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Danube Express Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Europe, Hungary, Iran, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Slovenia

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Danube Express - Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- discount off the published prices of any journey;

Fay says, “The Golden Eagle Danube Express combines luxury rail travel with fascinating off-train excursions. The journeys take in wonderful cities and leave one with vivid memories."

About The Golden Eagle Danube Express

The Danube Express only carries 50 passengers, serving freshly prepared meals using traditional menus and served at a single sitting in the elegant Restaurant car. So once on board, guests can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of - from champagne receptions and delicious regional cuisine to engaging guides and sightseeing at every stop.


The Danube Express Deluxe Suite by day from the Luxury Train Club

Gold Class (also known as Deluxe)

Each newly-reconstructed Gold sleeping car has just five spacious en suite compartments offering every convenience and comfort so you may sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as it rolls by. A subtle blend of modern technology, décor and fixtures create an ambiance, evocative of a bygone era, when elegance and style were quintessential elements of travel.

Private bathrooms feature a shower, washbasin and WC. There is a heated towel rail, shaver socket (230v/110v), hairdryer and toiletries. Full air-conditioning has individual temperature control and lighting can be adjusted. Each compartment can be locked and a personal safe is provided. There are also power sockets for recharging batteries.

Coordinated fabrics complement wood-panelled walls and brass fittings. Two comfortable armchairs provide daytime seating and a free-standing chair adds flexibility. Cupboards and a full-length wardrobe provide ample storage whilst the large picture window and full-length mirror enhance the spacious feel. A second window opens for that perfect photo opportunity or simply to let in some fresh air.

During dinner each evening, your living room is transformed into a bedroom with two comfortable lower beds. Your Sleeping Car attendant is on hand to bring early morning tea or coffee.

Each Gold Suite is 83 sq ft (7.7 sq m) with two single beds, each of which is 6′ 3″ x 2′ 7.5″ (1.9 m x 0.8 m).

Silver Class (also known as Heritage)

Each Silver Class carriage has eight sleeping cabins with an upper and lower bed. A toilet is available at one end of the carriage and a shower at the other end. Each cabin has wood-panelled walls, remote controlled air-conditioning, power sockets and hanging space. A full length couch provides daytime seating.

The large picture window will open for fresh air and for that perfect photo opportunity. During dinner each evening the cabin is converted into two comfortable beds by your attendant who is also on hand to bring early morning tea or coffee.

Each Silver Cabin is 33 sq ft (3.1 sq m). The top bed is 5′ 10″ x 2′ 5″ (1.8 m x 0.74 m) whilst the bottom bunk is 6′ 5″ x 2′ 5.5″ (2 m x 0.75 m).

Lounge Car

Settle in to the unhurried pace of life on board, amongst the wood panelled walls, softly toned décor, comfortable sofas and seating. A member of staff is on hand from mid-morning until the early hours to assist or serve you with welcome refreshment.

Dining Car

One of the highlights of a journey is the experience, ever rarer in today's world, of dining well on a train in good company.

The elegant yet unpretentious Restaurant car offers a comfortable and informal atmosphere. Friendly, efficient waiters serve all meals in a single sitting and there is time to relax and enjoy the sense of occasion.

Tempting dishes and regional specialities with a Central European theme are freshly prepared and cooked on board by experienced chefs using local and seasonal ingredients. Menus are composed with care to ensure they appeal to all tastes. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated though should always be advised in advance.

Golden Eagle Danube Express Itineraries



Istanbul - Kazanlak - Veliko Tarnova - Brasov - Sighisoara - Kecskemet - Lajosmizse - Budapest - Keszthely - Vienna - Bratislava - Krakow - Prague (14 days)

The romance of historic medieval settlements along with the architectural splendour of some of Europe's most beautiful cities ensures that this exclusive rail cruise through diverse and dramatic landscapes of Southern Europe promises to be truly unforgettable. Combining train travel and hotel stays allows one time in beautiful cities. Upon arrival in Prague, one is met and transferred to the Four Seasons Hotel for a two night stay. Then the journey begins on the train, travelling through interesting cities before arriving in Budapest and transferred for a three-night stay in the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. Istanbul for a two-night stay at the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah. Please contact us for full tour details.

