Take the extraordinary route on our Orient Express holidays by train with its aura of mystique and intrigue which saw it feature in Agatha Christie’s famous novel, as well as the James Bond film 'From Russia with Love'.
The Orient Express has an aura of mystique and intrigue, featured in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, not to mention the James Bond film ‘From Russia with Love’ But more than literary and movie associations, our Orient Express holidays by train are an evolving travel experience from the high speed train and modern Austrian sleeper to stately Vienna gateway to the Balkans. Now the train is at a gentler pace allowing time to absorb dramatic Transylvanian mountains home to Dracula’s castle at Bran and the historic Saxon town of Brasov nearby, still hardly visited by tourists. Further into Bulgaria, you could spend a day at Veliko Tarnavo, the historic capital, full of historic monuments celebrating the struggle for independence, very much off the beaten track!
Of course the highlight is Istanbul, the magnificent Hagia Sofia, once the Byzantine cathedral, the Blue Mosque, also visit the Topkapi Palace home of the Ottoman Sultans. Look out too for Egyptian obelisks and the Roman era Hippodrome – This is really a lifetime adventure!
Book with Traintours4u and you will enjoy an included cruise along the Bosphorus and marvel at Istanbul’s skyline – this excursion includes a visit to the Egyptian spice market so hone up your haggling skills!
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Prices are per person based on 2 travelling together.
|One-way 2nd Class
|Return 2nd Class
|LOW SEASON - Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec, exc. public holidays||£580||£1065|
|MID SEASON - Jul, Aug, exc. public holidays||£650||£1170|
|HIGH SEASON - Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, public holidays||£740||£1290|
Please note public holidays and trade fairs may affect these prices. Prices are based on the current exchange rate. We reserve the right to increase these if the rate changes by 10% or more. Bookings subject to terms and conditions.
Optional: Sleeper Upgrades to cabin with Shower/WC (where possible) £50 per person per journey.
International sleeper Bucharest – Istanbul currently suspended, seating carriages available.
Daily except 25 December, with extra nights possible at Brussels, Vienna, Brasov, Istanbul, Bucharest, Budapest and Cologne, before or after your orient express holiday by trainspecial rates are available at the 4* St Pancras Pullman or for a touch of luxury the 5* Renaissance at St Pancras station.