Luxury Golden Eagle Danube Express Train Holiday Tours

Central & Eastern Europe & The Balkans
Book 2025 tours before the 1st March 2024 at 2024 prices!

Settle back in your comfortable cabin and enjoy the unhurried pace of a Danube Express train tour. Choose one of several spectacular Golden Danube Express itineraries, as this luxurious hotel on wheels offers world-class views of the towering Austrian Alps, the Italian coast, and many beautiful capital cities in central Europe through full-size picture windows. Embark on the journey of a lifetime with The Luxury Train Travel Company’s breathtaking Danube Express train holidays.

* Current special offers for the Danube Express *

Balkan Explorer & Castles of Transylvania – May 2024 Departures – Free UK flight offer applies to the following two tours:

1st to 12th May 2024 Balkan Explorer – Venice to Istanbul

10th to 16th May 2024 – Castles of Transylvania – Istanbul to Budapest

● Free UK Economy Return flights up to the value of £500 per person.
● Must be booked by the 15th March 2024
● Cost of these flights will be deducted from the final balance.

Danube Express Luxury Train Tours

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Explore Europe In Luxury With Our Selection Of Golden Eagle Danube Express Train Tours

From the moment your cabin attendant greets you at the station at the beginning of your Danube Express rail tour, luxury, and adventure await in abundance. Choose from Danube Express rail tours that could take you from Venice to Istanbul, Budapest to Venice, Istanbul to Budapest, or see you taking in a fascinating New Year’s voyage in Vienna. The Golden Eagle Danube Express provides the perfect stylish combination of old-world luxury and modern comfort. From the warmth of your large cabin or a sophisticated and elegant dining car, Danube Express tours offer to transport you to a world of pure indulgence as you wind your way through central Europe aboard this Balkan explorer.

Relax onboard this opulent Balkan explorer and enjoy premium wines and fabulous cuisine as you discover many of Europe’s architectural treasures and hidden gems. The Danube Express Golden Eagle will transport you back to the golden era of luxury train travel as you unwind and enjoy the views. From Hungary’s famous baroque Festetics Palace, Italy’s Lake Como, and Romania’s Bran Castle, the mythical home of Dracula, Danube Express tours and Danube Express train packages offer something for passengers of all tastes and persuasions. Each of the stunning Danube Express tour itineraries for 2023 and 2024 offers a breathtaking view of some of central Europe’s most spectacular and sensational destinations and scenery. You could choose a Danube Express train tour that has you journeying the incredible Semmering Pass in Austria with its 16 viaducts and 15 tunnels. Or, perhaps a romantic dinner beside the dazzling Lake Como is a bucket list moment you want to experience on one of these Golden Eagle Danube Express train tours.

From Venice to Istanbul Or A Grand Tour Of The Alps, Our Danube Express Train Tours Have Something For Everyone

The Danube Express from Venice to Istanbul allows passengers to experience many of the spellbinding Balkan’s hidden gems, delivering views on views. This 12-day and 11-night Danube Express route departs the stunning maritime city of Venice before taking in the culture and rich history of 9 countries along the way before arriving in magical Istanbul, the jewel in the crown of the Byzantium Empire at the conclusion of this Danube Express rail tour. It’s unfortunate that many of the destinations on this Danube Express route don’t get the recognition that they richly deserve, and we hear from many passengers who undertake one of these Danube Express rail tours who wish they’d done it sooner and can’t wait to go back and continue to explore the region.

For many passengers, it is the completion of a lifelong dream to travel on Golden Eagle luxury trains. Danube Express holidays also include a fabulous Grand Alpine Express route that will take you from Budapest to Venice. Golden Danube Express passengers are treated to incredibly scenic views of the Austrian Alps before heading to Zürich, Lake Como, and Milan. Whatever you desire, The Luxury Train Travel Company has a Danube Express Golden Eagle rail tour that promises you the Danube Express holiday of a lifetime and a plethora of incredibly unique memories. Once you’ve experienced a gondola ride through the tight waterways of Venice on a romantic evening, explored the history surrounding Vlad the Impaler, or immersed yourself in the atmosphere of 14th-century Bran castle as you enjoy an evening meal as part of one of our Danube Express train packages, you’ll wonder why you waited so long before experiencing this life-altering vacation.

