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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.
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).
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.
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
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.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: Budapest to Venice: 9-19 July. 7-17 September
2017: Venice to Budapest: 16-26 July
Deluxe Cabin: £9,995/€13,695/$14,695 per person. £16.995/€22,995/$24,695 single.
Heritage: £5,995/€8,595/$9,195 per person. £8,995/€12,795/$13,695 single
TREASURES OF EASTERN EUROPE
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.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: Venice - Budapest: 16-29 August
Deluxe Cabin: £12,895/€17,495/$18,695 per person. £21,795/€29,495/$31,595 single.
Heritage: £7,995/€10,795/$11,595 per person. £11,995/€16,195/$17,395 single.
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