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Golden Eagle Danube Express Habsburg Express (Dubrovnik to Vienna)

7-day luxury rail journey from £7,540 pp incl. flights

Summary

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A captivating journey by private train from the stunning Croatian city of Dubrovnik through the Balkans to the capital of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna. aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express

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In Brief

  • 2 Nights Dubrovnik
  • 1 Night Sarajevo
  • 1 Night Postojna
  • 1 Night Ljubljana
  • 1 Night Vienna

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City | History & culture | Natural world | Rail journey

With just one departure – in May 2022 – join the Golden Eagle Danube Express and along the way, you’ll join expert guides who’ll introduce you to the cultural and natural wonders of the region, from World-Heritage cities to great, mountain-framed lakes. And, of course, it’s all wrapped up in the fine dining and attentive service of one of the world’s most luxurious trains.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Dubrovnik

With UK airport lounge access included, the luxury begins even before your flight to Dubrovnik where you will be met and transferred to a luxury hotel for a one-night stay. Enjoy a welcome reception dinner in the elegant surrounds of the hotel where you will meet your fellow travellers and tour staff.

Stay: Dubrovnik accommodation (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 2
Dubrovnik

Since its foundation in the 13th century Dubrovnik has been attacked many times but it is now restored as one of the great cities of the Mediterranean, essentially unchanged for 700 years. Tour the city travelling through Ploce Gate to visit the Franciscan Monastery with one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, the Old Harbour, St Laurence Fortress and the Rector’s Palace. Lunch will be taken overlooking the Adriatic and have free time to wander the narrow streets. This evening make the short journey by bus to the Golden Eagle Danube Express which is stationed at Capljina. Settle into your private en-suite cabin before enjoying dinner on board.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle Danube Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Mostar & Sarajevo

This morning arrive into the historic city of Mostar, the crossroads of many civilizations, cultures and three religions. Mostar was one of the most important cities of the Ottoman Empire. The town’s renowned stone arch bridge linking the Christian and Muslim areas was re-built in the summer of 2004. Also visit Turkish House and the mosque before walking through the narrow, bazaar streets, where you can shop for traditional souvenirs and handicrafts.

After lunch on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express travel onto the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo which is an intriguing blend of Eastern and Western culture; it has mosques and minarets, an ancient bazaar and an atmospheric old Turkish quarter. Discover the city’s poignant history through a truly absorbing tour detailing the horrors of the Balkan War. Sarajevo suffered from the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. The scars of war are still evident as you travel past war-torn buildings and you make a special visit to the Tunnel Museum under Sarajevo Airport. Your guide, who lived through the 1992-1996 conflict, brings to life in touching fashion the struggles the citizens of Sarajevo faced during the siege of the city.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle Danube Express (Deluxe)


Meals: B L D

Day 4
Rijeka & Postojna

This morning visit the port city of Rijeka, situated on Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic. Crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2020 due to its rich Habsburg heritage and cultural projects, we make a short visit to the city's Maritime Museum, housed in the former palace of the Austro-Hungarian Governor.

Then continue to nearby Postojna Cave where an exclusive entry allows access to an underground train deep into the cave and tour the network of magnificent halls, a myriad of cave formations and mysterious animals.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle Danube Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Ljubljana & Lake Bled

Ljubljana is a delightful city, a combination of ancient architecture and a youthful culture. Our morning city tour includes visits to Preseren Square, Three Bridges, Dragon Bridge and Plecnik Market.

In the afternoon, the train climbs through the Julian Alps to Lake Bled which, with its island, church and castle is an incredibly picturesque alpine lake situated at the foothills of the Alps in north-western Slovenia.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle Danube Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Priem Am Chiemsee (for Herrenchiemsee Palace)

Today we travel by steam* train on the Chiemsee-bahn, which dates back to 1887, to Lake Chiemsee before crossing the lake by boat to visit the Herrenchiemsee New Palace. The palace was commissioned in the late 19th-century by Bavarian king, Ludwig II. Designed to echo Versailles and pay homage to Louis XIV, the palace is one of the most lavish royal buildings in Germany.

Following dinner on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express we arrive into Vienna for a one-night stay.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle Danube Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Vienna/UK

After breakfast, it’s time to transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

7-day luxury rail journey from £7,540 pp incl. flights

Deluxe Class

Valid for travel

25 - 31 May 2022

Includes

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights into Dubrovnik , returning from Vienna
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 1 night pre-tour accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Champagne drinks reception and exclusive Welcome dinner in Dubrovnik with specially selected international wines included in the dinner, as with all meals during the tour
  • 5 nights on-board the Golden Eagle Danube Express train
  • Experienced tour managers and assistants selected for their travel knowledge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Route Guide, itinerary and information pack
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in uniquely designed restaurant cars with excellent waiter-served food and wine, several times during the tour sample authentic local cuisine off the train
  • Drinks with meals and from the bar lounge car
  • A generous drinks allowance is included with lunch and dinner the Bar Lounge Car are also included. For Imperial Suite guests, drinks from both the Standard and Premium Bar Lists in the Bar Lounge Car are included.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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