging through some of Europe’s most arresting rural scenery, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will sweep you back towards London while you enjoy fine dining experiences and drinks in the champagne bar.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2

Begin your trip in style with complimentary airport-lounge access before flying out to Budapest. A private transfer will take you to your central accommodation located close to the River Danube. While you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own, we’ve included a 48 hour Budapest Card offering walking tours, and discounts to many of the Budapest's attractions. Wandering among the city’s neoclassical architecture, you’ll spot everything from medieval castles and ornate palaces to grand thermal baths that date back to the Romans. It’s all centred on the glittering Danube.

Stay: Prestige Hotel Budapest (Superior) or Kozmo Hotel, Budapest (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Today, after a last breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the station. Your personal steward, dressed in the train’s iconic blue, will be waiting for you on the platform to escort you to your private carriage. Here, you’ll settle in among the lacy detailing and darkwood panelling with a glass of sparkling wine and views of the Hungarian countryside. You’ll then be treated to the first of your indulgent meals with a multi-course lunch, served among the fine lacquerware and glasswork of the restaurant cars. Then, after changing for the evening and perhaps enjoying a piano-accompanied drink in the bar car, it’s time for dinner. Expect four extravagant courses that showcase ingredients from the train’s routes, including Brittany lobster and Mont Saint-Michel lamb.

Stay: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Arrive London

You’ll wake this morning to views of the rural France and a Continental breakfast, served in the intimacy of your private cabin. You’ll then be treated to a gourmet brunch in one of the restaurant cars, before you arrive into Calais for a channel-tunnel hop. Then, on arrival into Folkestone, the Belmond British Pullman will be waiting for you. Every inch as glorious as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, its 1920s carriages have hosted the likes of the Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh with plush armchairs and intricate marquetry. Following an indulgent afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine as Kent rushes past, you’ll then end your journey in London Victoria.

Meals: B L


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Superior - Twin Cabin 2024

Oct 2024

from £4,345 pp. incl. flights

May 2024

from £4,710 pp. incl. flights

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express operates between Budapest and Paris on 19 May and 05 Oct 2024


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Flight to Budapest
  • Private Arrival transfer
  • 2 nights accommodation at Prestige Hotel Budapest on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 1 night on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with all meals

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express departs from Budapest as follows:

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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