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From Paris to Istanbul by Luxury Rail

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Best time to travel
Ideal length
10 nights
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From (incl flights)
€21,499 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Paris and home from Izmir, Turkey.
  • All private transfers.
  • 3 nights’ aboard the mystifying and magical Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
  • 7 nights’ luxury accommodation in Paris, Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul.
  • Exciting excursions in Istanbul including a cable-car ride and a cruise, as well as tours of the city’s hotspots.
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Step aboard the luxurious carriages and transport back in time as you embark on a time-honoured journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A beacon of timeless elegance and mystery, settle in as the varied European landscapes and culture-rich cities pass you by, enjoying fine dining and relaxation in complete luxury. Your voyage begins in the heart of Paris before boarding the lavish blue carriages to depart for picturesque Budapest and on to the grandeur of Bucharest. Your journey comes to an end in beautiful Istanbul. Relish in the glamourous nights spent on board, as the opulent carriages lull you to sleep.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Paris.

Upon arrival, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury accommodation in the city, your home for two nights. Stroll to famous sites like the Louvre, Tuileries Garden and Opera Garnier, as well as various cafés and romantic bistros.

All aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Step aboard the luxurious carriages as you journey to Budapest, spending one night on the train. Sample fine French cuisine and sip champagne as the world passes by before retiring to your luxury cabin. Upon arrival in Budapest, privately transfer to your luxury hotel where you will spend one night.

The lounge of the Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express
Explore Budapest.

Enjoy the chance to explore the beautiful city before privately transferring to the train station to spend one night on the luxury train as you travel to Bucharest. Upon arrival, privately transfer to your luxurious hotel, your home for one night.

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest
Leave for Istanbul.

Privately transfer to the train station as you climb aboard for your last night on the iconic train. Upon arrival, privately transfer you to your luxury hotel in the city, mere steps from the famed promenade and Taksim Square, and your home for the next three nights.

The Republic Monument in Taksim Square, Istanbul
Appreciate the beauty of Istanbul.

We have arranged a selection of excursions to help you explore the best of the city. Take a privately guided tour of the city, visiting famous landmarks such as the Obelisk and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a cruise of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus as well as a panoramic view of the city on a cable-car ride.

Explore Istanbul on privately guided tours
Privately transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Le Roch Hotel and Spa

Le Roch Hotel and Spa

Le Roch Hotel and Spa is an elegant boutique hotel situated in a central location near various cafes, restaurants, bars and famous sites like the Louvre, Tuileries Garden and Opera Garnier, making it the perfect resting place.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most storied set of carriages in the world. It promises to take you not just across Europe but to transport you back in time. The train epitomises the glamour of the golden age of travel.

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oroko occidental Taksim

Occidental Taksim

Occidental Taksim occupies a prime position in Istanbul, just steps away from the famed promenade and Taksim Square. The centrally situated property is modern and comfortable.

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Gresham Budapest

Gresham Four Seasons Budapest

Located in the historic heart of Budapest, The Four Seasons Gresham Palace is an icon of modern luxury that is steeped in rich history, featuring grand Art Nouveau architecture.

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JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel

JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel

Boasting a prime location overlooking the Palace of Parliament, the JW Marriot Bucharest Grand Hotel is a beacon of luxury, within walking distance of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

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What people are saying

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the most wonderful holiday we had in Eagles Palace in Greece. In terms of OROKO, the service and value for money was excellent and how everything was looked after for us.  I look forward to booking my next holiday next spring! To finish, a big big thank you for one of the best holidays ever!

Sharon & family – Greece, July 2019


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