Three Ways to Explore Europe by Luxury Train
Central Europe, East Europe, and the Balkans are wonderful destinations, dotted with UNESCO Sites, handsome medieval churches and city centers, ancient ruins, and rustic villages. Hidden from view for much of the 20th century, these fascinatingly cosmopolitan countries claim a wealth of distinctive landscapes and unique cultural heritage.
Trying to tackle all of these lesser-known locales can be tricky to accomplish on your own. Luckily, MIR makes it easy to discover Europe’s uncommon and incredibly diverse destinations aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express private train, allowing you the freedom to explore celebrated classic cities and unexpected treasures while traveling with comfort, efficiency, and style.
We have three all-inclusive and all-encompassing luxury rail journeys by private train that can take you through the heart of Europe.
- Venice to Istanbul by Private Train – New for 2019!
- New Year’s In Vienna by Private Train
- Budapest to Venice by Private Train
On these three rail journeys by private train, roll along the backroads and through the urban centers. Disembark to examine in detail their finest sites, monuments, and museums, and catch a glimpse of some of the world’s most complex and cosmopolitan countries.
1. Venice to Istanbul Private Train
Board a deluxe private train that sweeps through nine countries and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an 11-day journey across southern Europe. Roll through capital cities, seaside towns, wooded hills, and little villages on this star-studded survey of highlights from countries clustered near the sunny Adriatic.
Nine countries visited:
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
A Rail Expedition Through the Balkans & Beyond Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Dates: June 19-29, 2019
View or download the detailed itinerary for more information on the Venice to Istanbul by Private Train rail journey.
2. New Year’s in Vienna by Private Train
Enjoy the pleasures of Old World rail travel, as you glide in style on a circular route from Budapest, Hungary, where layer upon layer of civilizations have flowered and faded, and on to a date with a brilliant New Year’s celebration in magnificent Vienna, Austria. Continue through green and friendly Slovakia, stopping in the medieval city of Kosice, declared a European Capital of Culture in 2013, and ultimately arriving back where you started, in beautiful Budapest. Encounter five UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the rails as you roll from one fascinating city to the next.
Four countries visited:
- Czech Republic
Budapest and Central Europe aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Dates: December 28, 2019-January 5, 2020
View or download the detailed itinerary for more information on the New Year’s in Vienna rail journey by private train.
3. Budapest to Venice by Private Train
Glide from Hungary’s capital on the Danube, Budapest, all the way to the canals of Venice, admiring the changing scenes on your way through the mountains, valleys, towns and villages of seven countries. Stop at ancient and modern cities along the way and discover four UNESCO sites.
Seven countries visited:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
A Balkan Rail Odyssey Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Dates: June 17-26, 2020
View or download the detailed itinerary for more information on the Budapest to Venice by Private Train rail journey.
Travel with MIR on a Rail Journey by Private Train
MIR is an award-winning company with more than 30 years of travel experience in this area of the world, as well as affiliate offices in Siberia, Western Russia and Uzbekistan, providing a superior edge in on-the-ground operations.
Rail journeys by private train are in a class of their own. Each train departure features comfortable accommodations, modern amenities, and superb service on board, and allows travelers to easily and efficiently cover thousands of miles across multiple time zones.
Give us a call at 1-800-424-7289 or email us to talk with one of our experts about your rail travel dreams. With so many new rail journeys available and fabulous special savings offers to boot, one of them is sure to fit your style, schedule and budget.
(Top photo: Rolling through the Balkans on the Golden Eagle Danube Express.)
PUBLISHED: October 27, 2016