All The Danube Express Routes Across Europe Are Available Through Our Danube Express Train Holiday Packages

The Luxury Train Travel Company offers all European routes on the Golden Danube Express. This luxurious Balkan voyager offers passengers an environment of old-world opulence as it snakes its way through multiple breathtaking destinations at an unhurried pace. Experience the home of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on the Castles of Transylvania Golden Eagle Danube Express train, taking in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Or hop on board the Grand Alpine Express Danube Express route for an unforgettable rail holiday, taking in Lake Como and Milan. This Golden Eagle Danube Express train tour is simply stunning, and you’ll have the opportunity to experience the Vienna Supreme Orchestra during a private concert at Vienna’s Mozarthaus. These Danube Express tours also immerse you in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Bled in Slovenia as you enjoy a memorable boating experience.

Our Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Danube Express holidays also incorporate a magical New Year’s itinerary that departs Budapest on an eight-night and nine-day rail tour that will see you spend a fairytale New Year in Vienna. You’ll arrive and receive a champagne reception as a military band play upon your departure. After settling into your cabin area, you’ll journey through the Hungarian winter landscape to Balaton Uplands National Park as you begin your Danube Express rail tour. You can also start your Danube Express route in the maritime city of Venice before experiencing the beauty of Lake Bled and then spend your last three nights of this Danube Express train holiday in the luxurious Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul. This spectacular 5-star hotel was built in 1892 and will be your opulent base while you explore the city of Istanbul before your Golden Eagle Danube Express train tour ends, and it’s time to head home.

The 5-Star Accommodation On The Golden Eagle Danube Express Train Is Simply Breathtaking

The Golden Danube Express offers passengers a choice of deluxe cabins and superior deluxe cabins. The superior deluxe class accommodation provides a large cabin with two picture windows, stunning wood-panelled walls, a full-length sofa, a free-standing chair, and a large double wardrobe. Guest in the superior cabins on The Golden Eagle Danube Express can also enjoy individually controlled air conditioning, a private bathroom with a cubicle shower, USB ports, power sockets, and a near full-length mirror on their Danube Express train holiday. Superior deluxe cabins add to the cost of a Golden Danube Express tour. Still, if you are in the position to go all out on your onboard accommodation, it’s certainly not a decision you’ll look back on with any repentance.

Danube Express tour passengers opting for a deluxe cabin are treated to well-appointed cabins with two windows and a spacious feel. Again with wood-panelled walls, remote-controlled air conditioning, dimmer switches, a sofa, additional chairs, a full-length wardrobe and storage space, private bathrooms with a cubicle shower, and heated towel rail. All passengers on these Danube Express rail tours can relax in absolute luxury onboard The Danube Express and let the stresses and strains of life melt away. These deluxe cabins will still make you feel like you’re travelling onboard a luxurious hotel on wheels for the duration of your Golden Eagle Danube Express tour, and the service you’ll receive from your cabin attendant and all staff on this private train is still in the elite class.

Enjoy An Exquisite Dining Experience Throughout Your Golden Eagle Danube Express Train Journey

Golden Eagle Danube Express passengers are in for a culinary treat on their Danube Express route thanks to the incredible train staff that includes our executive chef and his team. Depending on the number of passengers onboard The Golden Eagle Danube Express, one or two dining cars will be available upon departure. Each elegant restaurant car on this private train offers comfortable daytime seating where guests can enjoy authentic cultural and international dishes prepared using fresh ingredients. Experience an incredible dining experience with the stunning scenery from the window of a dining car on a Danube Express train tour, and make memories that you’ll carry forever.

You can enjoy your Danube Express tour culinary experience in a relaxed atmosphere and dress code in either dining car. From your on-train breakfast that includes fruit, cereal, or a selection of cooked items to having a selection of international wines and beers in the bar lounge car, these Danube Express tours provide a world-class feast for everyone. Danube Express train reviews always complement the dining adventure to be had onboard this luxurious hotel on wheels, and it’s an experience you won’t find anywhere but on a grand train journey that you’ll find as part of one of our Danube Express train packages.

Interested In Taking a Golden Eagle Danube Express Tour? Speak To Our Luxury Train Experts Today!

