The new private train journey is offered by MIR Corporation. Guests will enjoy the pleasures of Old World rail travel aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express from Budapest to Prague.
On the way, they’ll stop in Bratislava, Vienna, Krakow, and end the tour at a 5-star hotel in Prague. This Budapest to Prague private train tour is scheduled for July 5-12, 2020. Prices range from 160,000 CZK to 510,000 CZK per person.
Days 1-3: Budapest, Hungary • Keszthely
In Budapest, you will visit the Royal Palace, used by Franz Josef of Austria, and Matthias Church, originally built in 1255 and then head for Keszthely on the shores of Lake Balaton. Here, tour the Helikon Castle Museum, or take a boat ride on Lake Balaton.
Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia • Vienna, Austria
An introductory tour includes a stroll through the Old Town and the imposing Soviet War Memorial at Slavin. After lunch on board, travel the short distance to Vienna. A tour of the city includes the Vienna Opera House, built from 1861 to 1869 in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Admire the many other beautiful buildings around the Ringstrasse, and enjoy a concert at the Lichtenstein Palace.
Day 5: Krakow, Poland
Discover the largest remaining medieval town square in Europe, Rynek Glowny laid out in 1257. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own, or choose to join a tour to UNESCO-listed Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp, outside of town.
Days 6-8: Prague, Czech Republic
Enjoy an introduction to the Old Town, admiring the Town Hall, established in 1338, and the 15th-century astronomical clock. Cross the Charles Bridge, explore old Jewish Quarter, with monuments commemorating the life and work of the Jewish community of Prague through the centuries. The tour ends with a visit to the Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world.
About the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Each deluxe sleeping car has just five spacious yet intimate air-conditioned en suite cabins (9.2 sq m).
Private bathrooms feature a shower, washbasin, and toilet. There is a heated towel rail, shaver socket, and hairdryer and a range of toiletries are provided.
Co-ordinated fabrics complement wood-paneled 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.
During dinner, the living room is converted into two comfortable lower beds by your attendant who is also on hand to bring early morning tea or coffee or perhaps later, a glass of wine.
Superior Deluxe class
Each superior deluxe sleeping car has just four spacious yet intimate air-conditioned en suite cabins (8.6 sq m). Private bathrooms feature a shower, washbasin, and toilet. Comfortable seating, two large picture windows, ample storage, individual air-conditioning, safe, and in-cabin Wi-Fi. During dinner, the cabin is converted into a luxurious double bedroom by your attendant who is also on hand to bring early morning tea or coffee or perhaps later, a glass of wine.
- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily
- Inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout
- Optional in-cabin breakfast to start the day
- Dining experiences in local restaurants
- Live musical performances
- Welcome and farewell dinners Tea, coffee and bottled drinking water served in your cabin