Dates and Prices 2016

2016: Istanbul to Prague: June 17-30

Deluxe Cabin: £12,495/€16,995/$18,695 per person. £18,695/€25,495/$28,095 single.

Heritage: £6,795/€9,295/$10,195 per person. £10,195/€13,895/$15,295 single


Venice - Trieste - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Sarajevo - Mostar - Dubrovnik - Belgrade - Skopje - Thessaloniki - Sofia - Plovdiv -Istanbul (12 days)

This tour begins in Venice, with a two-night stay at the famous Danieli Hotel.

Following a leisurely time here, board the train and begin your journey through eight countries, filled with architectural treasures, stunning landscapes and turquoise coastlines as one travels through the Balkan nations.

Please find full tour details here.

Dates and Prices 2016

2016: Venice to Istanbul: June 9-20

Deluxe Cabin: £11,295/€15,395/$16,995 per person. £16,995/€23,195/$25,495 single.

Heritage: £9,595/€7,745/$10,595 per person. £10,495/€14,395/$15,795 single


Budapest - Kecskemet - Lajosmizse -Brasov - Sighisoara - Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia - Plovdiv - Belgrade - Mostar - Sarajevo - Ljubljana - Zagreb -Venice (12 days)

Joining the Golden Eagle Danube Express for an early evening departure from the romantic city of Budapest, one is transported to some fascinating cities through spectacular scenery, covering sever countries, with every night on the train except the first two which are spent at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace in Budapest. Please contact us for full tour details.

Dates and Prices 2016

2016: Budapest to Venice: June 1-12. July 4-15

Gold Class: £9,995/€14,795/$15,995 per person. £17,495/€24,995/$26,995 single.

Silver Class: £6,595/€9,295/$9,995 per person. £9,995/€14,795/$14,995 single


Venice - Prague - Zittau - Berlin - Gdynia - Gdansk - Kaliningrad - Malbork - Krakow - Bratislava - Vienna - Keszthely - Budapest (14 days)

Marvel at the architectural treasures of Venice, Prague and Budapest; absorb the rich culture of Vienna's musical legacy and delve into the poignant history of World War Two's most influential cities on this captivating rail cruise through Eastern Europe. Arriving in Venice one stays for two nights at the Hotel Danieli, or similar. There is free time to enjoy this beautiful city before embarking on the train journey which traverses seven countries. Please contact us for full tour details.

Dates and Prices 2016

2016: Venice - Budapest: July 12 – July 25

Deluxe Cabin: £11,995/€15,895/$18,695 per person. £19,995/€26,795/$31,595 single.

Heritage: £7,495/€9,795/$11,395 per person. £10,995/€14,395/$16,995 single.

General Information

Includes: All meals, beer, house wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee; guided excursions; accommodation; gratuities; transfers where mentioned.

Smoking: Not allowed on the train.

Payments: Please note: We only accept payments in US$ Dollars with the exception of UK residents (payments in £ Sterling) and residents of the Eurozone countries (payment in Euros).

Passports and Visas: Please check the requirements from where you are travelling for the countries mentioned in the tours.

Vaccinations: Please consult your doctor for the countries that are being visited.

Insurance: It is a booking condition that you must be fully insured for any medical expenses that may be incurred whilst travelling. This information is required 6 weeks prior to travelling.

Dress code: Comfortable walking shoes and light waterproof jacket are recommended. For day time, comfortable, smart/casual; for dinner, smart attire.

Gratuities: These are included in the price of the ticket and it is strongly recommended to refrain from offering any.

Booking & Reservations

All prices are at publicly-quoted rates.

We will be happy to answer any questions and make the booking for you - contact us in the UK : +44 (0)1249 890205 or Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of interesting trains and special offers.

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