Danube Ex­press from Bu­dapest to Venice

Escape! Malaysia - - Getaway -

Rail cruis­ing is a fan­tas­tic way to ab­sorb the rich cul­ture and cin­e­matic land­scape of a coun­try. The pro­grammes of­fered by Golden Eagle Danube Ex­press are exquisitely planned to bal­ance gen­er­ous amounts of re­lax­ation while voy­ag­ing across vast land­scapes with sight­see­ing that opens a win­dow into the soul and spirit of the places. On­board this ho­tel-on-wheels, trav­ellers can ex­pect a lux­u­ri­ous room with views that are con­stantly chang­ing, first-class ser­vices, fine din­ing and el­e­gant sur­round­ings. One of the top itin­er­ar­ies in­cludes The Balkan Odyssey, where guests will be trans­ported to some of Europe’s most fas­ci­nat­ing cities and de­light­ful land­scapes from Bu­dapest to Venice in just 11 days. Dis­cover in­trigu­ing his­tory as we pass through some of Europe’s most poignant and de­struc­tive pe­ri­ods of con­flict, com­ple­mented by fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the fu­ture of modern Europe. From Hun­gary, the rail voy­age me­an­ders through stun­ningly beautiful coun­try­side and awe-in­spir­ing moun­tain ranges on ex­plo­rations of myth­i­cal Tran­syl­va­nia. Then, it will route west­wards through the in­trigu­ing coun­tries of the for­mer Yu­goslavia and even­tu­ally, ar­riv­ing at the stun­ning mar­itime city of Venice, a unique mix of Gothic and Re­nais­sance palaces perched on the edge of the Ital­ian coast. Among the many high­lights along the way are Sighisoara, a World Her­itage site ru­moured to be the birth­place of Drac­ula; me­dieval tombs and Turk­ish baths and the city of Mostar, one of the most im­por­tant in the Ot­toman Em­pire. The so­cial heart of the Golden Eagle Danube Ex­press lies within the Bar Lounge Car, a great place to un­wind and set­tle into the un­hur­ried pace of life on board. Watch the world go by as you get to know your fel­low pas­sen­gers and be­gin long-last­ing friend­ships or sim­ply read a novel to wile away the time. In the evening, en­joy the sounds of the res­i­dent pi­anist play­ing; the bar stays open un­til the last per­son leaves. Prices are all-in­clu­sive, which means travel re­mains fuss free and sim­ple through­out your train jour­ney. Some tour ben­e­fits in­clude ex­pe­ri­enced tour man­agers, com­pli­men­tary transfers from and to in­ter­na­tional air­ports, five-star stan­dard ac­com­mo­da­tion, meals, guided off-train ex­cur­sions, per­sonal head­sets and med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties avail­able round the clock.


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