If you’re intrigued about going on the adventure of a lifetime through the Balkan region onboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains, take The Golden Eagle Danube Express to see gothic and renaissance palaces, spectacular capital cities, the Austrian Alps, or some breathtaking Italian coastline. You could be sitting back and relaxing on this rail cruise in the bar lounge car or one of the superior deluxe cabins on a Danube Express train tour. There really is no other vacation experience that comes close to a luxury train journey, like you’ll find on Danube Express tours.

Golden Eagle Danube Express prices vary depending on which route you choose and what off-train excursions you want to participate in. Still, the one thing you are guaranteed from a Danube Express train tour is an unforgettable holiday onboard this luxurious Balkan explorer. If this is an experience in 2024 and beyond, speak with our luxury train experts today and discover the Golden Eagle Danube Express itinerary that fits your tastes, desires, and finances. Our Danube Express rail tours tend to get booked several months before the departure date, so please get in touch with The Luxury Train Travel Company as soon as possible to ensure you get your departure booked for one of our Danube Express train holidays.


Golden Eagle Danube Express Train Holidays FAQs

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains was founded in 1989 as GW Travel Limited by Tim Littler and later changed its name to Golden Eagle Luxury Trains. The company has its head office in Altrincham, Cheshire, and has long been the leading provider of long-distance luxury train journeys. The Golden Eagle Danube Express has been setting the standard for opulent rail travel for decades, and the current itineraries for Danube Express rail tours reflect emphatically on Tim Littler’s long-held passion for luxurious and refined rail journeys.

The facilities onboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express are second to none and provide passengers with the best luxury train travel. The sleeping cars offer guests great cabin width with a full-length sofa, en suite bathrooms with a cubicle shower, air conditioning, multiple power sockets, USB ports, storage space, and full-size picture windows that allow occupants to take in the spectacular views and enjoy the fresh air. Outside the cabin area, passengers on the Danube Express can enjoy the bar car, lounge, and dining car that serves fresh regional dishes, international cuisine, and premium wines.

You can journey on several routes with our Danube Express train packages. The Venice to Istanbul tour is one Danube Express route you could highly appreciate from the luxurious superior deluxe cabins. This Danube Express train holiday will take you to Trieste, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Mostar, Belgrade, Skopje, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Plovdiv before arriving in Istanbul. Or, for a very comparative Golden Eagle Danube Express cost, you revel in a fascinating New Year’s voyage from Budapest. We also offer a Golden Eagle Danube Express train tour from Budapest to Venice and a “Castles of Transylvania” Danube Express route from Istanbul to Budapest, where you can experience renaissance palaces perched by the sea.

Danube Express prices are de[pendant on which route and itinerary you opt for in 2024. Danube Express train reviews are always highly positive, and you’ll have a fascinating and unique experience on whichever Danube Express rail tour you book. The ‘Castles of Transylvania” Danube Express tour is the shortest journey at six nights and seven days, and prices start at less than £9000.

We are currently offering a choice of seven spectacular Golden Eagle Danube Express itineraries for 2024/2025. We think it would be fair to say that each of the Danube Express tours we provide is popular for unique reasons, as passengers looking to adventure on a luxury train through central Europe desire different experiences. For example, our Christmas Markets of Central Europe Golden Eagle Danube Express voyage provides an incredible insight into some truly remarkable European destinations. After arriving in Budapest on day one of this extraordinary adventure, your Danube Express route will wind its way to Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich and see you experience royal palaces, opera houses, and cathedrals. On this romantic and breathtaking Golden Eagle Danube Express tour, you’ll have ample opportunity to browse the many beautifully lit Christmas markets brimming with festive treats and handmade gifts. Between the destinations on this Danube Express train holiday, you can relax in a lounge car or your superior deluxe class cabin, sip on a glass of champagne and relax as you take in the fairytale Alpine scenery before having a magnificent meal in the dining car. We have also received many positive Danube Express train reviews from passengers aboard the Hungarian Fall Colours trip. These Danube Express train tours offer a 7-night and 8-day luxury adventure that sees guests experiencing castles, thermal baths, and baroque buildings intertwined with the incredible autumnal forests. These Danube Express train packages introduce passengers to authentic dining experiences, a wide variety of off-train excursions and tours, and luxury hotel stays. Each of the Danube Express rail tours is genuinely spectacular, and whichever you choose, you won’t be disappointed by your experience or the memories you take home. You need to review the itineraries for our upcoming Golden Eagle Danube Express tours and decide which fascinates or stimulates you the most.

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