Holiday Orient Express Tour Tour Details

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Description: The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL). Although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway service, the name became synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel. The two city names most prominently associated with the Orient Express are Paris and Constantinople (Istanbul), the original endpoints of the timetabled service. The original 'Express d'Orient' ran twice a week from Paris to Giurgiu. At Giurgiu, passengers cross the Danube by ferry to Ruse in Bulgaria, where a second train would be waiting for the 7-hour journey to Varna on the Black Sea. An Austrian Lloyd steamer would then connect for the 14-hour sea voyage to Constantinople (Istanbul). On 14 December 2009, the Orient Express ceased to operate and the route disappeared from European railway timetables. The Venice-Simplon Orient Express train, a private venture by Belmond using original CIWL carriages from the 1920s and 1930s, continues to run from London to Venice and to other destinations in Europe, including the original route from Paris to Istanbul.

This route is to by flown by Boeing 737 or Airbus 318 airliners or higher. For the two routes that are less than 140 miles, regional/commuter jets may be used. Merry Christmas!
Holiday Orient Express Tour

Tour Flights

Leg Departure Arrival Flight Aircraft Distance
1London Heathrow Airport (EGLL)Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LFPB)TOROEX01B737-800187 nm
2Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LFPB)Strasbourg Airport (LFST)TOROEX02B737-800207 nm
3Strasbourg Airport (LFST)Munich International Airport (EDDM)TOROEX03B737-800166 nm
4Munich International Airport (EDDM)Vienna International Airport (LOWW)TOROEX04B737-800192 nm
5Vienna International Airport (LOWW)Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (LHBP)TOROEX05B737-800116 nm
6Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (LHBP)Henri Coand? International Airport (LROP)TOROEX06B737-800332 nm
7Henri Coand? International Airport (LROP)Mihail Kog?lniceanu International Airport (LRCK)TOROEX07B737-800104 nm
8Mihail Kog?lniceanu International Airport (LRCK)Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (LTFJ)TOROEX08B737-800211 nm
Total Distance Of Tour: 1515 nm

Pilot's Progress

START: EGLLLeg: 1 To: LFPBLeg: 2 To: LFSTLeg: 3 To: EDDMLeg: 4 To: LOWWLeg: 5 To: LHBPLeg: 6 To: LROPLeg: 7 To: LRCKLeg: 8 To: LTFJComplete
1Tom Taylor - MEC0031
2Jon Richardson - MEC0013
3Gary Barns - MEC0032
4Todd Cox - MEC0002         
5Pat Leclerc - MEC0157
6Peter Goodman - MEC0219
7Rick Peabody - MEC0180       
8William Podolak - MEC0011        
9RAOUF RIZK - MEC0318         

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